Medallion Quilt Project

By | September 18, 2019

One of the guild projects at my guild this year is to have members make a medallion quilt. I have to admit when I heard this at first I groaned. Medallion quilts don’t do it for me for one and for another I wasn’t sure I wanted different people working on quilt for me with different skill sets, fabric choices , colour preferences and senses of style.

But then I heard more about this medallion quilt project. We were each to make our entire quilt. We’d make a centre and then every month we’d be given some choices for our next round. We were in complete control. The control freak part of me quite liked this. And going out of my comfort zone I thought wouldn’t be a bad thing. So I’ve decided to jump in and participate.

I’ve made my centre block and I’ve used my stash of Alison Glass Fabrics and a Northcott dark grey fabric and came up with this block: 

Medallion Centre Block, saw tooth star block, Alison Glass fabric Northcott Cotton solids


The first round will be announced shortly. I can’t wait to find out what blocks I will be asked to use. I know it will both stress me out and challenge my creative skills.

20 thoughts on “Medallion Quilt Project

  1. Anne-Marie

    I love your thought process on this quilt project. It is similar to how I think I would react in a similar situation. 🙂

  2. Denise

    This is a great block. “Me too” on the control freak, that’s why I don’t do commissioned work. In my defense, I worked as a Cosmetologist from ’87-2005 and I really didn’t have any control. But when I make a quilt I like to enjoy the process without worrying if they will like it. I make what I like and I like it that way. I look forward to seeing how this progresses. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  3. Vasudha

    Looks like a great start. I’m sure you’ll love the process and the finished quilt. Thank you for linking up to TGIFF.

  4. Libby in TN

    I’m with you on Round Robin type quilts, but I’ve heard of others doing the method your guild is doing and I think that would be a challenging adventure. Good luck!

  5. Jayne

    This is a great start! I did a round robin quilt once and felt the same way about it as you do. Different skill sets, styles etc. can be risky business! I like the way your guild has it set up!

  6. Beth @ Cooking Up Wuilts

    Round robin quilts would stress me too, for the very reasons you listed. AG fabrics are some of my favorite and look so pretty in your block. Thanks for sharing your project on MCM.

  7. Tish

    This is great for your center block and lots of color choices to use from here on out. A kinda controlled from of trying something new…I like it 🙂

  8. Roseanne

    Hi Yvonne! I’m not a huge fan of medallion quilts either, but your center block may convince me otherwise. I just LOVE all the different colors and fabrics you chose. Hmm, I wonder what comes next?! It is nice that you have control over where it goes, and I look forward to seeing its final destination. Thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Susan

    Oh, the dichotomy between being in control and being in challenge! I like your center block. It’s a promising start.

  10. Dione Gardner-Stephen

    I can confer with your thoughts and fears about committing to a round robin quilt, but this sounds fun. Communal yet individual. Thanks for linking to Colour & Inspiration Tuesday.


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