Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby, author of Playful Petals: Learn Simple, Fusible Appliqué, designed this gorgeous Mini Medallion Quilt for our Spring Sew-Alongs! This is part two of Corey’s tutorial, taking you through the final steps for a complete mini quilt. (Mini Medallion Quilt Tutorial, Part One.)

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Welcome back to the Mini Medallion Sew Along! Today we are going to add the remainder of the borders to our quilt center to complete the quilt top. First up is the Friendship Star block. This is my favorite border on this mini and I think you’ll find these little 3″ stars fun to make as well.

For the Friendship Star Border you will need:

  • (2) 2″ squares and (1) 1 1/2″ square from each of 20 different prints
  • (40) 2″ white squares & (80) 1 1/2″ white squares

1. Use (2) 2″ print squares and (2) 2″ white squares to construct a total of four HST’s from each print. Trim each HST to 1 1/2″. Note: You will remember that last week I encouraged you to press your seams open.

You will end up with a total of 80 HST’s, four from each print.

2. Use 4 HST’s, (4) 1 1/2″ white squares, and (1) 1 1/2″ print square to sew together the Friendship Star.

Make a total of 20 Friendship Stars. They will each measure 3 1/2″.

4. Sew together the Friendship Stars into four strips; 2 strips with four stars each and 2 strips with six stars each. Sew the shorter strips to the sides of the quilt top and the longer strips to the top and bottom.

5. Last week you constructed the print and white skinny borders of the medallion as part of the cutting instructions. Sew the (2) 1″ x 18 1/2″ print strips to the sides of the quilt and the (2) 19 1/2″ print strips to the top and bottom. Sew the (2) 19 1/2″ white strips to the sides of the quilt and the (2) 20 1/2″ white strips to the top and bottom of the quilt.

We are now ready for our square in a square border.

For this border you will need:

  • (44) 2 1/2″ assorted print squares
  • (176) 1 1/2″ white squares

1. Each block requires (1) 2 1/2″ print square and (4) 1 1/2″ white solid square. Using the stitch and flip method(you will remember this method from last week), sew a white square onto each corner of the 2 1/2″ print square. Trim and Press. Make a total of (44) 2 1/2″ blocks.

2. Sew the blocks together into four strips; two strips with 10 blocks each and two strips with 12 blocks each. Sew the shorter strips to the sides of the quilt top and the longer strips to the top and bottom.

3. To complete the quilt top, sew the (2) 1″ x 24 1/2″ white strips you constructed last week to the sides of the quilt and the (2) 1″ x 25 1/2″ white strips to the top and bottom.

You can now layer, baste, quilt and bind your quilt top using your preferred methods.

I hope you have enjoyed sewing along!