How to Make the Medallion Quilt Block

Again this year, for the quilt guild I am apart of, I am providing instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. For the month of November, we are making the Medallion Quilt Block. This one looked like it would be a ton of fun and simple to make.

 Medallion Quilt Square - lots of little blue squares

This block can be made scrappy like I did, or you can use 4-5 different fabrics. 

For a 12 inch finished block (12.5 inch unfinished), you will need to cut the following: 

Background (White Center)

1 of 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch square

Various Colors or Prints

48 each of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch squares

20 each of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares

Quilt squares all cut out and ready to be sewn


Start by laying out the 1 1/2 inch squares to make a four patch mini block.  Press. 

Mini Squares laid out for the four patches.

Layout all the squares and the 4 patch squares to create the block.

Blocks laid out and ready to be stitched together

Stitch together groups of squares like in the picture.

Group of 4 blocks sewn together to make a larger four patch block

Then, stitch them together into rows, then sew the rows together to create the block. Press.

Finished Medallion Quilt Block 

This one was super easy to pull together. The hardest part was picking all the fabrics to use!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.

If you would like a PDF version of these instructions, please check out Group #4 of the How-To Block of the Month Downloads.

This is classic block that has been designed and created by many people. As I have mentioned before, these block designs come from the book 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone. (c) 2003 but these instructions are written by me.) 

Have fun quilting!

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