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A medallion quilt is one with a large central motif, surrounded by multiple borders. It’s as simple as that.
“A large central motif” is a decorative design or pattern. There is no rule for what creates the design, or for how large it must be. It could be a special piece of fabric. It could be a great orphan block you’ve been hoping to use, or a new block pattern you want to try. Maybe you have a piece of embroidery or applique, or a printed panel. A photograph on fabric, or a beautiful handkerchief or piece of kitchen linen might work for you. There are no rules here. You get to choose!
Yesterday I pulled a number of things from drawers and bins and my closet, curious about what might make a center block. Here are a few things I found.
And for a little more inspiration, here are…
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