Medallion quilts are my favorite, so I decided to try and design a medallion quilt from the outside in, for the AutoBorders challenge.

Designing from the outside in feels weird at first. I had to adapt the number of blocks in the outer border(s) every time I inserted a new one, but otherwise I found designing this way surprisingly easy.

I auditioned several center blocks when I had the borders finished. I ended up with one design with an applique center, and one with a complex pieced compass in the center.

All blocks in both quilts are from the EQ Libraries.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands