Just remember I am not a professional quilt designer or a pro at putting patterns on the web. Thanks goes to Kaaren and her excellent help! In order to do the outer border you will need to go back to the center pattern HERE and get that. It utilizes the same pieces. (isn't that convenient?!) You will find the pattern for the date HERE. Let me know if you have any troubles getting it. The date is reversed for using fusible paper.
First thing you will need to do is add another little border. We don't need to make anything fit so I don't like to call it a coping border, but it looks nice. Personally I think it should be the same size as the inner small border. Mine finishes at 1". When that is attached it should measure 30.5" square.
It was easier for me to sew the borders on then layout my applique pieces. I cut my borders 6" wide. Why not 6 1/2"? I really wanted this quilt to be backed with one width of fabric. I added my borders, top and bottom, then the sides, then laid out my bias binding, pinned it heavily, then laid out my applique pieces and ironed them in place. Feel free to play with the layout or use the photo as an example.
Below is a tutorial on how I do my bias binding. As usual there is 101 ways to the same end result.
Insert your fabric like this. Use a pin to push the fabric out the small end.
Ta-da! Here it comes all folded over for you.
Turn it over and get your hot iron ready.
I can't think of anything else. Please ask questions if something isn't clear.
Be sure to add the link to your medallion so far -HERE.. I love seeing what you all have come up with!