Welcome to my quilting blog! My combined love of sewing and a degree in art brought me to quilting 25+ years ago. I love all the various styles quilting encompasses - art quilts, traditional, woolwork, etc. I have designed my own art quilts and patterns and also love traditional designs (especially needle-turn applique!) So come along on my journey and let's see what quilts we can create.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL - Round 3
I am so happy that I was able to catch up with the third round of the Gwennie Inspired Medallion QuiltAlong. Yay!
Round 3 was Log Cabins. I thought.. heck, this should be fairly easy... After all I had made a liberated log cabin quilt. Uh-Huh.. then the design gremlins decided to mess with me.
Here is a photo of my design wall at one point in this process. It seems the more I tried, the harder it got to reach a decision. There are about 6 or 7 different options being contemplated here. At this point I was thinking of naming this quilt "A Hot Mess" because that is what it was looking like.
This is my sewing table when I was trying to decide on what kind of log cabin block to make. I have a lot of orphan blocks... LOL.
I finally decided on a block with a traditional black and cream toile in the center, surrounded with some brighter modern and traditional fabrics. The toile seems to calm it down and adds a element of sophistication to the design. At least that is what my gut was telling me. So I went with it!
Here is my Gwennie Inspired Medallion quilt thus far. I decided to set the blocks on point with a gray and pink polka dot fabric. Measures 36" square.
The blocks were made with the liberated log cabin design.
Love these color combinations. Such fun!
Last weekend my girlfriend Dawn and I want to the Quilt Odyssey quilt show in Hershey, PA. We decided to make it a 'girls weekend' since her husband was away. Here are some of the fabrics I couldn't resist. A mix of modern and traditional, of course.
I also picked up these beauties. Aren't they luscious?? Larger prints. Can't wait to use them.
So now I am waiting to see what Round 4 will be in the Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL. I will be linking up with everyone to show off Round 3! Check out the other quilts here.