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.
Fantastic fabrics. Loving those large floral prints!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I just love everything about this.ReplyDelete
Your gut gave you some great advice- I like the toile centres a lot and the polka dot works well too.ReplyDelete
Your Medallion Quilt is splendid!! I love your idea of simplifying the Log Cabin block and using less fabrics rather than more. I am guilty of the latter and the piece is just not gelling, far too busy, so I guess it's back to the drawing board! Your new fabrics, especially the last photo of the larger prints, are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
The LC round looks wonderful! I love the combo of modern and traditional fabrics, and the gray dots are an inspired setting!ReplyDelete
Very Fun! your fabric choices are great!ReplyDelete
Debra I love your Log Cabin border. I can't wait to see what you do for the next round. HugsReplyDelete
I love the fabrics you have chosen - unexpected!! Great idea to set the little blocks on point.ReplyDelete
Funny, yet not so funny, how those design demons can jump in and cause so much self doubt and headaches. About I guess in the long run they help stretch us in different creative ways. Your final choice for the logs is fantastic. Simple and uncomplicated but holds it all together.ReplyDelete
Your inspiration is good ! Very great choice of fabrics and this third border is sooo cute !ReplyDelete
The polka dots for the setting fabric on this round......perfect choice.ReplyDelete
After all your tryings, your chosen solution is very elegant, it brings sophistication to you work, bravo Debra!ReplyDelete
Your Gwennie is very pretty and interesting. I am jealous of your purchased fabrics!ReplyDelete
I love your log cabin round. When you showed your 'hot mes' pictures I kept thinking, 'keep it simple ". you hit a home run with this round!ReplyDelete
You had me at the dots!ReplyDelete
I love those blocks set on point - terrific way of working in the colors without overwhelming the design!
Just right addition. Love it.ReplyDelete
Yum, Yum, Yum! This one is just delicious so far!ReplyDelete
Yes, I think you got it right in the end. Those bright, splashy prints really shine when you pair them with grays and beiges. I think your quilt looks great.ReplyDelete
hard to believe, the hot mess, turned out so fantastic. great choicesReplyDelete
Very beautiful top and choice of fabrics.ReplyDelete
I love your quilt so far! How cute!ReplyDelete
It seems like the harder I try, the worse it gets! I love what you ended up with and the toile and gray polka dots make a nice neutral.ReplyDelete
This is fabulous! Love the on point squares with the gray polka dots! Brilliant!ReplyDelete
So clever and a good choice! I too had trouble with the log cabins. I like your solution! The toile does calm it down, and the grey dots is perfect! This is looking great!ReplyDelete
A Hot Mess -- NOT! The way you chose to put this together is marvelous!ReplyDelete
Love the grey polka dots! All your borders flow nicely into each other. Very pretty!ReplyDelete
It's perfect! Love it.😊ReplyDelete
I love your calm liberated log cabins. And set on point! How did you find just the right polka dot background?! Can't wait to see all the finished Gwenny Liberated Medallion quilts. I could get lost in looking at these for hours!ReplyDelete
I don't know if it's the toile, the pink and grey dots, or both, but it all works together great!ReplyDelete
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)
You went from a hot mess....to WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVE IT!!!ReplyDelete
Glad to see that you joined in the fun!! My liberated log cabins were also quite a mess... just couldn't get the look I wanted... until I tore out and restarted about 10 times. lolReplyDelete
Love your interpretation!!