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.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL - Round 4: Stars
I am really enjoying this Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt along!
Katy at KatyQuilts selected a star theme for the August round of this quilt along. I happen to love making liberated stars so I was very happy to design, cut and sew 28 6" star blocks for my next border. You can see this process in my blog post here. And there is also a short tutorial in there about clipping your intersections.
Here is my GIM quilt so far. I love the sparkle that the stars add to this border. Some are very defined and others are more low contrast. I think it makes it more interesting.
I tried to use similar fabrics as I used in the log cabin border to keep it cohesive. Still loving the polka dot setting triangles. Gives your eye a place to rest in the wonky quilt! :-)
I did something slightly different in the four corner blocks.
I added a wonky four-patch in the center.
And made the star points out of two different fabrics.
This one is really low contrast, the star almost disappears.
Now my quilt is waiting for the next round in this quilt along.
I am linking up at the quilt along over at Humble Quilts. Check out all the wonderful Gwennie Inspired Medallion quilts. I am sure you will be inspired!