Monday, May 2, 2016

Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Group- Please join us!

Here's a collaboration you can join!
We are making a medallion quilt inspired by Gwen Marston.

Wendy -http://theconstantquilter.blogspot.com/
Cynthia-http://wabisabiquilts.blogspot.com/
Cathy- http://wwwbiglakequilter.blogspot.com/
Katy- http://katyquilts.wordpress.com/
Lori- http://humblequilts.blogspot.com/

Each one of us will choose a theme and we will add a border in whatever way we interpret the theme. Keep reading to find out the center block theme. (be sure and check out the other blogs and bookmark them for future reference)

 I made this applique block in Gwen's 4 block applique class. She challenged us  to make our own templates so each quilt would be unique and have its maker's hand on it.
 Her Medallion quilt book should guide me along for this challenge. 

 And these books as well. Tonye Phillips is heavily influenced by Gwen, so I added hers to the mix for a refresher course.
 I'll be referring to this one for my medallion center.
 And here's some of the fabric I'll be using for the center.

 My most recent Gwen inspired quilt- Liberated Baskets. (That reminds me, I think I have one of her books that is called liberated quiltmaking- I better go find it!)

And these wonderful strings. I think this is my favorite of the quilts I've made after taking a class with Gwen.

The center theme of our medallion is...................

Basket (s) . On your mark, get set, CREATE and LIBERATE!

We will do show and tell on June 6th.

38 comments:

  1. Lori - I love your fabric choices. And your basket quilt is awesome. Thanks for organizing this - I'm excited to begin!

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  2. i guess you can count me in since I started a medallion quilt friday, April 22nd with a applique center.

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  3. oh my gosh, this is going to be FUN!!!

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  4. I am tempted but I'm not sure I understood all of the instructions... Are there any measures for a block ?
    Each participant will have to propose a theme ?

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  5. Looking forward to following along!

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  6. SO very tempting to play along - I know I'll be watching at a minimum.

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  7. I'm joining in! Just the thing to get me out of my quilting slump.

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  8. OH,NO--Not another project I just HAVE to Do!!! Oh, well, that's life--thanks, Lori, I think...

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  9. Well darn, every time you start one of these new projects I am traveling away from my home. Maybe after I get home I will try and catch up and do something inspired by your medallion project. Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes

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    1. You'll have plenty of time Cathie!

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  10. Are you starting with a set center size among you? This is so enticing...maybe?

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  11. Yay! I'm in. I love Gwen Marston's style and process.

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  12. I love the idea of a medallion quilt and love the fabric colours you have chosen. Exciting to start a new piece. Love all you do!

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  13. Woohoo! I love your color choices. I'm going to try to honor Gwen and be as liberated as I can be! Can't wait to see all these.

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  14. How fun! Love baskets and medallions and Gwen!

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  15. These are so beautifulEnjoy your new project and with your friends will be a joy.Sure your quilt will be fabulous.

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  16. I love this idea. I'm in. This will be a fun challenge.

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  17. I'm in! It sounds like a fun project! Gwen's Liberated Baskets has been on my " I want to make that quilt" list for a long time. I will be looking through my Gwen books for inspiration. I can't wait to see your medallion!

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  18. That is a very cool pattern you are referencing for your center medallion. Look forward to seeing how you interpret it.

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  19. Fun! I'm currently in a row robin with my modern quilt guild and last year did a medallion style robin. Both are challenging and you never know what you will be getting next!

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  20. Yeo Lori,
    this one I can not pass. Will try to follow along with you. Thank you for the invitation. What a great idea. I love baskets in the middle of quilts.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  21. Looks like fun, but I just can't take on another project now. Thanks for all your inspiration, though!!!

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  22. Gwen, baskets, and medallion, perfect combination!! Your starting fabrics are wonderful.

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  23. I'll try to stay in , I really would like to make a liberated quilt and this inspire me. But, like Cecile from France, I'm not sure that I understood everything.
    Rina, in Italy.

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  24. I will enjoy watching. I am being realistic about time and I know I won't get things done. So, bring on the inspiration!

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  25. I may just have to try this challenge. I love baskets and medallion quilts, so I hope I can do it justice. I've never done a medallion quilt before...nothing like the present, huh? Are we shooting for a particular size for our center or just going with whatever we choose. Either way, I look forward to seeing everyone's progress. Thanks, Lori!

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  26. I assume the block size for the basket is whatever I would want it to be?

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  27. Really hoping to join in! Just need to get that perfect window of time and inspiration.:)

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  28. Great idea, basket is one of my favorite block. I will try to follow you :)

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  29. Lori, this sounds like a fun idea, I may have to add this to my list of things to do. Hey summer is coming, time to jump into the pool!

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  30. I was so inspired by the little quilt I received in the Doll Quilt Swap I bought the book with the basket pattern. The idea of using that pattern with absolutely no rules but those I decide on is quite appealing. I'm in too.

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  31. Great idea - I'm in! Inspiration should come from all my Gwen Marston books!

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  32. That's what I get for getting behind my blog reading! I am going to give it a go, it sounds like so much fun!

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  33. I would like to join - albeit late... I ordered the book, are you the point person on the QAL?

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  34. You can reach me at fredericsneice@gmail.com doitrightquilter.wordpress.com

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