Monday, June 6, 2016

Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL

Today Is the reveal day for our center block Gwennie medallion sewalong!
Here's my center block. I brought it outside and the background color looks so much brighter. I will say it is a mustard color, that I'm happy to use as the background. My block is based loosely on an antique Baltimore style quilt block.
This was my inside photo, which was a little dark.


Isn't this lovely? Sally M in Salem made this for her center block.

Here is Ursala's center block! So whimsical! I love the strings.
Here is how Theresa interpreted the basket theme! Great block and wonderful thinking outside the box!

Karen started with a block from the 40's! Great idea! The strings work perfectly with it!!

Cynthia got to choose the theme for the next round. I only found out on Saturday night!

The next theme is…


CHILDHOOD.

This is meant to be a very open theme to be interpreted however you like - it is your quilt!

Your childhood; your folks' childhoods; the children in your life now or back when; children of the world;

For example....
  • Someone might piece improv triangles in "apple" colors to remind her of learning to make apple pie with Grandma...
  • Someone might piece a simple checkerboard reminiscent of playing board games....
  • Childhood summers at the beach? How about a riff off of Ocean Waves. Or appliqued whales.
  • Anything that reminds you, in any way, of any aspect of childhood!

We will reveal our borders Friday,  July 1st. 

I hope everyone has fun interpreting this theme! I can't wait to see what we all do!



Wow! I never saw that coming! I had a hard time sleeping cause my mind was doing flips! I got out the medallion book and have a spark of an idea.

If you have a blog, link up!

33 comments:

  1. Wow the 3 blocks are so beautiful and different.I will go back later to see more of the blocks :)

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  2. I love them all !! Congratulations for your beautiful work ladies !
    As Béatrice, I will go back to admire the others...

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  3. Oh those colors! I LOVE it! This is so much fun. What a talented bunch of quilters! Thanks for hosting the link-up.

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  4. What a fun theme. I even think I have a idea!

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  5. Love them all, including the Linked-Up ones! Great job, ladies!!!!

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  6. Fabulous colorful appliqued baskets - all three! So much to study and admire. Can't wait to check back on the link-ups flooding in! Lori thanks for hosting and for starting us off on a great theme! Hope you don't lose too much sleep on the childhood theme! I might have lost some sleep myself just deciding on it;).

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  7. I love your block. The fabrics work so well together. It brings a smile to my face. Thanks for starting us on this quilty journey. Hugs

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  8. Beautiful blocks all, but I especially like the colors you have chosen for yours. Aqua and red how marvelous they are together.

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  9. I will be sharing mine tomorrow and will definitely link up! Your block is beautiful.

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  10. Gorgeous! I love them all. What great work.

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  11. What fun! All are wonderful. Love your mustard background and basket. I'll look forward to watching these grow!

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  12. All the baskets so far are delightful! I love every last one of them. I had fun making mine too. ;- )

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  13. I like the aqua and red combo you used for your basket block. And then the aqua print used for the flower to carry out the look.
    The hot air balloon is a unique basket block. Theresa was very creative in her thinking.
    The string piecing on two of the blocks will give a very scrappy look to the quilt and all kinds of fabrics can be used in the additional rounds.
    I recognize the basket bottom that Sally started with as I made a basket quilt using the Blackbird Designs pattern. But Sally changed it up and got very creative with it. I like her block very much.

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  14. I love that mustard background, and the really interesting mix of fabrics. For some reason, it feels like broderie perse, although I know it isn't. And congratulations to everyone else, too. I love Ursula's whimsical florals and flowers! There's just a massive amount of creativity going around in this quilt along. Great idea!

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  15. Love your block! And the others are so wonderful too, how fun! I wish I d been able to play....I immediately had my idea for ''Childhood" even. Maybe...someday.

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  16. What a lot of unique baskets. It's fun to see what everyone decided upon for their centers.

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  17. I keep coming back and finding some more baskets. What collection of Quilter's have joined in. Thanks for hosting and organizing this Lori.

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  18. Beautiful block Lori! I love your fabric choices! Everyone's are so different, but each one is wonderful. I will enjoy checking out all the links.

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  19. I'm enjoying the journey just by following along. Wonderful interpretations!

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  20. Lots of wonderful baskets! I will enjoy following along - without actually doing it.

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  21. Is it too late for me to join in? I somehow lost track of this QAL and wanted to join in. I have a center block already done. Please may I?

    Love your basket block. I think the mustard is so fun, and what a great foil for the red and turquoise! I think everyone's start is great - some very creative baskets!

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  22. Any way you can add picture without having a blog?

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  23. Disclaimer coming...After reading about the next round, how can I resist??? Heading to the Quilting Zone where it is much cooler today.

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  24. I enjoyed seeing everyone's basket block interpretations. It's fun to see how the individuality comes through. I didn't schedule time to make a basket block because I'm trying to finish up a previously started project. That being said . . . I may have to whip up a basket anyway and continue on with you. It looks like too much fun!

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  25. Love the balloon baskets! So clever! I like the idea of using vintage blocks too.

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  26. So many beautiful blocks! That one with the balloons is clever indeed! I love the turquoise that you added to your basket, Lori! Thanks for getting this started!

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  27. Love your basket, Lori -- it's cute and colorful and whimsical all at once -- I especially like the little bird.

    I had a very enjoyable afternoon visiting blogs and seeing all the beautiful baskets.

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  28. It's going to be fun to see the next round on all these great baskets!

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  29. What a lot of colorful, very unique basket interpretations! Love them!

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  30. So many wonderful baskets! I love the creativity and variety! Looking forward to seeing the next round!

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  31. Your basket is beautiful, Lori. I like how the center flower echoes the flower on the red print, and I love the greens you chose for the leaves and stems. Thanks for creating and hosting this quilt-along.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  32. Kristine just made her basket center, you can have a look at it here :
    https://quilteuseforever.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/le-panier-de-kristine/#comments

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  33. So much eye candy! Wish I had time this summer to sew along. :) :)

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