Friday, July 1, 2016

Gwennie Inspired Medallion


Here we are at month 2. If you haven't shown your center block we'd love to see it! Cynthia is linking up at her blog today. Get there by clicking HERE.

Our center block theme was baskets. Our first border theme was childhood.  
 I repeated the small polka dots found in the flower with a narrow border. When I saw this fabric it reminded me of the huckleberries we used to pick around our neighborhood. Fun summer days we'd bring a bowl of berries to my mom and ask if she'd bake a pie. I don't ever remember her saying no. Because I grew up in the Pacific Northwest we were surrounded by many trees. That is what my green liberated dogtooth border reminds me of.
Fatna's basket block and border
Susan Hansen's lolvey medallion

 Sally's center and childhood border. "Born and raise in Eugene/Springfield -in the summer, we play hopscotch-kits-bike-camping- girl scouts. plus all the trees in Oregon valley.



 Love that tent and the embroidery!
Pierrette's fun medallion

Vicki's medallion. "Second row represents spending much of my childhood in the cornfield. Farm kids life. Green and yellow for corn and brown for the soil."

Cathy  has chosen "Log Cabin" for July's theme. There are so many different blocks from the traditional block to a bow tie log cabin block. You can also choose to interpret the name of different settings for log cabin blocks such as streak of lightning and barn raising.


What great medallions centers and borders this month! I look forward to seeing more.

30 comments:

  1. I love your border. I'm so glad to see the other quilts you shared. Hugs, Cathy

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  2. I LOVE it! I am fascinated by how many people have used "trees" somewhere in their childhood memories. Maybe there is a connection between trees and quilters! Thanks for sharing the non bloggers renditions too. I love this project!!

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  3. Great job on the first border. Love all the medallions presented today. Aren't those cherries look good? Fantastic work everyone. Thanks for sharing Lori. ;^)

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  4. Lori - love the "trees" as well as your memories of picking berries and enjoying pie. Don't we love our grandmas;). Vicki's cornfield is very cool too!

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  5. I love these! So fun to see how differently we interpreted this theme!

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  6. Love your borders Lori, they sort of match mine but for different reasons!

    Thanks for sharing those other great medallions. Off to check out Cynthia's link up party and then find out what's next!

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  7. This green border is perfect all around your center ! Fortunately, our childhood is not so far in our memories.....

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  8. It is fun to see how each person interprets the theme--such a diverse collection!

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  9. Oh les beaux arbres libérés !
    What a gorgeous and happy border Lori! You are surrounded by many gifted quilters who show us so many different works, thank you each one!

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  10. What a marvelous range of creativity is displayed just in the projects you've shared with us, to say nothing of what's showing up on other blogs. This is absolutely wonderful. Kudos to all the makers showcased here. :- )

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  11. Beautiful liberated trees and others quilts.

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  12. Love your colors, Lori. Just gorgeous!

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  13. Good memories with your mum...A lot of love in your quilt...
    Véronique

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  14. Love all the quilts!! So much creative spirits here!
    I really love your green sawtooth border, its soft and lets the center sparkle!! Your mothers a Gem, mmmm huckleberry pie, I can taste it too! We used to pick huckleberries when I lived in Klamath! Great memories!!

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  15. I love your tiny flag print that you mixed with your 'trees'. These are all SO fun and cute.

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  16. This is such a fun SAL. I love reading about all the inspiration. Delightful!! You always come up with such unique ideas.

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  17. Great choice for your border Lori! I love that polka dot fabric! I miss huckleberries, we used to pick them by the gallon when we lived in Montana and my children were young. Everyone's quilts are so unique and special!

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  18. I love your tree border, and it's so much fun seeing the other medallions you've shared. I'm really happy to see all the variation in approach to the childhood theme - such an avalanche of creativity going on! Many thanks to you and your cronies for putting together this QAL!

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  19. its fun to see all the interpretations of childhood! so creative!

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  20. Love your vibrant colors and the liberated dogtooth blocks just remind us that no tree looks the same.

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  21. Love them all! Thanks for sharing everyone!

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  22. Both of our stories have to do with trees, but yours has a much more Gwennie feeling to it. Love the story about your mom making huckleberry pies. It's been so fun reading all sweet childhood memories.

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  23. I have never tasted huckleberries. Are they like a goose berry? Interesting to read how you came up with your medallion first border design.

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  24. I think the narrow polka-dot border was the perfect addition between your basket and the childhood border of trees. In a previous post I think you mentioned that you hoped you would like it. Do you, now that it's finished? I hope so! Lucky you to have a mom who always had time to make pies when you asked!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  25. Hi,
    I've stumbled onto your blog. Awesome quilts. Would love to join in on the Medallion QAL. But not quite sure what size to make the center basket block. I know I'm a couple months behind, but I'm sure I could catch up. If you need to contact me, here is the link to my blog......
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/

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  26. this Guinnie challenge is consuming me. i just love seeing the interpretations. so much fun!

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  27. this Guinnie challenge is consuming me. i just love seeing the interpretations. so much fun!

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  28. Wow, there is so much creativity going on! I really enjoyed seeing all the starts on the Medallions. This QAL has really taken off, hasn't it?

    I love your border, and I think the dotted fabric was a great choice. I like how you mixed it up - fun! And the trees - wonderfully Gwennie-like! What great memories.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Hugs to you.

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  29. Love your round 2 - so Gwennie. All the others are great, too! Thanks for sharing and getting us going on this fantastic journey.

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