Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gwennie Inspired Medallion Round 4

Last month Katy chose stars for her border theme. I've seen some wonderful interpretations and am so excited to see yours!

 I tried to use more turquoise in my stars to make the center more cohesive with the borders. The inside photos make my gray look pink.


Making it fit! Chop Chop!

Here is Pierrette's lovely medallion. I love the way her stars add movement to the quilt. 


Sally M kept her stars pretty balanced on her quilt. I do like the way they are faced toward the center of the quilt.
Here is Ursala's medallion. I like how she has placed her stars. She is aiming for a bed size quilt. Love that green woven looking fabric.
Here is Vicki B's sweet medallion. She says it is more green than she had planned. The green and pink are very nice together.
Here is Kristine's lovely medallion. I love the 2 sides of stars.
Wendy has chosen the final theme for the LAST round!
drum roll.......
She writes:

Being from Maine, my theme choice for the final border is
“Something Fishy”
As with those who have gone before me (Lori, Cynthia, Cathy and Katy), you can interpret this as loosely as you like. Here are a few examples:
Clamshells
Scallops
Fish fabric or appliques
Sea birds (they eat fish!)
Marine mammals (they eat fish too!)
Lighthouses (they see fish)
Boats (they catch fish)
Ovals and triangles (i.e. fish shaped)

Tartar Sauce – what???

I'm so excited to see what everyone comes up with. 

Link up your quilt here.


37 comments:

  1. It is so much fun each month to see the variety of quilts being made from the same themes.

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  2. Lovely post, Lori - this has been SUCH a fun QAL. It will be very interesting to see what folks do with this new challenge idea.

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  3. I love your wavy basket and your Medallion with those stars--that turquoise againt the golds and cheddars is beautiful...hugs, Julierose

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  4. p.s. I forgot to mention that I applaud you for chopping that star in half to make it fit -- and that you used zig zags on the side borders . . .

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  5. Such pretty quilts - I really like the effect of the streak of lightning/chevron sides on yours, plus how you lopped off the stars on the ends - love it! Such a fun quiltalong - hard to believe we are nearing the finish line! Thanks Lori for pulling us all together in this fun creative challenge!

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  6. WONDERFUL quilts, every last one of them. Great job ladies!

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  7. What great and different looks. Lori, I just love the way you make quilts, doesn't fit, chop it off. That is what makes this so much fun.

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  8. They are all so lovely and interesting! Seeing the various borders gives me some ideas for this coming year's RR project that I will participate in with my guild.

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  9. Pulling the turquoise out from the center -- spot on!

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  10. The added turquoise looks good Lori - I can't wait to see your fishy round.

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  11. I love how your quilt is turning out. Sad that the next round is the last. We need to do something like this again.

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  12. What a great challenge this is! Every quilt is so different. I love them all!

    Mine has been in the basement all summer, but I intend to get it together for next month. Plenty of ideas here!

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  13. Love your fun stars! I don't think I would have been brave enough to chop my stars, but it looks great!

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  14. I so appreciate you linking all these up. They are all marvelous. I truly love the way yours is looking! This has been so much fun!

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  15. I love the way Kristine and Ursula have pushed their started medallion into a corner! These are all wonderful. I didn't make much progress on my medallion in August; I'm hoping Sept. will be a more productive month! Something fishy eh? Hmm....

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  16. OMG ! I love the colors you used ! Turquoise and yellow match with the center !
    Congratulations for this border !!

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  17. The variety is mind boggling to me. I have seen that I really do need to learn to think outside the box. This is such fun to see how each person interprets the theme. Everyone is so clever!

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  18. I love all the quilts! This QAL has been the most fun - both with the making and with seeing what everyone else is doing!
    I even love your chopped off stars, though I would have had to go lie down after trying something like that!

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  19. Love them all but yours has a great sparkle! So quirky & fun.😊 Audrey

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  20. Love them all but yours has a great sparkle! So quirky & fun.😊 Audrey

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  21. I'm late! I thought it was the first Monday in September, gotta get going!

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  22. I LOVE seeing all the versions of this challenge evolve - there isn't a single one that I don't like! Very exciting.....

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  23. So much creativity here! I've loved following everyone's progress and wish there were enough hours in the day to have participated too.

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  24. So much fun here and what amazing variety! I love how Gwen inspires folks in so many different ways. This is a great collection! Thanks for dreaming this up Lori.

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  25. This continues to be so exciting with so many creative interpretations. It all gets a super WOW factor.

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  26. Wow! Every one of these are amazing. Lots of great fabric choices.

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  27. these are all so wonderful! So delightful to see all the different variations! Lori, I love the turquoise stars and how you kept the back ground coloring consistent for each of the star borders. I never would have thought of this bug it really works! Thanks for hosting the link up!

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  28. Love that you brought back the turquoise and yellow in the stars -- they look wonderful. Thanks for all you do, including this quilt-a-long. It's been so fun seeing all the imaginative interpretations of the themes -- I'll be sad when it's over.

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  29. This has been such a fun SAL. I love to see and read the inspiration behind the choices each month. I like the repeated use of the cheddar and turquoise in your quilt. It evens things out. Even though I haven't actually sewn along (just in virtual reality) I've enjoyed each round.

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  30. They're all looking fabulous, but I particularly love yours, Lori.

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  31. The way you incorporated the colors from previous rounds into your star border is spectacular, Lori. Your quilt speaks "Gwen" to me! Thank you for sharing the others' quilts, too. All of them, yours included: what a bunch of beauty, sparkle, and fun.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  32. I love your quilt top! I really like that you did your borders on the sides last month and now on the top and bottom this month! Great job using the turquoise - it really does echo the center. It will be fun to see what you come up for this next prompt!

    Thanks for showing some of the other quilts as well. It's so fun to see how differently everyone's quilts are coming out. So creative! And how interesting that so many are doing asymmetrical borders!

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  33. love your post! You make me laugh! A lot of versions, it's fantastic to see.

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  34. Lori, I love the way your GIM quilt looks... it is fun and funky and soothing at the same time. Does that make any sense? Love your star border and I have looked at it several times and just noticed you changed the background and star fabrics in each border. Those subtle changes are what makes quilts interesting. Thanks for the link up!!!

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