I know I'm a little early posting my final round of the Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt-along but I'm going out of town tomorrow after work and won't be back until possibly Oct 3 for a couple of days before I have to leave again so decided to get this post out of the way. (I'm one of those goal oriented, plan ahead type As, don't you know).
So, without further ado...here's my flimsy. It will finish at 60 x 69.
The theme for the center medallion was BASKETS.
I used some of the Block Lotto basket block winnings for my center.
Next round the theme was CHILDHOOD. Remember those woven potholders you probably made when you were a kid with those red looms? I loved making those when I was a little girl even though they weren't very practical as potholders. I graduated to other looms, none of them big, but I have made a lot of woven things including weaving a couple of baskets. So, I made some woven blocks for my CHILDHOOD themed border.
The next round's theme was LOG CABIN. So I made some neutral quarter log cabins (or are they half log cabins?) I thought to use neutrals because the baskets were on neutral background and I used the traditional red center representing the hearth which happened to have some little baskets on it.
The next round after that was STARS. I made friendship stars because friends from Block Lotto made me the baskets I used in the center. And then I used red/white rails between the stars because I used red in the other borders and I like red. The rails seemed to me to also continue a weaving kind of theme. So far all the border blocks have been three inch finished size.
And then came the final round with a theme of FISH. FISH?! Seriously? Well, I thought long and hard and came up with WAVES for my border. That's why the final border is blue. Fish live in the water and sometimes there are waves in the water where the fish live.
As you can see...there's some fish in those waves swimming up current and some fish bubbles and some other flotsam and jetsam.
I also spy a whale, more fish, anchors and more flotsam and jetsam in those waves which consist of HSTs that will finish at 3 inches.
So that's my Gwennie Inspired Medallion Top. Gosh that was fun!
I also had started a second one but that is stalled for now.
And now I have to say that I think that the making of this medallion could be considered improv quilting - I had no idea what it would look like in the end when I started, bought nothing, used no pattern, used a variety of scraps and bits and pieces, had to use a little creativity to interpret a given theme for each round and even though each of us that quilted along used the same theme for each round not a single one of our quilts will look the same. Gosh that's fun!
Ad Hoc Improv Quilting with Ann and Kaja.