Monday, August 1, 2016
Little Cabins for my Gwenny Quilt
I chose to make little creamy-light log cabin blocks for the second border of my Gwenny-Inspired Medallion Quilt. But before that decision I waffled -- not about the colors (which are a little off in the photo) but about the size of the cabins. They started out about an inch larger, then I reduced the size to 4". I think they're a good size and color, but what do I know about medallion quilts? Next to nothing, and my success with borders is variable, so I'm just pleased that this is actually flat and square (despite the appearance otherwise in the photo).
After adding the cabins I wondered if I should have included a narrow border between it and the dark blue border. I really don't know what I'm doing.... A copy of Gwen's Liberated Medallion Quilts finally arrived at the library for me. I hope it will help with my decisions about the next borders.
I'm linking this post to Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL Part 3 at Humble Quilts. Click the link to look a thumbnails of other participants' quilts and then click through to read their posts.
Five quilt bloggers organized this Gwennie Inspired Medallino QAL and have invited others to participate if they choose. There's still time to join in if you'd like to participate. There will be two more borders as part of the QAL and there's a link-up on the first Monday of each month. Katy of KatyQuilts chose "stars" as the theme for the next border -- your choice about how many and how to you incorporate them, whether appliqued, liberated, star fabric, or some other way.
I'm also linking this post to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.