Gwenny Inspired Medallion Quilt Along Round 2!

It is time to check in and see how everyone did on round 2 of the Gwenny Inspired Medallion QAL! As you may recall, The theme for this round was “Childhood” and it was chosen by Cynthia over at Wabi-Sabi Quilts.

Humble Quilts

When I heard childhood, my mind immediately went to my favorite memories growing up camping. So for me, that translated into making little “tents” to surround my center block. Love the idea, my execution? Not so much.

I didn’t want to get too anal about this, but those corners were just plain ugly not working for me.

After letting it sit for a few days, I decided to rip out those corners and add some red corner squares. You can still see those tiny bits of green triangle in the corners, but they are staying!

Much better. It does feel like I have too much white space in my center block. I may go back and add more applique there later on.

The theme for Round 3 has been chosen by Cathy over at Big Lake Quilter . This is what she wrote about her choice:

“I have 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.  I hope you have fun with it.”

You can find more details on Cathy’s post here. So there you have it, your marching orders for the next month!

Now head on over to Cynthia over at Wabi-Sabi Quilts to link up your progress and see how everyone else interpreted the theme childhood into their medallion. Even if you are still working on the center basket, link it up! We want to see your progress and give you a virtual high five!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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24 Responses to Gwenny Inspired Medallion Quilt Along Round 2!

  1. debra says:

    I love your tents! And I really like how the red corners changed the look and made it a little more tied together!

  2. anudge says:

    I liked both version, but me – I’d have done the same thing. Lovely.

  3. karenlogcabinquilter says:

    Tents! Now that is an interesting childhood memory. My family went tent camping many, many times.

  4. Cathy says:

    I like both versions of your corners. I learn to live with a lot of things I don’t like in my quilts because I HATE ripping and redoing (or is that being lazy) so would have stayed with the first version.

    I loved tent camping as a kid too. Still camp (most times with the grandkids) but have upgraded to a camper with a soft bed!

  5. Sharon says:

    I really liked your original corners better – very Gwennie to me. But I also like how the red corners tie in to the center as well. So both are good! I like the folk art look of your quilt top!

  6. Nancy says:

    Well, I like your tents around the edges. It would have been hard for me to leave those corners, too. I don’t now that it’s perfectionism (for me) but more a sense of imbalance or unfinishedness. I think your red blocks look great! (And I love your basket and flowers.) This is an interesting challenge, not knowing the end from the beginning. As I work along on this quilt I keep reminding myself that I have to make a quilt that I like (even if it’s not exactly Gwen’s style) or all my time, effort, and fabric will have been a waste.

  7. gayle says:

    I love those red corners with the peeking little triangle bits!

  8. Fun, when I sketched out my border idea I did a corner block, but when it came time to execute it I decided to trash the idea and live with what happened with my comes.

    By the time I’d did the second and third one I decided not to sweat it and let whatever happen, happen! Release the Gwennie!

  9. Linda Dutch says:

    Wonderful solution!

  10. Robin says:

    I love the simple folk art feel of your creation.

  11. Great border! The red squares were a perfect fix!

  12. la masure says:

    It’s too long, cut it 😉
    Your round is very Gwennie…
    See you next month !

  13. I love it! I think Gwennie would be very proud indeed!

  14. Lorraine says:

    I actually liked the corners made with the tents! LOL

  15. Magpie Sue says:

    Excellent solution to what was bothering you! A very Gwennie solution in fact. ;- ) It’s looking good.

  16. LoriD says:

    It looks good, although I do like the red corners better. I’m not completely satisfied with my addition, but its staying.

  17. Glad you added the red corners — so much more interesting at first glance.

  18. Sandra B says:

    Love how your quilt is coming along….I am still on that basket block!! But I will have some time to devote to this project in July, so I should be able to catch up….
    Your little tents are great, and adding the red corner blocks works so well to tie that border to the appliqué center….looking great!
    Now I need to get busy!!

  19. Cynthia says:

    Good solution with the red corners! The spiky “tents” are the perfect contrast to your curvy appliqué center.

  20. Cathy says:

    I love your border. Great choice with the red corners. Hugs

  21. Barb Vedder says:

    wonderful and creative!

  22. Cécile says:

    I love it with red corners ! It reminds us your flowers basket !
    Lovely work Katy !!

  23. Béatrice says:

    I too prefer the red corner, beautiful round.

  24. Deb says:

    Red corners…. Much ,much better! Lovely

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