Gwenny Inspired Medallion QAL Part 3 Reveal!

Humble QuiltsI shared this little teaser photo the other day to show you I had finally started working on the last round of my Gwenny Inspired Medallion QAL!

The theme this time was log cabins. That could be interpreted any way you wanted. It didn’t have to use actual log cabin blocks. I made some improv log cabin blocks for the corners, but went with just straight “logs” for the borders.

And here it is!

Honestly, it took me forever to decide what to do here! I used up a charm pack and some scraps to make the border and I am now quite pleased with it. It looks less formal now.

And now it is my turn to announce the theme for the next round! I’m so excited! Drum roll please…..the  theme will be……

STARS!

I think this book may be my very favorite Gwennie book.

And my favorite quilt in the book is this one:

Aren’t those stars awesome? Here is another quilt from the same book.

I loved these so much that I made a gazillion baby quilts with these wonky stars back in the day! I gave them all away but here are some pictures of pictures of quilts from years past.

I literally took pictures with my phone of the snap shots I took before I gave these away. That tells you how long ago I made these! LOL

So the challenge for this next round, is to create a border with the star theme. You could make your entire medallion into a star center or add stars in your borders. Heck, you could use star fabric! We will be linking up the results of this round here on September 1st.

But start sewing just yet! Hop on over to Lori’s blog, Humble Quilts, to see the results of the log cabin round that we just finished. Even if you don’t have yours complete, link up your progress. We want to see!

Have a wonderful day!

Linking up with Em’s Scrap BagLove Laugh QuiltCooking Up QuiltsPatchwork Times

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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23 Responses to Gwenny Inspired Medallion QAL Part 3 Reveal!

  1. Cécile says:

    Love your border Katy, so beautiful …and your theme ! Stars yeah !

  2. Kate says:

    What a fun project. Your log cabin inspired border turned out beautifully! Have fun with the stars for the next border.

  3. Absolutely awesome! So funny that our log cabin “round” is so similar. Great minds think alike! Thank you for choosing stars. I can’t wait to start!

  4. Barb Vedder says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! what a great post!

  5. Cathy says:

    Katy I love your interpretation of Log Cabins. Your theme is perfect for our next round. Can’t wait to start. Hugs

  6. Your logs border is perfectly fitting. And… what could be better next, than stars! You’ve picked a great versatile theme.

  7. Nann says:

    Wonderful!
    (I always miss out on the good QALs. Sigh.)

  8. piecefulwendy says:

    I have that book too, but I’ve not done any of the quilts. I just drool over them every now and then. I need to get one going. Wish I would’ve had time to do this QAL. It looks very fun!

  9. karenlogcabinquilter says:

    Your log cabin round is very interesting. Such a good way for a person to use up fabrics in the scrap basket.

  10. Is is a great log cabin solution indeed!
    Thank you for the next theme, I love the liberated stars so much!

  11. gayle says:

    Those improv log cabins are the perfect corners for your logs border. Love it!
    (I’m so excited about stars being the next round that I’m practically bouncing up and down! Thanks!)

  12. Louise says:

    I am a real fan of Gwen’s work..love all of her. Your piece is looking great!

  13. LoriD says:

    I adore your logs and it certainly livened up your quilt with lots of lovely color!! I really like the traditional red centers on the corner blocks too.

  14. Love wonky stars! Looking forward to making some for my quilts. Running late and haven’t finished my log cabins yet. Thanks for the new inspiration.

  15. Stars are my favorite block to make, so I think your theme is perfect! 🙂 Sounds like you are really enjoying this QAL, and your quilt looks great!

  16. Vic in NH says:

    Your log cabin cornerstones and piano key borders all have a warmth and richness that comes from those wonderful fabrics. Nice job!

  17. Béatrice says:

    Beautiful border and thanks for the next theme, I love stars.

  18. Nancy says:

    I love your log border with the cabins in the corners. The border enhances your basket and suits the quilt just perfectly.

  19. Bonnie in Va says:

    Love your piece so far. Excellent choice of stars!

  20. Karen Martin says:

    Love your log frame–looks so perfect with your center!

  21. Sharon says:

    That is the perfect border for your center – and very Gwennie!

    Thank you for the Stars for the next border! I love the wonky stars, and they’ll be fun to do.

  22. Beth says:

    Oh wow! What a fun project!
    Love it

  23. debra says:

    Love your Gwennie interpretation! And can’t wait to get going on the stars and see what everyone comes up with!!!

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