Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Along Round 4 Reveal!

It’s that time again! I am so excited for this month’s reveal!

Humble Quilts

You may remember that I got to choose the theme for this round and I chose stars.

This is what my medallion looked like before adding my stars:

And here it is after!

It sure has grown a lot with the addition of that last round. It ended up looking a bit washed out in the pictures I took outside.

It is now about 50 inches square. I really enjoyed making these little improv stars, but that middle part is still looking a bit too empty. I should do something about that before it grows any more.

Speaking of growing, it is time to announce the theme for the final round. Wendy over at The Constant Quilter is choosing our theme for the fifth and final round. And you will never guess what she has chosen….

Go ahead…try! I laughed out loud when I found out!

Here is what Wendy had to say:

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.

Hahahaha! This is so awesome! Head over to her blog for more details.

And it is also time to link up your progress. Even if you are not up to date, link up anyway! We all want to see what you are working on! Lori at Humble Quilts is kindly hosting the link up for us today. Head on over to share your progress and to see that of the other participants!

Have a great day!



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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29 Responses to Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Along Round 4 Reveal!

  1. Kathy Howard says:

    Looks great! The center has a lot of negative space, but if you do echo quilting or something else with colored thread, it should look fine.

  2. Love that you used the light background for your stars. I finally finished mine yesterday. I thought labour day was our deadline. Now to figure out this fishy round!

  3. So interesting how all of the quilts are turning out so unique and neat! Good job!

  4. Nancy says:

    I love how your stars dance around the center of your quilt. They compliment the previous borders and the center. When I look at the little imagine on the right sidebar of your blog (for Instagram, maybe?) I think it looks just perfect, even the center. You will know what to do but for me (with my inexperience) I wonder if it might look cluttered if you add something to the center….

  5. Sharon says:

    Great starry border! I love how you offset your stars – I did that too. Your quilt looks very “Gwennie” to me. It really is lovely.

  6. I second what Martha just wrote. Love the offset stars and wish I’d thought of offsetting mine!

  7. Martha says:

    Love the airy look of your stars — they’re the perfect complement to the more dense log cabin border. As for the middle — how about “put a bird on it.”

  8. debra says:

    So beautiful with all your stars!!! Love this border!!

  9. NorahS says:

    I love the stars! Can’t wait to see how you interpret the next part!

  10. Cécile says:

    Lovely border Katy with lovely stars !! They are dancing like mine and I love that !

  11. Danice says:

    Beautiful stars, and the whole quilt. So bright, and your photos look great also.

  12. Sandi says:

    Your quilt is so cute. I’ve enjoyed seeing some of the others in progress too! Hugs,

  13. gayleburton says:

    The internet is such a wonderful thing. This project couldn’t have happened 10 years ago, right? SO fun to see all the different versions evolve – I’m loving yours!

  14. Magpie Sue says:

    I like the way your stars are dancing around your medallion. It may only take quilting to fill up what you think are the empty areas in the center. Or maybe you need to applique a bird or butterflies hovering over your flowers?

  15. Sandra B says:

    Love your star border, Katy! I think the light background you used for this round is just perfect….makes your stars sparkle!! Cannot wait to see what you do for the Something Fishy round!!
    I am almost caught up! September is a busy month for me, but I am still hopeful that I can finish up …. Fingers crossed!

  16. anudge says:

    Just love how traditional your quilt looks with its own twist.

  17. allisonreidnem says:

    The quilt top is looking great. I’m sure some of your clever quilting will add any extra interest the central panel may need.

  18. Oh, I love this! I really like how you offset each star. I am going to try this sometime. Love it!

  19. gayle says:

    I love those stars spinning all around! Can’t wait to see where the fishiness takes you!
    (I’d wait on deciding about the center until after the last border is on…)

  20. Karen Martin says:

    Your stars are so fun–I love how you set them!

  21. Monica says:

    Wow, those stars really open it up! I think the centre is perfect as is. Looks great, Katy!

  22. Ariane says:

    I love your medallion quilt so far. It looks wonderful!!!

  23. Cathy says:

    Katy your stars with the light background is just what your quilt needed. Can’t wait to see your next round. Hugs

  24. LoriD says:

    I love your stars! I had a tough time making mine. I think I need a lesson from you.

  25. piecefulwendy says:

    I love the stars, but then I like stars in pretty much anything. I’m not sure what I’d do with the center space. Wondering if your amazing quilting talents will be just the thing? Curious to see what you do with it. I had thought about adding some of those cute stars . . .

  26. Barb Vedder says:

    I like the negative space in your center and your stars are wonderful!

  27. Perhaps some fishing quilting in that center block will fill the space? Fun stars!!

  28. Love that star border. I agree … there’s a little too much blank space in the center. It’ll be interesting to see how you remedy that.

  29. Janet O. says:

    Love the effect you created with your wandering, liberated stars!

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