QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

My Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Round 2

Most of you have seen many quilt bloggers showing their Gwennie Inspired Medallion quilts.  For those of you not aware of the challenge, the center of the medallion was to be some sort of basket quilt block.  My basket is more of a pot but some baskets do not have tall handles so it this design is what I chose to use.  The first round to surround the central design was selected by one of the participants and the theme was "Childhood".  The next round selected by another person is "Log Cabin".  And so on.

My first thought when I read "Childhood" was learning my ABC's and numbers.  I chose to use a cross stitch design and a square of blue to represent each cross stitch.  The border needed more though.  When I was growing up, we had apple and cherry trees in the yard and strawberries in the garden.  All of which I was quite fond of eating.  I used simple applique designs for these.  I needed to fill more space in the borders so I made arrows to fill in where needed. Stars for the corners.  This is what I came up with.




I am linking up with Cynthia's blog post on Wabi-Sabi Quilts.

Karen

28 comments:

Nancy said...

Your border and all the elements look wonderful, Karen. Your blue and red are as beautiful now as when it was only the basket in the center. I'm looking forward to your log cabin border.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Sharon said...

Oh, this is just delightful! And how appropriate for this holiday weekend. I really like how the arrows draw your eye to the other elements in the border.

Sandi said...

Love your borders Karen, I don't think I saw your centre the first go around it is also lovely. Great memories.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Love your addition!!! Your block is wonderful!

Béa said...

Very beautiful interpretation of childhood. XXX

Véronique Prat said...

I love your graphics palette : the use of two colors ...
Nice memories express likely childhood...
Véronique

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It is just so interesting how so many of us have mentioned trees of some kind from our childhoods! Very nice border and it works so nicely with the lovely basket center.

Barb said...

very clever. the arrows remind me of "sorry" the boardgame arrows.

Janet O. said...

You have interpreted the border in such a clever way. Each element is well done and the overall effect is very pleasing. (And I am still in love with that center!)

paulette said...

Not only is this quilt going to be beautiful it is going a reflection of YOU! I love that!

CecileD said...

We are not many to remember school ah ! Ah ! but i agree with you, we all began by the letters and numbers !
I love your lovely interpretation of childhood and the setting of your border !

Cathy said...

Karen I love your border. Hugs

belarmina said...

Karen siempre me sorprenden tus trabajos,
¡¡¡fantástico !!!
el edredon de cabecera muy bonito,
saludos

Jennie in GA said...

Yours is my favorite interpretation of this challenge that I have seen. Very traditional, but well within the guidelines. Just gorgeous work as usual.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

ABC's is such a great idea! I love your entire border, especially the cherries on top!

sunny said...

Very nice! I love this challenge, and wish I had seen it sooner. I'm still considering on joining in on the fun....

Kyle said...

Your second round has a delightful and prim style. Just what I'd expect from you! Well done.

Dawn said...

Nice medallion start, and I love your second round. I also really like your sunflower header.

Robin said...

It's lovely. I like the red, white, and blue theme. It's so crisp and clean looking. I love high contrast.

WoolenSails said...

I love how you did your block and the added border designs, really wonderful.

Debbie

Danice said...

So pretty and creative. The colors look so good together. 'Love the ABC's 123 cross stitching. I am also enjoying this QAL.

moosecraft said...

Absolute perfection! Love this! Your version of this QAL is my favorite! :-)

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Absolutely stunning Karen! Neat way to design a quilt with a group and a "stated requirement theme". Great work!

Cheri said...

Great addition for this round of the QAL! I love the green you have chosen for this quilt!

Lori said...

I love it Karen! The colors are pretty fantastic too. The memories are so fun to read.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Love the Sampler-look! Great interpretation!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the next round!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I just cannot believe the creativity here! I love this one! It seems that everyone has had fun with this border.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Your block is so beautiful!
Have a great day!