Friday, July 01, 2016

Gwennie-Inspired Medallion QAL - Round 2

This month's theme for the Medallion quilt-along's second round was Childhood.  I thought of games I'd played as a child, and two in particular came to mind right away.

Basket #1
19" wide by 17" high

For Basket #1, I thought of Hop Scotch.  My sister and I played a lot of Hop Scotch on our front sidewalk.  It was kind of a silly sidewalk because it just stopped in the middle of the lawn.  We lived outside of city limits and had no curbs, gutters or neighborhood sidewalks.  So the walk from the front door didn't really go anywhere.  But it was just the right length for hop scotch!

Basket #2
11.5" wide by 14.5" wide

Basket #2's border was inspired by Pick-Up Sticks.  It reminds of my aunt's house, which was the only place my sister and I would play Pick-Up Sticks, as we didn't have the game at home.  I do remember we weren't very good at it, but it was still fun.  I loved all the bright colors that those sticks came in.

And then, in the spirit of childhood, I played with my photos.  My smart phone has all kinds of fun effects you can apply to your photo!


This is Basket #1 in "Negative".  Kind of Amish-looking, isn't it?


And this effect is called "Magic Pen".  I like how the seams in the border blocks are highlighted.


Basket #2 in "Negative".  Again, kind of Amish-y.  I like it!


Basket #2 in "Magic Pen".  I hadn't realized, until I saw this, that the border dots were the same size as the dots in that corner square.  Amazing how color can affect how you see the scale/size in prints!


Last one, I promise!  This is Basket #2 in "Posterize".  It really pops in this version, doesn't it?

The round for next month was determined by Cathy at Big Lake Quilter and will be Log Cabins.  Hmmmm, my thinking cap is on!  I love log cabins!

Go here to Cynthia's  Wabi-Sabi Quilts blog to see the link-up of all the QAL quilts for Round 2.

21 comments:

  1. I could tell what games they were before reading! I played hopscotch and pick up stix too! Great quilts!!

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  2. Such fun borders on both of your quilts! I just got a new phone I will have to check and see if it has any of those options. Those dots do not look the same size in the first picture, the pink ones look larger. Interesting.

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  3. Very fun blocks, love them both.

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  4. Not only are these Gwennie inspired, you have also captured her spirit! Love them. My sister and I played both games... hop scotch on a gravel driveway and pick up sticks on the bedroom rug. Both slightly challenging!

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  5. I absolutely love your quilts. Very Gwennie. Love what you did with your phone. Hugs

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  6. What fun! The childhood theme really got everyone to play. Love your blocks and borders.

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  7. They both are great but my favourite is the second one. Nice to see someone else doing more than one.

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  8. Like the way you included the phone enhanced options - VERY fun (both the originals AND the photos).

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  9. I forgot about pick-up sticks. It was a childhood favorite but I think I was focused on summer and we usually played that when the weather was colder. Both quilts are very fun and both speak "Gwen" to me. I like the second one best for the bright colors and the uneven border. And the pick-up sticks.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  10. Well, I'm officially behind now. I'm headed to Oregon next week with my mom. So I won't get much done. The manipulated options are so cool! I was doing that with some coyote appliqués from last years row by row.

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  11. How cool is that. Makes me want to go out and buy a smart phone. All of them are great. So Gwennie!

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  12. I guess you have to be as smart as your smart phone to do those tricks! I'm in for a game of hopscotch, pick up sticks, jacks or jump rope anytime. I loved those games. And you depicted them very nicely in your borders.

    I live in the country and outside our side door there is a sidewalk to nowhere!

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  13. I can see that you had a lot of fun playing with the "Childhood" round.

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  14. You have made me quite nostalgic - I used to love hopscotch and pick-up sticks and really like how you have interpreted them for your borders. I especially like the wonky 9-patches - they've got a great flowing feeling.

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  15. You played with colors beautifully and I love your both versions of baskets and borders !! Great work Sharon !

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  16. I love yours quilts.... and the way you suggested childhood. Yours borders and colors are very successful

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  17. LOVE your versions! Hopscotch and Pickup Sticks were sure great memories for me, too! Love how you played with the colors, too!!!

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  18. I can barely keep up with one. THese are fantastic!

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  19. Both your blocks are so fun--love your interpretations on childhood games! Basket #1 is my favorite--love the big rickrack!

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