Thursday, August 04, 2016

Gwennie Medallion QAL Part 3 - Update

Remember that my log cabin border wasn't done on Basket #1 in my last post?  Well, I couldn't let that just sit there mocking me.  Something had to be done.


This is where I was on Monday.  The more I looked at the Courthouse Steps partial border, the less I liked it.  I decided that it might be best to just keep things simple.


Ta da!  I finally have the log cabin border done!  It is a simple log cabin-style border, with two light sides and two darker sides.  I think it gives the quilt some "breathing room" and kind of calms those crazy 9- patches, instead of getting too busy.  And now this will work better with the Star border that is our challenge for August.  I'm happy with this now.  And I already have some ideas of where I want to go next!

This weekend is my DH's big art show out in the garden.  He's been working like a slave to get everything ready, and tomorrow is set up.  Hopefully we'll have good weather, not too hot and not rainy.  We seem to be one or the other every year.  The weather report looks good for not too hot, but we may have some showers.  And I hope we get lots of customers!  Cross your fingers for us!

Have a great weekend.  I hope you have some time to be creative!

12 comments:

  1. Sensible solution. I love the giant rickrack handle on your basket!

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  2. Sometimes we just try too hard when simple really is the better option. LIKE what you did with this!!

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  3. I love the skewed, crazy, wonky 9 patch blocks and the Ric-rac basket handle. Your boarder caries the eye around the quilt wonderfully. I can't wait to see what's next!

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  4. Your alternate border does prove simple is often better, it really looks meant to be. Now, what will those pretty courthouse blocks become?

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  5. Think the log cabin border works, Sharon. Good call.

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  6. Looks good, Sharon! This is my plan for the log cabin section too. Glad to see it works! :D

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  7. You are brilliant! I love that log cabin border! I'm going to do that too. I'm still not past the basket part, but at least I know where I'll be going when I pull it out.

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  8. It looks really great! I agree it looks better with the "new" layout.

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  9. I liked what you had going with the Courthouse Steps border part you showed. But the simple log cabin border works well too.

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  10. I looks great! I'm envious of how liberated you are. lol

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  11. Looks very good. Yes, we kinda had the same idea for the log cabin round. Looking forward to seeing everyone's stars round :)

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