I started with a sweet little 6 inch pieced basket and built it out from there, with some trial and error:
If you are on Instagram, share your basket center! #GMmedallionQAL
That is a deep deep indigo that David brought me from Blue and White in Japan. Some old Roberta Horton plaids, as well as a funky print that reminds me of my 70's childhood... which brings me to our next theme...
I know - do not panic. ;).
This is meant to be a very open theme to be interpreted however you like - it is your quilt!
Your childhood; your folks' childhoods; the children in your life now or back when; children of the world;
- Someone might piece improv triangles in "apple" colors to remind her of learning to make apple pie with Grandma...
- Someone might piece a simple checkerboard reminiscent of playing board games....
- Childhood summers at the beach? How about a riff off of Ocean Waves. Or appliqued whales.
- Anything that reminds you, in any way, of any aspect of childhood!
I hope everyone has fun interpreting this theme! I can't wait to see what we all do!
To recap for those of you just now joining us: We are making Gwen Marston inspired medallion quilts. Any size, totally your creation. Click here for an introduction.
Lori at Humble Quilts (center - May) - BASKETS
Yours truly (first border - June) - CHILDHOOD
Cathy at Big Lake Quilter (second border - July)
Katy at KatyQuilts (third border - August)
Wendy at The Constant Quilter (final border- September)