Cathy chose our theme this month - LOG CABIN - and I knew immediately that I wanted to do something with "sunshine and shadow". The older I get and the more I see, the more I know that life is sunshine and shadow.
I made up some casual log cabin blocks (I hate the word "wonky";) with cool/dark blues greens and purples, and hot/bright reds, pinks, orange. Wow, that indigo is deep, just cavernous.
Trying them out around the border.... not really what I was going for. The dark indigo is so precious that I didn't want to waste much.
So I slept on it (well, not literally, he he) and when I woke up the next morning, I knew what to do.
I cut up the little log cabins into 1 1/2" strips, and sewed them together into long strips:
Added a tiny orange border to float the deconstructed log cabins:
And voila - perhaps the narrowest border in medallion history, but it works and represents the "sunshine and shadow" that comes to all of us.
Thanks, Cathy, for the great theme!
How about you? Do you have your LOG CABIN border to share? Link up here at Humble Quilts.
Our NEXT theme - STARS - was chosen by Katy - She says:
"So the challenge for this next round, is to create a border with the star theme. You could make your entire medallion into a star center or add stars in your borders. Heck, you could use star fabric! We will be linking up the results of this round here on September 1st."
She has lots of cool star inspiration on her blogpost here.