We are wrapping up our Gwen Marston Inspired Medallion, with the "something fishy"border - the theme chosen by Wendy (The Constant Quilter). Read about "something fishy" here.
Boy did I go round and round with this one. In the end, a simple patchy (slightly boro-inspired) border of watery batiks, shot cotton, indigos, a little fishnet tenugui.
Barely visible is a nod to one of my husband David's favorite hobbies - fly fishing:
At first I had an appliqued brook trout going for the fly.... but, um, no. Decided to leave the line and fly though.
I don't think this quilt has a prayer of hanging straight, but... it's OK. This has all been improv and great fun - if by fun you mean lots of problem solving - and I do think the ongoing problem solving in quilting is part of the fun! Decisions, tryouts, re-dos... it is all part of the process.
I may do one more round for fun and to carry some dark indigo through, not sure. I may call it a quilt and finish it now with a strong (very dark or bright) binding. Decisions for another day.
I am posting early because I will be out of town through the beginning of October... wait, it is almost October? Be sure to check out the links at Lori's blog Humble Quilts starting Oct. 1st. The linky is posted here.
So many quilters have followed along with us, and it has been wonderful to see all the interpretations of the themes!! (Basket, childhood, star, log cabin, "something fishy"). Thank you to all who have quilted along, and to Lori for being the glue!