This month we worked on round 4, a star themed border as chosen by Katy. Check out her blog - lots to see! If you are wondering what this medallion project is all about, here is how it all started with these five quilters choosing each theme in turn:
Lori at Humble Quilts (center - May) - BASKETS
Yours truly (second - June) - CHILDHOOD
Cathy at Big Lake Quilter (third - July) - LOG CABIN
Katy at KatyQuilts (fourth - August) - STARS
Wendy at The Constant Quilter (fifth - September)
For this star round, I knew I'd make casual stars (confession: I hate that other word, wonky)
but I also wanted to introduce some asymmetry, so how about some swirls:
And how about some little minimal row houses...
Will add some sashiko swirls/smoke sometime I think...
This might be shaping into a "starry night" quilt...
So far so good.... except that I have run out of this deep dark indigo. This quilt has been harder than I'd expected (oh! improvising isn't all easy breezy!) - I've been swimming in "problem solving" mode, which is both agonizing and exhilarating I suppose!
Speaking of swimming, he he, our next and final round - "something fishy" - was chosen by Wendy (the constant quilter). She writes:
Being from Maine, my theme choice for the final border is
As with those who have gone before me (Lori, Cynthia, Cathy and Katy), you can interpret this asloosely as you like. Here are a few examples:
Fish fabric or appliques
Sea birds (they eat fish!)
Marine mammals (they eat fish too!)
Lighthouses (they see fish)
Boats (they catch fish)
Ovals and triangles (i.e. fish shaped)
Tartar Sauce – what???
I will edit this post with a link to Wendy's post here.
Wendy, challenge accepted! Fun theme... and I need to decide whether to wait for David to pick up more indigo in Japan... or whether a plan B is in order.
Link up on Lori's blog to show your progress with the Medallion. So much creativity out there - freedom! All kinds of quilters! All kinds of quilts! Thank you Lori for pulling us all together!