Monday, August 1, 2016

Gwennie Inspired Medallion - Part Three

For the third border of  our Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL, Cathy, of Big Lake Quilter blog, choose Log Cabins as our theme.  You can visit her blog HERE. As I thought about how to incorporate Log Cabin blocks in the next round I was reminded that I have actually lived in real log cabins. At least four through out our marriage. In Idaho, Montana, and here in Alaska. When I say "real" log cabins, that includes all the amenities, no electricity, no running water, an outhouse for a bathroom, and logs. We heated with a wood stove and in several I cooked on a wood cookstove. So for my Log Cabin theme, I bordered my center in brown strips for logs and cream strips for the cabin chinking and sewed them around the medallion in log cabin style. My border is not very wonky, but I thought the top needed a "break" from the busyness of the last two rounds.

I did think of several other ideas, including string squares to represent log cabins or wonky houses. I also drew some ideas out on a photo copy of the medallion, but the brown and cream borders just looked the best.

I so look forward to seeing everyone's Log Cabin rounds! I am sure I will see amazing creations and as always, wonder why I didn't think of that! Our next theme is Stars chosen by Katy of Katy Quilts, you can visit her blog HERE. After my  more control Log Cabin border I think my Stars will be more liberated.

I will be linking up with Lori and other ladies doing this QAL at Lori's blog Humble Quilts. You can see photos of some of the wonderful Gwennie Medallions on her blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Rebecca