Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Great Minds Thinking Alike

The next prompt for the Liberated Medallion Quilt Along has been announced. The most recent prompt was to use log cabins as inspiration. It didn't have to be actual log cabin blocks (or variants thereof) but could be a riff on any of the names of quilt designs made with log cabin blocks. I'd already used liberated log cabins for the first round...


So I wasn't sure what to do next. The best idea I had was to make some stars, perhaps half light and half dark in the way traditional log cabin blocks are. My stash of dark prints is getting a bit low however. I went online and found more of the bats that surround the baskets. Winter Creek Cloth also had that print in a purple I thought would work so I bought some of that too.

By this time it was nearly the end of July. I was torn between trying to make up some stars and adding them to my medallion or just waiting for the next prompt to see what would come next. Guess what Katy chose for the next prompt? Stars!

So for my log cabin inspired round all I did was frame up my medallion with four strips added in Courthouse Steps fashion:


It now has dimensions that should be easier to work with (i.e. nice round numbers) and I can make stars any old way I want. ;- )

You can see what the other liberated medallions are looking like by checking out the links over on Lori's blog, Humble Quilts.

13 comments:

  1. I wondered what you would do, last month when they announced the next border. This worked out well. You must stop looking in the crystal ball. LOL

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  2. Well, aren't you glad you didn't do stars yet? You'd be kicking yourself about now, huh? I think your plain border was a good choice. It ties together all those blocks, and having a nice round number is a good idea to make your next border easier. (which I did NOT do, and I may be sorry later) It's looking good!

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  3. I need to make some size adjustments on this next round, too -- I want my top to be rectangular (not square).

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  4. You've got the most fabulous prints working in this quilt! I'm just loving the whole thing!
    And it's cracking me up how you're running one step ahead of the rest of us!

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  5. Wow, click and enlarge and those fantastic fabrics come to life!!! That purple, a deep shade, is so good with the others.

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  6. It's looking really good. I love how sophisticated the colour scheme of this quilt is: understated, subtle and really, really interesting! Glad you're back online, long may it last.

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  7. You use such incredible fabrics, wow, what an unconventional result! Love how each one can find her way to express her own world.

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  8. Yet another creative interpretation of this fabulously fun QAL!! Won't it be fun to see each quilt finished?!

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  9. The quilt is really looking beautiful. I also struggled with an idea for the log cabin, and also went with a Court House Steps vibe. 'Love the fabrics you are using also :)

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  10. It's a challenge to have used the "assigned" block in the border before it was assigned. Good solution to add a simple border around those log cabin blocks.

    I have stars in my first border and stars in the basket. Now I feel challenged to determine how to include stars in border #3. This QAL sure makes my brain work!

    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  11. I was studying your fabric selections. You have some "creepy" fabrics included. The skeleton head and hands, the bats, etc. Interesting choices.

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  12. Great job! and glad you could find some more of the bat fabric!

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