Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Something Fishy!

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I'm just back from quilt camp, and the first thing I needed to do (after visiting the clinic for my flu shot) was link up my Gwennie Inspired Medallion.  I got this finished just before I left for camp:
I wanted my quilt top to be a rectangle, so I added my "Something Fishy" themed final borders only on the top and bottom. 

I was calling these arches clam-shells to comply with the fishy scheme, but my friend Val said they were fish scales--even better!!

My top isn't as free-form and carefree as a true Gwen Marsden  would be, but I'm happy with the results and it was a fun sew along.
The best part: finally using my Lori Smith orphan block for the center.
Thanks Lori!
See more Gwennie Inspired Medallions HERE.
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19 comments:

  1. Fish Scales are a great way to look at those scallops, in keeping with the theme.
    Lovely finish--makes me think of a happy summer day!

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  2. What a beautiful finish Karen! I hope you had a lovely time at your retreat.... looking forward to seeing what you got up to! Christine x

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  3. It turned out great. Each round blends so well with the others.

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  4. Karen I love your quilt. Hugs

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  5. Such a happy rug - I love it!

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  6. Lovely finish Karen, I find I have to keep going back to Lori's page to see who is adding their pieces. I think we all did well!

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  7. Fish scales or clam shells, it's a great addition to your medallion.

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  8. Your clam shells/fish scales are so wonderfully large and graphic. I think they are the perfect finish to this quilt. And the colors are spot on. I think these borders, top and bottom, are a great way to extend a quilt to become rectangular instead of square. All in all, a wonderful quilt, Karen.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  9. Your quilt top looks amazing!! I love it!!!

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  10. It is really pretty and fresh, Karen! I love all those blues. I think it is plenty "Gwen," her quilts are wide ranging! Great finish!

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  11. Your Gwennie top turned out beautiful.
    Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

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  12. I LOVE that! It reminds me of the tongues I add to wool applique. It looks really great!

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  13. Isn't it a great feeling when you find a home for something that never did quite get finished the first time around? What a perfect home for your Lori Smith block. It looks wonderful center stage. And your wonky little stars are just so charming.

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  14. Beautiful!! Love the bright, happy blue! I don't think I could manage to do as free form as Gwen either... It was a really interesting quilt along to watch from the sidelines.

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  15. The idea of the scallops is clever and I also love the blue fabric under, reminds me the color of the sea !
    Congarts for this finish Karen !

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  16. I love your clam shells/fish scales - whichever they are, they're spot on! They echo the curves out from the center of the quilt perfectly.
    This really was the most wonderful QAL, wasn't it? 8)

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  17. Creative way to make your quilt rectangular.

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  18. Your "scales" are great! What a perfect and unexpected way to finish off your medallion!

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  19. Very beautiful idea and quilt .

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