Monday, October 10, 2016

Finally

I finally finished my Traditional Gwennie Round Robin.  I so loved all the quilts and admired the final borders.  I don't mind saying the theme "Something Fishy" threw me for a loop.  An idea came to me right away for my Modern Gwennie.  But when it came to my Traditional Gweenie I was in the weeds.

I loved the "Clam Shell" idea that I saw on many quilts.  But didn't have time to applique them.  Suddenly and idea struck....   A while back I had cut out some Drunkard's Path blocks all in different shades of blue.  Sewn together in the right way they looked like Clam Shells.



Here is the result.  I like it more than I thought.  The border still lets the eye focus on the center of the quilt.  


Here is my Modern Gwennie.  I already posted a photo of it.

Again many thanks to Lori for setting up this wonderful sew along and letting me apart of the Fab Five design team.

While I had my thinking cap on I finished a WIP I had started a while ago.  It used up all the 9 patch blocks I received from a swap that Barb hosted a while back.


Now I just have to sandwich it and machine quilt it and I will have a finish.  It's been a while.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are all enjoying the fall weather.  I hope our friends along the Atlantic Coast are safe and dry and have had minimal damage.

Hugs, Cathy

15 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Sensational solution! I love the way it frames the quilt without taking away from the center. Beautiful! Love the fishes on the modern one too!

Janet O. said...

Fun to see how wildly different two quilts from the same SAL can be when they come from the same quilter! I think the clamshells from the Drunkards Path blocks worked well--and they were even in the colors of the sea!
Love that 9-patch quilt. Keep thinking one day I will use that layout. Just doesn't seem to happen. : )

Ariane said...

Your quilt tops all look amazing!!!

Lori said...

What a fun way to interpret the clams! perfect I think!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

How perfect - AND you used pieces/parts that were already cut! I love it.

belarmina said...

Cathy maravilloso los dos
bola de nieve y conchas es mas que bonito !!!!
me encanta
saludos

Kyle said...

The shades of blue drunkards path blocks made a perfect clamshell border. It was a great final round. So glad you got the nine patches put together. It looks awesome.

Béa said...

Both are beautiful, lovely border idea.

Barb said...

great finishing border to your GAL. Cute modern version too!
Yay - your nine patches look great! I've always liked that setting.


Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love the clam-shell finish--looks great and was a brilliant use for your drunkards path blocks!

Danice said...

All of those quilts are beautiful. I also love your clam shell idea. The quilt-along was a lot of fun.

Karen said...

Unique idea to use the Drunkard's Path blocks. In the blues, they give the idea of water. I have no clue what I would have done for the fish theme on my piece had I chosen to continue to add rounds to my piece.

Sandi said...

Great idea for the clam shells! Looks great!

Jean Belle said...

Love your clam shell solution! It gives such a perfect frame for your design. Well done on all your quilts.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Both of your medallions are great, and ohhhh what a pretty setting for the nine patches!