Finale

It's time to post our final (and fishy) round of the Gwennie Inspired Medallion.  I had no clue  how to interpret it. I thought I'd make pieced fish to go around the quilt. Here's a sample surgeon fish I made as a possible solution.
It might have worked if my star round had not been so busy. I would have had to add a plain border to separate them. That or my mind just couldn't see beyond the flower theme I was absorbed in, although many of my fellow participants proved me wrong with their fabulous interpretations.  So in the end I went with a very basic interpretation - water, and to keep my quilt to the size of a wall hanging. It finished at 39" square - just the right size for where I want to hang it.

When I quilt it I'll add sea life motifs to the water border.

This has been a wonderful experience letting the quilt grow as it would. Thank you so much Lori and the rest of the QAL contributors  for providing such a liberating experience.  And to the other quilters who participated - you are all amazingly talented and creative.  What wonderful quilts you have made!

Dear readers, if you'd like to see them, click on the link at the top of this post.

Comments

Water is a perfect solution and it fits beautifully with the rest of the quilt. I look forward to seeing what you quilt into the border. I'm so glad to hear that you have fun with this. It has been a hoot!
Sandi said…
Sometimes simple is best!
I agree with you. The pieced fish border would have not played nice with the floral bouquet. Congrats on the flimsy finish. ;^)
Nancy said…
I don't think anything could be more fishy than water (except for maybe fish itself). I think your choice is a perfect solution to go with the rest of your quilt. Well done!
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)
I love those flowers. It's been a long time since I last made a quilt with flowers, but that doesn't mean I don't like them; I've just moved on, I guess. I'm waiting to see the finished product.
margaret said…
how lovely this will look on your wall, liking the blue border, anything fancy would have detracted from the centre the uilting will set it off perfectly
CecileD said…
This blue matches perfectly with your top !
Beautiful finish Angie !
Lori said…
That blue is pretty and if you didn't like the idea of adding the fish, I'm glad you didn't! It looks very pretty!!
Miaismine said…
What a creative solution! It works perfectly with your quilt! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!
Martha said…
The blue water border was a great idea, and quilting the sea-life motifs will make it perfectly fishy without disturbing the beauty of your flowers. Great solution!
katyquilts.net said…
Lovely! I think water was a great idea. Can't wait to see it quilted!
Danice said…
Pretty. The blue water is a great choice.
Glenda said…
A stunning border to finish such a lovely lovely piece of art. Great idea to quilt it with sea creatures and life. Just love how it this quilt has grown. Cheers glenda
I like the watery blue--fish would probably look out of place along side your pretty flowers--nice finish!
desertskyquilts said…
Works for me! I was thinking buttons for fish, but the sea life quilting is a great idea.
Your blue water is perfectly fitting for your quilt and you have such a good point that we still have our actual quilting ahead... more opportunity for interpreting the themes. Glad you had fun with the challenge!