"Gwennie Inspired" 2 and WIPs Be Gone

Cynthia at Wabi-Sabi Quilts hosted the first border link-up for the Gwennie Inspired Medallion Group.  The theme was childhood.  I chose to use my memories of summer days when we lived in South Houston, TX.
I remember those beautiful soft white clouds in the sky and the open fields across the street from our house.  My cousins and I would spend the daylight hours running around in them, playing pioneers finding our way through green bushes and berry brambles.  We competed with lots of bugs for the juicy fruit hanging on the vines and fly kites up toward the clouds. And in keeping with Gwen's liberated idea, I didn't mark the diagonals in the square in the square - just winged it.  Do visit Cynthia's for other Gwennie inspired links.

What are you working on?  I'd love to see. And there's a mystery quilt book for someone. Same guidelines apply:   Leave me a comment for one chance.  Link your eye candy for another. Follow me and let me know for a third. Remember if you don't have a blog, you can always post a photo from a photostream.  Please be sure there is some way for me to contact you. Ends next Thursday, midnight. I'll be linking to several parties. Tab above. Blessings!



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  1. I've linked to my Gwennie medallion but have been sewing scrappy stars most recently. What kind of mysteries are you offering?

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  2. Your liberated soft white clouds are pretty and evoke sweet childhood memories.

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  3. A wonderful border for your basket! And such fun memories!

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  4. medallion quilt looking good not tried one myself but think it needs to go on the to do list. I have added the hearts made for the Orlando MQG who are making quilts for ll those who so tragically lost loved ones and for those injured in the terrible attacks a couple of weeks ago

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  5. Very pretty! I'm nervous about the next round!

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  6. Such great memories captures in your border. I really like how the colors of your memories (and the fabrics you chose) repeat the colors in your basket center.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  7. I think we had more fun as children than children do "nowadays". partly because we did not have to go to day care and partly because technology advances meant you had a color tv. We played outside more, ran around more, and imagined worlds. Not that I am complaining as I love technology and also mother's have to work these days.
    I loved your story and I like how you have bordered your basket from part one.

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  8. Ah memories of Houston, Texas. I live in the San Antonio area. I like your new wall hanging.

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  9. It has been oh so interesting seeing how each person has interpreted the "Childhood" round. Your use of the sky fabric was a good choice.

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  10. I like your "blue sky with clouds" choice! What great memories. I have a lot like that too. It is fun to see which memories people chose to use for their inspiration this round!

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  11. You did a great job of eye-balling! I love your border, and the stories it brings back for you. What clever bee corners with the hexagons, too!

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  12. I am working on the 2016 row by row.s. Hope to finish so I can win at my local,shop.

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  13. I am a follower..

    I am finishing up my Thursday Splendid Sampler block. I am also hand stitching down some applique on a table runner.

    Hope you have a wonderful 4th.

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  14. Great inspiration for your second round!

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  15. I am currently working on Xmas swaps. These can't be shown in full. I am also using up scrap yarns in a crochet blanket.

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  16. Always enjoy checking up on what you are working on. Thanks for hosting so I can come by and check on others as well. Good to know someone else is working on something started in 1988.

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  17. It's been a busy summer... joining blog hops and swaps

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  18. I remember the post but not the giveaway...thanks for mentioning in todays post. I have a list of favorites I check each day and you are on it....
    Summer project is learning how to tat and I have a couple of ladies landing on my doorstep (central Oregon) tomorrow and we are going to the Sisters quilt show and finishing a quilt one of them is having trouble with.

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  19. Hello Angie, I follow with Blog reader. I am working on quilting my Mimis bloomers quilt. I have a pic on my FB page. I also have several others projects on the go! that's why i didn't take part in the gwennie medallion.

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