For the first two memory quilts, I used Bonnie Hunter's Star Struck and Blue Ridge Beauty patterns. After those two quilts, I realized I could work more efficiently by using one size of HST unit and just making different designs. I finished an additional quilt, a quilt center and lots of loose HST units before getting distracted by other projects.
I started my re-directed project by adding a frame to the barn-raising style center medallion I had previously pieced. The gold fabric is an antique map print - my dad was a geography buff. When I was little, he would keep me occupied for hours by having me find countries, cities and geographic features on the world map pinned to my bedroom wall! After adding the medallion frame, I worked out a zig-zag border. The border isn't stitched yet, so I guess that's the next step. The quilt top will be finished with another fabric frame or two.
Next, I thought I'd try a Carpenter's Wheel center medallion using the shirting HSTs. In the stash I found a hunk of off-white with a small white design which worked nicely for the background squares. I set the new medallion on top of the barn-raising medallion and decided it was a good plan. I'll add a different framing border to the Carpenter's Wheel. I might even try a different HST border, although I'm quite fond of the zig-zags! I will make one more Carpenter's Wheel block (maybe with white background fabric?) and that will finish up the memory quilts for my dad's grandchildren.