|An Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues|
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All the Blues! I am so pleased with how this quilt turned out especially as I was working outside of my color comfort zone. I do love these colors and you'll find snippets of brown and grey fabrics throughout my quilts (blue is almost always well represented in my quilts), but this limited color palette was a challenge for me. You will no doubt note that there are tiny pops of additional colors ~ pink, red, yellow ~ for I cannot help myself and they do add interest to keep the eye wandering.
The quilt is quilted with straight horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines. All seam lines have been ditch-stitched; functional quilting rather than decorative, adding texture where needed. A minimal look but not exactly minimum effort. I use 100% cotton thread when quilting and for this quilt I have used a beige color thread to help blend the stitches with the fabric.
The quilt was finished with my usual backing fabric and a similar binding treatment: the backing fabric is Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston (and yes, I have ordered more!) and for the quilt binding I have used an irregular navy/white striped fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics (from the Essentials 2 Collection by Pat Bravo).
An Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 60 inches.
Sewn together in 17 rows of 17 blocks:
145 squares and 144 Hourglass Blocks.
Each finished unit measures 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches.
A selection of 100+ different fabrics including
quilting cottons and linen blend fabrics.
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.
This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.
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I am planning my next project ... this always involves so much indecision!
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