Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II

A finished custom order quilt.
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II
If you stop by my blog regularly this quilt may look familiar! This is a custom order quilt of the same Ohio Star Quilt that I made in January this year. Custom work can be tricky and I generally prefer to sew at my own leisure rather than to a schedule or set plan, however my customer was such a pleasure to work with and so very patient - and for the fact that we both had a clear understanding of how she wanted the quilt to look - I could not but accept her request.

Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The quilt is the same design and color palette as the original quilt. Several fabrics have been omitted (like the larger scale cat print, as requested), others have been substituted as I worked my way through my stash in search of the right fabrics. Whilst this blue and brown color palette is not my usual color palette, it always comes as a surprise to see just how many prints I can pull together to suit that color palette. You may also note that I have given my usual black and white stripe binding fabric a miss! This time I have used a narrow blue and white stripe fabric as requested by my customer.

Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT STATS
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II
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.
Backing Fabric: 
Newsprint from the Story Collection by Carrie Bloomston.
Binding Fabric:
Blue and white pin-stripe by A Day in the Country.
Batting:
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

It feels like this quilt came together super quickly, although in reality I have worked on this quilt on and off for most of  February, cutting fabrics at the same time as cutting fabrics for other quilts and projects, making the most of down time when in between projects to piece and to quilt. Half and hour here and there. It all adds up!

This quilt is now making the long journey to my customer in the US. 

Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues II | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
An Ohio Star Quilt - The Blues - January 2017
Hourglass Block Tutorial

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18 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this quilt. I love how simple designs can produce such a warm and beautiful effect. It is something that I would love to make for myself too!!

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  2. Beautiful. For sure. Tutorial question... in the tutorial you started with 6 inch squares to get 5 inch squares. Here did you start with 4.5 to get 3.5? Thanks Rita.

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  3. Mmmm it is really lovely! Beautiful colors.

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  4. Love love love especially the brown and blue with check.

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  5. Your quilts are always beautiful and interesting. Always amazed at all the many fabrics you use and they totally work to make an awesome quilt.

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  6. What a lucky customer. This quilt will be long loved.

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  7. This is beautiful - love all of the blues, backing and binding :)!!

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  8. Now that is a gorgeous quilt. I am sure your customer will love it Rita.

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  9. Such a beauty! Thanks for the inspiration, Rita!

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  10. I am always amazed at your color sense. Each new quilt you make takes my breath away and inspires me to create. Thank you for the unselfish inspiration and help you give to all of us.

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  11. Your quilts are always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them in detail with those of us who follow you on your blog.

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  12. I love this quilt Rita. I know your customer will be happy. I love all of the fabrics used.

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  13. Hi the quilt is magical, I wish I was able to come close to your very accurate piecing. It's beautiful. I was wondering whether you might be able to identify the blue fabric with the black child figures with umbrellas and kits and the fox face fabric in the flower circle. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! The blue fabric featuring children with umbrella/kites is from the Zephyr collection by Rashida Coleman for Cotton + Steel. The Fox Face fabric is from the Wilderness collection by Camelot Design Team :-)

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