Friday, March 22, 2013

Red One: A Completed Ohio Star Quilt Block

Thanks so much to all of you who voted for the Ohio Star block design.  I had a great time sewing this up.  It was such a different experience from A Weekend in the Country because this whole project was completed after the creation of one 9.5 x 9.5 inch block. Because it was so small I really took my time making sure things lined up and even experimented with pressing my seams open!  OPEN!  I know - it is really exciting, I think I'm an open seem convert but that is a subject for another post.  Anyway, back to Red One, here she is in all of her completed glory!

Ohhhh, a closeup!

It's even pretty from the back thanks to those open seams!

For reference, here again is the design while it was still in the sketch phase.

I hope you like it and feel free to come visit it (and me) when I drop it off to the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati!

Want to check out more of my quilty stuff? HERE IT IS!

I linked up to Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts  so go check out some of the other cool projects!

Also linked on Sew, Love, Live for TGIFF so check out those projects too!


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    1. Thanks! It didn't feel fast - it was actually really hard to wait while "everyone" voted!

  2. A stunning star and you are so funny to show off your back side. Which look great too;) Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

    1. Thanks! I do love to show off my back side ;-)

  3. What a perfectly pieced block that is sew, sew pretty!

  4. Beautiful block! Your sewing is so neat and precise!

  5. Thanks Nicole! The whole "neat and precise" thing is pretty new to me - I tried sooooo hard and really stretched my patience to make it nice since I'm donating the block to a charity quilt!

  6. Your back looks as good as the front, it is so neat. It looks lovely.