Friday, January 22, 2010

*Ohio Sky Quilt* Detailed + Bee Blocks


This is the Ohio Sky quilt I've been talking about... for what seems like forever! I think I started the half-square triangles back in September! It was quite a process but the outcome was worth it, and I learned a lot in the process... including that I HATE wide borders. I may or may not try using them again in the future. Ok, I probably will try again, but spray baste the HECK out of it. I had problems with the outer border shifting as I was quilting it.

But after washing it you can't really tell its not exactly perfect. I used simple straight line quilting along each seam, 1/4" on either side. It frames the Amy Butler prints quite nicely. These prints are a combination of her Midwest Modern and Midwest Modern 2 collections. Although, the binding is from her new Love collection, "Sunspots" in mint, I believe. Same color scheme, but dots that seemed to scream USE ME AS BINDING - so I did!

Finished size is about 60" x 67" perfect as a lap quilt. I believe its new home IS on a couch... at the MacClements' house... I hope they get years and years of use out of it!

And I just realized I didn't get a photo of the back of it. Really, its nothing special, except for the bottom right corner where about a 10" by 12" square blocks frames the label. The rest was made from a pale minty green Ikea twin bed sheet (Thanks Amandajean for that idea!) Next time I'll be sure to grab a FLAT sheet instead of fitted. Then the extra 10x12 square wouldn't be necessary in the first place. Anyhow - I've kicked myself enough. Lets move on:


AND more blocks have arrived in my mailbox from my fellow VQB sewists! This is going to be one phat quilt... phat, what an odd word. If its a word.




above and below blocks From Kimwoolf

I have a few more blocks yet to receive then I can start playing with the layout! I want this quilt to be finished before baby arrives so I've got some work to do! But I look forward to it... because I'm keeping it for our bedroom! HaHA!

10 comments:

Di~ said...

Cristin, I love that quilt! AB fabrics are wonderful and you've done them very well! Your blocks are great too!

MandMStudio said...

Lovely quilt:) It reminds me of the sea

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

this is a wonderful Post... so green and grassy and spring fresh in the midst of winter gray... I love it all. Loving the gray dots and grey Hope valley I hadn't thought I would like it but seeing in something makes it seem to come more alive I can imagine using it now. .. very inspiring.
Congrats on the baby..

wishes, true and kind said...

Love the Ohio Sky quilt, and those bee blocks are wonderful!

Katie B. said...

Love the Ohio Sky quilt. And I can't wait to see what how your grey/green quilt turns out.

elle said...

The Ohio Sky quilt is smashing but I also agree about large borders. I avoid them myself. But the quilt blocks are so GREAT! I can hardly wait to see how you'll set them. Smashing!

Leslie said...

ohio sky is gorgeous...i love that you named it. it is beautiful. the blocks that you have coming in are amazing. you must be so excited to get them all and get it put together.

Dana said...

Oh my! That Ohio Sky quilt is stunning. I absolutely love it!

And your bee blocks are great too. I love those greens.

Inspirational Baby said...

I love your quilt! It looks perfect from where I am sitting. I might agree that the borders are a little too wide for that quilt but it still looks great!

laurenaphelps said...

I love your Ohio Sky!!! I'd like to make one myself! What size are your cut or finished squares?