QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Ginger Cookie Company caled "Basket of Sunflowers".

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ohio Collection Update

I forgot to share the basket blocks I made for the quilt.  I used Nancy Johnson-Srebo's diamond free method to make the blocks.


I sewed and sewed, and sewed some more.  Lots of partials seams in the construction of the quilt top but it is finished.  I have lots of strings clinging that need to be plucked off.


I need a taller husband with a wider arm span to hold this quilt top up for a picture.


I love the quilt.  I was going for the faded out look that some of the colors in the original antique quilts took on over the years.  I think I succeeded.

Nancy completed her quilt top a couple weeks ago.  Lori,, Cathy, and LuAnn are still making their blocks and making very good progress.  Click on their names and you should be taken to their blog so you can see what they have to share this week.

Karen

33 comments:

  1. It is really beautiful! Love the colors

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  2. It's just beautiful, Karen. I love the look of your quilt. Thanks for being our leader on this project and keeping us going. Also thanks for sharing your block drawings with us.

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  3. It is just beautiful, Karen!! I have really enjoyed watching you work on the blocks...congratulations!!

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  4. Fabulous Karen, Your choice to use all solids really makes this one beautiful. Thanks for all your input in this sew along and for the extra blocks.

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  5. I think you get an A+ for making it look like the original Miami County quilts!! I LOVE it!

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  6. I really love your quilt, Karen. I love all the warm colours, whether they are meant to be "faded" or not! You did a great job! Congratulations. :D

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  7. Your sampler is Fantastic! And I think you have a great balance in the tones. That faded out look is hard to get right but yours really gets it!

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  8. this is absolutely lovely! One of my favorite finishes of yours! I'll bet it's even neater in person! hugs and congrats, Julierose

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  9. Such a beautiful quilt! Love your colors and the topic of the quilt. I lived right there near Anita in the Miami Valley of Ohio. I guess I need that book! It was fun to catch up on your posts and see all you've been accomplishing lately! It's been a while since I was able to do some blog reading. Looking forward to seeing more! Hope all is well!

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  10. Your top looks marvellous!! You have totally captured that faded out look of an antique quilt. I just love the mix of all the blocks - it looks like it jumped right out of the pages of the book :0)

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  11. AMAZING Quilt Karen !!!!!! A true heirloom !!!!!

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  12. And succeed you did -- it's absolutely perfect! Now I really want to drop everything I'm doing, and make a sampler quilt.

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  13. You really succeeded in creating an antique looking quilt. The faded colors are perfect. Beautiful job putting it all together.

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  14. Turned out gorgeous!! I following you on this one. I just love the result.

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  15. Ohh my this is absolutely a stunning quilt. Applause! I LOVE it.

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  16. I think you did an excellent job of creating the antique look.
    I have a son with the wingspan and height you need for a quilt holder, but he is moving to NYC this weekend, so he won't be much help to you or me. : )

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  17. Absolutely Stunning. A lot of hard work!
    A quilt to treasure!
    Nan

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  18. Dear Karen,
    very pretty quilt top. Wonderful color and block combinations. Such a beautiful top and very neat sewing.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  19. Wow- it turned out so great! I love some of the faded looking color areas too - great job with that little detail!!

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  20. What a great finish--I love it! You really did make it look vintage. I'm looking forward to seeing it quilted!

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  21. Great finish Karen. It is a beautiful sampler quilt with such a nice variety of blocks.

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  22. Congratulations Karen! I am so happy for your successful completion of this Gorgeous quilt! LOVE IT!!!

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  23. Beautiful! and I do like that faded out look too :)

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  24. It is gorgeous! I love all the colors. Hugs,

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  25. Que maravilloso edredón!!!!!
    es impresionante el color
    me gusta muchísimo
    buen domingo

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  26. Love how this turned out! Makes me realize again how much I love solids in quilts.

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  27. Your quilt turned out beautiful Karen!,

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  28. I had to refer back to yours again! I need an 8x23 block and see that is where you put the grasping hands. I'm hoping to get mine assembled this weekend.

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