Saturday, April 3, 2010

What got me started down this path of Scarlet and Gray

I'm an alumni of The Ohio State University, and a big football fan!!!  I have been told by friends that the Columbus campus must have implanted me with a Go Bucks chip!!

I started quilting at the Country Hutch in Geneva, Ohio about 20 years ago.  I took a very long break and got bit my the bug again the summer of 2006.  Once I started I could not stop.  My first Buckeye quilt was an Ohio State Varsity Quilt Kit I bought in Columbus, Ohio at the Red Roosters Shop.

I machine pieced it at the Great Lake Quilt Escape at Geneva State Lodge on November 10, 2007. The Ohio State Buckeyes were on their way to a second National Championship game in 2 years, but the fans didn’t think that would happen after getting beat by the University of Illinois 28 to 21 that afternoon. I continued to work on the quilt top even after the loss and completed it that evening. While in Columbus the following July I saw a similar quilt and decided that I needed mine quilted by Jennifer McCann of Galena. If you look closely you can see many words that represent The Ohio State University. OSU, Scarlet and Gray, Brutus, Go Bucks, Round on the Ends and High in the Middle, OHIO, Carmen Ohio. I displayed this quilt at the Lake Farm Parks Quilts 2009 Show.  And at the Madison Library Quilt show in 2009.

The summer of 2008 I did a small Columbus Quilt Shop Hop and found the Center of My Universe pattern at Quilt Beginnings in Dublin.  This wallhanging still needs quilted.

That same fall I found an 'Oh Buckeyes' quilt kit online at Creations Sew Clever in Chillicotthe, Ohio I'm almost finished with binding.  This was also quilted by Jennifer McCann of Galena.

The fall of 2008 I attended my first Buckeyes Quilters Retreat put on by Barbara Sills of Your Sew Special and was working on my Oh Buckeyes quilt when a couple quilters mentioned their Scarlet and Gray stash.  That was all it took for me to start mine.  Too say it is out of control would be putting it mildly.

I will keep you up to date on my Scarlet and Gray projects and post fabric as I add it to my stash.  I will also add some other projects that are not Scarlet and Gray to show you that I don't only Quilt Scarlet and Gray.

Have a great Easter weekend!!!

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