Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2010

I was searching for quilting blogs and found the Blogger's Quilt Festival so I decided to submit my first Ohio State Buckeye quilt.

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. http://www.redroosterquilts.com/


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, and College of Agriculture. I displayed this quilt at the Lake Farm Parks Quilts 2009 Show. And at the Madison Library Quilt show in 2009.

If you check out my blog you will see that I haven't stoped quilting Scarlet and Gray and probably never will.

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

Go Bucks! I think Buckeye Fever is more of a religious experience--having learned this since moving to Ohio 12 years ago. Great quilt.

Sandra said...

Go bucks. I was in Ohio during October last year and experienced Buckeye Fever in person.
Great quilts. You have a distinctive style.
Sandra Starley

Come see my new star quilt & its 1890 antique cheddar star original
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

and my 1890 pink blazing star antique
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Yeh OSU. My son wants to go there. All my kids were born in Ohio :)
The quilt looks great.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Peapod Four said...

GO BUCKS!!!

LOVE this quilt! :)

emedoodle said...

Go Bucks!
:)
As a former ohioan.... (and a college student in columbus - though not OSU)... I can certainly say there's much wonderfullness in a quilt that one can sit under while watching OSU beat the crap out of michiagan!

Mary-Kay said...

Great quilt! At first glance I thought it was a quilt that I had made for my niece and nephews' grandpa who was a serious Buckeye fan. I didn't know that there was a quilt shop that sold patterns for an Ohio State quilt so I made my own up but I like your's better than mine.

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quilts said...

I love t-shirt quilts and what a great design too!

Randi said...

I'm not an OSU fan but this is awesome!

Eileen said...

great color combo--i'm a byu alum, but i can appreciate your colors--love red anyway!! and what a fun quilt to have and the words quilted into it is just a wonderful idea. i love that you QUILT scarlet and gray!! come see my blog--i'm having a little giveaway!! http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

YOUR QUILTS ARE BEAUTIFUL. I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO COACHES AT OSU AND I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS TO
QUILT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. I LOVE EVERYONE AND I LOVE YHAT YOU HAVE DONE THIS. YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION.