Monday, January 2, 2012

Last 2011 Christmas Present - Ohio University Tote

New Year's Eve weekend we celebrated Christmas with my DH's family!
This year we decided to select names from the adults, I swaped for my sister-in-law Heather.

Heather is an Ohio University graduate and I had a couple OU machine applique kits that I decided to make into a tote bag.  She is also a wonderful singer so I used some musical fabric as an accent.

In addition I made a cover for her e-reader, unfortunately it is too small !!  I suggested she use this one for a note pad and I will make a larger one this winter.

Final UFO of 2011

I completed my Marti Michell Scarlet and Gray sampler in time for it to be listed as completed on my 2011 UFO (unfinished objects).

It has been renamed Spinning Sampler and will be entered in the 2012 Lake Farm Park Quilt Show at the end of February 10th - March 21st in Kirtland, Ohio.

I took a class from Marti Michell using her Perfect Patchwork Templates at the 2010 Lake Farm Park’s Quilt Show. She displayed a number of samplers in class in 12” and 6” sizes. So I started one using my Scarlet and Gray stash that includes twelve 12" blocks on point, with a 24" Carpenter’s Wheel center medallion block. The 12 blocks used in the quilt are Rising Star, Unknown, Northern Lights, Rosette, Pieced Star, Hidden Star, Lazy Afternoon, Ohio Star, Dutchman’s Pinwheel, Sweet Sixteen, Martha Washington Star, Wild Goose.

 I used a layout I found in Electric Quilt’s EQ7 and then added a border that includes 200 Flying Geese. I’m not sure what really possessed me to make that many Flying Geese?? I guess it was how good the quilt looked in EQ7!

It was great working with Free Motion Long-arm Quilter Jennifer McCann of Galena Ohio, she helped me decide on the thread color and the all over quilting design. Her quilting really adds to the final overall presentation of the quilt.

If you are in the Northeastern Ohio area please stop at the Quilt Show!