So this is my favorite Cotton & Steel quilt I have made so far…. and yes it uses the same block as last week’s quilt – the Ohio Star. I always use the wonderful tutorial by The Sewing Chick when making this block.
Same quilt block but such a different quilt…. the Cotton & Steel fabric really make this quilt sing…
…modern, bright and fun. It always surprises me how different quilts can look with different fabric…
This version feels so much more scrappy because of all the different low volume fabric used (there is not one repeat!)…
Oh and all the colors used… I did have a blast fussy cutting the centers for these blocks…
The beautiful quilting was done by our wonderful guild member Kazumi Peterson, who is so generous to our Charity program with her time and talent.
I finished the quilt with just a solid navy binding… the quilt is so fabulously busy it did not seem to need anything else.
So this is Cotton & Steel quilt number 5 and I have just finished the top for number 6. I may have a C&S problem and they are not helping at all… have you seen the latest collection to hit stores? It is called Spectacle and is by the amazing artist Christian Robinson. Now in my defense I have not bought EVERYTHING they have released but they really do make fabulous fabric.
Quilt Block: 12 inch Ohio Star block
Fabric: Various lines from Cotton & Steel
Size: 60 x 72 inches
42 thoughts on “Saved the best for last…”
Oh, I agree, this is the last and best!
Mr Wombat’s quilt-displaying skills are being carefully honed, aren’t they – have you seen how straight and level those pinkies are?
We have another collection of quilts to photograph next weekend and he has been doing pinkie exercises. He is taking his new role very seriously… well as seriously as he can… Mr Wombat says hi by the way and send his greetings to Mr Chiconia too.
The Husband of Chiconia returns the greetings! He says “we Quilt Widowers have to stick together, and it’s best to get deeply involved in the process in sheer self defence”.
YUM! I love this quilt….may have to step out of my 1930’s print phase to try Cotton & Steele.
I love some 1930 reprints but Cotton & Steel will move your color palette in a whole new direction.
Oh, I like this quilt (and the pinkies and feet make me giggle). I looked at the Spectacle fabric and was doing fine until I saw the fish fabric! Too cute! Can’t wait to see what you create next!
Oh the fish fabric has metallic accents to it… I may have ordered yardage of some of it. I have too many fishermen and women in my family not to hoard some of it. Mr Wombat is glad he made you smile – that is his aim with the pinkies I think… that and it is how you can identify he is behind the quilt.
oh this is lovely! I have a C+S stash I need to use one of these days. Yay for you on your ‘series!”
Debbie you should break into your stash it is so fun… but on the other hand your amazing Improv quilts are giving me all the feels so keep doing those… please.
gorgeous quilt, and I was thinking the same as Kate, Mr Wombat could compete in the Olympics, for quilting holding – those pinkies would get a 10/10 from the entire panel of judges lol.
We will not be telling him that… he is already demanding enough…lol.
This is GORGEOUS! Love the all colors!
Thanks… there are a lot of colors in this one which is kind of fun. My latest Cotton & Steel quilt top is blues and greens only which is different for me… it was a bit of a challenge not to use all the crayons in the box!
Like your quilt….gonna try to make me one.
Like your quilt….nice..
Oh my, this is just too wonderful! Thanks for sharing the photos!
For some reason, your blog keeps popping up on my news feed. And I am so enjoying it! You definitely have an eye for color! I have recently started quilting after a 4 year hiatus. I am raising 7 year old twin granddaughters, but since they’re in school all day, I finally have time. I am not a “green” person, but the green quilt is just gorgeous!!!
Linda I am not really a green person either but I challenged myself to use it. Even after this quilt I am still not a green person.
It’s just so beautiful! Like everything that I’ve seen on your blog.
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it.
Love how the center of the Ohio Star showcases a “subject” square (eye spy maybe). Wicked cute and this inspires me to use the block. I’ve seen “Cotton & Steel” in the Connecting Threads catalog, and did not realize that it was also available in local quilt shops. I’m going to have to go shopping.
Thanks for sharing your talent. It’s obvious that you love what you do.
I do love what I do… I get to play with amazing fabric and color which makes me very happy. Cotton & Steel really do have some fabulous fussy cutting fabric… and it is not always what you expect and it does not always read juvenile which helps make the quilts more suitable for older kids I think.
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Great inspiration. Luv the colorful scrappy look.
You can not go wrong with bright colorful scrappy in my opinion.
What a happy, colorful quilt! Bravo!
Once again you show that a simple, traditional quilt block in fabulous colours is all you need.
Oh, and a pinkie-pointing quilt holder.
Ah the pinkies… there is no stopping him now… my friend Sam at Hunter Design Studios gave him a badge that says Quilt Famous and he is now asking if he needs an agent…lol.
It has so much sparkle! Your fabric combinations are inspired. I love it
I love me some good sparkle and there is some actual sparkle in the quilt with some of the metallic accents Cotton & Steel use. That would be my one complaint about their lines… not enough glitter!
I love love love modern scrappy Quilts especially with lots of LV neutral backgrounds. Just so pretty.
Thanks Velda… the Cotton & Steel low volumes are just as much fun as their bright fabrics… it is one of the reasons I love their fabric lines so much.
Wonderful quilt! The fabric really does make a statement.
Thanks Jeanne… the fabric does do a lot of the heavy lifting with this quilt. It really made it so much fun.
Absolutely my favorite Ohio Star quilt ever!!!! Just wonderful!!!!! Yes, the fabrics are just yummy! You made them sing!
Thanks Cindy…. I think it is my favorite Ohio Star quilt too… and I have made about 6 of them.
Thank you so much for taking the time to make the photos, make the quilt, and post on the blog!! It is wonderful to know you feel well enuf to do all that. We depend on you!
Thanks… .it is really nice to be getting back into the swing of blogging again… I had missed it.
The quilt looks great! I always love scrolling through your posts as you have such nice pictures 🙂 Thanks for the link to the tutorial. And yes, they are quite different – but I love both of the quilts.