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
I am finally getting around to finishing up and sharing some of my long over due Do Good Stitches quilts…
With the Do Good Stitches quilts I do try and challenge myself to do gender neutral or boy orientated quilts. As a card carrying pink lover it is always difficult to try and keep to a less girly palette.
With this quilt I went with a very traditional block but got my fellow Bee members to mix up the blues and to throw in some boy based novelty prints.
It really like the way it turned out. The fun quilting was done on the long arm at my local Quilt shop – Modern Domestic. I can not tell you how much I love having a local shop… and one that is just 5 minutes drive away. I am very very spoiled.
In the next month there are two quilt shops in town closing down, which makes me a little sad. I love going into Modern Domestic and petting the fabric, getting advice and teaching/taking classes. I can not imagine what I would do if my LQS shut down. If you are lucky enough to have a local store make sure you appreciate them and frequent them – they are such an asset and it would a sadder world if we could not physically go and touch the fabric…. stepping off my soap box… and now back to the quilts…
For the back of the quilt I used an IKEA pillow case (cut open of course). I am having a blast using sheet sets and Doona (duvet for non-Queenslanders) covers for the back of my quilts. Between IKEA and Martha Stewarts Whim sets the novelty print choice is too fun.
And it is thanks again to my trusty quilt holder and pinkie model… Mr Wombat. He really is getting good at this quilt holding thing!
Pattern: 12 inch Ohio Star blocks
Makers: Do Good Stitches Hope Circle
Fabric: Scraptastic – blues & cream/whites
Size: 48 x 60 inches
This week I have been working on doing some more Monaluna block for the PMQG, this time I made a handful of Ohio Stars in the new Haven Range.
For the block I used the wonderful tutorial by Tessa at The Sewing Chick. Easy peasy!
I actually got quite a production line going….
Okay I admit it I got a little carried away…
But these fabrics are too much fun to not play with…
I must admit I made more of these, but this is a nice selection that really highlight the lovely fabrics.