Sunday, July 10, 2011

~Ohio Star Quit~

 Happy Monday everyone!. Another week just flew by and then the weekend went even does that happen LOL. This weekend I started a new quilt called the "Ohio Star".
I am still waiting for my king size "Double Irish Chain quilt" to come back from the "quilters". It should be done this week and then all that's left to do is the binding, but in the mean time while I wait I thought I would start on another quilt.
Here's the fabric I have chosen red white and blue so Americana I love it...The white and red check will be the strips in between the Ohio Star blocks and the white and red poke-a-dots will be the back of the quilt.
 Now on to all the cutting.....
 And more cutting.....
 The Ohio Star block is made up of nine squares.
 All nine squares sewn together to make one block....I can't wait to see the pattern unfold...I thinks that's what makes quilting so much fun for me, is to see the puzzle coming together.  This is my third quilt and I am hooked...I know I should take a class or two or three...Hehehe, but I get so excited and can't wait to get stared, so I just read the instructions and go for it.
Does your sewing table look like my mine....LOL....look I even have two pairs of glasses out on the table. I also sew in my front room at the dinning room table so I can watch T.V. (is this bad) LOL.

Have a sweet day everyone and "Rember the days blessings and forget the days troubles"

Today I'am linking up with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch


Cindy said...

Oh you fabulous woman, you! You don't need quilting lessons, you just need more hours in your day to do everything that you love doing!
How wonderful that you love quilting. I have made two quilts and I cannot say that I enjoyed it at all. I so wish that I did. But, I do enjoy sewing clothes, so that is what I will do.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Miss Jean said...

Elizabeth: I'm so impressed with your quilting skills! You are doing far better than most people who have only made two other quilts. Hats off to you. I can't wait to see this one finished!!!

Unknown said...

what a pretty quilt, you are very clever, visiting from BNOTP

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I have always loved the Ohio Star and the patriotic colors just scream HAPPY! Good luck. : )

Becky said...

The quilt is going to be wonderful!! I'm not concerned about you not having a class....if you get stuck there are a gazillion tutorials on youtube and elsewhere on the net if you google what you need. You're doing fine!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It is going to be amazing!! I love the beginnings of it.

I don't have a sewing table. When I sew I have to use my kitchen table. When I am done there is thread and bits of fabric everywhere lol.

I shipped your rooster out last Tuesday, parcel post. So you should have it sometime this week. Let me know when you get it ok?

Claudia said...

I haven't quilted in a while - but I love that pattern. Can't wait to see how it comes out!


Allison Shops said...

Love it! My birthday is the 4th of July, so make me one too! ;)
Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see the nursery I helped DD2 create.


Vee said...

It is going to be beautiful. I love Americana, too. What a great sewing big! And your comment about glasses made me smile. I have five pair floating about and darned if I can ever find one when I need them

Linda said...

love the quilt. love to see the finish.i am a new follower. i also quilt. my other blog maybe you will visist

Melinda said...

The colors are great. I can't wait to see the finished piece.
The cutting is always the tricky part.

Have fun.


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Absolutely love this new quilt! I am working on an autumn quilt now for a friend(strip peicing)but it needs to get squared up before I add the borders.
Love your sewing table-yours is much neater than mine. My friend, I don't think you need lessons-except maybe to give some to us.
Hugs today. Noreen

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh Miss E...I can't WAIT to see how it all comes out! How very, very exciting! Please don't FORGET to show us all when it's done.

I don't quilt. I wish I did. My grandmother quilted beautifully and so does my mother. I can't crochet either! Bah....

Love to talented YOU~


Beverly said...

You definetly don't need quilting classes, Elizabeth. You are a full fledged quilter. Can't wait to see that king sized quilt on your bed.
I love your Ohio favorite colors and one of my favorite blocks. I taught the Ohio Star many years ago. Yours will be great without a class.
Yes your table looks like mine only bigger.
Sewing and watching TV is the way to do it. I can't stand to just sit and watch TV without sewing. I can be with hubby and keep my hands busy too.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...
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Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Sorry Elizabeth...goofed up that first comment!
Your Ohio Star is going to be a beauty...
I taught quilting for years and always loved it.
Anxious to see your quilt finished,
enjoy the process!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I see you are doing a Quilt sweet ~~~ I do enjoy sewing Napkins !!!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape for two!!! I hope you and yours have a Great Week.
XXOO Diane

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Love it, I am a quilter too although haven't done too much lately. These are my favorite colors and a favorite pattern as well...happy quilting.
BTW have you ever been to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show? It is amazing to say the least and you are "fairly close" living in Modesto...OK sort of close by a state :0)
PS now following you...

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth! Oh, how beautiful your quilt is! I know this takes so much time as my mother is a quilter. She doesn't do too much any more being she is 88! :)
Thanks for popping in and I know you'll so enjoy your porch when you get it built in!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

how gorgeous!!

you have been officially bitten by that quilt bug - i saw him fly by my house, but knowing that i don't have time to sew, he flew on by!!!

keep up the wonderful work! you are such a great seamstress!

love you to the moon and back,

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary,

You are a busy bee! Well, you make good use of your home and it serves you well. As long as you enjoy creating those quilts; go for it. I've never made one but I admire those that put so many hours into it.

Lots of love,


Monica said...

OOOOOOOHHHHHHH Elizabeth!!!!! Be still my heart! I want to make one similar too!!!!!!!!! Where to find the scheme, please???? Oh my, it's incredible, my hubby would die for it!
Hope you'll share the finished piece soon!! :)
Monica xoxo

Emreen said...

Wow !! The quilt looks so beautiful... !!! Thanks for sharing..

ChaChaneen said...

This is gonna be a beauty when it's done! Very impressive! I lurve to sew but haven't gotten into quilting yet. So many projects, not enough time! Sigh..... ha ha

Ana said...

Looking good Elizabeth. I can already tell it's going to turn out beautifully...Can't wait to see your other one. Hope you and Gary are doing well. Sending you a great big hug.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Fantastic! I used to quilt but making a king size to the floor quilt did me in one year and when that was finished I never did another.
What a wonderful thing it is ...and admire those that do quilt. I know how much work goes into them...

Simple Home said...

That quilt is going to be beautiful. At least you can find your glasses, I always seem to be on the hunt for mine :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

trish said...

Oh how gorgeous!! :o)
You are so talented!
Sincerely, Trish

Jenna said...

Hi Elizabeth! oh wow! is that going to be gorgous when your done...I love anything americana, I did our dining room in americana. I can't wait to see more! have a lovely weekend and tell gary I said Hi! Hugs, Jennifer

Gone said...

Oh wow, what a beauty that quilt is! You did a wonderful job creating it!!