Sunday, August 7, 2011

~Red White & Blue Ohio Star Quilt~

 Happy Monday! Well I made it through another  weekend sewing marathon. I picked up my quilt on Wednesday night after work, but was not able to sew on the binding until Friday. I stayed up until the wee hours of Saturday  morning sewing on the binding. I just get so excited to see it done.
I love the stars and swirls that the  quilter used for me. I hope you can see the stitching.

 You can click on any photo to enlarge if you like.
 Do you remember the post I wrote Here all the pieces I cut and sewed together to make the Ohio Star pattern finally came together. I really enjoyed piecing this quilt, it was so much easier than working on the King size quilt. The colors are my favorite especially the Red...

 The poke a dotted fabric on the back is so fun and happy I think.

 A closer look at the back stitching.
 I had left over fabric so decide to make pillows to match. I sewed in the ditch to quilt the top. You can't really see the stitching but it does help keep everything in place.

I also made new kitchen curtains this weekend and Gary installed new door locks throughout  the entire house, what a difference new locks make, I will post them soon. So what did you do this weekend?.
I think I need a weekend to recover from the weekend..LOL like needing a vacation from your vacation...

Today I'm linked up with Susan~ Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
And Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday
 Also Bunny~Bunny Jeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday
Please join us, its always so much fun.

Before I end this post I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your sweet compliments on my King Quilt (The Double Irish Chain) it means so much, truly it does coming from all of you who are so talented and expert quilters. I'm just a beginner and still have so much to learn. You all inspire me so much.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

IT is beautiful!! I love it.

Give Henri a hug and kiss from me...

Becky said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Oh what a lovely quilt. I am a new follower.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your label for this post...homemade! It's gorgeous! WOW! I love it! ♥

Melinda said...

What a great quilt and pillows! Super job!

Sounds like you do need a vacation!

Get some rest and enjoy!


Cottage Rose said...

Elizabeth; Another amazing quilt,, it is gorgeous... love the matching pillows.. you sure have a great talent for making quilts.... now get some rest.... and have fun....enjoy your lovely quilt.....have a great week.


Karie said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. You are a blessed, talented gal. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs to you, Karie said...

Wow, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
at Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

Sherry, DGB Team

Beverly said...

I got so excited when I saw the first picture. Yah! You got it done. You are an amazing quilter and now that you have the bug there is no stopping you. Love that you used up scraps and made pillows too. It is beautiful and your quilter is good. How did you find a good quilter?
I want to see your new locks and the curtains you made too.

Monica said...

OOOOHHHHH, it's soooooo beautiful!!!! I want my sewing machine back!:((
Hugs, dear Elizabeth!
Monica xoxo

Ana said...

Whew! You were busy, busy, busy, this weekend...Another lovely quilt under your belt my sweet friend. It turned out beautifully. Hope the weather is treating you kindly. Have a wonderful day.

Much love,

Happy@Home said...

Oh, Elizabeth, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the colors and the polka dotted backing. Being that I am not a seamstress, I am in awe of those of you who possess this talent.
I also read your previous post and am now doubly impressed :). Beautiful.

Tablescapes By Diane said...

OH sweet lady.
This is soooooo Beautiful!!! I would love to see this on your bed. You are so good love it...
I hope you have a great week with your family. Did you see my new Tablescape I just put on.
XXOO Diane

Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
How beautiful!!! I am amazed at your talent! You are a new quilter and you can make quilts like that?!?!? You are very talented. The lady who does all of the quilt stitching for you does an amazing job! The extra little pillows are just darling and you must be loving them so much! Your red, white and blue fabric is just fabulous.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Vee said...

Oh my that is one beautiful quilt. Love all the details from the decisions you made for fabrics and design to the stitcher's embellishments. Just a beautiful piece. You are doing this so quickly and your points are incredible!

ChaChaneen said...

I love, love, love your beautiful creation! Just gorgeous and made with love that I'm sure your family will cherish as heirlooms after they have been loved on so keep those out and use them! haha

Miss Jean said...


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How beautiful! I love that pattern and you did a fantastic job. I wish I liked to sew.

WhyCuzICan said...

I wish MY points matched up so nicely! You have skills, Girl!

Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

~Yeah, I'm a quilting sista too,
Suzanne in IL

WhyCuzICan said...

I wish MY points matched up so nicely! You have skills, Girl!

Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

~Yeah, I'm a quilting sista too,
Suzanne in IL

Joy Burkhart said...

HI Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by and leaving those wonderful comments on my quilts! Your Ohio Star is really striking! Love red, red, and oh, yeah, red! Looks like you do, too. I'm going to check out more of your back later.
Joy @ tomorrow's memories

Sarah said...

I'm a fan of quilts, stars, and patriotic colors so this is definitely a winning post for me. Beautiful!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely dear Elizabeth. It made me happy just to see such wonderful hand work.

What a joy to have it in your life. You'll always look at it and smile.

A pocketful of joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Gorgeous patriotic quilt!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello darlin' do you rember me? tee hee...kitten i thought to stop by and see how you'all are doin' wow your lovely quilt is amazing...envy envy!!!!!!! huggs kitten Cat

Bunny Jean said...

I just cam back to say thanks for joing the Bunny Hop party, and looked at those beautiful quilts all aover again!

I also became a follower...thoght this was done the other day.

xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

Maggie said...

What a gorgeous quilt, as a non quilter myself I am in awe of the ladies who have mastered this art.
Thanks for stopping by on your bunny blog hop!

Lallee said...

Elizabeth, this is such and accomplishment. The quilt is beautiful. I love the gingham background and the polka dots on the back.

Unknown said...

Good golly, Elizabeth. This is just gorgeous. Love the fabrics & the design. You did a fabulous job.

Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.

BECKY said...

Your quilt is so pretty Elizabeth!!
And that stitching is fabulous! What a wonderful heirloom!!

Hope all is well with you sweetie!
Things here are good!

Hugs to you!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my this is wonderful! The quilt and the pillows have all the colors I love and you have done an amazing job with these!
Thanks for sharing,

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth & Gary,

Wow, you're like me... not letting go of it till it's DONE! Guess that's why you have such nice things around you as you finish what you've started. Great for showing it here, you can be so proud.
Thanks for your visits and kind comments.
Love to you both,