Loose Threads: Ohio Collection Quilt

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ohio Collection Quilt

This is the start of my quilt from the Ohio Collection quilt book by Anita Shackleford.   I'm also using the Album Quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley as inspiration for this quilt and to replace some of the blocks from the original quilt.  The original quilt has 12 log cabin blocks sewn together in groups of 4.  I've ended up making 10 blocks because that was the number of centers that I cut.  I'm not sure if I will use all of them in the finished quilt.



I first saw this quilt on Karen and Lori's blogs.  They have started their quilts so I decided to join in. 


I did the applique' on the flower below on the bus trip to the Chicago Quilt Show.  


I made the Drunkard's Path block on the left first and decided I couldn't live with it in this quilt, so it is in my bag of orphan blocks.  I like the all blue block much better with the rest of the blocks.



Some of these blocks are pretty large, but I think part of the charm of this quilt is the different size and variety of the blocks.  I might remake some of the stars and do two smaller blocks instead of one larger one.  Not sure yet.



Here are the two books that I'm using for inspiration.



I hope you are finding some time to stitch today! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

15 comments:

Julierose said...

Gorgeous start to what will be I am sure a lovely finish! Hugs, Julierose

Karen said...

I am so glad you are starting on the same journey as me. Your blocks look very good. The color combo on the windmill block is one I like very much.

Nancy said...

Love your block LuAnn, such nice colors.

judith lockhart said...

You have another really nice quilt going now! So pretty! Nancy of Tattered Garden is working on the Ohio Collection now, too.

Janet O. said...

Your blocks look great, LuAnn. I understand your switch on the Drunkard's Path. It does seem to fit in with the other blocks better.
I like the rich colors you are using--and the sprinkles of cheddar add just enough sparkle. : )

Barb said...

great blocks - love those solids!

Cathy said...

So glad you joined in the fun. I'm slowly playing catch up. You have some lovely quilts. Hugs

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Super! I love that they are all different. Just lovely!

Kyle said...

It will be fun following you and the other gals making this pattern. You're blocks looks great. I like all the solids you're using.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love the blocks--this is going to be a fun version!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I love this!!! Great colors and fabrics! Now I'm wishing I had joined in, too.

Heather said...

I too have been seeing this quilt being done by other bloggers. I look forward to seeing yours too. So far it is looking great!

Yvonne said...

Love the blocks you have made LuAnn!

Sheila said...

I love your blocks, Lu Ann. This is going to be an awesome quilt.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Beautiful blocks LuAnn!
It's fun to see solid fabrics used in these quilts! I look forward to following your journey as you work on this quilt!

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