This was a bit of a slow week for sewing. We hosted our big annual BBQ on Saturday afternoon, so much of the week was turned over to cleaning, cooking, and making homemade brats. But over the last two nights, I was able to finish up the top of my mini quilt for the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild's Ohio Star Quilt Challenge, which I'm calling my Ohio Log Cabin Quilt.
Last week, I revealed the finished Ohio Star block that makes up the middle of the quilt. I finished the top by surrounding the star block with three rows of scrappy log cabin blocks in aquas, lime greens, and grays.
The star measures 16" square, and the entire quilt measures about 25" square.
I was a little iffy about it at first, but by the time it was finished, I really liked it. (And the hubs told me he agreed tonight, which really says something.)
Unfortunately, I realized I'm going to have to miss our September meeting, so I won't get to actually turn it in, but I've been planning on doing this challenge for so long that I still wanted to finish the project.
This week, I'm planning to finish the backing, which will be made up of some of my crazy piecing from the Jacquie Gering workshop, paired with some white and lots of the Kona charcoal gray I used on the front.
I love the "stained glass" pictures of the back side of the top. These were taken with the quilt top draped over the top of my son's backyard climbing "castle." Make it work, right?
And, of course, somewhere in sewing land, I'm still working on my T-shirt quilt and Kitchen Window quilt. Sigh.
On the "to do" list:
Re-covering the downstairs chair