I'm so pleased with how this little lady turned out. The quilt measures about 28" square and is composed of a 16" Ohio Star block surrounded by randomly pieced log cabin rows in various aqua, lime green, and gray fabrics.
After much debate, I decided to quilt it using a light teal thread because I liked how it popped, especially on the solid gray sections (a few on the front and most of the backing).
The quilting was a bit random, though there was some method to my madness. I started by outlining the inside of the four solid gray blocks in the star. I then quilted an "X" of two diagonal lines across the front and one line inside the outside edge of each log cabin row, and that's where I planned to stop, but it didn't seem quite finished.
So I added a triangle on each side, using the patterned gray triangle pieces to determine the "points." I love the way it filled in the side sections.
The quilt was destined for the wall of our downstairs guest space, but I didn't want to use a hanging sleeve and rod, so I decided to add a hanging strap (for lack of a better term) instead. I used some of the binding material and added a little piece of one of the aqua fabrics from the quilt.The quilting shows up really well on the back, which I just love, and while it's hard to tell in these pics, up close the teal thread looks great against the gray.
For the binding, I decided on Leaves in Gray from Stof's wonderful Pure collection. I used a few bits of this fabric on the front, but I love how different it looks on the binding, where it looks almost like a dashed line or really big dot. I think it totally transforms the fabric.
And to top it all off, the hubby was so impressed with how this turned out that he asked if I'd do a wall hanging for his office. An excuse to buy fabric and start another project? Um, yes, I think I can handle that.