Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIP Wednesday #44

Hiya, Wednesday.

Completed/In progress:
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
New pillows for the downstairs chairs
Christmas table runner
iPod workout strap
A mug rug for me
Ironing board cover
Another divided basket from the Noodlehead pattern 
Reusable snack bags
Living room quilt
Small zipper bag for me

This week, I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Looks awesome!!! I hope you'll still bring it to one of the meetings, I'd love to see it in person!

  2. I'm glad that you shared your quilt even if you can't be there in person. I like how you used the Ohio Star in a way where it's obvious; but not so my eyes also focus on those grey squares on either side and the Ohio Star blends into the background.

    I agree with Monica, you should bring it the next time.

    Have a great day!!

  3. I love the charcoal, green and blue together.

  4. Great color combination! Another example of where I would not have thought these colors would work well together, only to be proven wrong! Lovely!

    1. Thank you! Yes, this is one of my favorite color combinations. :)

  5. Love the color combination! Great job at making what could have been a traditional design into a nice mod work with that great fabric.


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