Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ohio Star

my goal for my hiatus from school {my 6 week christmas break} was to finish this "Ohio Star" quilt i've been chippin' away at. I FINISHED! G's preschool teacher last year showed me this pattern and i thought to myself, "i sure need an ohio star quilt before i leave ohio!" apparently most states have a quilt pattern unique to their state. my quilting friend, wanda, told me that she has a different quilt for her bed for each season. i love this idea and decided to make this one red and white for the christmas through valentine's season. i couldn't resist throw pillows and shams to match. i'm also in love with the polka dots on the back {moda dottie} and my cute striped binding {hobby lobby special}.
here is the tutorial for the flower pillow, courtesy of my talented friend {who showed me the quilting ropes} Allison.
these lovelies i created from an old sheet with my ruffler foot

10 comments:

Allison said...

LOVE IT! I started the same pattern with red stars...but the blocks are smaller and have been in a to-finish bin for three months! I love the pillows...they make the bed.

Randee Mecham said...

Once again you amaze. Seriously this is so cute! Love your headboard too!

Anne said...

Wow I love the idea of quilts for seasons. This one is beautiful Lara! I love the chocolate wall that makes your headboard pop (and your beautiful engagement picture, still one of my favorites ever!) Hope you guys are staying warm and having fun, we miss you guys!

Tracy said...

stunning. stunning. stunning!

Brandon and Casey Borer said...

Laua, this is amazing! You are so talented!!!

Shey said...

So beautiful! I love the quilt with the pillows they look great together! A girl in my ward taught me how to make that big red flower pillow!(but I've yet to make one) It's SO cute!

Tami Allred said...

WOW that is so beautiful. I happy to see you're quite creative.

Cheryl said...

That turned out great! Beautiful. After reading this I looked up what the Utah quilt is, but it's a bit beyond my skill level.

Question: Do you do the quilting/top stitching yourself or take it somewhere? I want to make a quilt for our bed too, but it's going to be like $150 to get the stitching done.

Francis said...

Hey Lara! I can hardly believe your Ohio days are almost over. I love the quilt! I'm a sucker for red & white (they were even my wedding colors). Do you happen to have a pattern for it? Or know where I can buy a pattern? I'd love to make one for someone special that just moved to Ohio! Thanks!
Natalie

email: nataliemfrancis@gmail.com

syrell salmon said...

i want these pillows!!