Scrappy Ohio Stars Quilt Part 2

Take that scraps!  You still require a large black trash bag, but at least some of you are gone.  No seriously, this quilt didn’t put a dent in my scrap stash.  It did however use almost all of Kona White up.   More on scraps and my fabric stash later.

If you have been thinking of making an Ohio Star block, you should.  I may make this with another background and a full line of fabric.

Midnight finish on the blocks
Midnight finish on the blocks

Rachael and I were able to swap blocks this weekend.  It’s interesting to see how well her scraps blend in with mine.  She loves polka dots.  “Everything in my stash is polka dots,” Rachael noted.

scrappy ohio star quilt blocks1]

While it was a gorgeous weekend outside and we were able to play outside as a family, we were still home quite a bit.  I was able to get a layout together of the blocks and get everything ready to sew this weekend at our retreat.

scrappy ohio stars

In my excitement over these blocks, I couldn’t wait until this weekend’s retreat to sew them together.  I turned on Netflix (currently watching Nurse Jackie) and got the top pieced.

scrappy ohio stars quilt top

Thanks to everyone that commented on my Instagram post about the backing selection.  Number two was my favorite until we decided who this quilt was going to.  Rob and I are giving it to a friend that has wanted a quilt.  He’s a single guy so a flowery vintage sheet probably isn’t the best choice for him.  I put the sheet back for another project and grabbed a soft gray sheet I had to use as the backing.

vintage sheet backing options

Not sure if I will quilt this before the retreat or not.  I should say no and focus on packing, but something tells me I won’t wait.  Do you have any suggestions on how to quilt it?

Scrappy Ohio Stars Blocks

Linking up with OH Scrap!

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