Kathy’s Ohio Stars

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Last weekend I finished quilting Kathy’s Ohio Stars. Kathy hand-pieced these lovely blocks in the early 1980s. She quilted two rows, and then it was put away in her attic. Kathy writes a wonderful gardening blog, and saw my quilts here on my blog which is a mix of gardening and crafts. She asked if I’d finish the quilt for her.
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At the end of February I began work on hand-quilting this large quilt. It measures 84 x 96. Exactly a month later, I quilted the last 4 squares and sewed the binding on. I’ve also embroidered a label for the quilt which tells of Kathy and my parts in putting it together. I think it’s always good to have a label which can hint at the story behind the quilt.

The back of the quilt is a red. Red never shows up quite right on its own in photos, but it does make for a nice contrast to the neutral quilting.
It’s a lovely quilt and I’m sure Kathy will be glad to have it finally finished, 30 years later!
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If you have a quilt that needs to be finished with hand quilting, I’m happy to continue to do this type of work. You can contact me through my About page.

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5 Responses to Kathy’s Ohio Stars

  1. wombatquilts says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. So much work. The hand quilting is amazing.

  2. Esther F. says:

    Very sophisticated! Well done!!!

  3. Nancy says:

    Wow! You either quilt very, very quickly or you spent a lot of time on the quilt. I love to see dark back on hand-quilted quilts. They show off the quilting so well. Gorgeous work!

  4. Kathy says:

    Wow! Amazing finish. LOVE the quilting! Congrats.

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