29 August 2014

GO! Ohio Star quilt finish

Welcome to my stop on the AccuQuilt GO! BlockOnBoard blog hop!

For my project I chose the GO! Ohio Star die and set to work designing a quilt using my EQ7 quilt program.  I decided to put that Ohio Star on point and then added a simple nine patch to be used as an alternate block.

Once my Mixed Bag Houndstooth in Sprouts by Moda arrived, it was just a matter of choosing from my Kona cotton fat quarters to coordinate with this backing fabric.


It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, perfect for quickly cutting out all the necessary pieces using my AccuQuilt GO! cutter and my new BOB die.


The great thing about BOB dies - all the pieces needed for your block can be cut using a single die.



Fan fold your fabric strips.  Place them on the die and cover with the cutting mat.


Then crank the die through the cutter for cuts made from one side of the die..... 


Or cut from each side of the die at once.


Your perfect pieces will all be cut out and ready to piece in no time!


Here are my alternate blocks - nine patches - up on my design wall.  These nine patch blocks and the GO! Ohio Star blocks are a 12" finished size.


 And the Ohio Star pieces as they were being stitched up.


By Monday I was ready for basting.


I wanted to emphasize this on point design, so on Tuesday I quilted along the diagonal seams using Magnifico from Superior Threads, in Aruba and Electric Green.  By Tuesday night, this project was quilted, trimmed and bound!  This is project #11 in my quilt label countdown from 100.



And from the back....
    the Mixed Bag Houndstooth in Sprout with an offset strip of Kona Silver.





Quilt finished at 51" x 51" and is now listed along with the other Quilts for Sale in my Etsy shop!
The Ohio Stars in Solids pdf pattern is available for instant download in my pattern store here.


This was one of my fastest finishes ever!

I love working with BOB!  BOB is Fast, Easy and sew much FUN!  I have had the hots for BOB since I first laid eyes on this Ohio Star block design way back in May.


This pattern is a free download from AccuQuilt for a limited time.
Click here to see all of the AccuQuilt patterns!



Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF! hosted this week with Melissa at Ms. Midge.










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28 comments:

Gayle Fahrion said...

I'm really starting to like this BOB character. I love that pin photo. It is such a good teaser.

A Quilter's Mission said...

Lorna, you have made yet another wonderful quilt! You are getting faster and faster all the time. Pretty soon you will have them done before you even start them. I like everything about this quilt.

Kris said...

Super finish! That looks so great and I love the colors you chose.

Patricia said...

Love the Ohio Star quilt. Will need to save for the Go

Patricia C

Vicki in MN said...

You are an energizer bunny!! Love how it turned out :-)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Lorna and that is one of my favorite dies too!!

Carla said...

It's lovely Lorna! The bold colours are perfect for this pattern

Dena_LivinH20Quilter said...

Nice! I love how you used the black fabric.

kim said...

Nice one!! I love the little bit of black in the corners. It makes it look like the corners are rounded.
Clever :)
Now I'm off to look at your other die cut patterns. I have a Go cutter too :)

Fran said...

Love your design!

Georgi said...

Gorgeous quilt, Lorna!! Love the color combination in this one ~ and I think I'm going to have to put that Go cutter on my Santa list. :)

Vera said...

Lovely finish Lorna! The cutting looks so easy, quick and precise. Too bad you live too far away otherwise I would drop by to chat with your Bob, lol.

Lara B. said...

Lorna this is so great! I think the on point setting added extra flair and I love the black added to the other Kona colors! Your quilting is just the right touch too!

beaquilter said...

love the quilt! great job on it!

Janeen van Niekerk said...

Love your quilt! Really eye catching.
Wish I had one of those handy gadgets.....

M-R Charbonneau said...

Thanks for introducing me to BOB, Lorna! Beautiful finish, my dear! Great colours and I love that backing!

Doris Rice said...

Very nice quilt! I love BOB and I'm going to have to get me one!

WhoMom said...

Beautiful colors and turned into such a lovely quilt. Love seeing how easy it is to cut out the project with the BOB/GO. You are a very talented lady.

Shauna said...

I love the colors, great job. And the bear is super cute too, it really brightens up the shots.

Jasmine said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I love how the blocks are on point and how you arranged the colors. I also love fast finishes!

dq said...

This is my favorite finish in the whole linky party! It is beautiful!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Looks gorgeus, Lorna! Those bright colours with black are Super and the pattern is great! x Teje

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful!

Michele said...

It is a really fabulous finish and even better that it went so fast.

Jo Ferguson said...

This is gorgeous. I love your design but those colours take it to the next....next...next level.

Glinda ♥ said...

Fast and fabby! Love love love the black accents and binding ... delightful :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt as always! I love how the black you added just made all of the other colors pop.

Amy said...

It is just lovely. I sew love the solids that you used. Beautiful!!