Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ohmigosh - I must be crazy

At our quilt show last year Vicki McCormick entered a quilt called Ohmigosh.  I was white gloving near her quilt and spent a good bit of time admiring it.  For some reason I decided I wanted to try to make the same pattern.  Vicki's was done scrappy and was just lovely.  I thought I'd try to do my version in a more controlled color palette.  I had been reading Joen Wolfrom's book on color and liked a color wheel she featured that had yellow, magenta and turquoise as the primary colors instead of the red, blue and yellow we're used to seeing. 

The quilt consists of 2 blocks which finish at 4.5":   A double nine-patch

and a shoo-fly block:

Most of it was strip piecing using 1" wide strips.  I used triangles on a roll for the half-square triangles.

After working on and off for over a year I finally got the blocks sewn together. 

Now I need to decide on the border.  The pattern calls for an inner border of about 1", a middle border of about 3/4" and an outer border of 4".  In keeping with the established color scheme I auditioned a blue and magenta border combination

a blue and yellow border

a magenta and blue border

and a magenta and yellow border.

I'm open to other suggestions!  I need to get this one finished and off the design wall!


Debbie said...

Very well done, Corky! How about no border?

Joyce said...

Magenta and blue..........I think

Vicki said...

it is looking good. love it.Vicki

Judy Heyward said...

What a wowzer, Corky! A great result for a LOT of hard work.