Ohio Collection has been in my library for a while but I never thought I would actually make the quilt because of the Eagle pattern. It looked really difficult and I didn’t especially like it or think it looked quite right in this quilt. After reading on Karen’s blog Log Cabin Quilter that she and Lori from Humble Quilts were making this quilt I wrote Karen and she said they were going to change the eagle - duh! - Wonder why I never thought of doing this.
I have stitched most of the pieced blocks and am pretty happy with them except for the yellow fabric. It’s more yellow than it appears in the picture. I’m thinking more of a cheddar color fabric would have looked better. It could changed but I just can’t see myself making another one of those spiked circle blocks. I was really rather surprised I could make it the first time and don’t want to push my luck.
Four of the appliqué blocks stitched and now I need to decide what to do about that eagle block.
I started going through all of my books on antique quilts and discovered several with eagles.
Funny thing while looking through "The American Quilt" book I found two quilts with eagles that look like they were made from patterns from my EQ7.
This one is named Eagle, c1850-1875 from northeastern Ohio
This one is also called Eagles and is dated around 1926 made by Sarah Risser in Pennsylvania.
This block is prepped from a combination of patterns from EQ7 and I was surprised to see how much it looks like the eagles in the previous quilt.
I will have to find another use for it because it is just not what I want for this quilt.
I did find a picture of an Eagle in this book I really like and now I need to figure out a way to get it to the correct size .
Until next time!
Until next time!