Friday, March 27, 2015

Ohio Sampler

 I looked at several eagles in the Album Quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley and they were pretty primitive, not at all like the sampler eagle of Anita's. So, here's my version from Electric Quilt.
 Reading the book the eagle block is what drew the author in and made these so familiar to one another. Many had embroidery from the mouth to a banner. Mine is not appliqued and not sure it will be, but I'm ready to add it if I want to. I love making eagles and have made many. After making this one I wasn't sure it would go with the other sampler blocks I made.

After seeing them all together I don't think it looks too bad. I'm going to replace my drunkards path and add that to my orphan block quilt. I am not liking it at all.
Karen and Cathy are making the Ohio sampler too! See their work HERE and HERE.

Here's what was happening on Instagram this week!

                                                            Have a beautiful weekend.

18 comments:

  1. I love your eagle block, and that basket block....love them, love them! I have never heard of the Ohio Sampler Quilt. I am new to following your blog, I will have to back track reading your posts as I think I am missing something special...can't wait to see more. Maybe it'll inspire me to get back to sewing....Tammy

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  2. Love that eagle. I drew my own on my grapes quilt and after it was done it looked like a pregnant Osprey! I'll have to research patterns like yours!

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  3. Lori, I love the prim style of your eagle and think it fits in fine. Just use cheddar somewhere else in the quilt.

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  4. You might like your drunkard's path block better if you moved the two top squares to the bottom. It makes a kind of circle in a four-patch--a neater looking block.

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    1. I was trying to make mine similar to the one in the antique quilt. For some reason it just looks better in that quilt.

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  5. great Eagle for your sampler!!

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  6. Great eagle. He has a prim look that goes with the other blocks.

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  7. I love the eagle. I'm embarrassed to admit that I have never made one. 😥 One of these days I will.

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  8. You have to have an eagle in an Ohio Sampler quilt :0) He looks great with all of your other blocks!

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  9. Love your eagle choice! and really like all of the orphan blocks with it, even the drunkard's path. Maybe it's just too close to the eagle in this layout?

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  10. Your eagle is beautiful and he found his place in the middle of the quilt !

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  11. Love your eagle block! Fabulous!

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  12. Good, prim-looking eagle.
    Most of your blocks have a lighter background somewhere. Do you think the drunkard's Path bothers you because it doesn't follow that?

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  13. Love your version too, fun to see what you both are doing and the changes you make for the blocks.

    Debbie

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  14. Great Eagle! And I like your Drunkard's Path, especially the prim / drab tan and red. But...is there something odd about the rotation of the individual squares? Maybe that s what s wrong?

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  15. I love your primitive eagle, it makes a great focus block.

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  16. Love, love, love this Lori. I am a little bias being originally from Ohio. Would be fun to make and personalize a little. Must put that into my "thought book". I wanted to stop in and say I finished your Old Faithful QAL which was on my UFO stack for far too long. I love how it turned out...thanks!

    Greetings from Holland,
    Heidi

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  17. I think your Eagle block looks great Lori. Are you hand appliqueing all the blocks other than the pieced ones? I think I am going to start making some of these blocks - with Karens help!

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