Columbus, Ohio Heart Explosion Quilt

Ohio State Map Quilt
I guess Columbus is finally growing on me – cause I made this quilt! I am planning to make a West Virginia one soon, so get tooooo uppity about it, Ohio! I love this tutorial for printing large scale images for applique.

Ohio State Map Quilt

The heart is more or less over the Columbus Metropolitan area. Luckily, the city has a big footprint so I have some wiggle room. The explosion lines are with copper colored metallic thread – so pretty in person! I used Sulky thread, which snapped twice in a row when I first started quilting it. I am out of metallic needles (which are specially suited for metallic thread) so was using a topstitch needle. I loosened the tension and hey presto – quilted the whole thing without a hitch! So, metallic threads bad reputation is very unfair. I do wish this was a slightly heavier thread as I adore the shininess of it – I want more!

Ohio State Map Quilt

I used a satin finish sheet for the back and the texture is delicious.

Ohio State Map Quilt

And the subtle pinstripe binding!

Ohio State Map QuiltAnd I just remembered it’s still Tuesday, so I’m linking up with Fabric Tuesday  at Quilt Story.

 

4 thoughts on “Columbus, Ohio Heart Explosion Quilt

  1. Tim

    So, just saw this image used in a post from Onlyinyourstate, its amazing! I have no talent at quilting and am wondering if you would have any interest in making another one of these for sale. If not i completely understand, but it is really beautiful!

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