Tuesday, August 4, 2020

OMIGOSH!

At the Jane Stickle retreat there is a quilter who loves to issue challenges, she actually finishes them too! Usually I'm not interested but one challenge she suggested last November was the Omigosh! quilt. 

Since this quilt was already on my to be made list, I decided to participate. Here is my small finished quilt. The double 9 patch block and the shoofly blocks finish at 4-1/2". She measures 46" by 51". The borders are my own design. I didn't want plain white borders.



Spiral quilting was the perfect design for this quilt with so many tiny pieces. 
Son 2 is an accountant and I had him figure the number of pieces in this quilt. The final figure is 4513. I am so glad I didn't make a full sized quilt! In an earlier post I had figured the number of pieces and came up with a different number, but hey, never argue with a accountant.

My spiral quilting isn't perfect, don't get out a compass!

The back is a pale blue & white pinstripe fabric.

And the fabric roll.

You can read more about my Omigosh! journey here.

Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek MakersClever Chameleon, Wednesday Wait LossNeedle & Thread Thursday, Let's Make Baby Quilts, Free Motion Mavericks

27 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

OmiGosh finished amazingly... I wish I could be as neat as you are doing a swirl design Gretchen... great job! The quilt piecing is little and looks perfect and I love the outer border you fashioned... glad your son counted the pieces!! lol
Have a wonderful day with this one finished ... now for a baby to enjoy it! lol Kathi

Katie said...

OMIGOSH! That is gorgeous. It looks like it was so much fun!

Gretchen Weaver said...

This was a fun challenge to make but I don't want to make a 2nd one. Those pieces are tiny!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm saving this quilt for a very special baby, perhaps a future great-grandchild. For now I enjoy looking and touching and thinking I really did this! Happy stitching!

Ray and Jeanne said...

This quilt really is Omigosh! It is adorable and your border is perfect for it as is the spiral quilting. This is definitely a winner. ~Jeanne

For the love of geese said...

Beautiful finish.

Miaismine said...

Lovely quilt! I'm glad you showed it rolled up as well as spread out - it looks beautiful!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love it and the border suits it perfectly

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Aw, it's just beautiful! Ha, I love to figure out the number of pieces on my quilts. Not sure I've topped that though! Wow!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Gretchen! Wow, that is a LOT of pieces whether it's the correct number or not. I love the look of a spiral . . . and no one is going to check it with a compass! That makes me giggle at the thought. Your border looks just perfect for this design! Thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

Denice Barker said...

Stunning!!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, my gosh! for sure. It's a beautiful quilt but one I would never be brave enough to tackle. Good for you finishing it up.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Omigosh is so beautiful, Gretchen! Congratulations on your finish!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's really nice. Congrats on the finish.

Sewmotion said...

Wow, so much work!! A beautiful finish, well done

AnnetteJ said...

What a wonderful job you made of this complex quilt. I have to say I love the look of your spiral and I'm taking the liberty of using this idea when I quilt Afternoon Delight. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and processes. I am an avid fan😁

Gretchen Weaver said...

I saw someone had spiral quilted their quilt years ago and loved the way it looked. Your Afternoon Delight will look lovely spiral quilted. Happy stitching!

Rebecca Grace said...

Oh my word, Gretchen -- those are 4 1/2" blocks?! This is so, so beautiful. The colors, the precision of the piecing, and the borders are perfect; can't imagine any other way now that I've seen yours. Congratulations!!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Baby quilt?!! With that many pieces?! Wow! Beautiful!!! Who's it going to?

Susan said...

Wow! 4.5" blocks? Great looking quilt!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

The colors are so striking together Gretchen. A very special quilt. You made the entire quilt! Hugs

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Gretchen, what an amazing quilt. I love it - the colours, the tiny pieces and that great border. Your FMQ is lovely - I know first hand how tricky those spirals can me :-) Thanks so much for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. Take care.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Magnificent! A true masterpiece. Love the speak quilting. You must be so proud! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm going to save this for a very future great grandchild, very future. By that time I'll be ready to downsize my quilt pile.

PaintedThread said...

So many little pieces. It's a beautiful quilt.

Danette said...

Such a wonderful quilt! The circular quilting is beautiful, also.

Raewyn said...

Hi Gretchen,I remembered you had made an omigosh quilt so came hunting as I knew I'd not taken a closer look and also not commented on it:-) I just love your version - mine is so scrappy that it's lovely to see one made in a more controlled way. I really like your border too and also how you have quilted it. Mine will be a bigger version (I think) but I can totally understand you stopping at this size!