Oh My Gosh...Omigosh...Quilt

April 13, 2012

Oh my gosh...is right.  Lots-O-quilting going on here.  The girls have been teasing me that I am like a vampire.  I am always down in the studio.  I never go out in the sunlight.  And I stay up all night.  They affectionately call me Edward (Twilight).  LOL!!  With all this quilting and such going on, it has left little time for piecing.  I do really well for a while.  Taking 10 minutes here and there to piece, but I have totally been slacking there.  I need to get back to it because it is so therapeutic.  I keep hoping to jump in on Another Year of Schnibbles.  Each month I pick out my charms or start one, but that is as far as I get.
I have little Schnibbles Work In Progress piles!!  Looks like Carrie Nelson is coming out with a bunch of new Schnibbles and full size quilt patterns.  How exciting!!  She gave a few peeks on her blog.  Actually, one of the quilts looks very very familiar.  :-)

Speaking of oh my gosh... Omigosh...

 This is JoAnne's gorgeous version!!!  The pattern is Omigosh by Sue Garman.  There is a whole LOT-O-PIECING in this quilt!!
JoAnne has a great blog, The Patriotic Quilter, but for those of you not familiar, I'll give you a little background info.  JoAnne and her husband live in Hawaii.  Her husband is in the military.  They will be moving back to the Continental US this year.  I was discussing quilting options with Scott and telling him about JoAnne.  He said, "maybe you could quilt a pineapple on the quilt some how."  I loved the idea of making this an extra special "Hawaiian" quilt.  A little homage to JoAnne's time in Hawaii.  It was all Scott's genius idea.
 Scott even made me a pineapple template!!
The curved ruler is a Fine Line Quilter's Ruler by Accents in Designs.  LOVE that ruler!!!
I love how it turned out!!!  Feathers...pineapples...swirls...what's not to love??  :-)

JoAnne's piecing was even phenomenal on the backing!  
She matched the print up perfectly!!
I think the backing has a very tropical Hawaiian theme too.
Specifics...I used Dream Wool batting.  Threads were Isacord and Glide.
Here is a before pic from when I posted about meeting JoAnne in person here.
Here you can see just how small the pieces are in this quilt...hence Omigosh!!  That is a dime!!
Whew!!  That is a lot of photos!!  I had to make up for being a slacker blogger lately.  :-)  Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

36 comments:

  1. It is a gorgeous quilt and you really worked your magic on it!!

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  2. OMG is right. That's a dime!!! Yikes! Love the pineapple in the corners.

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  3. Wow, Linda! your quilting only enhances that beautiful and laborious piecing. I have the Omigosh pattern but have yet to dive in to that one. The pineapples are the perfect touch, love how you put them in the corners. Now, go out and get some sun!

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  4. OMG , that is amazing , such small pieces and your quilting is superb , love the pineapple , perfect addition!!

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  5. The pineapple design is such a great personal touch and I'm bet you'll be using it again! Could be your new signature on some of the quilts you do and even hid it in some quilts.
    Swirls and feathers look fabulous and I guess your glad she didn't ask for SID! :)

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  6. Love the pineapple design in the corners and the rest of the quilting is beautiful, Linda.

    I remember falling in love with the Omigosh quilt pattern 7 years ago.

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  7. Wow that quilt is just fantastic, and the quilting is amazing! That pineapple is genius!

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  8. OMG is right! What a beautiful quilt and you just put the icing on the cake!

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  9. Wow! I am familiar with Joann's blog but I did not see her working on this amazing quilt! amazingly small pieces... amazing colors... amazing piecing and on top of that your amazing quilting and a pineapple on top! Or is that a cherry on top... but I almost think that a pineapple should be worked in to all of your quilts/your personal ones... after all it's in your name.
    That is super fun that they are coming back to the main land!
    I missed Carries post... gotta go look...

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  10. Ok I am back! That was a big treat... I don't think you mentioned that you had done some special quilting over there?!!!

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  11. That is a beautiful quilt and yes, it sure looks like a lot of piecing. I see why it's called 'Ohmygosh'! I love the idea of the pineapple and it's such a nice touch in the corners. Really spectacular.

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  12. Holy Cow! What an awesome post about my quilt. I was going to email last night when I saw that you quilted for Carrie! That is OMG! I didn't know that your husband came up with the pineapple idea. I love it so much! Tell him "Mahalo Nui Loa" for me. (Thank you very much.) I wish everyone could see the quilting in person--it is so gorgeous.

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  13. Awesome! This is really nice. I love the swirls, the feathers and that little tiny white border is too cute. Very awesome job. Those Pineapples in the corners are really neat. Absolutely stunning!

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  14. Really gorgeous quilts and lots of piecing.

    Debbie

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  15. Oh my gosh! ...is RIGHT! So many tiny pieces... wow!

    As usual, your quilting is stunning... definitely adds to the quilt, rather than compete with it or take away from it. Congratulations!

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  16. Flipping heck, it's marvellous!!! Wow! I love the pattern, the piecing and your fabulous quilting!!

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  17. Looks wonderful....job well done girl!!

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  18. Wowee! those are some little blocks but it sure did make a stunning quilt. great pineapple!

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  19. Oh WoW. JoAnne's quilt is so beautiful. Her piecing is great. I love what you did with the quilting. Especially the pineapple. Just fabulous. Hope you get to work on your Schnibbles. Hugs,

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  20. Oh my gosh is right!!! What an amazing quilt.....absolutely beautiful :-) JoAnne did an amazing job and so did you :-)

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  21. Can't help myself - OH MY
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    Beautiful piecing and quilting!!!!

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  22. Beautiful quilt! Absolutely stunning quilting. Love the feathers and love the pineapple in the corner. Fantastic!

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  23. Gorgeous quilt and gorgeous quilting. Scott is a GD Genius! What a guy. And your execution is so amazing! Glad to see you. Been missing you!

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  24. Love it! Great job to both of you! The pineapple in the corner is so cute - and beautifully quilted!

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  25. Good job! color combination could be much better

    gifts to pakistan

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  26. OH MY GOSH is right! That quilt is just stunning, and the pineapples quilted in are brilliant! Beautiful!!

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  27. WOW!!! I have that pattern to use on scraps. It is VERY intimidating.
    You did a fabulous job.

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  28. You and Scott make a fantastic team, Linda! JoAnne will be giddy when she sees her quilt transformed so incredibly!
    Cheers!

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  29. As usual, gorgeous quilting for a very special quilt.

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  30. OMG! What a gorgeous quilt! I know she will love it with your beautiful quilting!
    I have piles of projects waiting to be started. I haven't sewn in two weeks!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  31. You are not a slacker! You're just so dang busy. What an outstanding quilt and a beautiful quilting job - again. I love seeing what you are up to, and now I want this quilt pattern!

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  32. That is an increible quilt!!!!

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  33. OMIGOSH! is right!!! What a beautiful quilt (I'm a sucker for lots of tiny pieces) and a lovely job of quilting it too. Well done, both of you!

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  34. Hi Linda - I have just awarded you the Leiblster award. I do hope you accept it...I think your work is fantastic! You and visit my blog to see what its about.

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  35. I love that Omigosh quilt. I have that pattern and keep thinking I'm going to start it, but I look at it, drool a bit and put it back in the drawer. Your Schnibbles piles are just great...Love the Halloween house!

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