I'd like to consider it done but a narrow border might be better.
|Ohio Star and Log Cabin farmhouse quilt top|
A few miles north of Jamestown is Columbia State Historic Park, a gold rush town integrated into a living town. The proprietors and docents dress in period clothing to share a vision of life: mining, blacksmithing, cooking. There are two hotels and several restaurants. We watched blacksmithing, families riding the stagecoach...
|Stagecoach rides at Columbia State Historic Park|
and took a turn in the one lane bowling alley.
|Single lane bowling alley, Columbia State Historic Park|
Why did this house look familiar to me?* In 1940, the McConnell's bought and restored James Wilson's 1876 home, living here till their deaths. They petitioned the legislature to create a state park commemorating gold rush life - partly to keep the hotel across the street from turning into a brothel.
*It was Gary Cooper's home in the movie High Noon. Although I shouldn't be, I am constantly surprised to find so many classic movie locations around California.
Enjoy the day, Ann
The blue and white together are charming!
Just a lovely pairing of those two blocks in the blues and whites ; I agree about a small border... hugs, Julierose
Your quilt came together just beautifully!! and what fun - to tour around CA!!
the quilt is so good. I just love these two patterns together with the sparkle of white with blue patterns on some strips. LOVE the town...wish I could tour it too. LeeAnna
Stunning quilt! I'll have to put that park on my list if I ever take another road trip up to No Cal. Thanks for sharing.
Your Ohio Star/Log Cabin top is gorgeous, classic! Nice piecing!
And touring Jamestown and Columbia State Park with historical reenactment looks like it was fun.
It's now on my list.
This turned out so pretty and so visually satisfying. I bet your friend is going to be thrilled.
I love that quilt!! Great choice with the white and the blue, so classic.
What a great idea to pair the Ohio star blocks with the log cabin blocks. Those log cabin help the contrast between the lights and darks. I know you won't just put a plain one fabric border on this so I can't wait to see what you do to add to the fabulousness of this top!
The stars + cabins are a great combination. I've seen split Ohio Stars that are just two fabrics . . . scrappy blocks are much more interesting, but as your blocks show, "scrappy" doesn't mean "unplanned"!
Lovely quilt top - border or not. And the scenes from you latest town visit are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.
A wonderful quilt, loving all the blue & whites together!
Where are you from? I love Columbia!! Such a wonderful and fun place to visit to get a feel of life in a different century!!! Glad you got to see it! (I'm in Healdsburg, ca, and we've gone there a few times for vacation.)
oops! Forgot to tell you that your quilt looks fabulous!!! Such a stunning setting!! Hugs, H
Ann, I love this blue and white quilt, the combination of the two blocks has created a stunning pattern.
Mixing two or three blocks makes such unique quilts I wonder why we don't do it more. Thanks for confirming my decision about the border.
Thanks, Alycia. California state parks are beautiful and well worth multiple trips. I'm glad we finally got to these.
Blue and white always combine well and are usually peaceful. You have so many places to visit in Colorado. That's where I first got interested in geology.
California has such wonderful state parks. I hope you can visit this one some time.
I was very impressed with the quality and friendliness of the re-enactors. We had as much fun as they did.
Thanks, Robin. Blue and white quilts always make such comforting results. One of my favorite combinations and I rarely make them. I think SIL will be quite pleased.
Thanks, Judy. I agree that blue and white make a classic.
Good point, Patty. The log cabin carries the contrast much better than the Ohio Star. Isn't it amazing what great results come from a two block quilt. I should do this more often. Sorry to disappoint you but I'm adding a plain border this time. Nothing else seems to work with the style.
I've never seen split Ohio Stars before. The ones you describe would make a wonderful scrap quilt. I'll have to try it sometime. You're right; these were definitely planned out because I needed to get the light/dark of the Stars working properly. The first few were messy but it got better as I went along.
Thanks, Julie. We enjoy visiting historic sites and California's state parks are always beautiful.
Blue and white are always a great combination, aren't they?
I can't believe we waited so long to see it. Beautiful country and such a wonderfully arranged site. California should be proud of all their parks.
Blue and white is always a favorite of mine. I need to make some for myself. They remind me of old china, always calming and peaceful.
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