Ohio Star: Ohio State Fair


72″ x 48″

The first time I incorporated imagery from the Ohio State Fair into a photoquilt, I used an image that included people, rides, ticket booths, and more.  But for this photoquilt, I pared things back to just the essentials: one roller coaster track against the clear, blue sky.

The green-yellow-blue palette is not one I’m naturally drawn to, but the swirling, swooping structure really works well in the Ohio Star block.  Colorful metal beams merge and twist into increasingly complex kaleidoscopic shapes that commonly result from the Ohio Star pattern.