Sunday, May 6, 2012

Oakshott quilt progress

The top! It's done!

oakshott triangles- progress

I started this back in mid-March. At first I had a good amount of the blocks very carefully arranged on my sewing room wall. Then over the last few weeks they started to fall. For awhile I tried to put them back where they belonged, but that process was never-ending. I gave up and proceeded to roll over the fallen blocks with my sewing chair until I could will myself to at least stack them up in a safe place. So when I finally started sewing them together, I ended up doing it fairly randomly, just trying to balance out the colors as best I could.

oakshott triangles- progress

It measures 52" x 56". My original plan was a 14 x 14 square configuration of 196 blocks. But when I realized the design would be assymetrical, I cut out a column and used only 182 of them. Confession of a lazy quilter-- although I should have trimmed those 182 blocks to perfect 4.5" squares, I left them alone! I didn't even trim the little dog ears that come off the triangle points! Yet just about every corner lines up, the quilt top is fairly square as far as I can tell, and the seams aren't bulky. Oh, and I kept my sanity. Laziness wins!

oakshott triangles- progress

As I've mentioned before, the Oakshotts were a dream to use. The colors are so rich and beautiful, and the fabric is pretty stable (important when sewing triangles). While I loved these fabrics from the Autumn bundle, I'm itching to play around with some of the other colors soon. I may end up ordering the Sunrise bundle or some individual blues, greens, reds, purples, and pinks. I also really want to try their neutrals. Hmmm. Maybe I should just save for the ColourBox?

27 comments:

Jodi said...

This is sooo very pretty! And it looks like you painted the wall to match - perfect!

quilt happy said...

beautiful

O'Quilts said...

You did a wonderful job on this. It makes my heart sing:)

mle said...

This is just stunning in its simplicity! What a cozy quilt this will be for Autumn!

Jenny said...

well by your standard Krista, im a very lazy quilter, because I often let those little things slip! so glad it worked out for you!
do you like oakshots better than Kaffe? i love working with shot cottons. and i love your neutrals used in the background...i need to do another neutral quilt

Dan R said...

I have a confession. I never, ever, trim dog ears.

The quilt top is gorgeous.

carrie (believemagic) said...

This is so pretty. Love the variety of neutrals.

Jessica said...

Super dooper incredible gorgeous. Why have I never sewn with a single ever loving shot cotton? It's blasphemous. Hey girl, when are you gonna have that baby? Getting close right?

anniemac said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!

Leanne said...

Well, I love my colour box. Your quilt is looking wonderful, I love the solids with the text and other neutrals.

Kadybug said...

It looks amazing! I love all the little grid and writing prints interspersed between the oakshot cotton solids.

randi--i have to say said...

This is lovely!

Lynne said...

Oh, how I love this! I swear, whenever I see your bright orange wall pop up on my blog reader, I know it's going to be something spectacular.

Beautiful work! Love those neutrals.

Donna said...

I love this! What a great way to mix solids and prints.

MariQuilts said...

Looks fabulous.

pincushionpoints said...

Beautiful! I love that you didn't drive yourself crazy making it and it came out great!

elsy said...

my oh my......something to aspire to ...maybe...someday....brilliant, i love it

Heidi said...

absolutely gorgeous. I love the combination of your background fabrics with the shot cottons

Carolyn S. said...

Wow, I saw this one flickr and now here, I love it! Very, very nice.

Heidi Staples said...

I absolutely love this! The text prints in the background are fantastic!

Krista Withers said...

I see a color box in your future. Because I think you are running low on fabric right?

Alisa said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and the background fabrics!

Dianne said...

This quilt is luminous Krista! If you don't tell about your shortcuts I won't ;0)
And I think you should go for the colour box. If you don't use the fabrics you can hang the whole thing on the wall as Art. It is too scrumptious for words!!

CitricSugar said...

Just gorgeous. I love what you've done with them. My fabric budget is already over what it should be but I will definitely try conserving some funds to get my hands on some of this stuff. I vote for Colourbox. Let me live vicariously. :-)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Wow, no kidding? The oakshot is stable-- that's Good to know! I love how this quilt sings, love the solids with the text and almost texts!

**nicke... said...

well, look at that! i love it krista! beautiful work!

Melissa said...

I love all the text prints in the background! I'm curious about these Oakshots. They look beautiful in your quilt.