Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Spring 2014: Swooning with Oakshotts

If you are here from Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome!
If you have been here before, you might be aware that I really love sewing with solids. And I'm also a huge fan of shot cottons, particularly those from Oakshott in the UK.

Every other year, I make a king-sized quilt that is donated and auctioned off with proceeds going entirely to Third World relief efforts. Swooning with Oakshotts (with a name change to Amish Stars for the auction) was my donation this year. You can read more about it here.
Have you ever made a Swoon block? Although by now I have made over 25 of them, I'm always surprised at how large it is--24 inches!

This picture gives you more of an idea of how large the finished quilt turned out to be:
It took a really large wall to get a decent picture!

It's just so very hard to photograph the absolutely gorgeous Oakshott fabrics, but trust me--they are stunning. 
It's hard to choose a favorite block but it might be this one:
I also couldn't resist turning it into a "watercolor" with the waterlogue app on my iPhone:
Name: Swooning with Oakshotts
Pattern: "Swoon" by Camille Roskelley
Size: 116" x 116"
Fabric: Oakshott shot cottons and Robert Kaufman organic black
Blogger's Quilt Festival Category: Large Quilts

Thanks for stopping by! There are so many wonderful quilts to see--enjoy the rest of the show.

22 comments:

  1. That is just so beautiful! I'd love to see it in person, I bet those oakshotts shimmer beautifully!

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  2. Oh my! Stunning! And I love the triangle borders.

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  3. I've never made a Swoon block but i love your quilt. I'm a fan of the Oakshot cottons too, but i've heard that they fray a lot. Any trouble with that?

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  4. This quilt is so gorgeous because of the fabrics you used and those awesome blocks! It was fun to watch the auction on IG as it happened through your eyes.

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  5. Love love love love love love love. But then, I've told you that before. :-)

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  6. I have seen lots of Swoons, and I look closely at them all mainly because I live the pattern. I haven't made one because it is so large. I must say, though, this is one of my favorites. The solids are wonderful.

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  7. I love seeing your gorgeous quilt again, Cindy.

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  8. lovely! thanks for showing us again!

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  9. Stunning! I love seeing this again. I hope the new owners love it : )

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  10. Wow!! That is such a beautiful quilt. The colours look as though they are glowing, The size is impressive too!!

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  11. Fabulous quilt Cindy, delighted to get the chance to see it again!

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  12. Gosh that's a beast! It's so nice seeing a swoon quilt without a white background, it looks totally different.

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  13. WOW! - that is fantastic. I've heard a lot about Oakshot cottons but never tried them before, yours looks absolutely beautiful.

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  14. I tell you what...this one NEVER gets old!!

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  15. Swoon indeed! You did the name of the quilt and the Oakshotts so much justice! It‘s gorgeous in any way!

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  16. Seriously beautiful! What a masterpiece!!

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  17. Wonderful and for such a good cause! A Swoon quilt is still on my "To Do" list, inching up everytime I see another beautfiul interpretation of it.

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  18. So beautiful. I don't believe I'll ever make a quilt that size.

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