Friday, June 27, 2014

Finish It Friday: Liberty Lake

 
Several months ago, I received a bundle of the Lakes collection from Oakshott fabrics. Oakshott describes the fabric in this way: "A collection with a luminous blue warp set off by 16 different, shimmering colourways woven into the weft." Just like all of their fabrics, these are stunning.

I gazed at them for quite awhile, and then when I ordered some scrap packs of Liberty prints, I knew they needed to be in the same quilt.

With 4" blocks, this is a fairly small quilt, 24" x 28". I ended up cutting 1" strips of the Liberty prints, and inserting a little square of Oakshott, then randomly cutting squares of Oakshott and inserting the little strip. Improv, but still controlled. With a couple of blocks, I made the cut at an angle. And didn't like it at all. But that's just me...living within a nice square box.

Then I handquilted the whole thing with a combination of 12 wt Aurifil and number 8 perle cotton. And took some pictures at Huntington Lake.

I hadn't stitched the binding down at this point, and you can barely see the lake in the background

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF. Have a lovely weekend.





29 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I love the Liberty prints inset with the gorgeous solids. And the stitching really makes everything pop.

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  2. What a wonderful quilt, and hand quilted too!!!!

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  3. Hi! I like also nice square box. This quilt is beautiful, colours are gorgeus and the pattern is great! Those little squares in the stripes are perfect. x Teje

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  4. I love how the handquilting really complements this quilt brilliantly.

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  5. Love it! Really pretty colors and fabrics!

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  6. Yummy purple! It's beautiful, Cindy!

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  7. What a lovely quilt. I love that photo of it next to the blue door. The colours work so well together. I love the chunky hand quilting too - it gives quite a different finish.

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  8. It's beautiful. Great photos too.

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  9. Oh my!!! A wonderful little quilt!! Swooning a bit over those oakshotts!!!

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  10. How was your retreat anyway? It looks like a beautiful spot. Lovely quilt again ; )

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  11. Such deep, beautiful blues! I love it!!!

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  12. Just beautiful! Shared on my fb page!

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  13. These fabrics are so gorgeous. What a great little quilt! :)

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  14. I like the boxes and blue is a fav color!

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  15. Beautiful quilt, love the handstitching! I've had a pastel bundle of oakshotts for a year now and still not used them. I want to pair them with Liberty fabrics but can't decide what to do!!

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  16. Fab combo :o) I'm working with the ruby bundle this weekend, making a ruby anniversary pressie for my parents

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  17. This is so beautiful Cindy! I hope you will be hanging it somewhere so everyone can admire the pretty fabrics and your gorgeous hand quilting!

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  18. wow! Those blues are wonderful! ANd then to add bits of Liberty! This is one yummy quilt! I agree with Lucy...it needs to hang where others can enjoy it :)

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  19. This is such a beautiful quilt! I'd really like to see it in person. I have a small bundle of Oakshott, purchased after you blogged about your other Oakshott quilt, and now don't have an idea of what to do with it. You've made something especially pretty, and that you hand-quilted it makes it even more wonderful. You do good work, Cindy!

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  20. Love the colors in the Oakshott collection. Brilliant idea to combine the shot cottons with the Liberty fabrics. Your hand quilting is a perfect touch. Gorgeous quilt Cindy!

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  21. This is a fabulous little quilt Cindy. Can you believe I still haven't even seen Oakshott let alone tried it. It's awfully tempting though when I see such great projects like this. Nice outdoor photos too.

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  22. Just beautiful Cindy! Also saw your quilt that is in Modern Patchwork over on Anne's blog - you have beautiful designs.

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  23. Love this quilt, it is just beautiful, simple yet so graphic.
    Kathie

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