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.





31 comments:

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Maryse said... #

The colors are stunning!

Cathy said... #

Just gorgeous!

Terri said... #

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

quiltmania said... #

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

Anonymous said... #

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

Iris said... #

I love how the handquilting really complements this quilt brilliantly.

Archie the wonder dog said... #

It's beautiful!

Andee said... #

Love it! Really pretty colors and fabrics!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Yummy purple! It's beautiful, Cindy!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said... #

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.

Vicki said... #

Gorgeous! Oakshot is amazing.

maria said... #

It's beautiful. Great photos too.

SarahZ said... #

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

Needled Mom said... #

Beautiful. I love the colors.

Carla said... #

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

charlotte said... #

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

Debbie said... #

Just beautiful! Shared on my fb page!

Anna said... #

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

Cathy O said... #

I like the boxes and blue is a fav color!

Cloud CouCou said... #

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!!

Pinkadot Quilts said... #

What a gorgeous quilt!

Katy Cameron said... #

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

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

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!

Mary said... #

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 :)

FlourishingPalms said... #

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!

Rene' said... #

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!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

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.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

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

antique quilter said... #

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

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