Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On a mission

The MCC quilt auction is Saturday. I don't have a quilt ready for charity auction this year, but, unlike any other year, all the blocks are done for the 2014 quilt! Way ahead of schedule. Mark has been gently encouraging me to finished a little bit sooner than I usually do. Anyway...

Here are the blocks (and anyone who has worked with Oakshott cottons knows that it is really hard to get a photograph that adequately shows how absolutely gorgeous these fabrics are).
 And then I realized didn't take a picture of one of my favorites--and this photo really does NOT do it justice. The color is much more accurate in the photo below that has all the blocks.
 So far it is 96 x 96 inches. Next up. I'm going to put a one-inch sashing between each block because there is no way I'm going to try to match up all those star points they need a little "breathing" room. What comes next is still on the drawing board. And I think it needs a different name. On Instagram I have been calling it "Swooning with Oakshotts." Any other ideas?
Linking up with Lee this week.


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sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said... #

W-o-w! I've never held oakshotts in my own hand but I can just imagine how beautiful they are after browsing through all of your blocks (!)

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Love, just love! It looks so pretty in the photos - can only imagine how lovely it is in person!

Kirsten said... #

This looks stunning in the Shot cottons with the black background!

Kate said... #

Oh my! That is stunning!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said... #

Oh wow indeed! That must look amazing in person!

Anna said... #

Love it! The fabrics are really effective against the black! I have just finished my Swoon blocks, they are so much fun to make!

Sue C said... #

This is beyond WOW. It is simply stunning.

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Beautiful! Thinking 'The Swoon Jewels', but that may be the cold meds talking xxx

Renee said... #

That is gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors on black(?)!

Susan said... #

It's beautiful!!!! So beautiful I am stumped to think of a name that matches its beauty!

Quiltgal said... #

Absolutely gorgeous.

Krysta said... #

I second (and third!) everyone's comments...this is VERY striking! Lovely work :)

Sara said... #

I think some Oakshotts would be lovely sitting in my stash;) Such a fabulous quilt!!

mtnquiltr said... #

Just gorgeous! The fabric and colour choices suit the Swoon perfectly!

Mary Jo Hutchinson said... #

Beautiful, especially with the black background! It makes me want to try my own swoon!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... #

love them all!!!

Deborah said... #


halfstitched said... #

All I can say is WOW!

Needled Mom said... #

That is gorgeous. I have not used the fabrics before, but they look wonderful.

Cathy said... #

simply stunning!

Anonymous said... #

These have an Amish feel to them. swoonamish>>swamish>>>Oak Shot Swamish

Alisa said... #

It's a gorgeous quilt (top)!

Heather D. said... #

Wow, stunning! There's an MCC sale a few hours north of us here, once a year, and we've never gone. I think I would like it - the sights, the goods, and the food of course!!

Rebecca Maples said... #

This is such a beautiful quilt!! I can only imagine how amazing it feels with all those Oakshotts!!

Ruth said... #

That is just beautiful -I'd smile everytime I'd look at it!

kat129 said... #

This is my favorite swoon to date! I love it! Excited to see the finished quilt.

ChonaHomegrown said... #

Nice. I have been thinking about a solid sampler a lot lately. Beautiful. Lucky girl to have those gorgeous fabrics!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said... #

This is truly beautiful! Love your idea of a small sashing... I need to remember that.

Carla said... #

Drop dead gorgeous! This is wonderful ; )

Heidi Staples said... #

This quilt looks incredible!!

Katy Cameron said... #

Bursting with Oakshott? I'm bursting with excitement to see it done anyway :oD

Pieces of Cotton said... #

Really beautiful! I've never even seen Oakshot in person, but I know I love it already. That is going to be one fabulous quilt.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said... #

I think I know what to do with my Oakshott swap blocks now. Beautiful!

"Swoon Shotts" this a play on the word Oakshott and a shot of something strong to drink. I think it is a fitting way to describe the fluidity of the fabric too.


Lisa said... #

That is pretty awesome! Call it "Swotts"

Natalie said... #

Oh my goodness, these are *amazing*!!

trish said... #

Wow! That dark background is dynamic! :o)

Cheryl in Friendsville said... #

That is one beautiful quilt!!! I really suck at naming quilts, so I got nothin' ;-)

Anonymous said... #

Fantastic! Wow. Really!!

Cindy said... #

Oh your blocks are absolutely gorgeous.

Carla said... #

Just stunning, Cindy! I'd say you have your quilting mojo back!! I've got the pattern and you are tempting me to get it out again.

OPQuilt said... #

While I know you want to pay homage to Oakshott in the name, after seeing all the wonderful blocks in your post, and knowing how you give so freely of your time to make this quilt, all I could think about was the presence of God's glories in your life, how richly he blesses you and me and everyone who is able to stitch and quilt and create, leaving a little of themselves in every quilt. Something along those lines, I think, would be a truer name for what a wonderful quilt this is. You are amazing.


Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

It's fabulous!

Marit said... #

Just gorgeous!!! I am sure those Oakshotts glow even more in real life. Enjoy working on this beauty...

Tina in Boston said... #

Gorgeous! I love the Oakshotts!

Sarah said... #

Wow! How about Swooning Shotts? I haven't seen these fabrics in person but I get the idea of how much more fabulous they look in reality. Is the black an Oakshott too? This quilt is like a glittering jewel. Oh, you could name it Starburst Jewels or Jewel Swoon.

CitricSugar said... #

I don't have any name suggestions (surprisingly) but I have to say that I don't think there could be a more appropriate quilt for the MCC auction. It has such a traditional Amish feel to it with the black and the bright solids - that coupled with the nice hand to the Oakshott fabrics.. Perfect. It's just beautiful, Cindy. Just simply gorgeous.

Heather A said... #

I am SO impressed! These are fantastic! Both modern and vintage (thinking Amish) at the same time. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Cindy Sharp said... #

I would call it beautiful! Well done.

Mama Pea said... #

It's really awesome. I love it. I have been thinking SwoonSchott. But I don't know....