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.


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Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said... #

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

Pieces of Cotton said... #

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

Andee said... #

It is beautiful!

liz said... #

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?

Terri said... #

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.

CitricSugar said... #

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

Unknown said... #

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.

Carla said... #

I love seeing your gorgeous quilt again, Cindy.

Brenda said... #

lovely! thanks for showing us again!

Carla said... #

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

Rachaeldaisy said... #

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

Celtic Thistle said... #

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

pennydog said... #

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

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said... #

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

Katy Cameron said... #

This is rather beautiful :o)

Vicki said... #

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

dutchcomfort said... #

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

Jade said... #

Seriously beautiful! What a masterpiece!!

Vivian said... #

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.

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Simply wonderful!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

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

Little Island Quilting said... #

A complete stunner