Friday, September 15, 2023

Quilt 241. Sorbet

  Sorbet began with a bundle of Oakshott shot cottons in sherbet colors (aptly named Sorbet) and artwork inspiration from my friend, Molly Lam of Tokodots. 

I'm not sure what I had originally intended for the background, but Michael Oakshott sent me some beautiful grape shot cotton that paired well with the ice cream colors.

The quilt went together quickly.

I pulled eight colors of perle cotton and began hand quilting.
And then...Idisaster. I spilled something on the quilt. I tried to remove the stain. Now I can't remember how that went. But for some reason I can't recall, I dried it in the dryer. It shrunk and was an absolute mess. I'm sure tears were involved.

I ordered a beautiful steel grey Oakshott and started all over.

The backing is a soft fabric from Sue Daley Designs that feels very much like Liberty of London. I love the one piece of print on the front that matches the backing.

It was a dream to hand quilt.

I never anticipated having to make this quilt twice, although the pattern is so easy that sometimes I dream of making it again on a larger scale. 

Name: Sorbet
Designed by: Cindy Wiens (based on artwork by Molly Lam)
Made by: Cindy Wiens
Hand quilted by: Cindy Wiens
Size: 40" x 40"
Completed: 2023


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Susan said... #

Oh, I'm sure there would have been tears involved! I'm so glad you went back and remade this lovely design! That little floral strip is perfectly placed and brings a smile to my face! And yes, you must make a bigger one, maybe in red, blue and white or a rainbow of colours!

Charlotte M. said... #

I love this! The grey background is perfect.I don't think I have ever had to remake a quilt, but I would cry if I did.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

Oh no, I am sure there would be tears if I was involved, too. The updated version that includes a bit of the print from the backing is really lovely, though, and I like how the plus signs nest from row to row.

FlourishingPalms said... #

It's lovely! I've never worked with Oakshott, and you're the only blogger I follow who seems to use it regularly. Love how you've been hand quilting it, with colored threads. Agree that a larger version would be effective too.