Saturday, 10 March 2012

Free piecing with Oakshott

In the bee I am in called "Free Bee' where last month I made that power station coling tower block (still wondering what I was thinking really), Krista Spotted Stone asked for us to make a fan of wedges using Sherri Lynn Woods' awesomeness in design in her tutorial which can be found here. My current favourite Oakshott colours are the rich inky pinks and purples which I mixed with some greys and a couple of pops of yellow. 
Free Bee March for Krista by Lynne @ Lilys Quilts
I say a couple, a couple is two and I used three, so I guess I meant a threeple. I'm not sure I'm done with this yet. It's as big as Krista asked for but I don't think I can stop - it's very soothing doing this piecing so I think I might add a few more strips on before I send it off to her. She asked us not to trim the edges and that is killing me - I feel like I'm walking round with a badly cut fringe....a few hours later...this thing keeps on growing.  I need to stop now before it takes over the whole sewing room...

Oakshott free piecing

22 comments:

  1. It must be so difficult for a traditional quilter to try not to do things, like trimming and not cutting to exact measurements.

    Those colours are heavenly.

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  2. those oakshotts are so lovely for improv piecing - something about the subtle colours I think. I made a wonky improv quilt with them last year, and it was so much fun

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  3. Love it, I’m working on the ‘wave’ and not cutting the edges feels like I’m wearing my t-shirt inside out!

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  4. Is that 'unhappy with a twinge of excited'!? Looks brill though x

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  5. That's so cool! I love the purples.

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  6. That would be hard to do....but I bet it will give her more consistency in the blocks when she goes to put them all together.

    The colors are beautiful...but what else would they be?

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  7. This is gorgeous - very inspiring. I would want to keep going round till I had a circle!

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  8. it's that old eye for colour again, the yellow is brilliant with purple. So don't gasp in horror at my purple jumper and yellow track suit bottoms next time you see me.

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  9. Oh dammmit Lynne, I've just done exactly the same thing you did on my blog a few weeks back! That very dirty looking chef is my son Felix, who was still logged on to the computer when I commented!

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  10. Woo hoo! The colors you chose are glorious. It's awesome Lynne! It's totally cool to make it bigger-- and I love those oakshotts! Can't wait to play around with mine when I get home. Thank you!!!

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  11. It's gorgeous. Very cool. I love how improv piecing frees us up to do things we wouldn't normally try. However, not trimming the ends would drive me bananas, too.

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  12. I really like the "fringe." I'm sure it will turn into something spectacular. Oh, and I drank the koolaid and my Oakshott order is on its way!

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  13. Oh dear, another addiction waiting to happen...looks great. I can't wait to start mine.

    P.S. I love that smoke stack thingy and no one is paying me to say that.

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  14. Looking good. I'd like Oakshott a whole lot more if they let you buy by the fQ or do your own F8th or FQ bundle rather than have to stick with their selections.

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  15. Love those little yellow pieces. And you're doing something which I wouldn't dare to even start (too difficult). Can't wait how your work will go on.

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  16. I love the little peeps of yellow and I can see why you're getting carried away with them! Wonky fringe or not, they look fabulous!

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  17. This is so gorgeous! I remember reading Sherri Lynn's posts awhile back. I really like your palette of colors.

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  18. The colours are gorgeous. Love the piecing pattern! =D

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  19. This looks like loads of fun, and love the colours you're using :o)

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  21. Hi! That looks so fantastic! The beginning is like my wonky circles for the 'Parasols' mini quilt but I didn't think that I could change the way and continue. I'm sure it's difficult to stop - would make a great long wall quilt, too!
    x Teje

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  22. Lots and lots of my fav colours - I wish it was coming my way

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