Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Oakshott Autumn Quilt

Another new quilt I've made this month is the Oakshott Autumn quilt.  Made with one Autumn Fat 8th pack plus yardage, this quilt finishes as 60" square.  When I get sent a pack of fabrics like the autumn pack, my overwhelming need is to put them into rainbow order.


And I wanted to design a quilt that captures the fall of leaves falling in autumn.  After going round in round in circles with more complicated designs, it occurred to me that a checkerboard postage stamp quilt would show these colours beautifully.  


The quilt is quicker to put together than you'd think because it's strip pieced but nevertheless you do need to keep quite a close eye on which fabric goes where - it's easy to lose track...I bound with the same Oakshott colourshott sand as I used for the background because I wanted the binding to fade into the background of the quilt rather than framing it too strongly. 


And finally I quilted a diagonal cross hatch in the coloured squares using a cream Aurifil 50wt.  Sometimes I think I ought to branch out in my quilting but, each time I try, it looks rubbish and I like the simplicity and uniformity of a cross hatch or straight line quilt.  


This will be available as a free pattern kit from Oakshott when you buy the autumn fat 8th pack and I'd love to see it if you make it!

16 comments:

  1. Another, lush and simple design
    You are a master at these Lynne - and it opens up the world for all quilters
    Well done

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  2. This is just beautiful! I love it when a simple pattern looks so like so much more than it is.

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  3. love it - I too stick with simple machine quilting when I do it - I like it and it is what I do well - if I try free motion it just doesn't look good

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  4. Love the simplicity with these beautiful Oakshotts!

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  5. I love the colour order in this

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  6. The word that comes to mind is dazzling! Wow!

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  7. So simple yet stunning! Great quilt.

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  8. I love this quilt and have a similar love of a quilted grid!

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  9. Stunning job!!! I love Oakshott Cottons.

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