Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Memories Quilt in Aruba ~ Oakshott Fabrics

Part 1 - Work in Progress.
Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

It has been a busy few days spent pressing and cutting fabric, trimming units, and mostly sewing. I totally underestimated how many hours would need to go into making this quilt top, and I have had some late nights for it is during those quiet small hours that I am most productive. 

Aruba Colourshott Bundle - Oakshott Fabrics

For this quilt top I have used a Fat Quarter Bundle of Oakshott Colourshott fabric. This particular bundle is the Aruba collection - a rainbow of 12 vibrant hues. The cotton weave is shot - with a warp and weft of different tones - which creates a beautiful luminous and iridescent hue - difficult to capture in the photographs of this quilt top but more easily seen in the fabric bundle pictured above.

Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

The pattern is based on a traditional quilt block which as suggested by my trusty quilt block bible ~ 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Maloneis known as Memories. I love this simple star block and enjoy looking for the secondary patterns that are created by joining the blocks together without sashing.

Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

QUILT STATS
Quilt top measures 60 inches x 60 inches.
All fabrics used are Colourshott Cottons by Oakshott Fabrics:
A FQ Bundle of Colourshott - Aruba
and the background fabric is Colourshott in White Sand.
25 traditional patchwork blocks.
A total of 1225 patchwork pieces.
Pattern available in my Etsy Store and Pattern store.

Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I am keen to get get started on the quilting and see how the quilting adds to the quilt but first ... basting.

Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

More soon,
Rita
Memories Quilt in Aruba - Oakshott Colourshott | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

RELEVANT LINKS:
Memories Quilt - The Finished Quilt - Pattern also available.
Oakshott Fabrics - Colourshott Bundles
More RPQ ~ Oakshott Colourshott Projects:
Oakshott Scandinavia Half Square Triangle Quilt
Oakshott Kaleidoscope Quilt
Oakshott Bear Paw Pillow and Pattern
Be Squared Quilt & Quilt Pattern

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15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I am very interested to know how you end up quilting it!

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  2. 1225 pieces! It looks fantastic.

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  3. Absolutely lovely. And my curiosity is totally piqued about the backing and binding choices...

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  4. Beautiful crisp piecing and a wonderful graphic quilt. The colours really sing!

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  6. Your quilt is stunning! Wow! I wish I was more confident with flying geese. I Love your quilts!! Thank you for all of your ideas. Sometimes I just stare at the designs thinking, I'd like to make one like that!!

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  7. This is such a beauty Rita! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad to hear there will be a pattern and kit available :)
    Amanda

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  8. You always inspire me with your beautiful work! I look forward to your posts and love your style. I've sewn up several quilts this year after seeing your examples. Beautiful work!~Susan

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  9. WHOA! This is striking. Rita, I love it.
    This is lovely fabric too.

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  10. Just stunning!!! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  11. This is just beautiful. You're so right--it is so difficult to capture the gorgeousness of this fabric in a photograph. I told myself I would use up my scraps and all the fat eighths of Oakshott before I purchase more. Sigh. Now I might have to go order this kit. You are an enabler--of the very best kind. :)

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  12. Did you add that kind of orangey-butterscotch color from your stash? It is perfect in that one block.

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