Wednesday, January 2, 2013

An Oakshotty Finish!

Hello, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years? I'm showing my first finish for 2013, though that is cheating really as I had actually finished this little quilt last year, but only got around to taking the photo's today!!


This quilt was made using the gorgeous bundle of Ruby Red Oakshott's that Michael kindly sent. I enjoyed working with them so much I had to go and purchase some more.


It was quilted on my domestic sewing machine using a darning foot. I used corresponding thread colour and 'drew' (stitched) around each outline and then did a smaller repeat inside finishing off with a swirly centre.


The white background fabrics were quilted with a simple straight stitch, zig zagging across each panel.


I was in a little quandary as to which fabric to use for the binding...the orange with purple polka, or that gorgeous fat stripe.


I asked for opinions over on instagram and Pam Kitty Morning came up with the brilliant idea of using both! Great idea and thanks Pam, I love it.


The backing is a lovely raspberry red toile on a white background I've had sitting in my stash for a little while. I do love a good toile.


So that's it. I do hope to get more finishes done early this year, preferably before I begin any new projects!! How about you? Are you beginning something new, or finishing up a few first? xo


44 comments:

Adrianne said...

Holy crap, that quilt is gorgeous!!! I love the Oakshott Rubies fabrics anyway, but the way you have used them is stunning. I love the use of all the different background fabrics as well.

Janet said...

That sure is one gorgeous quilt and what a great use of the Oakshots! Well done on the quilting too, it looks fabulous. Love the toile and the two binding fabrics.
Happy New Year Cathy and I'm so looking forward to some oldies but goodies as well as a couple or more new projects.

Danielle said...

Wow, that's stunning Cathy!

Carin Wijnand said...

So sunny! Brings a new year full of energy!

Patchwork and Play said...

Another beauty Cathy! Looking forward to more of your lovely work in 2013!

Kathie said...

Happy New Year, love the quilt and wow those fabrics are just beautiful of course I just love that toile
beautiful, nothing better then ared and white toile!
Kathie

Kerry Wilkinson said...

This is beautiful, I've pinned it on Pinterest to my Inspiring Crafts board :)

Cardygirl said...

Just gorgeous Cathy!

Holli said...

Stunning quilt!! I love the background fabrics and those Oakshott flowers are perfect! Its all perfect - the binding, the backing, the quilting - love it!

Jackie said...

Love it!

Jill said...

The pieced background is stunning! Fabulous work.

LynCC said...

Love this! Fun, perky, comforting scrappiness for the background. . . Good stuff. :D

Stephanie said...

Another beauty. Your work is always meticulous and so eye-catching. Thanks for providing such a lovely place to visit. Happy New Year!!!

Annemarie said...

Beautiful quilt! A good start of the year 2013! Beautiful fabrics you have used. Your blog is very inspiring for me! Greetings, Annemarie

Dee said...

what a soft, simple, elegant quilt! another winner Cathy!

beautiful!

Sheila said...

Wow. That quilt is gorgeous! Stunningly colorful!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! Another one of your wonders. I love everything about this quilt--the flowers, the entertaining background, the quilting and the scrappy binding. Bravo!

Annie said...

Cathy, this is a most delightful quilt! It makes me yearn even more for lovely weather days.

Sharon T said...

Jaw Dropper!!!

bearpaw said...

wow, your quilts just keep getting better and better! That is one of the nicest quilts I have ever seen - I am in love with it!

Catskill Quilter said...

This is a GORGEOUS quilt! I can tell by the fact that 20 people have already commented on it, that it appeals to many of us. I love your choice of colors, and I really like the quilting that you selected!

O'Quilts said...

I really love it!

Venus de Hilo said...

Charming quilt, and I now have toile envy; it is such a lovely backing choice.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cathy and Happy New Year! Once again you have showed you talent with beautiful quilts! This is marvellous! I love the colours and the unique desing! Great choise for binding! x Teje
Ps. I'm in the middle of everything - no starts no finishes yet.

Stina Blomgren said...

Love this one!!!!!:0))))))

Amanda said...

Going to have to get my hands on some of those fabrics they are gorgeous. Great quilt.

Sara said...

Stunning!

Kimme said...

Just gorgeous Cathy!

Marit said...

That so pretty - love the soft and warm colors!
I am trying to finish up a few things this year, too. But I can't promise I won't start something new first....
; )

Emma said...

That is beautiful! Well done! I spy some Lakehouse fabrics on your pieced background, they look gorgeous.

Lisa said...

WOW! That's a beauty. I love the bright flowers with the light background, really striking. I love to use a scrappy binding too, just makes it interesting. I am trying to finish up a few "older" projects before I jump into anything new. But those new ideas keep poking at me! Haha. ox

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Totally love this one...

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You're just amazing! This is one gorgeous quilt!

Wendz said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!
You have my attention. Cathy, that is the most fabulous design. Your choice of fabrics, design, stitching and quilting are so perfect. Gosh, I'd love this on my wall!

Sue SA said...

gorgous colours and lovely quilting, your talents really shine through in this quilt.

AltoGirl said...

This is a breathtaking quilt. Love it!

pandchintz said...

Fabulous quilt, Cathy! Clever you - love it!

pandchintz said...

PS Love the new header!

Carla said...

As always, I love everything about your quilt! The binding is especially genius!!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!

Claudia said...

Beautiful quilt, Cathy! Oh, I love the Oakshots and am waiting for someone to send me some. LOL.

Happy New Year!
Claudia

Tatkis said...

Fantastic quilt, so beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Danielle said...

wow ! love this one too

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Beautiful Finish Cathy! those oakshots are so cozy and look fabulous on your quilt!