Friday, 13 November 2015

Liberty Oakshott Sixteen-patch: finished!



So here it is:  I felt I had to get the binding stitched for today after showing you WIP pics on Wednesday, so I spent a couple of hours this morning hand sewing when I should have been doing a whole lot of other things....



Anyway it was such a pleasure putting in every one of those little hand stitches; I was able to really enjoy the texture of the shot cotton binding and the sheen of the patches as I worked. Quite a sensuous quilt for such a simple design, and one I am growing to love more every day it is around.

Do you ever find you have an ambivalent relationship with your quilts, or some of them, while they are in progress?  Not being sure if I really like it is one of the reasons I sometimes get stuck and can't see a project through to the end all in one go.  Sometimes this happens early on and I have to abandon fabrics (to be recycled into a different quilt) or at a later stage block design or layout don't seem quite right - drastic measures then required...


Anyway I did have one or two moments of hesitation with this quilt, and the blocks lay around for some months, but as it progressed I felt more friendly towards it and now I am absolutely sure.  I love how blue it is (my comfort colour) but the hits of purple, pink and green are necessary too. So a happy ending to my week: how about you?

Linking today to Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts: Finish it up Friday.  Love the wonky star pincushions.


PS The finished quilt measures 64" x 72".  Quilted with a fine grey Aurifil, colour 2620.  Other relevant info in previous posts, I think.

7 comments:

  1. A 16 patch is in my to make list-I love the simplicity of it-and yet each one is so different too!

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  2. This is such a lovely finish--the colors you've chosen are so rich..love it hugs, Julierose

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  3. Wow! What a beautiful quilt! I love the combination of solids and prints.

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  4. This is such a beautiful quilt! Good old 16 patch with those gorgeous Liberties, what's not to love!

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  5. This is such a beautiful quilt! Good old 16 patch with those gorgeous Liberties, what's not to love!

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