2018 Quilt #1 progress 2 weeks later

As promised I have an update on my first quilt of 2018. Two weeks ago I mentioned that I was thinking about changing a few aspects of the pattern. It’s my quilt, so I give myself permission to do so.

The pattern is “Midnight at the Oasis” by Jen Kingwell.

My quilt will be “Almost Midnight at the Oasis”. I think it is fitting because I’ve decided to change a few things.

Here’s photo of my design wall with lots of units sewn together.

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The next two weeks will  entail finishing the hand sewing in round #2. I did position the baskets facing in instead of out.

I did sew all the churn dash blocks and sew all the courthouse steps blocks together.  I cut the separating purple strips too.

I did decide to change the checkerboard to a floating row of colorful blocks alternating with the background fabric. I will sew these on row by row instead of sewing the three strips together and then attaching that row.

I think the quilt will go together quickly after the applique section is complete.

Then the decision of how to quilt it.

My latest Doodle of the month project showed 4 different thread colors (pink, purple, blue and dark green) on a table runner. I liked the dark green best.  I like my quilting to show, not hide.

I’m thinking about lime green and a bright purple for this one.  It’s a busy quilt, so it’s important to quilt it and give the eye places to rest.

Well, wish me luck! I’ll share my progress in two weeks.

 

Linda

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About inspiredlayerslinda

I am an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoy the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collection. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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3 Responses to 2018 Quilt #1 progress 2 weeks later

  1. Kim Halloran says:

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to see it all done 🙂

  2. Lisa Huckins says:

    so much detail, Linda. I love it.

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