I will say that there are not many points in this quilt. . . most of the points at the edges of the blocks are . . . well. . . hmmm. . . nonexistent is a good word lol. It's my first attempt at double pinwheels and I decided there is a lot going on with the fabric in this quilt. It's not really going to matter. And I don't think the recipient will notice. . . unless she reads this post. LOL I'll do a comprehensive write up when I finish quilting it. I need to finish my next top before I start quilting so it might be a bit before that happens. Here it is!
|Just LOVE how these materials play together!|
|Chopped the top off this one, it was windy, I was snapping away furiously!|
|Close up of top half|
|And bottom half|
Any suggestions for how to quilt this top are very welcome! This top has not spoken to me at all. Not one peep. Didn't even mumble a word about thread color! Although I'm thinking maybe a variegated pink. . . or maybe just white what about yellow. . . I have never done quilting with white before. . . can you believe that?? I love the look. Maybe this shall be the first. And maybe this baby will talk to me from the design wall as I work on these:
|Sorry about the shadow, literally trying to snap pictures before they blew away!!|
|Thought maybe the colors would show better at and angle. I don't think there is a good way to get the yumminess of these Oakshotts in a picture!|
Almost forgot! I got my Oakshott Cotton at Contemporary Cloth. I have looked everywhere (US) for Oakshotts. Contemporary Cloth definitely has the BEST selection. They have fat eighth bundles, fat quarter bundles AND yardage! AND the customer service cannot be beat! I ordered and had an email issue (my email bounced theirs). When I emailed them the response was pretty much immediate. All was good. BUT, not long after Sondra (owner) herself emailed me, apologized (even though there really was nothing for her to apologize about) and thanked me for my patience. Seriously, I'm sure she has other things going on, this was not a big deal but she took the time out of her day to send me an email. I think that is pretty extraordinary! I have had experiences with many online fabric shops. Some good/great service, some reallly really bad. I'm rating Contemporary Cloth in the EXCELLENT category :) And no, I am receiving nothing for this, I just think it is important to rave about getting good service. And seriously, you are not going to find a bigger selection of Oakshotts from a state side online shop, I've searched high and low :)
I'm off to make more triangles! In the mean time, I am linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday, Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get WHOOP WHOOP!, and Lindsey over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy Friday. If you are here from there, welcome! If you have any thoughts on quilting the first top or how to proceed with the triangles, please share your ideas! If you haven't been to these linky parties, check them all out for a HUGE dose of inspiration and join the fun!! :)
Until next time, keep on quilting!