I really like Oakshott cotton and hoard all the little bits left over from other projects.
At the weekend, I sorted these by size.
There were some oddly shaped triangles, no bigger than 2 inches on the longest side, trimmed from my Leaves quilt, and just for fun I started sewing them together into random squares without trimming them.
I sewed the squares into strips, again without trimming, and curve-pieced the resulting uneven strips together. That was followed with some curved sashing in yarn-dyed essex linen, and a bit of echo machine quilting in red Aurifil for the Oakshott. Then I used Gutermann hand-quilting thread to sew rustic crosses in the sashing - I wanted something vaguely medieval to contrast with and complement the sumptuousness of the shot cotton.
It is approximately 12 by 14 inches, so only a small thing.
Wow Catherine! You are on a roll, this is beautiful, love the little crosses too. This could be the first of a series? Aren't those Oakshotts wondrous.ReplyDelete
You are just too clever :-) Really lovely.ReplyDelete
That's wonderful, I like that! Clever girl :-)ReplyDelete
Wow oh wow oh wow, Catherine!! Simply stunning. You were truly inspired!ReplyDelete
Love this! Playing around with fabrics and thread, to see what happens naturally and producing something unique in the process is what art quilts are all about.ReplyDelete
Small but very lovely.ReplyDelete
Wow!, that is lovely!ReplyDelete
It looks beautiful, I love the way you combine the Oakshotts with the linen.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Small, bat packs a punch!ReplyDelete
It looks so interesting and cool.ReplyDelete
such a clever use of scraps!ReplyDelete
Small is beautiful! That is a great way to have used those little scraps :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely love this mini, Catherine! It's so unique! It's amazing what can be produced while playing around with tiny scraps of fabric. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Hi!!! I really love this!!!!! Looks so fun!!!!! Love the idea of making without knowing where you are going!!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow Catherine! I'm in love with this quilt. You had made those little scraps shine.ReplyDelete
you really are an artist xReplyDelete