Monday, 3 November 2014

Fragment

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.







18 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. You are just too clever :-) Really lovely.

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  3. That's wonderful, I like that! Clever girl :-)
    xx

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  4. Wow oh wow oh wow, Catherine!! Simply stunning. You were truly inspired!

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  5. 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.

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  6. It looks beautiful, I love the way you combine the Oakshotts with the linen.

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  7. Gorgeous! Small, bat packs a punch!

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  8. Small is beautiful! That is a great way to have used those little scraps :)

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  9. 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!

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  10. Hi!!! I really love this!!!!! Looks so fun!!!!! Love the idea of making without knowing where you are going!!!!!

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  11. Wow Catherine! I'm in love with this quilt. You had made those little scraps shine.

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