Monday, 29 April 2013

Oakshott and low volume plus quilt top

I managed to get some photos of my Oakshott and low volume plus quilt top this weekend.  

Oakshott and low volume quilt top complete

Actually, for a change, my sister was the photographer, and I was the quilt holding assistant.  A typical Wellington windy day meant I was holding on for dear life and my sister was trying not to get smacked in the face by the end of the quilt!

If you are interested in making something similar, you can find the measurements I used to make these blocks here, together with the similar but slightly different measurements used by Rachel, whose quilt inspired mine.

Oakshott and low volume quilt top

I'm really happy with how this quilt has turned out so far.  I don't think the background looks too busy any more, and I love how vibrant the Oakshott fabrics look against all the low volume fabrics.  The variation in the low volume fabrics is great too - it's a bit like a grown-up eye spy quilt!

Oakshott and low volume quilt trying to escape

Now, I just need to find a backing and work out how to quilt it. Any suggestions for the quilting design? This one has me kind of stumped!

Linking up with:

Plum and June Better Off Thread Fresh Poppy Design

31 comments:

Silvana said...

It's absolutely divine!
:)
Silvana

Jessica said...

It's gorgeous!! I love the idea of using those low volume prints with the bright solids. Well done :) For quilting, I would do wonky diagonal lines across the whole quilt, to give it another element of design - a contrast to all the symmetry! But that's just me :)

Jess said...

It looks great! If it were me, I'd leave the oakshotts unquilted, and do a geometric FMQ design across the LV. I think jess's idea would look great too though!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Fabulous quilt!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would do a straight line quilting in some way either up and down rows or something - something not to detract from the design.
love the colors.

Anna said...

Loooove! That is a fabulous quilt :) it's so fun seeing projects with the low volume charms from the swap. I get excited every time I see a new one! I can't wait til mine is done!

Anne said...

That is SO SO SO stunning!! Love it. :D I'd echo quilt and do straight line in the background. Well, actually I'd just do straight lines, but would wish I'd taken the time to echo quilt and do straight line in the background. ;)

Kirsten said...

Such a gorgeous quilt - just love the Oakshotts with the low volume background prints! Thanks so much for linking up this week.

Annabella said...

It's beautiful and you've managed to capture the beauty of the Oakshott fabrics - they really shine and the LV fabrics are perfect as a muted backdrop.

Jo Jo said...

This is a beautiful quilt!

Mareenchen said...

Beautiful! What more can I say? ;)

Patchwork and Play said...

Beautiful indeed! I would quilt in a grid design staying in the area of the low volume fabrics. Good luck with deciding!

Christine said...

It is beautiful. I love the background. I will be very interested in how you quilt it. I have a plus quilt top for my son (I think I just have 3 or 4 more rows to sew on) and I am not sure how to quilt it either. I will probably do an all over quilting design -maybe bubbles? But I am not sure.

Camilla said...

Another lovely looking quilt top Adrianne! For the quilting you could do square spirals in the low volume squares formed between the crosses and then two vertical lines each way , width and length along the crosses?

Carla said...

This is absolutely perfect. Not too busy at all! Love it.

Janine said...

This is looking even more fabulous now the top is finished! I don't have any quilting suggestions but I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide :)

Sewing Mom said...

It looks great and I can't wait to see it quilted!

Gill said...

Fabulous - I love it!

Erica said...

It just keeps getting better :) If it were me I think I would just do some simple crosshatching. But that's pretty much what I always do when I can't figure out what to do!

Anna said...

It is gorgeous! I love how it has turned out.

Mamma Nene said...

Really interesting work!
Visiting you from Sew Cute tuesday...
MammaNene

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sewpaintit.blogspot.com.au said...

wow, I love it! I love the background in the almost white shades.

Deborah said...

brilliant!

Renee said...

I love this quilt! It is gorgeous. These photos are really nice, they show how vibrant the solids and how diverse the low volume fabrics are!

RobotMomSews said...

Love it! I've been wanting to do one of these for a while, but I TOO hate cutting anything that isn't a 1/2 mark or a whole...anything else on the ruler freaks me out! Thanks for sharing your process and easier cuts!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

I am loving this. I love that low tone with solids at the moment. I really like the oakshott - I never tried it before and I think that I am going to have too :-).

Nat at Made in Home said...

I am also making one like that when I receive my low volume FQs from the swap I entered!

Karen said...

I love bright rainbow-ey quilts, and your low volume looks great! Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it :o)

Adrianne said...

Thanks! Nice to "meet" you!

Adrianne said...

Thanks! I am a serious Oakshott convert - they look great, and better still, they are lovely to work with.

Adrianne said...

Thanks so much!