Friday, 30 August 2013

Oakshott and Low Volume Plusses Quilt

This quilt has been quite a while in the making (the quilt top was finished way back in April), but it's finally finished.

Low Volume Crosses Quilt 

In photos this quilt looks bright and cheerful.  In person, it's still colourful, but it has such a soft gentle vibe that I really love.  I had initially thought about binding it with an intense colourful stripe, but in the end I went with a white on cream spot which makes for a very subtle binding and maintains the soft look that I really loved.

Low Volume Crosses Quilt 

Because this quilt is pretty big at 80" square, and I knew I wanted the background quilted densely, I had it long-arm quilted by Sue Burnett.  I think my request for different free-motion fillers quilted randomly in the background a la Angela Walters was a bit of a challenge for her because it's not her usual style of quilting, but she did splendidly.  Sue used three different designs on this quilt - these are ovals of different sizes.

Low Volume Crosses Quilt 

Swirly swirls.

Low Volume Crosses Quilt 

And my favourite on this quilt, back and forth lines in alternating directions.

Low Volume Crosses Quilt 

The back is a selection of four different low volume fabrics.  I like a nice quilt back!

Low Volume Crosses Quilt

I'm really happy with this quilt.  I didn't make it with anyone in mind, so I guess I'm keeping it!  Can you have too many quilts?

Quilt Stats
Finished Size: Approximately 80" square
Fabric: Oakshotts Sunrise bundle plus many many low volume designer fabrics 
Backing: Faux Bois in White from the Les Amis collection, Sea Birds in Poppy from the Bella collection by Lotta Jansdotter, Hiho Silver Pearl Bracelets and Hatchlings in Natural from the Locally Grown line by Creative Thursday
Binding: White on cream spot from Spotlight
Pieced by: me
Quilted by: Sue Burnett.

Linking up with finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts.

This quilt is the fourth of my third quarter goals that I've finished - yay!  I'll be linking up with Leanne at she can quilt at the end of September as part of the 2013 Finish Along.

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46 comments:

Jessica said...

You definitely can't have too many quilts ;) It's so pretty!! I love the contrast of the plus signs vs. the low volume. Great job!!

Kristy said...

It's a lovely quilt. My Sister has been asking for a plus-quilt for quite some time; although much more muted colors. Thanks for passing along the block layout too.

Kirsten said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt Adrianne! I love how vibrant the shot cottons look with the LV background, and the quilting is beautiful.

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Wonderful finish....this is and will always be one of my favorite quilts :-)

snips said...

Love it, love it, love it! You can never have to many quilts!
But if you feel you do actually have to many, i'll gladly take this one off your hands ;)

sarahquilts.com said...

I really like it! A lot. A really lot.

Susan Owenby said...

Good call on the binding, it is perfect! Very nice long arm work as well. :)

Salsy said...

FAB!

Julie said...

Such a beautiful quilt - I think this is another one to add to my "make one day list". I definitely need to get some oakshott and start building my low volume stash. Have a great weekend.

Amira Ameruddin said...

turns out so beautiful Adrianne! Love the low volume pieces

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

It looks amazing Adrianne. Oakshotts work so beautifully with LV. Beautiful finish :o)

ChristaQuilts said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt!

Rachel said...

Hooray for a finish! It looks stunning, love the quilting!!

DeborahGun said...

such a stunning quilt - I really love it :-)

Cille said...

What a great quilt... The low volume background really works with the oakshots. My kids would say its uber-nice :)

Little Island Quilting said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

Kay said...

I am in love with this, and I especially like your choice of fabrics.

Patchwork and Play said...

Beautiful....just beautiful! And no, you cannot have too many quilts!!!

Catherine said...

That's really beautiful! I love the contrast between the bright colours and gentle background. Your pic of it in front of the rhododendron is lovely too!

Deb said...

I just love this Adrianne.

Teresa said...

It is lovely. Sure, keep it for you. Such a beautiful work, yours and Sue, the quilter. It is wonderful the mix of bright and low volume fabrics.

Jillian said...

How do you do it Adrianne? So many beautiful quilts! I love the way the bold pieces pop amongst the more subtle white-patterned pieces. Nice work.

Sarah Elliott said...

I love the back & forth lines too. It's beautiful!

Amy Given Sewist said...

This is so gorgeous! I can't wait to get some oakshott myself, but the opportunity has yet to present itself.

Carla said...

Way to go! You did one too! This is going to look so fabulous on a bed or wherever. Great finish and fabulous quilting too. I haven't made mine any bigger but I will ; )
Carla

Janet M. said...

This is beautiful and those plus signs POP! Great finish!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is so pretty... I love the oakshott against the low volume fabrics. Just perfect!

Flying Blind... said...

You can never have too many quilts, especially if they are as beautiful as this!

Angela Walters said...

Such a beautiful quilt, and I think that Sue did a fantastic job on the quilting!!

Cari said...

This is just gorgeous! I think your binding choice was a good one, since the plusses really stand out without any distraction.

Kelsey said...

Wow I really love this finish! It's even better that you get to keep this one yourself! I love how you chose the light neutral binding. It works really well with the overall look!

Anne said...

Oh man, this turned out amazing!!! I love it so very much. :D I'm glad you did the low volume binding, it really works well.
loveeeeeeeeee.

Leanne said...

The quilt and the quilting are beautiful!

Erica said...

I have decided that I am not going to feel bad about how many quilts I have. I figure, it's better than having too many of lots of other things. Plus I could now have a small army visit me and I wouldn't have to worry about them being cold :) The quilt is really lovely and it makes me really, really want to try Oakshotts. They have a lot of pop.

MsMidge said...

Beautiful! Never too many quilts - as I am discovering :)

Heather A said...

This is one my most favourite quilts ever! I'll bet you're glad to be keeping it for yourself to enjoy!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh, this is just so beautiful, I love it!

Julie said...

I just love the way this quilt turned out!!

Amanda said...

This looks great! I love the contrast of the brights and the low-volumes.

Kelly Young said...

This is a really beautiful quilt Adrianne! It's so neat that the background blends together and seems white, but isn't.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Molli Sparkles said...

Bravo, my dear! Yes, I understand what you mean about it being bright and calming at the same time. Even though your solid fabrics are truly saturated, they're not flashy. Keeps a nice balance to the non-saturation of the background. Excellent work!

jeifner said...

Oh it is pretty! I like that the binding is quiet. Good looking from far away and close up.

Janine said...

This is beautiful! A gorgeous finish :)

Jan Manley said...

I really really love this quilt. Great job.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Rachel said...

I think this is one of my favorite quilts on the blogosphere lately. So vibrant and soft at the same time.

jodydeschenes said...

absolutely gorgeous - the oakshotts ARE such fabulous colors and with the lo-vol background - perfect!