Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hint - Ta Da!

Hint

Let me introduce you to my latest quilt, Hint. She is about 40" square. She was made using a half metre package of Scandinavia shot cottons from Oakshott Fabrics. She was quilted with straightish lines with random spacings from 1/8" to about 1".

HInt

I designed Hint for Oakshotts to show off these stunning fabrics. One of the two threads used to weave the fabrics is a beautiful snowy white and the other is colour (except for the one with two of white threads) and this creates light colours with a great deal of depth. The coloured thread is not really a pastel, so the light fabrics shine with a lot more colour than you would expect.

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Another thing about the Scandinavia line is that they have a nice weight. They seem to me to be lighter weight than a regular quilting cotton but not so light that they are difficult to use for quilting. They wash up beautifully too - all these photos are after the quilt wash washed and dried.

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This design is currently available as a kit from Oakshotts here but watch for more about it later this month on the Shotthrough Blog. My goal in making the pattern was to use just a single 1/2 metre pack of the fabrics - there is enough fabric to make the front, back and scrappy binding.

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The focus on using the 1/2 metre pack did require me to use different coloured borders, which is not my go to approach. But, now I have to say that I love them on this quilt, and it would be fun to change out the outside border to one of the colours as well or add a skinny border between the two in your favourite of the colours.

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The back is classic and really shows off the beauty of the fabrics. And I used a scrappy binding to bring out all the hints of colour from the centre of the motif, which hints at circles, and hence the name.

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The pattern also contains the math to make a large 84" square bed size quilt too. I have set out the actual fabric requirements, but also 2 one metre packs would give you enough of all the fabrics for top, back and binding and a bit left over of some for further play.

Pinwheels Booth at QuiltCon 2015

I am at QuiltCon, and thus the silence here on the blog - I've put a little on instagram if you cannot wait. You can see that Hint is here too, on display at the beautiful Pinwheels booth. I will have more for you tomorrow and over the week, it has been a great and overwhelming experience.

Best,

Leanne

28 comments:

  1. Hint is a beautiful quilt. Really, I just find it to be stunning.

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  2. Beautiful. I could look at her all day...

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  3. Oakshott makes so nice fabrics. I love the coloes and the feeling of them. A very nice quilt!
    Greetings, Rike

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  4. As always, just gorgeous! I have yet to use any Oakshott fabrics! I need to get with it! Love the softness to this piece!

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  5. Hint is lovely! Glad you are having a great time! Jxo

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  6. Hint is absolutely gorgeous! Gotta love Oakshotts (that is my quilt hanging next to Hint in the Pinwheels booth!!). And congratulations on Breathe! SO deserving!!

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  7. Hint is fabulous. Luv the soft shimmer!

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  8. I like the subtle hints of colour in this quilt. I'm glad you are having a great time.

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  9. This is so beautiful - like mother of pearl. Congratulations on your success at Quiltcon!

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  10. Another pretty, looking forward to your Quiltcon report.

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  11. Beautiful. As is your winning quilt at Quiltcon. Congratulations.

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  12. oh my goodness, leanne! the texture! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. it's funny - I am SO drawn to the color in these fabrics when it's very not "me". you've clearly created something very special :)

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  13. What a beautiful quilt, I think the simple design really lets the textures and colours of the fabric sing. Hope you had a great time at QuiltCon (not jealous at all!!!)

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  14. Congratulations on your win at QuiltCon. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  15. Beautiful quilt! The link to the kit led to an error page, at least for me.

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  16. Congrats on a beautiful quilt! I didn't get to see it at the booth :( Oh well. I saw one of your other quilts hanging in the show. It was great to meet you!

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  17. Looks great and so does the booth!

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  18. Beautiful quilt! It makes me want to rub my hands over it to feel the quilting!

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  19. Beautiful quilt! It makes me want to rub my hands over it to feel the quilting!

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  20. Lovely to see Hint in person and to share booth space! ;-)

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  21. Even though you said the size in the post, it wasn't until I saw it in the booth that I realised how little it was! The colours somehow say Scandinavian winter to me (ie colour buried in snow!), but I suppose that was the general idea lol

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  22. Really beautiful! So calm and peaceful

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  23. Gorgeous. I tried the link fir the kit but it's broken. Is there a pattern to purchase?

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  24. Where can you buy your patterns. I would especially like this one. Thank you.

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