Sunday 18 May 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - ROYGBIV

Today I am delighted, thrilled, nay relived to be able to add my (first) entry into this Spring's Blogger's Quilt Festival - Amy is an amazing hostess, and I have loved entering and hopping round the blogiverse since 2011, (wow, where does the time go!?).

So enough, let's get down to business.

I was the lucky recipient of a beautiful layercake of Oakshotts back in early Spring, and immediately decided that I wanted to make a one-block quilt.  It didn't take me long to settle on a Carpenter's Star, and I am so glad I did.

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you may have seen the top reveal a few weeks back...

I pieced the backing, basted, quilted and bound it all this week - just to be able to hand it over to my Dad today, to display when he has his Open Studio at the beginning of June.

Mission accomplished, albeit that it was in the washing machine this morning at 7am with a handful of colour catchers for an anxious half hour!

Here it is earlier, pre-wash...

I had to take lots of photos!

The washing definitely took a few inches off it, and crinkled it up a little, but there was no colour-run so a very content breakfast-time...

I am really happy with how this turned out, and know it will compliment the graphic bright shapes of my Dad's stained glass, which in my books is a great result!

Oakshott Carpenter's Star Details:
64" x 64" (post-wash)
Top - Oakshott Colourshott 30 x 10" squares plus 2
         Moda Bella Solid - bleached white
Backing - IKEA print & Moda Bella Solid - bleached white
Pieced & quilted - Aurifil 50wt 2021
Quilting - Horizontal straight lines in sets of 3 & 6
Binding - Moda Bella Solid - bleached white
Entering into the ROYGBIV category.

Thank you for stopping by; hopefully I will be entering a second quilt tomorrow, but you know how all my plans usually turn out!


  1. Absolutely stunning. It photographs beautifully in the sunshine. I love this so very much, Hadley, and it tempts me to do the same with my layer cake.

  2. Wow! Totally amazing! A great entry! Jxo

  3. This one is special. I like the way you quilted it too

  4. Beautiful! Amazing design. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Beautiful quilt, Hadley, but your photo session is unreal!! Love it.

  6. What a gorgeous quilt!!! It is just so fabulous! I should do one too!!!

  7. Gorgeous!!! And a fab quilting idea, my giant lone star will eventually be finished and need quilting - I now have a plan for it! Thank you xxx

  8. So striking! Love the carpenters star so much and it makes a fab one block quilt.

  9. Ah-Maze-Ing. Hadely, it's gorgeous.

  10. Gorgeous - what a lucky dad!

  11. Absolutely stunning, what a fantastic quilt, and wonderful gift! And what a talented family. x

  12. It's gorgeous!! I can see a layer cake of Oakshott in my future...

  13. fabtabuous! (yes, that is a word!)

  14. I love this quilt, such a fab design and lovely colours. Is that the backing shining through to the front on one of the photos?

  15. Absolutely beautiful Hadley...I bet your Dad is delighted to be able to use this fantastic quilt! X

  16. Completely gorgeous! Fingers crossed I might get to see it in person ;-) xx

  17. Such a super quilt, I love these one block quilts. I can just see that beside stained glass, fab.

  18. This turned out fantastic!

  19. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Perfect for the oakshotts!!
    XX! Lori


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