Monday, 11 February 2013

Wholehearted!



This quilt top came into being on a whim....

First of all that temptress Katy Jones showed off some lovely things in her usual showcase whats-new-american-pussycat and this one caught my eye!






So I found myself ordering the pattern online here and as it is a PDF it took hardly any time to arrive - how I love that!   Instant gratification!

But what fabrics to use? Well it took no time to decide that the much talked about Oakshott Ruby Red Fat 8th Pack would make a stunning quilt.  I added some crazy glitter pink fabric from the lovely Helen and some Kona white.

I ordered them, they arrived and because I had other things to do I only got as far as making 231 HST blocks!  Yes that is correct!  I don't much like HSTs but the colours were so pretty they helped.

Then they lay in a basket waiting for their moment and this weekend was the time!  I'm supposed to be working on something else right now - sound familiar - but I pulled a muscle in my back recently and my other project is getting to the stage where I need to wrestle a bit with it - not good for a sore back!   So it was HST time ...

First there was one quarter




Then two




Then all quarters were together and I wholeheartedly decided I liked this quilt top!  The borders were quickly added and the top was done, and here it is!  




And a closeup...



Haven't ironed it yet which is why it is a bit puffy but I sort of liked that look.  Will get onto flattening that quilt top down soon but I thought it needed an air filled moment!

I didn't venture out into the slushy snow that is falling down to take a pic but taped the top over the window.  I do love that stained glass effect of backlighting but even so it required a bit of picmonkeying around ....come on Spring I need you!    

26 comments:

  1. Nicky, that looks fab and just right for the day coming up. Hope your Valentine likes it.

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  2. Great quilt top and those oakshott colours in the close up are gorgeous :)

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  3. It's wonderful, just as I knew it would be ;o) Has C still got her eye on it?!

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  4. Really lovely in the Oakshotts. Di x

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  5. Fantastic! I **heart** it! Happy Valentines Day!

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  6. Wow wow wow!! Beautiful and such a gorgeous choice of fabrics :)

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  7. it's lovely, and those are the PERFECT fabrics for it!

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  8. What a perfect quilt for this week.
    Gorgeous fabrics and colours.

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  9. This is so beautiful. It makes the Oakshotts shine, and that pink doesn't need any help shining but is such a cool addition. Waiting to see what the quilting decision is going to be.

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  10. Very pretty! The Oakshotts are perfect for it.

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  11. Really beautiful N! I've seen the pixilated hearts about which are so lovely too! I admire your tenacity with all those hsts! Jxo

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  12. Love it. Absolutely love it. Want one....

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  13. Lovely, great use of your Oakshott fabric!

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  14. Love the Oakshott Ruby bundle!
    And the pattern!
    In short: great quilt!
    (I should stop shouting all thetime)

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  15. Eeeep, its' amazing...but you didn't make all that from a fat eighth budle did you?? It's stunning and I want to make one!

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  16. fantastic! all those hst are amazing.
    Love the stain glass window shot.
    well done

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  17. Oh wow! All those hst's! It looks fabulous

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  18. Beautiful! She's such a bad influence that Mrs Jones, I know how difficult it is to resist the call of our pied piper!

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  19. So pretty! But so beyond my patience limit with all those HSTs lol

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  20. Beautiful, but *how* many HSTs? Think I'll look at yours rather than make my own!

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  21. I love it! I bought this pattern too, it is just a heart made of hst squares but it seemed to me that Vanessa thought of it and I should acknowledge it. I love how you used the Oakshotts, it is beautiful.

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  22. Fantastic!!! I hate HSTs so much but they always produce something so beautiful

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  23. love your quilt - I've put this pattern on my to-do list too :)

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