Hello Friends – this is a terribly overdue post. Due to various reasons, I wasn’t able to take pictures of my Urban Oasis quilt till a few days ago. Urban Oasis was featured in Quilter’s World Spring 2014 issue.
[image source: Quilter's World]
Urban Oasis is one of my gray quilts, as you can see. :)
The design concept is based on making a quilt with a minimal number of pieced blocks, sort of like the orphan block treatment, with the finished size being enlarged by adding strips and borders. So, if you have a few pieced blocks that you have made before, but don’t have enough to complete a full quilt, try adding strips here and there to add to the finished size for a quick way to finish up a good sized quilt top.
Here you see the template-pieced blocks.
And here you see the strips.
Urban Oasis uses fabrics from Benartex’s Urban Oasis fabric collection. Click here to view the entire fabric range.
You might recall I had designed for Benartex a free to use pattern, Silver Lining, using the same fabric range. Click here for information on downloading the free pattern instructions.
Back to Urban Oasis the quilt… quilting is done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread in lime green over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting. The lime green, I hope you can see it, gives a nice contrast to the gray in the quilt.
The quilting motif is my allover Jester’s Hat motif that I talked about in my online “Learn to Machine Quilt” class.
I hope you have like my “chic” Urban Oasis quilt. I am really interested to know if you have other ways of treating orphan blocks and making them into bigger quilts!
Thanks for stopping by, Dear Friends! I hope you have a lovely and a most blessed weekend!
Click here to view the exhaustive list of my featured designs and projects.
My 2014 lineup to date —
Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom
Annie’s Dazzling Diamond Quilts Book (May 2014): Solar Star
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home
Generation Q (May/June 2014): Hole in the Wall
McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2014): Bird Watching
Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis
Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up
The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail
The Quilter (June/July 2014): Garden View
Free to use designs:
February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures