Wednesday, June 19, 2013

On the Line

This wall hanging is my second pattern for Oakshott fabrics, using the Impressions fat eighth bundle. (You can find the first pattern, Spring Quarter, here.)  Marmalade Fabrics has just a couple of Impressions bundles left in stock.  Choose you favorite eight colors from the bundle to create the quilt.
This 36 x 25 quilt was inspired by sheets hanging out to dry - the way the light shining through changes the colors as the sheets overlap, the layers and shapes that appear when some sheets are in front of others hanging behind them. 
 
The layers and depth in the quilt are easy to create with the lovely shimmer of Oakshott shot cottons and my detailed pattern with digital illustrations.  I'm pleased to make it a free downloadable PDF.  You can find the free pattern here.
The pattern is written so that you may choose your own colors and fabrics for each section of the quilt.  Play around with colors to create transparency by changing colors where the shapes overlap, as I did with the blue and yellow rectangles.  For those who might want to recreate the quilt as shown, here is a color guide.
As always, I would love to see your On the Line quilt.  You are welcome to add photos to the teaginny designs flickr group, or tag me on Instagram @teaginny.

And for those still reading, leave a comment for a chance to win this fabric stack which includes all the fabrics required to make your own On the Line quilt top.  I will choose a winner randomly on Friday. Giveaway now closed.

35 comments:

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love this idea. And thank you for a chance to win the fabrics too.

DianeY said...

Love how you did the overlap. It gives it so much depth!

Lucy said...

This quilt is amazing! What a cool idea.

Heather D. said...

It's beautiful Alex! Thanks for the chance to win. I've never worked with this type of fabric.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I'm off to check out the pattern!
Thanks for the chance to win some Oakshott!

Emilee said...

So pretty! I picked up some Oakshott at Quiltcon, and I love it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Very nice use of color and value to imitate transparency. Beautiful quilt! ravimatch(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

really pretty!

Amy Friend said...

It's beautiful! I'd love to try this colorway of Oakshott.

Svetlana said...

So absolutely gorgeous, Alex.

lisabeth said...

Sp beautiful!!

hungie gungie said...

I love this quilt- it's beautiful.

Kristen said...

Beautiful! That's such a cool effect where it looks like they're overlapping! :)
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knottygnome said...

lovely! i really like the subtle transparency effect.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

How nice of you to share the pattern!

Katie B said...

Yum! I'd love to get my hands on some oakshotts!

stitchingandbacon said...

I love the color play on this quilt! I would love to win the Oakshots! Thanks for the chance to win.

Carrie L said...

So pretty! I've been wanting to try Oakshott fabrics out.

Debbie said...

Just lovely! Really need to try these Oakshotts!

Lisa said...

Love this quilt!

tusen said...

I love how the strips overlap and seem see-through in places. Great idea.

Becky Butler said...

Such a clever idea!

Alli said...

What a cool idea! Those Oakshotts are really pretty! :)

cherylj said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the bundle of fabric

Lindsey F. said...

I like both of these quilts that you have done with Oakshott cottons. I would love to work with them; thanks for the opportunity to win some.

natalie christensen said...

That is amazing! I love how they overlap.

Lisa C said...

What a brilliant idea. Lovely finish.

~Carla~ said...

Such a "simple" but beautiful quilt! The Oakshott cottons are amazing! What a gorgeous giveaway! :)

Shannon said...

I love how you overlapped the colors. SO pretty!! Thank you for a chance to win hat stack.

craftykaren said...

Yes please, a chance to win Oakshott

Anonymous said...

Lovely soft gentle colours.

Jenny said...

thanks for the pattern and the chance to win some yummy fabrics Alex!

Jessica said...

beautiful quilt! i'd love to try out the oakshott fabric!

giddy99 said...

Such a neat idea, and a lovely quilt! Thanks for the chance!

Gertie Pye said...

This is just lovely. I have just bought some Oakshotts and was wondering what neutral fabric did you use? I can't wait to chop into these beautiful fabrics but at the same time I think I may have a little cry when I do - they are just too pretty!