Welcome to my post on the Oakshott Lipari blog hop. Thank you Lynne and Michael for inviting me to participate and sending me such beautiful fabric to work with! I have been a huge Oakshott fan for quite a while and made a quilt from the Ruby Red bundle a few years ago. And also have the big box that is still looking beautiful over in the corner of my sewing room. I think I'll dive into that when I return from quilt market next week.
Here are the directions for making your own Crepusular quilt as seen above.
Finished size: 56'' by 63''
Fat eighth bundle Oakshott Lipari
Fat eighth bundle Oakshott Colorshott 31-57 - choose 18 colors to go with the 18 in the lipari bundle - set aside the others for another project.
Batting 60'' by 70''
Backing 60'' by 70''
half yard fabric for facings or binding
Download and print out the templates- Download Crepusular
From each of the 36 fat eighths, cut two of each template a, b, and c. There will be 72 a, 72 b, and 72 c pieces.
Group the cut pieces in groups of one each of a, b, and c to make 72 blocks. Mix up the light and dark fabrics, some blocks can be high contrast and some low contrast. This mixing will give the quilt more visual energy.
For each block, sew piece a to piece b. Fold each piece in half to find the middle of the seamed line. Match the centers and place a pin as shown.
Bring the edges even and sew the seam. Some people prefer to sew with the wedge piece on top and some people prefer to sew with the outer curve piece on top. Sew them together whichever way works best for you. Press seam away from the point for a smoother curve.
Next, add the outer corner of block, c. Find the center of the seam and pin.
This larger curve is a little easier to sew than the first seam.
On these curves I hold the edges even with my fingers while I sew.
Press seams to the outside of the curve.
Arrange the blocks as shown in the finished quilt or play with them and come up with your own arrangement. Sew the blocks together in rows. Sew the rows together.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making this quilt. I loved the way each piece of fabric performed a bit of visual magic as it was fed under the presser foot. The process of sewing these blocks was a visual feast.
You really must see this fabric in person to fully appreciate its beauty. It is very difficult to capture with a camera.
Each of the eighteen colours in the Lipari collection are woven with black thread to give a dark and rich palette and are 54" wide so go a lot further than regular quilting cottons. Find out more about the inspiration for this collection here.
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