Thursday, September 10, 2015

Midnight at the Oasis Quilt Along



When Juliann over at Lining Up My Stitches asked if anyone was interested in a Midnight at the Oasis by Jen Kingwell quilt along, I couldn't say YES YES YES fast enough. I've had this pattern for ages and only needed to moral support to get started. I am using mostly scraps from other projects, but I did buy background and strip fabrics on our mini shop hop a couple weeks ago.

I prepped the little orange peel blocks to take along as handwork to my bee group. I have a few completed but decided to sew the center block this weekend. I also cut strips for the tiny churn dash blocks that finish at 3''.



I finger press the seams open on the triangles before piecing them into the block. I also finger press the side blocks open. I think it makes the tiny blocks lay flatter and got together nicely.


Then I got carried away and made a few more, and then a few more, and on and on. It is fun making these tiny blocks...


Be sure to check out the progress of the other folks making this quilt over at Lining Up My Stitches. It so fun to see what everyone is doing!

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane


18 comments:

  1. I love it! Was it hard to sew those triangle to the polka dot triangles?

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    1. Not too difficult but then again, they aren't perfect either! LOL

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  2. Oh my...what a great work !! The squares are so tiny...
    You seem to be very thrilled to start this beautiful quilt and making it with other quilters is a big challenge !

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  3. Another pretty block for a new great project!

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  4. It's a great pattern. I've seen several that are just beautiful!

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  5. It looks so fun! I love how yours is getting started.

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  6. I love your center block - so alive with color! It will be fun to watch your progress with this quilt.

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  7. How fun! You are making great progress. I did my center applique and need to get some of those orange peels cut for couch stitching. Thanks for playing along

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  8. Oh, you will have lots of fun with this - it looks like the fun has already begun!

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  9. Such a striking quilt. I'm seeing it mentioned here and there online. It's tempting to think about joining in, but way too many UFOs and WIPs for this gal. I'll have to be satisfied with just watching your progress. Your fabrics look so clean and crisp!

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  10. They look so fun to make! The fabric you are using is is so cheery!

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  11. You'll have lots of fun making this quilt, and fun to do it as a sew along!

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  12. I am looking forward to following along! What fun fabrics! Love your little churn dash blocks!

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  13. gorgeous progress so far...i am totally gobsmacked by this pattern...if i weren't starting the farmer's wife soon, i'd be in for this one sooo fast...just discovered jen kingwell as a designer and love her designs!

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