Welcome to my stop on the blog hop for Oakshott Autumn
It is as if Oakshott called me up and asked which colors do I want made -
All nice and tidy in one neat bundle!
Before I received the bundle I was processing and drawing out my idea. The migration of colors in the bundle reminded me of geese migrating when the weather cools and Autumn colors appear.
I wanted to reflect the color changes of reds, oranges, yellow and blues with different Autumn colored backgrounds in my quilt.
I had 4 different background colors I chose to work with, one for each color grouping of geese
Oakshott cottons are almost luminescent. I have used them in small projects, but this was my first quilt with all Oakshott cottons.
There are 3 different sizes of Flying Geese blocks in each color section. I used the Bloc Loc rulers for making my Flying Geese
Which gave me many of the half square triangles needed for each sashing section
I chose 4 different Aurifil threads (28 wt) to coordinate with the background Oakshott colors.
While piecing I thought about the style of quilting I would use - and I settled on matchstick quilting. Essentially straight lines very tightly spaced, about 1/8" apart, and the lines aren't really straight - straight, more organically straight. Not following a ruler.
I had made two minis and a tote using this type of quilting, but this is the first full quilt
It is time and thread consuming.
22 hours of actual quilting and 23 full bobbins (not including the binding, which has yet to be added)
So, so worth it
The name 'Flight Path' comes from a poem On The Flight Path about migrating geese.
These photos were taken before binding and washing, quilting took so long I was going to run out of daylight - so another day for that.
I will also have a tutorial for this pattern, there are a lot of photos and measurements for that and I am attempting to put those in PDF format so you can download. I didn't want to post 30 photos in one post, so if you would like to see a pattern please come back in a few days.
Thank you to Lynne of Lily's Quilts for asking me to participate in the blog hop, and a BIG thank you to Oakshott for providing all the quilt top fabrics. I had a fantastic time designing and making this quilt.
Please visit some of the other quilters on their stop to see more fabulous quilts made from the same Autumn bundle