Wow, it's been a busy month since I last posted about my Urban Oasis quilt. I have since completed two T-Shirt quilts for a client, but can't share them yet because they are a surprise gift for the recipient. Don't want to spoil the surprise!
Then I put some leftover pieces from my One-Block Wonder quilt, Urban Oasis to good use. I had just enough scraps left over to make seven additional hexagon blocks, and once I made them, I realized how perfectly they went with this hand-dyed background fabric.
I picked up a bundle of these hand dyed fabrics in various colors at MQX in Manchester NH a few years ago, and had been saving them for just the right project. This was the one!
I see a dark, stormy sky in this quilt, so I named it "Midnight Storm at the Oasis", since it was made as a companion quilt to the original One-Block Wonder quilt called "Urban Oasis". It is a small wall quilt and I chose to use a facing instead of a binding.
I mulled over several different quilting options (at least a dozen!) before I settled on this one. And I'm so glad I did! I love how the variegated King Tut thread (from Superior Threads) gives the illusion of rain over the entire quilt. The lines are about 1/4" apart, and I stitched it on my Juki TL2010Q using a walking foot.
I am in love with the texture on this quilt! This is the first time I've used King Tut thread, and I love the short color transition, compared to other variegated threads. It changes color about every 1 1/2 inches or so.
So that's the end of my Oasis story. I'm already moving forward on to more colorful quilts so stay tuned!