happy to be seeing the light of day with my new quilt

I love to end the week with a finished quilt!  Especially one that I love as much as I do this one!!  Many of you have been following along, with my Oakshott quilt progress.  If not, you can read all about it herehere, here, hereherehere and here.  I know, I kinda got a little ridiculous…. okay, a lot ridiculous,  with the posts about this quilt!!  I just had so much fun with it and wanted to share my excitement!!!:-)

Box of Rain Quilt with pink flowers

Thanks so much for continuing to support and check in.  Sharing the process with you all turned out to be such a rewarding and fun way to create a quilt.  You guys are the best!!

Box of Rain Quilt corner detail

But alas, the process is over and I’m really happy with the end result, this luxurious modern quilt.  No longer the Oakshott Untitled, but now re-named The Box of Rain Quilt after an old favorite song written by Robert Hunter.  Yes, I listen to a lot of music in my late night hours of quilting!! 🙂

Box of Rain Quilt Finished #1

This quilt was created using less than half of a fat-eights bundle of Oakshott that I splurged for at Quilt Con, 3 yards of Essex linen, a few random scraps of other linen from previous projects,

Box of Rain Quilt, backside

some Kaffe Fasset shot cotton for both the binding and the back, and lastly, what seemed like a boatload of Aurifil thread in linen!  As for the batting, I used Quilter’s Dream, which is so very nice to work with, light weight and soft.  I do wonder however if Warm & Natural would have been a better choice for this project.  It seems to be a bit stiffer to hold the shape more consistently?  Not sure yet about that one……I just didn’t want the quilt to get too heavy!

Box of Rain Quilt inside, close-up

I love the organic vertical quilting lines in this, but man, I’m not sure if proper posture will ever be achieved again by yours truly!! I need to do some serious yoga sessions after this quilt!!:-)

Box of Rain Quilt ~~ hanging

The Box of Rain Quilt finished at about 66 x 55 inches and fits just right on my new wall hanging system.

Box Of Rain Quilt detail

The Oakshott cottons were soooo great to work with.  It was first experience with them and I’ll definitely be investing in more. I kept thinking, as I was working with them that they seemed a bit like a silk, so exotic and luxurious!!  The Robert Kaufman that I used for the backing and binding, also a shot cotton, is possibly the softest cotton I’ve ever felt, just perfect for the back of a quilt.  I adore the color variation in it as well (sorry I don’t remember the name of the color).  But really rich and beautiful!

Box of Rain Quilt Finished, #2

I had such fun making this quilt.  I remember saying at one point during the process, “Gosh, I just love what can come of a a little creativity with fabric, and thread!”  Ha, it’s the little things in life that get me excited, what can I say!  I’m not sure where this quilt is destined to be, however, for now I’m so happy to have it hanging in my livingroom as a reminder of why I love designing and creating modern quilts so much.

Thanks for sharing it with me!  Hope you have a beautiful Earth Day weekend!!  I know I will!!

~~~karen

I’m linking up today with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

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