Thursday, 30 November 2017

Midnight at the Oasis by Jen Kingwell

My thoughts about the Midnight at the Oasis quilt changed completely when I saw Jen Kingwell's quilt in the Tutors Exhibition at our national Quilt Symposium in Christchurch.  (It looked a lot better in real life than it does in this photo.)


I'd heard people talk about how hard it is to make this quilt, but with my newly acquired hand piecing and hand applique skills, I think I could do it if I really wanted to.








I stood and studied Jen's quilt for quite some time.  There are so many different fabrics in it, and set against the grey and black spotty fabric they look great.  Of course the lime green strip appeals to me too.  The hand quilting just finished it off beautifully.






I was so impressed with the quilt in real life that I went straight to the merchant's mall and purchased the pattern for it!!  I don't know when I'll start it, but it will be in the cupboard if I suddenly feel the need to start something new.


Maybe I'll have my own version one day.

8 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

been drooling over this for some time; recently a friend sent me the pattern....hoping to start in the new year pulling my kaffe prints to make it zing!

Denice Barker said...

You're right, you could look at this all day long and still see something new and different. What a challenge!

XElizabeth Rivera said...

Wow you don't do anything small do you. This is stunning as always. Love it.

Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said...

I made 2 of these. I didn't do the vine applique I used a vine like fabric in that section. I love this quilt because it is so wild and uses up tons of scraps. Just take the plunge.

The Joyful Quilter said...

The good thing about patterns such as this is that they can be made in stages. Chipping away at the various blocks over the months (or years.) Consider it an adventure. Happy trails!!

grammajudyb said...

Stunning!

Sandi said...

Jen has such a wonderful sense of colour and design!

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