Thursday, August 20, 2015

Oasis Quilt Pattern--One Thimble, Issue 8

One Thimble is an online magazine full of great sewing patterns.  The current issue (Available here: includes a sweet quilt pattern by Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow ( or that I have been lucky enough to sew up. 

It's a fairly small quilt, about 38" x 52."  Perfect size for a baby quilt!  AND, I just so happen to have a new baby coming into my family early next year.  My niece hasn't found out what she's having, so I tried to stay fairly neutral with my color choices...I think I picked some good ones! :)

After a quick trip to my favorite fabric store (Marshall Dry Goods has amazing selections!), I got to work.  Almost 9 1/2 hours later, I sat back, pleased to have trimmed my last thread, phew!!

Notice the cool argyle pattern?
 This pattern is recommended for confident beginners.
You are advised to starch your fabrics before cutting, always a good idea when using fabrics that have been cut on the bias.  I didn't and had to sew very carefully to make sure I didn't stretch any cut edges!!
It is very important to pay attention to the markings you put on your strips (for matching each row).  I was distracted (okay, careless) and had to sew the same strips together 3 times!!  This could have something to do with my production time, lol!
I love the argyle pattern formed by the diamonds when using four different colors!  All of those straight lines guided me to make little squiggly lines with my quilting!  I am actually quite pleased with the way it turned out.
I can't wait to see my newest "Great" cuddled up in this quilt next year!! :)
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Good luck, I'm off to work on another quilt!!  :)