Drunkard's Path with Oakshott by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Brain Storming
Started:
2014-04-27T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

April 27, 2014: I just bought a bunch of great fabric from Oakshott in the UK. It was a splurge, but I am loving these crossweaves. I've been trying to decide what to do with them...and today played around on the Quiltography Ap for IPad (this is a fun little ap which is currently on sale at less than 1/2 price...only works with IPad however).and although this isn't EXACTLY what I'll do, it gives a good idea of the path that I am leaning towards for now.

I definitely want to use that block - but how to lay it out? Which do you like best: classic Drunkard's Path, Curvy Chain, or Spinning Flowers (Keep in mind that I did not upload all the colors I have - so there will be more variety in color in the actual quilt).

Pictures

On Design Ap: Drunkard's Path
On Design Ap: Curvy Chain
On Design Ap: Spinning Flowers

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Comments

Terryt1955

I wonder if I can buy the App while it's on sale and install once I ever get an iPad? Not quite sure how that works. Is it like a sperm bank or freezing eggs?!

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 LOL - I have no clue, Terry. I still don't fully understand my IPad...but I am liking this little tool (it has limitations, but gets the job done). What I really like is that you can upload these photos of the fabric and it looks EXACTLY like the fabric...so you get a good representation of what the quilt might look like.

Terryt1955

Very cool!! And no nee to wait on an update for the fabric data base.

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 Which of those do you like best?

True

Love these!! I like the drunkard's path best and the Spinning Flowers next. This is a great app! LOL Terryt1955 I think you have to have something to download it to... Does anyone in family have an iPhone as that may work to buy it and save it...

Caribousmom

True Thanks, Mary - WAY fun to play with because it is VERY simple.

Terryt1955

I like the Spinning Flowers best. I also like the way you alternated the background with he light gray and medium gray against those great colors. I really like how the Oakshott is muted. When do you expect it to arrive?

Terryt1955

True , I'm going to ask a stupid question but don't want the world to see! Go to your pm.....

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 Oh, it is here!!! In all its shiny, wonderful glory. But I am scared to cut it yet :) So it is on hold until I decide EXACTLY what I will do with it :) Re: your PM...I don't have a clue. Mary can best answer your question, I think!

Skynme

I LOVE Oakshott cottons! They are really beautiful and have a nice blend of colors in them. They all look amazing, I'm torn between the spinning flowers and the classic drunkard's path. Such beautiful colors together!!

Caribousmom

Skynme Thanks for weighing in, Erica...I'm with you. This is some of the most beautiful fabric I have ever touched. I was nervous about the weight (I didn't want something as light as the Kaffe shot cottons) and so was thrilled when the fabric arrived and I found out it was this luxurious weight. And they have a sheen to them too...

Aizome

Love the Oakshott!! I love all the layouts, but the trad drunkard's path is my fav!

HawkFan

Terryt1955 I think you can buy an app through the iTunes store and download it later. Once you have the iPad you could go to App store > Updates > Purchased and tap on the app to download it. Not positive but I think that will work

HawkFan

I like Drunkard's path and curvy chain about equally (I'm definitely in the minority on curvy chain). This is a perfect app to decide what to do before cutting into the precious stash pieces!

Conniharns

This is really cool Wendy! Love it. After fondling your fabric yesterday....it's a "I must have" for me!! OMG it's so pretty. I like the Spinning Flowers...

Conniharns

But Curvy Chain is great also..! I like it a lot.

Terryt1955

Curvy Chain reminds me of the DNA helix which would be very appealing for the scientists!

Terryt1955

HawkFan Thanks! I guess it wouldn't hurt to try since it's so reasonably priced right?!

Mymble

Great app..and I love Oakshott, so I can't wait to see what you choose!

Robynie

I quite like the curvy chain, but I'm sure any of them would be beautiful! Personally, I would be scared to do curved piecing with shot cottons, but I'm sure you'll be fine. Break out the spray starch! ;P

Caribousmom

Aizome It seems most people are loving the traditional layout the best :)
HawkFan I think Terry is onto something with the curvy chain looking like a DNA strand - must appeal to the scientist/engineer in you, Audrey!!
Conniharns It is great fabric, Conni - I like those flowers too :) I could actually see that as a pillow...but then I see everything as a pillow these days!
Terryt1955 I think you're onto something there, Terry - see my comment to Audrey :)
Mymble Have you sewn with Oakshott, Margaret? It seems like it has the same weight as regular cottons, but a little softer.
Robynie Well, if these were Kaffe shot cottons, I'd agree with you! But Oakshott has more weight to them and is more like regular quilting cottons, just a bit softer. So they are crossweaves, but not so floaty or light as the Kaffe shot cottons :)

sew_what

Personally, Drunkard's Path is my favorite. It has a cool pop art feel. Spinning flowers is also really neat.

Caribousmom

sew_what I agree - I am leaning toward the Drunkard's Path...seems like it just goes perfectly with these colors...I'm gong to use the Lipari collection and they are really bold colors with a great sheen :)

Mymble

Caribousmom Yes...used an FQ for a zipper pouch for my daughter's teacher...it was soft...I would use light interfacing again if I used it for a zip pouch or bag, but in a quilt, the batting and backing will do just fine. I have buying a real bundle of it on my wish list...but it was fun to try it.

Caribousmom

Mymble thanks for the feedback, Margaret. I've seen a lot of quilts that are all Oakshott, so I know it can be done :) I generally do use spray starch even with regular weight cottons, especially when sewing curves...so I will definitely do that here too.

Mymble

Caribousmom Exactly...they are featuring it in so many quilts, so it shouldn't be a problem. I think it will be gorgeous in the drunkards path design-( actually any of them would be great), and it will really show off the fabric.

Mymble

Caribousmom Forgot to ask- is this Italy or Impressions- my sample piece was Colourshott- don't know if that makes a difference? They said pre-wash too, and I didn't (eek).

Quilt455

I love this and the fabric is just fab! Whine, I don't have an Ipad and they don't have the same app for non Ipad users. Whine

Robynie

Ooh that sounds awesome. I have Kaffe ones and some off-brand ones, and they are both quite shifty, the Oakshotts must be real nice :D

Duchess

I like the drunkards path, then the flower one. However if you want a modern look, the curvy chain would fit the bill. I used Oakshots years ago in a New York Beauty quilt - I love the look of them. They are quite thin so use carefully.

Clairealex

I like the one you are calling traditional drunkard's path ( but it isn't the same as what I call traditional). I like the varied circles/partial circles that the design creates.

Caribousmom

Mymble There are a couple of different lines represented, Margaret. I bought a FQ of Lipari and a fat 18th of Italy, plus some yardage of two neutrals...but I think I will mostly be using the Lipari and neutrals...
Quilt455 Thanks! If you're nice, I'll let you use my Ipad and play :)
Robynie I've used Kaffe before and it is VERY light - I don't really like the weight for quilting, although I've used it in quilts. The Oakshotts have a better weight for sure.
Duchess Thanks for the input - I actually didn't think the Oakshott was very thin whenI felt it - maybe because I am used to the Kaffe which is super thin!
Clairealex Thanks! I'm leaning that way too :)

Capetowngirl

Love the Drunkards Path design. Seems to show the fabrics better. Beautiful fabrics by the way

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