Friday, 4 October 2013

Announcing the Midnight at the Oasis Quilt Along

Last week, Sharon of Fabric and Flowers emailed me to ask if I'd be interested in co-hosting a quilt along with her, using Jen Kingwell's amazing Midnight at the Oasis pattern. Obviously I said yes - I enjoyed making the Marcelle Medallion so much I'm extremely excited about jumping straight into another medallion quilt!

This will be a fairly relaxed QAL. Sharon and I will both be posting fortnightly (starting Friday 18th October) about different ways each of the borders can be tackled. This quilt uses quite a few techniques I haven't used, including needle turn applique, so for me it will be a real skill builder.

Schedule of Posts:

Centre Block - 18th October
First Border (Applique) - 1st November
Second Border (Applique) - 15th November
Third Border (Churn Dash) - 29th November
Fourth Border (9-patch) - 13th December
Fifth Border (Square borders) - 3rd January

Linky Party for finished quilts - 31st January. We might even organise some prizes for the final link up ;o)

Purchasing the Pattern:

I bought the pattern directly from the Amitie Textiles website - and they have a list of stockists available on the site so if you live outside Australia you might be able to find it elsewhere.

The pattern for this quilt is also found in Issue 96 (July/August 2013) of Quiltmania magazine. I couldn't find it available locally, but Sharon bought her copy from Barnes and Noble.

Choosing Fabric:

One of my favorite parts of making quilts is choosing what fabric to use. Midnight at the Oasis would be a fantastic scrap quilt - so that is a definite possibility (I really need to tame my scrap pile!) I've also pulled at least half a dozen bundles for this quilt, but haven't decided for sure what I'll be using. The front runner at the moment is the middle bundle.





I've started a Flickr group so that we can all share our progress, and if you use Instagram, you can use the tag #midnightoasisqal.

So, are you keen to join us in making this amazing quilt? We would love to have you along for the ride :o)

xx Jess

26 comments:

sharpie said...

You're mad, and this is going to be spectacular.

;)

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Sharon said...

love your fabrics so far, Jess! thanks for hosting with me.

Jeannette Bruce said...

Yay!!! You know I'm in:)

Adrianne said...

You are mad, and you have drawn me in to your web of craziness! Am now doing this quilt with 2 of my local quilt buddies - should be heaps of fun. The bundles you've pulled are stunning - I just can't choose a favourite.

Carla said...

I would love to join you--but do I have the skills? It's so beautiful and I ave the magazine already. Gulp. Might not e able to stop myself : ) EEEEk

Leanne said...

It is a beautiful pattern, I will think about it. I am going to start with the Marcelle Medallion I think and watch how you progress.

Hilary said...

I would join if I didn't have a million other things going on lol! I love that middle stack of fabric too :) I can't wait to see how yours comes together.

Ella said...

I'll be living vicariously through yours. I still have to finish my Marcelle.

Patchwork and Play said...

La, la, la, la, la (Fingers in ears!) I can't hear you..... !!!! No, much as I would love to I won't be joining in- this time.....

Oops-Lah said...

Very tempting! But I think too many UFOs are flying around in my sewing room. Good luck with the QAL.

Swedish Scrapper said...

I am going to be watching!!! I'm not up to snuff to try this one yet, but I know you guys are going to be awesome in your madness!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

I am really hoping to join in! Love the middle bundle too!

quiltswithpersonality said...

I have the pattern and lots of fabric .....I am so tempted to give it ago!

Janine said...

This is another beautiful project! I must make a medallion quilt but I'm not sure that I have time right now...

Jackie said...

As I saw your Marcelle Medallion unfold on Instagram, I had wondered if you'd make this one too. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

snips said...

Whatever bundle you choose it's going to be amazing! But the middle one is looking particularly fantastic! Can't wait to see this one come together :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

oh my, this will be amazing, but what a lot of work!

Cille said...

Oh it's wonderful... I'm very tempted but my QAL track record is really lousy. This one is worth a shot though and I certainly have the fabrics ready to pull it off. Hmmm... Thinking, thinking ,thinking.

Rebecca Lynne said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Hmm color scheme...I have to get on that. Love the center one, that is definitely like my marcelle right now...lovely darling!

Fiesta said...

I am in I purchased the pattern today

Fiesta said...

Jess have you made the center block.? If so can you tell me what size to actually cut the triangles? I do not know what 1-15/16 th is on a quilting ruler.

Katy Cameron said...

You complete nutter lol Still, looking forward to watching you make it :oD

Caroline Heinrichs said...

I'm in, see my new posting at Good Earth Quilting. Loving this to see so many of us going for it!

Amanda said...

Holy crap, woman!! You are crazy...and totally tempting me! ha ha! I finished my MM in two weeks because I couldn't stop and have been feeling bored ever since! ha ha! Might have to jump on this. The little churn dashes are calling my name!!!

Juliann in WA said...

We are just starting a quilt along for this quilt. Your posts have been a great inspiration!