Midnight at the Oasis Quilt Finished!

I have FINALLY finished this quilt! This one really seemed to take forever, mostly because I was slow getting the binding on. Last fall I hosted a Quilt Along with Jess (Elven Garden) in which we made the top for this. You can see all the posts for this as a Work In Progress, HERE.
This is my first quilt that I have done free motion quilting on myself. In the photo below you can see the swirly pattern on the floral border, and the leaf and swirls on the churn dashes. It is far from perfect, but I am proud of my effort, but still like my straight line quilting best.

The Midnight at the Oasis pattern is by Jen Kingwell, and it was a leap of faith for me to do this one. I usually shy away from quilts that involve appliqué, but I decided to get on my knickers and go for it. Admittedly, I skipped the border with appliqué vine and flowers, choosing instead to use my focus print with the funky flowers. I did appliqué the orange peel border, though, and really enjoyed it.
If you are thinking about trying one of the medallion quilts that are popular right now, I say “go for it!”. They are really fun, especially as an interval project when you need something fresh to work on: each border is like a new project. If is fun to plan the colors and fabrics, and for me, I love putting my own spin on some of it to make my quilt unique.
I took the photos at our school playground. Surprisingly, my littlest guy was willing to be a model!
So happy to share a finish with you, have a great week!

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  1. Monica May 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Congratulations, Sharon, it really looks good! Your colour choices have made this such a happy quilt. Great photo, too. Well done!

  2. Cynthia Brunz Designs May 26, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Beautiful! Your fabric choices are perfect!

  3. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl May 26, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Congratulations on the finish and for doing the FMQ yourself! Awesome!

  4. Margreth May 26, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Very..very beatiful! You have made o great quilt.

  5. Kris May 26, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Congrats on the finish. I love that you went for the fmqing and also changing up a few things from the original. So pretty hanging there in the play ground.

  6. Auntie Pami May 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    It came out great!

  7. A Nudge May 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats on this fabulous quilt, Sharon. And I love how you photographed it.

  8. Debbie May 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Too beautiful, and your pics are gorgeous!!!

  9. Debbie May 28, 2014 at 1:17 am

    testing comment!!!

  10. Lance Tankmen May 29, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I really love all the work that you are doing. What made you want to get into quilting so much? Keep it up all your hard work is paying off. Do you have any templates for your designs?

  11. Snowcatcher June 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Wow! What an eye-popper! I cannot imagine the amount of work that went into this!

  12. monique's mess June 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Fabulous finish and loving the colour. well done!

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