Midnight at the Oasis QAL, Patchwork

Midnight at the Oasis: a finished top!

wow! has it really been three months? this is the last link up before our final quilt finish party later this month.
I just added the last border to my Midnight at the Oasis Quilt, and I am pretty pleased. I have to admit it was a bit touch and go for a minute, and I got to be good friends with my seam ripper…but it came together. If you like mitered corners like I do, check out my tutorial (not as scary as you might think).
You see, I started out making the courthouse steps blocks like the original pattern. I only got as far as the center squares with the white strips all the way around….I just can’t help myself, I had to try mixing it up a bit.


I wanted to use what I had of my cool floral fabric (“gracie girl” from Riley Blake), so I decided to incorporate it into this border. It was quite dicey getting the blocks to fit since I placed them on point (thus the seam ripper…)

I have really loved making this quilt, as well as the Marcelle Medallion. If you haven’t done a medallion, I really recommend it! It is so much fun to treat each border like a brand new project (without the UFO pile growing like crazy).


I am planning to wait to trim all those little tails from my zig-zags around the edge until I have the quilt basted, hoping to avoid any stretching of the bias edges.

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17 thoughts on “Midnight at the Oasis: a finished top!

  1. Nifty Quilts says:

    Wow! Beautiful finish. Your fabric selection really makes it fresh and YOU.

  2. the color combo really makes the boarders pop. Draws the eye around and around.

  3. Annemiek says:

    LOVE your Mato and those blocks on point are a great idea! Wish I’d thought of that 🙂
    My top is finished as well (jan 1th) and I too enjoyed the entire project.Lots! It won’t be really finished (I mean quilted) by the 31th though, since I’m a handquilter and it’ll take a lot more time than 3 to 4 weeks.
    Thank you so much for hosting the qal!!!!

  4. Jacque says:

    Gorgeous! You should be so proud!

  5. I love what you have done with the last border – very, very effective and fits beautifully with your other modifications. Sadly I am not yet on the last border due to family circumstances.

  6. Monica says:

    LOL, you really were almost finished, Sharon! It looks gorgeous, and the final border is the perfect finish. You have done a great job of keeping the whole thing light and fresh. Congratulations! How will you quilt it?

  7. Sharon M says:

    What an inspiration you are! I have always wanted to do a quilt where each ’round’ is different. How do you decide what design to use on each section? Yous is truly stunning.

  8. LynCC says:

    Oooo!!! It’s so pretty, and so nicely done! Look how flat it lies. 😀 LOVE this!!!

  9. Frances says:

    It’s looking beautiful, and I love some of the prints you have used.

  10. I love your quilt! It is so interesting to look at and the colours are just lovely! Great work!

  11. Oh my, this is a real stunner! Love the fabric/color choices.

  12. diane says:

    LOVE! Your fabric choices and changes made this so different than the original.. I’ve been drooling over this pattern for a while – you may have pushed me over the edge!

  13. Cathy says:

    Sharon I absolutely love this quilt. I wasn’t able to join in the fun but I wish I had. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Hugs

  14. dutchcomfort says:

    Love, love, love your MATO!!

  15. P. says:

    This turned out absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! Just fabulous.

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