Introducing…Oomph!

I am so excited to be able to finally share this quilt and new pattern with you! My newest pattern — and first pattern of 2016 — is called Oomph.

Oomph Quilt Pattern

This quilt is the perfect example of starting with one design and somewhere along the way everything shifts, resulting in a totally different design. Which is good, because this is so much better than the original!

When I first started piecing the test quilt I wasn’t excited about my color choices. Even when the top was done I was like…bleh. But then I worked some quilting magic and that’s when I fell in love with it. Here’s some close-up pics of the quilting:

Curved Crosshatch Ruler Work

Thanks to Judy @ Quilt Paradigm, I was finally brave enough to tackle some curvy crosshatch quilting. I used a curved ruler I already owned and dove in. The crosshatch isn’t perfect, but I love the movement it adds to this graphic quilt top.  Here’s a picture of the whole block:

Curved Crosshatch Ruler Work

See how wonderful it works against those straight lines? The lines in the red sections were meant to be off-center to give more interest to those pieces. I am so happy with how it looks.

The next sections I quilted were the grey triangles. Look at that variegated thread!

Superior Variegated Thread

I didn’t plan on using a variegated thread, but I had this one in my cabinet and it matches perfectly. It is red/black from Superior Threads — So Fine 40 #731 — and it was a pleasure to work with. I love the way there is just enough red to tie in with the red fabric. It looks like I planned the whole thing…. 🙂  That dense back & forth quilting really allows the outside pieces to pop. I used two layers of Warm and Natural batting to give the quilt some extra loft but it didn’t work as I expected. I would have been better off using a poly/cotton blend I think. But, lesson learned!

Quilt Detail Oomph Quilt Pattern

Now for more eye candy. I’m so proud of these points:

Points

And I’m not cheating here – they are this good all over the entire quilt! (Bragging, just a little…)

Oomph quilt Pattern

These tennis courts were covered in a foot of snow just a few days ago. Today I ran around without a coat!

This pattern uses HST’s, Flying Geese, and Square-in-a-Square blocks. It would be a great pattern to use as a skill builder which makes it perfect for a beginner quilter, and good practice for those more experienced. There are lots of graphics included to illustrate each step.

Instructions and fabric requirements for 5 sizes – from Baby to King — are included. The baby quilt is shown here and I am working on a lap size version (think blue and mustard!!) right now. Instructions and fabric requirements are written to use three fabrics, but it could easily accomodate a fourth fabric in the SIAS blocks. I think it’s a very versatile pattern and I am so pleased with it.

The pattern is on sale in my Craftsy and Etsy shops for an introductory price of $6.00 through February 14th. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

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I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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12 Responses to Introducing…Oomph!

  1. Sandra says:

    Yep, that curvy crosshatching is ‘da bomb’ Beth! Really striking quilt and lovely setting too, although it would have looked pretty too lying on some crystally-white snow…but you’d have been a tad colder and grumpier plowing around in boots! Congrats on another great pattern! So glad Judy got you to try that ruler work. 😉

  2. Tish says:

    Beth, this is an amazing pattern and the quilting is the icing on the cake! I’m convinced, I need to break down and order a ruler foot. Your ruler work is beautiful.

  3. Great pattern! I love the curved quilting you added.

  4. Wow! Love the colors, the pattern and the quilting. A triple hit!

  5. What a wonderful bold design, Beth! The quilting is amazing, the curves really compliment the pattern. Great finish 🙂

    -Soma

  6. Jasmine says:

    Love it! Your fabric choices show off the pattern well.

  7. Sandy N says:

    I love your quilt! I’m eyeing this as a quilt to make in my niece’s high school colors for graduation. Great job!

  8. Anne Beier says:

    Beth – that is one stunning quilt! The design is really cool. The fabrics you picked work incredibly well with this pattern. Really creative. Well done.

  9. Judy says:

    Thanks for the shout out, Beth, and congrats on jumping on the ruler train!! Love the way you quilted this one and your cross hatching looks great! 😀 This quilt is just stunning. Really really stunning!! Pattern is purchased and it is definitely on my list of quilts to make this year!

  10. Karen Goad says:

    nice bright colors! love your quilting in it too

  11. Susan says:

    Beth, the design is really great, but I LOVE the quilting. Both the curvy crosshatch and the variegated thread were such inspired choices. This is one beautiful quilt!

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