QUILT: Midnight at the Oasis

In 'The Great Declutter of 2019' (if you're not sure what I'm talking about, refer to my previous post) I found some absolute treasures. It's lovely when you find things that you'd forgotten that you had.

One such treasure was my 'Midnight at the Oasis' quilt. It's a pattern by Jen Kingwell and it looks as though I started it back around the end of 2013. I did find this progress blog post from January 2014 and I seemed quite excited by the project. I wonder why I stopped? 







Possibly the 52 little 3" churn dash blocks that were the next step in the quilt process? Or more than likely I got busy with magazine designing and this project just got left behind.

I've now finished the applique portion by adding a couple more flowers that were missing in this photo, and the next skinny little border. 





Now it's time for those teeny churn dash blocks. They're going to take a little while. I'm determined to make them with only scrap fabrics from that big old hamper in the corner of the room. 

In my google travels, I came across this song by Maria Muldaur called Midnight at the Oasis from 1974. 

I wonder if this song was the inspiration for Jen's pattern title?


... Midnight at the oasisSend your camel to bedShadows painting our faces
Traces of romance in our heads ...




5 comments

  1. Your quilt is beautiful! I'm so glad that you rediscovered it.

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  2. Both of these are very pretty. Get to work!!

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  3. lovely to see that quilt out again.... Good luck with those little churndashes..
    Hugz

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  4. The quilts you do are always so lovely, how sweet to have found this quilt from 2013.
    I remember this song so well, we used to go for one beer after work before heading home we always put a dime in the juke box and played it before leaving, great memories from this song.

    Catherine

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  5. Okay, NOW I know what quilt you mean, and it is looking great!

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