Monthly Archives: September 2014

Butterly Flickr

Thanks to Juliet of The Tartanwiki for running her Butterfly Challenge

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Have a look at the winners on Flickr and their blogs:

On a Gossamer Wing by Lisa in the USA as the winner of the Oakshott Cotton Fat Eighth Lipari bundle.

Mara of Secretly Stitching in Greece won the the Oakshott Cotton Fat Eighths Lakes bundle.

Jamie k.b. won the tartankiwi patterns and a little something from Juliet.

If you are a member of the Quilter’s Guild you’ll be aware of the Mystery Row quilt they’ve been gradually revealing over 2014 in their magazine The Quilter (last row is being revealed in the winter issue). Although it is a member’s ‘thing’ here’s a slideshow preview of  some rows so far.  Have you had a peek? Now that is what we call creativity – what a glorious kaleidoscope!

1718 Patchwork in 2014

Great excitement at Oakshott when our fabrics were chosen by the Quilt Museum in York for the kit to go with their 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet exhibition (5 September–13 December 2014).

The 1718 Coverlet’s 60 exquisitely sewn blocks use a mosaic patchwork technique and illustrate the maker’s surroundings. This is just one small section from the coverlet:

1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet detail

This is a rare chance to see a textile treasure which is normally kept in storage to prevent its deterioration. But if you can’t get to York by 13 December then you can still see the coverlet in detail in Susan Briscoe’s fascinating book The 1718 Coverlet. This book contains a fascinating history of the original and the story of how The Quilter’s Guild made a replica (also on show). If you want to make your own coverlet then the book also contains both original and modern instructions (and Susan is  running a workshop on 11 October 2014).

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The Quilters’ Guild  selected 16 colourways from Oakshott’s New Colourshott collection.  Describing their choice, Susan says:

“Oakshott cottons are perfect for a project like this because their quality and colour intensity produce a wonderful iridescence: they look like silk, yet they’re actually 100% mercerised shot cotton.”

The fabric selection is available from the Quilt Museum’s online shop as pre-cut Fat Eighths or Fat Quarters.