Monthly Archives: February 2015

Is the quilting world ready for Scandinavia?

Scandinavia is the name of Oakshott Fabrics’ newest shot cotton collection.

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The inspiration for this palette of eight calm, muted tones of vaporous blues, soft greys, milky whites and  woody shades comes from the clean, bright, airy colours of stylish Scandinavian interiors and the ethereal quality of northern winter light.

We’ve had great fun drawing up a Scandinavia board on Pinterest full of images that echo these luminous colours.

To celebrate the launch of Scandinavia Leanne Chahley  designed this beautiful  quilt/wallhanging (given a sneak preview at QuiltCon in Texas) called Hint:



We love the graphic shapes and the texture the quilting gives the fabrics.

The kit for Hint is available in two sizes (40″ x 40″ / 102 cm x 102 cm or 84″x 84″ / 213 cm x 213 cm) complete with the fabric (enough for front and back) and a pattern booklet with template.

We hope you enjoy banishing the winter doldrums with these luscious Nordic lights.

Folk Tile for Bloghop

… and last but not least for this bloghop:

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“I asked them to chose the background colour for me and received purple so I decided to use a design that I have been toying with for a while based on a 6-patch trip around the world block. It reminds me of a tiled floor with a folk art feel about it.”

Quilt Jane from  Brisbane, Australia, has drawn some really appreciative comments on her blog for this masterpiece of brilliant colour. Love the Electra fabric as background for the  Colourshott 10 inch squares (and the use of a charm pack for the flower appliqué pieces).

Very clear tutorial with templates for the appliqué and block assembly, thanks Jane. We’ll leave her with the last word (applicable to all these gorgeous creations):

“label and give it to someone you love”

That (Colourshott) Crazy Eight Wallhanging

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I had never sewn with Oakshott previously and I also wanted to try bias tape for appliqué so I incorporated both in this project. I learned Oakshott is wonderful!

CrazyEightQuiltMary on Lake Pulaski has devised a clear tutorial on appliqué. She chose Amalfi as her background for the  Colourshott 10 inch squares.

Those colourful Crazy Eights make us think of spinning maple seeds.


Sewing and Slinging an Hourglass

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I wanted to put together a really straightforward but good sized quilt that maximised every inch of these pretty fabrics. So here is my tutorial for a simple hourglass block lap quilt.
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Thanks Hannlib of Sewing and Slinging for your Yorkshire-based thoroughness – the tutorial covers the backing, quilting and binding.
The Oakshott Colourshott 10 inch squares look good on the Camargue background.

Little Mushroom Cap Log Cabin Bloghop

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I love the various range of colours and the crispy feel of these fabrics.
Another fantastic tutorial on piecing to produce this kaleidoscopic pattern (based on a sock knitting book!). Read all about it on Amira’s Little Mushroom Cap blog.
ModernLogCabinFascinating stuff from Australia, our little 10 inch squares are getting themselves about a bit.

This Way That Way Bloghop

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Kristi Mcdonough of Schnitzel and Boo has created an HRT (half rectangle triangle) tutorial for you after contemplating her design wall from the  New Colourshott 10″ Square Pack of colours 21-57:
and turning it into this (on a background of Colourshott 32, Amalfi):Schnitzel-HSTquilt
 Look forward to seeing it when the quilting is done and (to continue the design contemplation theme) whether the current vote for matchstick wins through.

Pinwheels showcasing Oakshott at QuiltCon

UPDATE – soon the walls were in full colour:

Booth 520 is ready and waiting at QuiltCon, Austin, Texas. Do pop by and say hello to Maria who runs Pinwheels. Look out for more quilts that we know are coming for display…

2015-02PinwheelQuiltConFingers crossed that FedEx battle through the snow in Memphis to deliver the extra stock of Oakshott fabrics you are all lining up for!

Keep warm and enjoy the show.

Moroccan Market Spicy Quilt

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A rummage on Pinterest led Collette of Poppy and Poochie to thoughts of technicolor piles of spices.

The Oakshott fabrics are so shimmery and colourful so I wanted to show them off! The fabrics are a dream to work with and very stable and just beautiful to look at.
 and this is the technicolor result using Oakshott Colourshott Charcoal (COTX29) as a background to the the New Colourshott 10″ Square Pack of 27 colours
SpicyQuilt1“A gramme of saffron please!”
Do visit her site for a fulsome tutorial on using 60 degree triangles, with a template supplied.

Circle of Life Mini Quilt

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Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts has translated the New Colourshott 10″ Square Pack of 27 colours into a seasonal mood palette. Wonder if you see what she sees in these colour ways*:


Alyce is travelling from Japan to the US to find some quilting threads at QuiltCon, it will be fun to see what she is inspired to do after her visit (don’t forget to drop into Pinwheels at booth 520).

Meanwhile Alyce has done a great tutorial on her blog:

* blossoms, beach, boots and scarves, snow.

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Another exciting bloghop from Lily’s Quilts; do follow and see what the bloggers have created from a New Colourshott 10″ Square Pack of 27 colours by clicking on this button:

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The first creation from myBearpaw features a truly detailed freehand foundation piecing tutorial; so feast your eyes on her sea urchins and then have a go. Or pop along to Pinwheels booth at QuiltCon, Austin, Texas to have a close up look.


Look out for the booklet we’ll create to bring them all together for you.