Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nod to Gee’s Bend in Colourshott

We’ve just had a pic from Quilt Paradigm, or Judy Murphy, of her use of a Fat Eighth of Colourshotts. She’s called it Nod to Gee’s Bend and her two posts are a great walk through the design process, first on What? Another WIP? and then the pre-quilting shots on A Nod to Gee’s Bend or Tribute to FLW?


The entire quilt is Oakshott Colorshotts. The borders on the sides was leftover fabric from Off Course! The quilting plan is some straight line quilting following the sewing lines in the triangles and squares and then some FMQing on the borders. I’m pretty excited about getting this one finished! The strips finish at 1 inch. Took awhile to sew this one! 🙂

Looking forward to seeing the final quilting.

Gone in Ruby Reds and Metro

Monika Huelsebusch in Germany has a wonderful eye for colour combinations and here’s the evidence:

Monica’s accompanying email says:

Thank you for these beauties!
I just want to say a big THANK YOU for your beautiful fabrics! The colors are so brilliant! I love how they go together.
From a bundle of Fat Eighths of Ruby Reds and Metro I made this wall hanging (90 cm x 100 cm) with the name GONE. It reminds me of someone special.

and this photo really shows the texture; so thank you, Monika.

Lily’s Quilts International Bloghop with Scandinavia

Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts has brought together eight projects from eight fantastic designers based in the UK, the USA and Australia, using Oakshott Scandinavia.  They are going out over the next two weeks and all the hops are listed out below so you can come back to this post and see where to go to next:
Lynne says:

Scandinavia is a line of shot cottons shot with cream so that they create a beautiful gentle palette and I am so excited to see what everyone is going to do with them.


The blog hop stops are listed out below and I hope you enjoy the inspiration you find there. Bear in mind that different time zones may mean that the posts appear later on in the day.

4 May  – Sarah Sharp
5 May  – Heather Scrimnscher 
6 May  – Amy Sinibaldi
7 May  – Rossie Hutchinson
11 May – Elaine Poplin
12 May – Sarah Fielke
13 May – Nicholas Ball
14 May – Lori Landerberger