Congratulations to Karen, winner of Best of Show at this year’s Sydney Quilt Festival with her Sanderson’s Apprentice Quilt, made using Oakshott cottons.
She is sister to Rita of Red Pepper Quilts, Melbourne (Australia) based fan of Oakshott – and we are fans of her work, tutorials and blog.
Designer of the cool, crisp Oakshott Hint quilt, Leanne Chahley, has won a ribbon at the Quilt Canada National Juried Show with her minimalist design Echoes:
Do catch up on all her news and some really encouraging, useful and entertaining comments on why you should enter your quilts to these competitions on her blog: shecanquilt
and once again, CONGRATULATIONS LEANNE, keep on designing …
It is always exciting to the creative spirit in us to see how Oakshott shot cottons inspire the development of a pattern. The wonderful Krista Hennebury has supplied us with the chance to show such a development in glorious technicolor.
In the beginning was a pack of 10 Colourshotts that turned into Chess on the Steps (available as a quilt kit):
Then came an Alaskan cruise and 18 quilters and Krista’s Improv Under the Influence technique class and a chance to play with one of four Alaskan-themed colourways.
Spot the ones who used the Midnight Sun theme (based on Chess on the Steps) and now click on to feast your eyes on the other colourways …
The very busy Karen Lewis has been doing some dreamy work in Leeds using Scandinavia on a kaleidoscope block (out of Joyce Gieszler’s book Then and Now Quilts).
Do visit her Karen Lewis Textiles blog to see more pics and her working process. She said things like:
I wanted to print a design that would leave a lot of the beautiful Oakshott fabric showing through
It is a paper pieced pattern which is a process I have actually grown to love
I settled on the idea of a matchstick spiral
I think I may be a convert to this method [for binding]…it used half the fabric…what’s not to love?
As for the original bundle of Scandinavia shot cottons…what a dream they were to print on and sew with…I will certainly be doing that again.
and here’s the final result:
Cathy Stoddart has sent in a photo of her glorious interpretation Elizabeth Hartman’s Rapid City block quilt pattern using Ruby Reds and some batiks. That should keep the bed warm!
We’ve just uploaded a new free booklet to our free patterns page on the website, on the Instant Colour page and right here!
Thanks to Sew Mama Sew you can dabble in some quick fashion fixes with six new totes that each use a Lipari Fat 8ths Pack. The booklet tells you a bit about each designer and takes you to their blog for the tutorials and patterns.
Don’t forget to send us a picture of how you have interpreted these great patterns.
- Did you know that Oakshott do Sample Swatch Packs for all the collections*?
- Did you know that when you buy a Sample Swatch Pack you also get a £5 Gift Voucher to set against your next online purchase?
- Did you know that Oakshott offer a special shipping rate on Sample Swatch Pack only purchases (whether you order one pack or the complete set) of £4.95 in the UK and £8.00 for the rest of the world?
What’s stopping you putting a bit of magic in your hand? Visit the Quilting Samples page in the online store.
* 5″ x 5″; £7.00 for Lipari, Ruby Reds, New Colourshott Colours 01-30, New Colourshott Colours 31-57, Lakes, New Autumn; £3.50 for Scandinavia and Calluna.