The purchase of a Fat Quarter Pack from the Oakshott stand at the Festival of Quilts led Bill Burrows of Cheltenham, UK, to create this quilt:
“The quilt was my own idea … the solid, dense structure and colours of the Oakshott mercerised shot fabric was perfect for lots of small panels. A less solid colour fabric would have looked wishy-washy.
The strong fabric is lovely to work with, easy to cut and it keeps its position beautifully while sewing. It has that slight sheen which the mercerising process gives the fabric.”
Although, Bill does live close enough to drop by occasionally for more fabric and kindly says:
“I am treated really well and you go to great lengths to find what I am looking for.”
So thanks for sharing the beautiful end result with us Bill.
“This quilt was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs (if you are not familiar with him, he was a famous American architect that designed modern buildings in the early 20th century). The title of the quilt is ‘Quilt it Wright'”
Mary Menzer of FairlyMerry sent us these photos of her great design using Oakshott Lakes. Do have a look at more info on her Facebook page and her Instagram feed to learn about threads she uses and her design, matchstick, quilting and improv techniques.
Our good friend and Oakshott Fabrics US stockist Maria Tamaoka of Pinwheels is out and about a lot at the moment so go say hello (and pick up some fabric while you’re there!): 15-18 October
PIQC : Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California
29 October–1 November in booth 1715
International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston, Texas
We have put together a new pack of 12 vibrant colours to lift your spirits and boost your energy; available as Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs (and we are really looking forward to seeing what you make of them).
We are running a competition up until Friday 16 October 2015 for three lucky readers to win one of these little packs of sunshine by answering
When Fay Cumberland showed us her quilt made with Oakshott fabrics when she visited our stand at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham we begged her to send us a photo; and here is her, highly-evocative, Venetian Compass: