Monthly Archives: February 2016

Backgrounds from Oakshott

20% off selected Colourshotts for 1 week only 

(use promo code BACK20 at the checkout before Monday 7 March, 9.00am UK time)

Choosing the perfect background for your design will showcase it for the best effect. Like a picture frame, it can tone down a brightly coloured piece or make a more neutral palette appear bolder. The background may be required to take a back seat or perhaps to create a presence. So we’ve selected nine favourites for you to invest in now – and send us your photos in the future!


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Memories in Aruba

What a fantastic way to show off Oakshott’s trademark shot cotton weave using a traditional block and an Aruba Fat Quarter Pack. Rita Hodge of RedPepperQuilts chose this block because

 ‘the directional piecing creates a beautiful luminous, iridescent effect.’

The quilt’s finished size is 60 inches/1.5 metres square and the pattern is available from RedPepperQuilts Etsy Store and Pattern Store. 
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Aruba Nine-Patch Wall Hanging

Once again ace designer Lynne Goldsworthy of LilysQuilts has come up with a stunner, this time using the Aruba Fat Eighths Pack. This traditional design has a decidedly modern feel and the new kit has been christened  Aruba Nine-Patch Wall Hanging

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Lynne loves:

‘the effect of a nine-patch on point, creating an Irish chain and the interesting play and contrast when the same block is used together in two different ways.’

Buy the kit and pattern from Oakshott Fabrics (includes all the fabric for quilt top and binding); the finished size is 40 inches/1 metre square.


Ruby Red runner

I adapted the Modern Blocks pattern for the red fat 8th pack to create something that fitted my long table. The runner is 73″ x 12″. I absolutely LOVE the colours – thanks!!!

Posted by Kate Thomas on Friday, February 19, 2016