Monthly Archives: June 2016

Oakshott Monthly Prize Draw for Ruby Reds

Seize your chance to win this sizzling Fat 8ths Pack of New Ruby Reds.

Click on the image to enter. Entries must be received by 17 July 2016. One entry allowed per person.
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From pink to blood-red and deep crimson, our New Ruby Reds ooze romance and passion, glinting like their gemstone namesakes. They’re as passionate and seductive, mysterious and misunderstood as the culture of Spain, their inspiration.

New Ruby Reds are available as cut lengths and in a choice of pre-cut packs, including Fat 8ths, Fat Quarters, Half Metre Blocks and 5” Squares.RubyReds_HomePage2

50 Shades of Serendipity

We are so glad that Kate has shared her piece of serendipity with us. She bought the pattern and fabric colour pack for 50 Shades + Grey Quilt (designed exclusively for Oakshott by Lynne Goldsworthy of LilysQuilts) and then:

I thought you might like to see my version of 50 shades which came about through that classic error of not reading the pattern carefully!!

and lo! A whole new quilt is born …

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Autumn from Gloucester to Switzerland

Oakshott Fabrics was a 2015 holiday drop off point for Bettina from Switzerland, who has sent us pics of her Autumn-Quilt, saying:

These fabrics are lovely to work with and I am very pleased with the result.

Look at that colour flow,

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Thanks Bettina, glad your visit was so productive – and drop in again when you are next in Gloucestershire.

A new quilting magazine out this June, The Craft Network Quilting, asked Lynne Goldsworthy about her fave contacts – and isn’t it great? Oakshott is one of them:

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The mag is available from all the usual retailers.

Volcanic Vesuvius

The eighth and final stop in our Lipari blogshop (hosted by Lily’s Quilts) comes from Kitty Wilkin, intrepid Night Quilter in Maine, USA. She got really absorbed by Oakshott’s fabric story and so decided to go with the volcanic inspiration for her Vesuvius quilt.

This was my first time working with Oakshott fabrics, and they are so luxurious! They are a woven fabric and feel almost silky to the touch. They feel more substantial than other shot cottons I’ve used, and the Lipari line looks iridescent since the warp is black and the weft is a bright jewel tone. These fabrics come to life when you see them in person – photos truly don’t do them justice.

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I made my Vesuvius quilt with 60 degree triangles, to elicit the sharp peaks of the mountainous volcanoes. I pulled in some Ruby Red – Toledo for the molten focal triangle, and let the Lipari steal the show.

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Kitty’s blogpost is an excellent and thorough tutorial so you can be confident of ending up with as beautiful a finished quilt as Kitty’s own.

There is a heart rending coda to the story though … guess why it has been temporarily renamed:

For now, my Vesuvius Quilt (aka Max’s Fault Lines) is smoking and being buried by ash for a bit. It will rise again some day in the future.

We look forward to seeing Vesuvius in its new era.

Thanks to Nancy in the USA for sending us a photo of her finished Colors Crossing quilt showing her great use of

reds and blues from the last holiday sale.

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and thanks for saying:

I love your fabric!

We can’t wait to see what Nancy is going to do with the Forest Fruits Pack she ordered!