Category Archives: Autumn

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,


and look at those leaves.DSC03052

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

Don’t let the grass grow

It was a trip to Ireland – the Emerald Isle – that inspired Johnny Cash’s song Forty Shades of Green. From subtle teals to more acidic shades, our Offers of the Week depict the sheer breadth of greens in nature.
You can SAVE 15% when you order these greens before Thursday 19 May, 9am UK time
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The Flight Goes On

Mary Menzer says:

Still winning ribbons because it’s made from the best!
Judges Choice ribbon at the AQS show in Padacuh.

Oakshott Fabrics say:

and its thanks to our superlative designers that the fabrics get to look so good. Congratulations Mary! (and by the way fresh stocks of Autumn are arriving in May).

and here is a pick of the be-ribboned Flight Path (click here to go to Mary’s blogspot on the making) or download the booklet we created that contains eight makes with the Autumn Fat Eighths packs


Fun with Leaves

In one of the brief moments we had to chat to neighbouring stands at this year’s Festival of Quilts we met Sue Schofield of Springwood House Designs. She has just launched a new publication called Fun with Leaves and it is full of leaf templates that are just perfect for our New Autumn fabric collection – don’t you agree?

New-Autumn_Sue-Schofield_Fun-With-LeavesIf you do indulge and create something leafy (maybe a Christmas wreath, if I dare mention it so early) do send us a picture.


Steps from Chess on the Steps

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.

2014-10ChessOnTheSteps22014-10ChessOnTheSteps smallIn 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

New Autumn Warmth and Inspiration

Sometimes you need a little warm colour, sometimes you need a little helpful inspiration; we know you’ll find both in our FREE New Autumn Fat 8th booklet. It’s available to download from the Instant Colour page, on the Oakshott Fabrics shop website, and here if you click on the booklet cover:


There are six great quilts (and one tote) to think about making and seven great blogs to read for inspiration and instruction. Download and enjoy!

Have a look at the New Autumn collection in the Oakshott Fabrics online shop.


New Autumn Mosaic

We are mega-excited by the prospect of a new bloghop using Oakshott’s New Autumn Fat Eighths Packs that Lily’s Quilts is running:

The Oakshott Autumn Blog Hop
These colours are so warm and vibrant that they make a mosaic of all the seasons (sorry Stanley*!), which is enough to drive you back to the quilting table to capture all that is best in autumn.
This is a quick peek of the design for  Fabric and Flowers’ Falling Vista lap quilt, visit her blog for the final view and a tutorial.
Autumn Trees Layout
and see more of the large quilt called Autumn Columns produced by Rossie, again with a tutorial.
*(see Stanley Horowitz’ verse: ‘Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.)