to have a chance of winning a Forest Fruits Fat Eighth Pack in Lynne Goldsworthy’s Giveaway Mondays blogpost.
Purple combines the calm stability of blue with the fierce energy of red. It’s often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury and power. Purple can represent wealth, creativity, wisdom, grandeur, devotion, peace, mystery, independence and magic.
We love designer Helen Howes’ use of purple in her Interpolations 3a / Inpurpleation Quilt (shown here in progress):
To celebrate the UK’s Mothering Sunday on 6 March 2016 we are offering 20% OFF selected purples up until 9am UK time on Monday 7 March. Use the promotional code MUM16 at the checkout when you purchase any of these selected purples from the Colourshott collection (just click on your chosen swatch to shop):
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.’
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
‘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.
Oakshott have created little bundles of monochromatic impact; in this case we have picked out seven bundles, each one based around one colour with complementary tints, tones and shades added. Each combination comes as Fat 8ths, Fat Quarters and Half Metre Blocks:
To help your thought processes about monochrome why not have a read of a page on our website dedicated to monochromes in the wider world of fashion and home decor.
Don’t forget to send in photos of your Monochrome masterpieces.
We aren’t surprised that this fine sight has made ripples:
This is Richard, married to Sarah Matlock, who wears this:
“with his rag coat when he joins the Morris Men – he plays the squeeze box for them! And he makes the melodeons that he plays!!”
Sarah has now been commissioned to make this design in Oakshott Lipari which
“is going to be much more elegant”
Which we can’t wait to judge for ourselves, ‘cos we like the Colourshotts just fine:
Why Jersey in the title? Well they are based at La Robeline Cider and Sausages on that lovely island – looks like a fine life!
Krista Hennebury (poppyprintcreates.blogspot), who shared her photos of an Arctic cruiseworkshop using her Chess on the Steps and Fireweed designs, has sent us some pics of a workshop in Whistler, Canada – pan to shots of mountain peaks disappearing mistily into the distant miles; oops, sorry, back to indoors …
Krista was working with the Whistler Quilter’s Guild in British Columbia and says:
all of my students loved the Colourshotts! Not everyone bought kits, some used their own fabric, but here are some photos for you!
Just what look what a little improv practice can do:
Pop on over to read the story of this Star of Bethlehem block (English paper pieced and using an Oakshott Fat 8th pack) and see more pics from Jo Avery at myBearpaw,
“The tassel was made to match. It was a lovely project to work on, as always the Oakshott was a joy to work with, and I particularly like the ‘tab’ hanging loops. This could easily be adapted to make a cushion or a square mini quilt.”
Alternatively, buy the November 2015 issue of Popular Patchwork in which it features!
We asked to see your projects on our Facebook page and want to share these with you. This is Dresden Flower from Monika Huelsebusch ca. 60 x 80 Inch, all Oakshott Fabrics
sewn by machine, appliqued by hand, quilted on an APQS longarm machine
Ursula Josefs-Kirschbaum: My daughter Anne was busy and made this beautiful Quilt. In Lakes and New Colourshott