Category Archives: Colourshott

Purple Days

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):

Interpolations3a-Inpurpleation_in-progress_HelenHowes

If you’re inspired, read the story behind her design and to make the project download the pattern from Helen Howes Textiles.

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):

COTX15_Colourshott_Iris_corner_180 Iris COTX15COTX49_Colourshott_Atlas_corner_180 Atlas COTX49COTX50_Colourshott_Electra_corner_180 Electra COTX50

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.’

MEMQKIT_Memories-Quilt_detail1
The quilt’s finished size is 60 inches/1.5 metres square and the pattern is available from RedPepperQuilts Etsy Store and Pattern Store. 
MEMQKIT_Memories-Quilt_Rita Hodge

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

AR9QHKIT_Aruba-Nine-Patch-Wall-Hanging_Lynne -Goldsworthy2

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.

AR9QHKIT_Aruba-Nine-Patch-Wall-Hanging_detail2

Mono impact packs

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:

Sky Half Metre Block
Sky Half Metre Block
Tangiers Fat Quarter Pack
Tangiers Fat Quarter Pack
Atlas Half Metre Block
Atlas Half Metre Block
Kew Fat Quarter Pack
Kew Fat Quarter Pack
Asparagus Fat Quarter Pack
Asparagus Fat Quarter Pack
Buttercup Fat Eighth Pack
Buttercup Fat Eighth Pack

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.

Jersey Waistcoat

We aren’t surprised that this fine sight has made ripples:

RichardMatlock

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:

MatlockWaistcoat

Why Jersey in the title? Well they are based at La Robeline Cider and Sausages on that lovely island – looks like a fine life!

More Steps (with Chess!)

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!

Sabrina contemplates her Fireweed colourway layout
Sabrina contemplates her Fireweed colourway layout
MidnightSun-Anita-l-Ellen-r
Anita (l) and Ellen display their Midnight Sun colourway quilts

Just what look what a little improv practice can do:

Whistler Quilters Guild-BC
The Whistler Quilter’s Guild in glorious technicolour

 

Patchwork Pennant

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,

MyBearPawStar

who said:

“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!

Projects prompt

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

DresdenFlower

Ursula Josefs-Kirschbaum: My daughter Anne was busy and made this beautiful Quilt. In Lakes and New Colourshott
Lakes