We just love the stories that lie behind many of the quilts you show us, and we especially love it when our fabrics come together with your memories – that is the beauty of quilting.
The highly talented Claudia Scheja of quilterei-werne in Werne, northwest Germany, had her memories triggered by the Oakshott Ruby Reds and has produced a real work of art:
my new Quilt “Tuscany Village” I have made from Oakshott fabrics. When I saw the beautiful Ruby Red fabrics I remembered a journey to Italy many years ago and got the idea for this quilt (140 x 140cm)
The quilt was first seen at the Open European Quilt Championships 2016 in Maastricht, Germany, where Claudia was a featured quilter.
Congratulations to Christine Motl, winner of the Lakes F8th Pack. It will be winging its way to join you in the US of A. If you need inspiration then why not have a look through the kits and pattern books …
or visit Pinterest and have a look at our Quilts board.
Whatever happens we hope to see what you’ve made before the year is up – no pressure!
What would you make with this shimmering little pack of gorgeousness? Perhaps the Lakes Table Runner or the City Lights Quilt?
Either way, don’t miss your chance to enter this month’s Prize Draw. Entries must be received by 10 August 2016. One entry allowed per person.
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.
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.
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
Get on over to http://lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/giveaway-mondays-oakshott-fabrics.html
to have a chance of winning a Forest Fruits Fat Eighth Pack in Lynne Goldsworthy’s Giveaway Mondays blogpost.
Congratulations to Mary Menzer who won ‘Best Use of Color’ for ‘Quilt it Wright’ in the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 2016.
“This is my all Oakshott quilt inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. I love my Oakshotts! Thanks for making a great product.”
… and thanks Mary for making such great use of them.
Read all about Mary’s making journey and get some fantastic tips from her great five part description at FairlyMerry blog where she describes her whole improv process, piecing, threads, basting, quilting, re-jigging, binding, and so on.
Refresher call to enter our prize draw for a Fat Quarter Pack of sunshine: Aruba
It is free to enter and runs until the end of March.
Thank you to everyone who entered our Aruba Competition (nearly 500 of you; based in the Antipodes, North America and all round Europe and Scandinavia).
les couleurs de cette collection sont toniques et merveilleuse!
We were thrilled with the response and touched by your many wonderful comments. We did wonder how some of you coped while you were waiting to hear:
Fingers and toes are all crossed 🙂
The little packs of sunshine are of course named after the Caribbean island.
A great choice for naming a gorgeous fabric collection after.
Brilliantly named collection – the colours capture sunshine on brightly coloured clothing and sea! Love it!
And you agreed that as we head into our northern winter, we appreciate the vibrant colours of the Caribbean.
these colors are amazing – perfect for winter sewing (bright and sunny always helps during snowy, cold winters here)
Love these shimmering colors.
We’re sorry only three of you could win but delighted to announce that you were:
1st Prize of an Aruba Fat Quarter Pack to Marilyn Hagopian
2nd Prizes of Aruba Fat 8ths Packs to Elaine Armstrong and Denise Davies
Thanks for saying lots of:
gorgeous, wonderful, lovely
and we’ve never seen so many exclamation marks!!!