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Magic Carpet Free Pattern

The gorgeously sophisticated, jewel-like Oakshott Lipari collection is shown to great advantage in Anne William‘s design called Magic Carpet which first appeared in Popular Patchwork

2015-01magcicarpetawWe have reproduced the pattern in one of our free booklets, so download away and fly off on your own magic carpet. Here’s the link to the Lipari Fat Eighths pack you’ll need to create it.

The free pattern booklets can be found on the Instant Colour page of this blog and on the shop website.



What’s black and white and…

… full of colour?

Congratulations to the versatile Anne Williams on her new eponymous website. You may well already have read her words on quilting, textiles and crafts given her involvement with The Quilter and … (but why spoil your visit to her site, where you can read so much more?)


Of particular relevance to Oakshott is her blog on the 1718 Patchwork we talked about in September.

Anne is a quilt designer, on top of being an editor and writer, so look out for future blogs on her work.

Steps to Chess on the Steps

Krista of Poppyprint in Canada has designed a fabulous modern quilt (featuring as pattern of the month in MQG‘s September newsletter). Her fascinating journey to the design, Chess on the Steps, is on her blog.

“This quilt was made entirely of the new Colourshott shot cottons …”

2014-10ChessOnTheSteps2“… The quilting was all done with free-form (unmarked) lines with my Pfaff IDT (built in walking foot).  I just followed seams in the piecing and went for it.  There are 7 coordinating colours of Aurifil 30 wt thread on the quilt.  Sewing with these shot cottons is so enjoyable as the colours are beautifully saturated – at times I feel like I’m working with sari silk!”

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Just in case you’re tempted here are the swatches for the colours used


White Sand (COTX01), Black (COTX30), Charcoal (COTX29), Vintage Silver (COTX28), Midnight Blue (COTX23), Nectarine (COTX03), Russet (COTX04), Campion (COTX05), Bizzie Lizzie (COTX12) and Snapdragon (COTX06)

If you are a member of the Quilter’s Guild you’ll be aware of the Mystery Row quilt they’ve been gradually revealing over 2014 in their magazine The Quilter (last row is being revealed in the winter issue). Although it is a member’s ‘thing’ here’s a slideshow preview of  some rows so far.  Have you had a peek? Now that is what we call creativity – what a glorious kaleidoscope!