… 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?)
Anne is a quilt designer, on top of being an editor and writer, so look out for future blogs on her work.
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 …”
“… 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!”
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)
The lovely Quilt Now magazine (of Stockport, UK and online) are carrying a delicious splurge on Oakshott:
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!
Have you seen the latest newsletter from the fantastic online quilt magazine, Quilt Around The World?
It goes without saying that we’d love to feature your entries if you decide to use Oakshott fabrics!
Have fun and good luck.
With love from Love Patchwork & Quilting