Tag Archives: Aruba

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.’

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

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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.


Aruba Competition Comments

COTXAR_ArubaPacks2Thank 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
If you didn’t win but were inspired by these little packs of sunshine, you can get your hands on our Aruba Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs here.
Thanks for saying lots of:
gorgeous, wonderful, lovely
and we’ve never seen so many exclamation marks!!!Aruba-bolts-crop_web

New ARUBA Competition


We have put together a new pack of 12 vibrant colours to lift your spirits and boost your energy; available as Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs (and we are really looking forward to seeing what you make of them).

We are running a competition up until Friday 16 October 2015 for three lucky readers to win one of these little packs of sunshine by answering 

“Where is Aruba?”

Email your answer (with your name, email address, phone number and address with postcode/zip and country) to oakshottcompetition@gmail.com

More info about the competition is on the Oakshott Fabrics website, please read the competition terms and conditions before entering.

Festival of Quilts 2015

Don’t forget to pay us a visit on stands G13 and G21 as you overload your senses on all the beautiful creations at this year’s Festival of Quilts at the NEC from 6 to 9 August 2015.

Oakshott have a lot to show you

Packs, patterns, quilts, kits, fabrics and ideas galore:

Aruba, a rainbow of 12 Colourshott colours in Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs
The Pointy Quilt from Lynn Goldsworthy; impressive to look at, deceptively easy to make
Lynn Goldsworthy’s Kilim Cross makes a great rug
Helen Howes newest design, Interpolations 3 uses a 5″ Square Charm Pack of Ruby Reds on the subtle grey of Lipari Pollara
50 Shades + Grey is an exclusive design for Oakshott by Lynne Goldsworthy, the 3-D effect is created by our trademark shot effect