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Vote Victorian

We congratulated Karen Terrens for winning best in show in Sydney in June 2015 now we can actually vote for her to win the Victorian Craft Award. Her Sanderson’s Apprentice Quilt (made using Oakshott fabrics) is a finalist in this wide-ranging event: it had 116 finalists out of 450 entrants; is exhibiting in four venues across Melbourne, Australia; covers all crafts from jewellery to ceramics, fabric to glass.

Read all about her work on victoriancraftaward.org.au/karen-terrens/ and vote for her in the People’s Choice (once you have checked out the other entrants, of course!) and be in for winning some craft vouchers.


Don’t you just love the world wide web; such beautiful things to see without moving an inch.


Folk Tile for Bloghop

… and last but not least for this bloghop:

The Oakshott Colourshott Blog Hop

“I asked them to chose the background colour for me and received purple so I decided to use a design that I have been toying with for a while based on a 6-patch trip around the world block. It reminds me of a tiled floor with a folk art feel about it.”

Quilt Jane from  Brisbane, Australia, has drawn some really appreciative comments on her blog for this masterpiece of brilliant colour. Love the Electra fabric as background for the  Colourshott 10 inch squares (and the use of a charm pack for the flower appliqué pieces).

Very clear tutorial with templates for the appliqué and block assembly, thanks Jane. We’ll leave her with the last word (applicable to all these gorgeous creations):

“label and give it to someone you love”

Little Mushroom Cap Log Cabin Bloghop

The Oakshott Colourshott Blog Hop
I love the various range of colours and the crispy feel of these fabrics.
Another fantastic tutorial on piecing to produce this kaleidoscopic pattern (based on a sock knitting book!). Read all about it on Amira’s Little Mushroom Cap blog.
ModernLogCabinFascinating stuff from Australia, our little 10 inch squares are getting themselves about a bit.

Christmas Indulgence 5

Rita of Red Pepper Quilts from down under is going traditional with a light twist:

Colourshott 24 Zinnia – fits in with a green/red Christmas theme but will still contrast with: a darker “tree” green, white for snow and red for Santa.


As for her sewing tool, anybody else discovered the pain free world of basting?

I’ve misplaced my Kwik Klip basting tool so I would love to see this under the Christmas tree. I pin baste my quilts and this tool is handy for closing pins effortlessly, no more sore fingers.

From Birmingham stall to Melbourne prize

What a great story from S-J Makes Quilts:

As a long-time quilt maker, first-time quilt competition entrant, I submitted my beloved quilt in for judging to the Royal Melbourne Show craft competition with much trepidation. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I found out it won first place in its category (machine pieced, machine quilted).

Started out like any other quilt, ended up quite unlike any quilt I’d made before.


Read all about the work behind this modern ‘wonky log cabin’ quilt, all two square metres of it that started as a purchase from the Oakshott stand at the 2012 Festival of Quilts.

 I have recently completed a quilt in Oakshott cottons which did very well at the quilt show in Melbourne – I thought you might like to have a look at it. This quilt has also been juried into the Houston Quilt Show later this year. It was a pleasure quilting the Oakshott fabrics

We’ve got a small detail to show you that highlights the wonderful Trapunto work:

Detail from Sanderson's Apprentice, First in Longarm category at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair 2014
Detail from Sanderson’s Apprentice, First in Longarm category at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair 2014