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2016 MAQF Best Use of Color

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.”

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… 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.

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.’

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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.

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Jersey Waistcoat

We aren’t surprised that this fine sight has made ripples:

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This is Richard, married to Sarah Matlock, who wears this:

“with his rag coat when he joins the Morris Men – he plays the squeeze box for them!  And he makes the melodeons that he plays!!”

Sarah has now been commissioned to make this design in Oakshott Lipari which

“is going to be much more elegant”

Which we can’t wait to judge for ourselves, ‘cos we like the Colourshotts just fine:

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Why Jersey in the title? Well they are based at La Robeline Cider and Sausages on that lovely island – looks like a fine life!

More Steps (with Chess!)

Krista Hennebury (poppyprintcreates.blogspot), who shared her photos of an Arctic cruiseworkshop using her Chess on the Steps and Fireweed designs, has sent us some pics of a workshop in Whistler, Canada – pan to shots of mountain peaks disappearing mistily into the distant miles; oops, sorry, back to indoors …

Krista was working with the Whistler Quilter’s Guild in British Columbia and says:

all of my students loved the Colourshotts! Not everyone bought kits, some used their own fabric, but here are some photos for you!

Sabrina contemplates her Fireweed colourway layout
Sabrina contemplates her Fireweed colourway layout
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Anita (l) and Ellen display their Midnight Sun colourway quilts

Just what look what a little improv practice can do:

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The Whistler Quilter’s Guild in glorious technicolour

 

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:

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Aruba, a rainbow of 12 Colourshott colours in Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs
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The Pointy Quilt from Lynn Goldsworthy; impressive to look at, deceptively easy to make
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Lynn Goldsworthy’s Kilim Cross makes a great rug
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Helen Howes newest design, Interpolations 3 uses a 5″ Square Charm Pack of Ruby Reds on the subtle grey of Lipari Pollara
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50 Shades + Grey is an exclusive design for Oakshott by Lynne Goldsworthy, the 3-D effect is created by our trademark shot effect
  • Did you know that Oakshott do Sample Swatch Packs for all the collections*?
  • Did you know that when you buy a Sample Swatch Pack  you also get a £5 Gift Voucher to set against your next online purchase?
  • Did you know that Oakshott offer a special shipping rate on Sample Swatch Pack only purchases (whether you order one pack or the complete set) of £4.95 in the UK and £8.00 for the rest of the world?

What’s stopping you putting a bit of magic in your hand? Visit the Quilting Samples page in the online store.

Sample Swatches-med* 5″ x 5″; £7.00 for Lipari, Ruby Reds, New Colourshott Colours 01-30, New Colourshott Colours 31-57, Lakes, New Autumn; £3.50 for Scandinavia and Calluna.

Nod to Gee’s Bend in Colourshott

We’ve just had a pic from Quilt Paradigm, or Judy Murphy, of her use of a Fat Eighth of Colourshotts. She’s called it Nod to Gee’s Bend and her two posts are a great walk through the design process, first on What? Another WIP? and then the pre-quilting shots on A Nod to Gee’s Bend or Tribute to FLW?

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The entire quilt is Oakshott Colorshotts. The borders on the sides was leftover fabric from Off Course! The quilting plan is some straight line quilting following the sewing lines in the triangles and squares and then some FMQing on the borders. I’m pretty excited about getting this one finished! The strips finish at 1 inch. Took awhile to sew this one! 🙂

Looking forward to seeing the final quilting.

Shott in the Dark

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This bold, graphic design called Shott in the Dark was created by Anne Williams, editor of The Quilter. What a wonderful illustration of our New Colourshott 01-30 shades in all their glory. Presented as a Mystery Row quilt over four issues of The Quilter, amazingly it uses just one F8ths Pack.

If you’re going to the Guild Conference at the Harrogate International Conference Centre from 24-26 April 2015, look out for the display of readers’ Mystery Row quilts. It’ll be fascinating to see how varied they are and the spin their makers have put on the basic pattern!