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Floral Impressions Appliqué

How many of us have admired the beautiful appliqué work of fantastic designer Deborah Kemball and lusted after emulating her?

We are delighted to say that Quilter’s Guild member Janice Lawson  has done just that, and what a bouquet.

She has sent us a couple of  photos of Floral Impressions cushions she has finished and said that she has also worked on a Floral Impressions quilt top, so we look forward to seeing that when it has been quilted.

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The Kemball appliqué  bug has obviously bitten since Janice contacted us about ordering specific Fat 8ths of 19 colours so that she can make a Midnight Garden quilt (quick peek of Deborah’s original if you click here!).  We can’t wait to see the results.

PS As a Guild member Janice is taking advantage of the 10% discount Oakshott Fabrics offer as part of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles Retailer Scheme.

Trips Around the Silk Route

Ingrid Huber has sent in some photos of her take on the Trip Around the World pattern using Oakshott fabrics she acquired at the 2015 Festival of Quilts and a dark red fabric from her stash:

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“I choose a ‘Trip around the World’ pattern and put a different colour in the center of each pattern. So I tried to highlight each of the 9 colours … I call the quilt ‘Trips around the Silk Route’ – a name very suitable for this quilt, isn’t it? In the stripes between the blocks I quilted horses, donkeys, camels and yaks wandering around the blocks  – all animals which were used for transporting goods on the Silk Route in medieval times.”

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And I managed to make three cushions from the rest.”

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Lovely to see how the shot effect translates as silk. Thanks Ingrid

Saturated colour

Feast your eyes on sumptuous woven textiles from rising star of UK textile design, Margo Selby. Margo’s trademark three-dimensional fabrics result from a combination of innovative hand-woven constructions and industrial machinery.

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Margo’s work is sometimes described as ‘quilterly’ and her love of saturated colour fits right in with our own ethos. So, up until Monday 4 April 2016 (9.00am UK time) you can claim 20% off Margo Selby products by using the coupon code OAKSHOTT at the checkout on www.margoselby.com.* If you haven’t got to this post until after that date you still need to check out her fantastic range of furnishing fabrics, bedlinen, jackets, scarves, rugs, towels, throws, art, and her famous cushions:

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*Furniture, carpets and the Osborne & Little collection are excluded from this offer. See offer on Oakshott website.

Patchwork Pennant

Pop on over to read the story of this Star of Bethlehem block (English paper pieced and using an Oakshott Fat 8th pack) and see more pics from Jo Avery at myBearpaw,

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who said:

“The tassel was made to match. It was a lovely project to work on, as always the Oakshott was a joy to work with, and I particularly like the ‘tab’ hanging loops. This could easily be adapted to make a cushion or a square mini quilt.”

Alternatively, buy the November 2015 issue of Popular Patchwork in which it features!

Sew Mama Sew Scandinavia Bloghop

Sew Mama Sew gathered six US bloggers to exercise their creativity on our Scandinavia collection, and what a variety they came up with:

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Oakshott echoes Sew Mama Sew’s sentiments:

We’d like to thank our talented challengers for showing us so many lovely possibilities with Oakshott Scandinavia. Please visit their sites to see more creativity!:

Using Scandinavia

Deborah Kemball (one of our favourite designers, based in Canada) has been beautifully inspired by the new Scandinavia collection and brought her fantastic contemporary appliqué skills to bear on a pair of perfect pillows.

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I find that I have moved away from red backgrounds into greys these days. Soft warm dove greys and rich charcoals make such scrumptious backgrounds to highlight the colours of the design.

… to say [Scandinavia] hit my chartreuse need bang on the head would be an understatement. Oh what lovely clean, pristine colours. The collection also includes the most perfect off white. I find white one of the problem colours in my work and rarely find the right white.  Whites tend to be too blue, too white or too cream.  This one is perfect. Gorgeous greys, soft pastels so clean and clear.

Sit back and relax:

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‘Tis the season for Ruby Reds

Here’s another little present just for you – and for free! We linked up with Sew Mama Sew (www.sewmamasew.com) and some talented quilter/bloggers to bring you six wildly different looks all based on a Ruby Reds Fat 8ths pack.

The free patterns for these festive mini quilts will cheer you up all year round so download the PDF booklet now by clicking on this line, then you can decide which one you’ll start with (there might even be just enough time to produce one as a present for somebody!)

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Modern Crosses Quilt Block Tutorial

New free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for the Modern Crosses quilt, as shown at the 2014 Festival of Quilts, is on the Without Pins website. It is shown here in its original Oakshott Air fabric (no longer available) along with a new colour-example made up as a cushion in Ruby Reds.
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Design and samples by Heather Hasthorpe; photography and tutorial by Helen Howes; fabrics by Oakshott Fabrics