Tag Archives: Fat 8ths

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.

New Lakes ripples across quilt projects

Whether or not you enter this month’s prize draw for a Lakes Fat 8ths Pack, do join us in celebrating the arrival of the New Lakes collection by making one of the amazing designs we can offer from Lynne Goldsworthy and Helen Howes.

The Lakes Table Runner has been designed by Lynne Goldsworthy (and coloured by Helen Howes) and the pack contains the pattern and a Lakes Fat 8ths Pack and the finished size is 53″ x 18″ / 135 cm x 46 cm

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Alternatively, you may like a bit of a chunkier project. Have a go at City Lights by Helen Howes. She originally designed it for Ruby Reds, but as you can see it has a certain éclat in Lakes as well:

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The pack contains a Lakes Fat 8ths Pack, a Ruby Reds 5″ Square Charm Pack and the instructions. The backing fabric will need to be bought separately. The finished size is 47″ x 47″ / 120 x 120 cms.
You could go on in Lakes with a Ripples quilt and a Shoreline quilt:
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Or one of the six special designs that came out of Sew Mama Sew’s Oakshott Lakes Table Linens Challenge; mats, runners and napkins. Read all about them and introduce some iridescent blues into your home by downloading the free Lakes Table Linens ChallengePDF booklet.
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Lily’s Quilts bloghop with Oakshott Lipari

We’ve been waiting on tenterhooks to announce a new blogshop hosted by Lily’s Quilts with eight talented quilt-bloggers using a Lipari Fat Eights Pack

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First up is Allison Dutton of allison-sews.blogspot.com, so hop on over to see what led up to her making, guess what …

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Here’s a diary of the blogs for you to follow:

5 May     Allison Dutton       allison-sews.blogspot.com
10 May   Nicholas Ball         quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com 
12 May   Helen Purvis          archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com
17 May   Lynn Harris            thelittleredhen.typepad.com
19 May   Kitty Wilkin           nightquilter.com
24 May   Jessica Skultety      www.quiltyhabit.com 
26 May   Karin Jordan           www.leighlaurelstudios.com
31 May   Elisabeth Vaughan  sharksdinner.com

Find out more about the inspiration for this collection here.

The Flight Goes On

Mary Menzer says:

Still winning ribbons because it’s made from the best!
Judges Choice ribbon at the AQS show in Padacuh.

Oakshott Fabrics say:

and its thanks to our superlative designers that the fabrics get to look so good. Congratulations Mary! (and by the way fresh stocks of Autumn are arriving in May).

and here is a pick of the be-ribboned Flight Path (click here to go to Mary’s blogspot on the making) or download the booklet we created that contains eight makes with the Autumn Fat Eighths packs

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Mono impact packs

Oakshott have created little bundles of monochromatic impact; in this case we have picked out seven bundles, each one based around one colour with complementary tints, tones and shades added. Each combination comes as Fat 8ths, Fat Quarters and Half Metre Blocks:

Sky Half Metre Block
Sky Half Metre Block
Tangiers Fat Quarter Pack
Tangiers Fat Quarter Pack
Atlas Half Metre Block
Atlas Half Metre Block
Kew Fat Quarter Pack
Kew Fat Quarter Pack
Asparagus Fat Quarter Pack
Asparagus Fat Quarter Pack
Buttercup Fat Eighth Pack
Buttercup Fat Eighth Pack

To help your thought processes about monochrome why not have a read of a page on our website dedicated to monochromes in the wider world of fashion and home decor.

Don’t forget to send in photos of your Monochrome masterpieces.

New ARUBA Competition

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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.