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.
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.
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
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:
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.
What would you make with this shimmering little pack of gorgeousness? Perhaps the Lakes Table Runner or the City Lights Quilt?
Either way, don’t miss your chance to enter this month’s Prize Draw. Entries must be received by 10 August 2016. One entry allowed per person.
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
First up is Allison Dutton of allison-sews.blogspot.com, so hop on over to see what led up to her making, guess what …
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.
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
Get on over to http://lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/giveaway-mondays-oakshott-fabrics.html
to have a chance of winning a Forest Fruits Fat Eighth Pack in Lynne Goldsworthy’s Giveaway Mondays blogpost.
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
‘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.
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,
“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!