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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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Interpret Interpolations

Helen Howes has shared with her on thoughts on creating Interpolations 3 which, as the name suggests, is part of a design series. You can read the story behind her work and see the complete collection (so far!) in the first of our new In the designer’s own words features.

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In her latest exclusive design for Oakshott, Helen of HelenHowesTextiles has offset vibrant Ruby Reds against a subtle grey background of Lipari Pollara to stunning effect. These cottons take on a silk-like appearance – the result of combining different colour threads for warp and weft.
Interpolations 3 finishes at 30.5″ x 40.5″ and is available to buy now.

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