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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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Take A Hint

Great to see the results of FoQ 2015 purchases from the Oakshott stand.

Well done to Rona Bebb for completing the Hint Quilt Wallhanging Kit, great to see photos which show the size and the quilting, and thanks for her kind words:

“They are lovely fabrics to work on, soon to buy more from you.”

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Looking forward to the next photos, as promised …

“Now to start on the Red pack.”

Congratulations to Leanne

Designer of the cool, crisp Oakshott Hint quilt, Leanne Chahley,  has won a ribbon at the Quilt Canada National Juried Show with her minimalist design Echoes:

Echoes-LeanneChahleyDo catch up on all her news and some really encouraging, useful and entertaining comments on why you should enter your quilts to these competitions on her blog: shecanquilt

and once again, CONGRATULATIONS LEANNE, keep on designing …

 

Is the quilting world ready for Scandinavia?

Scandinavia is the name of Oakshott Fabrics’ newest shot cotton collection.

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The inspiration for this palette of eight calm, muted tones of vaporous blues, soft greys, milky whites and  woody shades comes from the clean, bright, airy colours of stylish Scandinavian interiors and the ethereal quality of northern winter light.

We’ve had great fun drawing up a Scandinavia board on Pinterest full of images that echo these luminous colours.

To celebrate the launch of Scandinavia Leanne Chahley  designed this beautiful  quilt/wallhanging (given a sneak preview at QuiltCon in Texas) called Hint:

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We love the graphic shapes and the texture the quilting gives the fabrics.

The kit for Hint is available in two sizes (40″ x 40″ / 102 cm x 102 cm or 84″x 84″ / 213 cm x 213 cm) complete with the fabric (enough for front and back) and a pattern booklet with template.

We hope you enjoy banishing the winter doldrums with these luscious Nordic lights.

1718 Patchwork in 2014

Great excitement at Oakshott when our fabrics were chosen by the Quilt Museum in York for the kit to go with their 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet exhibition (5 September–13 December 2014).

The 1718 Coverlet’s 60 exquisitely sewn blocks use a mosaic patchwork technique and illustrate the maker’s surroundings. This is just one small section from the coverlet:

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This is a rare chance to see a textile treasure which is normally kept in storage to prevent its deterioration. But if you can’t get to York by 13 December then you can still see the coverlet in detail in Susan Briscoe’s fascinating book The 1718 Coverlet. This book contains a fascinating history of the original and the story of how The Quilter’s Guild made a replica (also on show). If you want to make your own coverlet then the book also contains both original and modern instructions (and Susan is  running a workshop on 11 October 2014).

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The Quilters’ Guild  selected 16 colourways from Oakshott’s New Colourshott collection.  Describing their choice, Susan says:

“Oakshott cottons are perfect for a project like this because their quality and colour intensity produce a wonderful iridescence: they look like silk, yet they’re actually 100% mercerised shot cotton.”

The fabric selection is available from the Quilt Museum’s online shop www.quiltmuseumshop.org.uk as pre-cut Fat Eighths or Fat Quarters.

New Colourshott Fat Eighths Picks: Metro

Helen from Archie the Wonderdog blogspot used the Metro bundle:

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“I was left with the ‘mystery’ bundle which … was revealed to be a ‘neutrals’ bundle.  Not my usual stomping ground but I decided to decline the kind offers to swap (we hadn’t yet seen a photo of this bundle so I had no idea what I was going to get!) and accept the challenge … I’m glad I did”

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Helen designed a small quilt cum block roll …

“used to keep pieces in the right place while you’re sewing and which rolls up to keep your pieces safe when you’re not using it) as I use them a lot when I’m hand piecing, as well as when I’m machine piecing.  They’re very handy when you’ve got a block with lots of pieces which are the same shape but different colours, as you can carry it to the ironing board, press the seams you’ve just sewn and put the pieces back in the right place.  It helps eliminate that moment when, after piecing the final seam, you hold up your block and realise that you’ve got the star points on backwards or two red pieces next to each other.”

See the full and fascinating tutorial (and photos of Archie!) on http://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/city-walk-oakshott-metro-project.html

Diamond Jewels

With a cry of:

I wasn’t going to waste any of my Oakshott!

Amy Friend (of During Quiet Time) set about devising a contemporary design that helps the Colourshott fabrics vibrate, that develops paper piecing techniques, and that allows for any amount of creativity you’d want to administer to make the colour placement your own! So much so that it comes in four different Diamond Jewels kits: one as a runner and three as quilts (lap, twin or queen).

DJQKIT_DiamondJewelsQuilt_quiltThank you Amy, over there in Massachusetts, USA