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What’s in a name?

Wow! Elizabeth Green sent this in as a thank you “for prompt dispatch of backing fabrics” [you’re welcome!] with the caveat that it is only the quilt top and a photo on a iPad:

“hand quilting it will change the colours again by adding a slight 3D effect – that will take months to complete, I usually reckon a year from start to finish for a bed quilt.”

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We still think it is fantastic and love the backstory:

“The variation in colour is unbelievable. Having got here by accident as it were I have now decided to make this one truly reversible although still keeping to the original idea of hand quilting in the ditch to carry the log cabin design through. “

Elizabeth is still to name it and is mulling through ‘Firestorm’ or ‘Petra’ or ‘Firecrest’ or ‘Redstart’. She is hoping to have completed it in time for her group’s (Romsey Quilters) exhibition in 2017. The title of which is “Mock not ambition” when the entries will be seen in Romsey Abbey, suspended high between the nave arches. Sounds incredible.

We are really looking forward to the next instalment and will wish Elizabeth luck then!

Fantabulous Sunrise

Laureen has sent us this information (and very kind words) about her traditional American log cabin pattern of 12 inch light/dark blocks, which she has named Sunrise:

“The attached photos are just to show you what your fantabulous woven cotton fabrics have done for me.  Here is my latest Oakshott cotton quilt.”
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“I like your cottons which are astonishing in their depth of color and lustre.  They make quilting to my mind quite painterly.  Until I found your cotton I worked almost always in Japanese patterned fabrics.  Now I am finding a whole new dimension in plain vibrant colors, with a sheen to them that never quits.”

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From Birmingham stall to Melbourne prize

What a great story from S-J Makes Quilts:

As a long-time quilt maker, first-time quilt competition entrant, I submitted my beloved quilt in for judging to the Royal Melbourne Show craft competition with much trepidation. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I found out it won first place in its category (machine pieced, machine quilted).

Started out like any other quilt, ended up quite unlike any quilt I’d made before.

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Read all about the work behind this modern ‘wonky log cabin’ quilt, all two square metres of it that started as a purchase from the Oakshott stand at the 2012 Festival of Quilts.