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Tartan Tattoo in Oakshott

Bernina’s Longarm Quilting Ambassador UK, Linzi Upton, used Oakshott for her demonstration Tartan Tattoo quilt on the Bernina stand at this year’s Festival of Quilts.Tarrrtan

Read all about her time at the show on her blog: thequiltquine.wordpress.com

“I loved being part of the professional and friendly  Bernina team which included representatives from Switzerland and Scandinavia”

Look at that terrific quilting:TTdetail

Can you tell she comes from Scotland?TTflatshotRead more about Linzi and see some terrific projects at www.thequiltquine.com


Moroccan Market Spicy Quilt

The Oakshott Colourshott Blog Hop

A rummage on Pinterest led Collette of Poppy and Poochie to thoughts of technicolor piles of spices.

The Oakshott fabrics are so shimmery and colourful so I wanted to show them off! The fabrics are a dream to work with and very stable and just beautiful to look at.
 and this is the technicolor result using Oakshott Colourshott Charcoal (COTX29) as a background to the the New Colourshott 10″ Square Pack of 27 colours
SpicyQuilt1“A gramme of saffron please!”
Do visit her site for a fulsome tutorial on using 60 degree triangles, with a template supplied.

Flutter your creativity

Another Kiwi connection has been having fun with Lakes, log cabins and butterflies!

I sat down with some scraps from my Lakes bundle and sewed a wonky logcabin version of my butterfly pattern. It was unlike any version of the pattern that I had sewn before and I immediately fell in love with it all over again.

Lakes, logcabin and butterfly

In fact, so much fun she’s come up with a fantastic Butterfly Challenge for everybody to participate in.

As I looked at the block, it got me thinking about how much I love playing with established patterns and giving them a new twist. I also love seeing what other people do with my patterns, so I threw the two ideas together and spontaneously decided to run The Butterfly Challenge on my blog in the month of August.


Full details on her Tartanwiki blog. Thanks Juliet

(who said: your awesome fabrics have yet again inspired me!)

and we look forward to featuring the results (whatever material is used!)