• Fantabulous Sunrise

    December 02, 2015

    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." LaureenBedell1 "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." LaureenBedell3
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  • From Birmingham stall to Melbourne prize

    November 12, 2014

    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. 2011-11Lawless
    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. Read more