November 16, 2015Once upon a time The Little Red Hen (aka Lynn Harris) fell in love with a pack of Ruby Reds and designed a lovely little quilt:
"The Ruby Oakshott quilt is finished and I thoroughly enjoyed the quilting process on this one. It was a delight to watch the fabrics move past the presser foot. I was mesmerized by the subtle color change of the fabrics as the machine moved them along."Then one day Elizabeth Walters spotted the pattern and knew she wanted to make it for her daughter and that the design would need enlarging. She spent a long time seeking advice and drawing up a new pattern: She got in touch with Michael at Oakshott to source the Ruby Reds and has started work on the blocks: We look forward to seeing the finished quilt and are so glad to have been of service:
"You are the most responsive merchant I have every encountered! ... it will be interesting to see how it turns out. After talking with 3 quilters who mostly shook their heads and didn't know how to advise me, I xeroxed 15 copies of the photo and started cutting and pasting. Made the squares 6" and triangles 3" instead of 5" and 2.5" to decrease the 'busyness' and designed it so I would like it for the top of the bed – then just kept adding. I'm sure I will shift colors as I go along but I am loving putting them together."Read more
November 05, 2015Isn't this a stunner, so vibrant! Well done to Jennifer Thornberry. She used a pattern called Arcadia Avenue from the 'crazy creative Mom-Daughter duo who run on coffee' and who trade as Sassafras Lane Designs in Colorado - you really need to check them out (but put your sunglasses on first!) Jennifer's choice of Oakshott Ruby Reds (two packs) with some blue-greens gives the pattern a whole new look. Here's the just-finished quilt top: Read more
June 02, 2015
- Did you know that Oakshott do Sample Swatch Packs for all the collections*?
- Did you know that when you buy a Sample Swatch Pack you also get a £5 Gift Voucher to set against your next online purchase?
- Did you know that Oakshott offer a special shipping rate on Sample Swatch Pack only purchases (whether you order one pack or the complete set) of £4.95 in the UK and £8.00 for the rest of the world?
February 12, 2015Buy the colours of passion and love with a Fat 8ths pack of Colourshott Brighton Rock or Ruby Reds on 13, 14 or 15 February 2015 and we'll give you 20% off. Brighton Rock is normally £22.50, click here to buy for £18.00; Ruby Reds is normally £42, click here to buy for £33.60. Enter the promotion code VALENTINE at checkout to receive your 20% discount. Read more