October 12, 2015Our good friend and Oakshott Fabrics US stockist Maria Tamaoka of Pinwheels is out and about a lot at the moment so go say hello (and pick up some fabric while you're there!): 15-18 October PIQC : Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California 29 October–1 November in booth 1715 International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston, Texas [caption id="attachment_789" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pinwheels at QuiltCon 2015[/caption] Read more
September 22, 2015Sew Mama Sew gathered six US bloggers to exercise their creativity on our Scandinavia collection, and what a variety they came up with: Oakshott echoes Sew Mama Sew's sentiments:
We’d like to thank our talented challengers for showing us so many lovely possibilities with Oakshott Scandinavia. Please visit their sites to see more creativity!:
- Jessica Skultety from Quilty Habit
- Jennifer Fullerton from Never Just Jennifer
- Mary Kolb from Mary on Lake Pulaski
- Casey York from The Studiolo
- Deborah Fisher from Fish Museum and Circus
- Caitlin Topham from Salty Oat
July 02, 2015With thanks to Laura Welkin for sharing both her good news and her picture:
This is my miniature quilt, Dancing Dahlia. It measures 15"x15". It received a first at the AQS Paducah and a second place at the NQA Show. The dark blue fabric and the green background fabric are both Oakshott cottons. I have been told a few times that the green fabric seems to glow!
I discovered your fabric in the Pinwheels vendor booth at the Paducah show in 2014. I instantly fell in love with a bright blue and bright green. I only purchased half yards of each, so I had to make a small quilt. I entered the quilt in the 2015 Paducah show and received a first place in the miniature category! The question I am asked the most about the quilt is, "What fabric is the green background?" A judge's comment from the NQA Show stated, "Use of silk fabric makes this small piece glow." Many do think it is silk. I found some eighth yard pieces on Etsy, so I am currently making another miniature with some of your violet fabrics as the background. Can't wait to finish this one! Thank you for making such beautiful fabric!Read more
June 22, 2015It is always exciting to the creative spirit in us to see how Oakshott shot cottons inspire the development of a pattern. The wonderful Krista Hennebury has supplied us with the chance to show such a development in glorious technicolor. In the beginning was a pack of 10 Colourshotts that turned into Chess on the Steps (available as a quilt kit): Then came an Alaskan cruise and 18 quilters and Krista's Improv Under the Influence technique class and a chance to play with one of four Alaskan-themed colourways. Spot the ones who used the Midnight Sun theme (based on Chess on the Steps) and now click on to feast your eyes on the other colourways ... Read more
May 22, 2015We've just had a pic from Quilt Paradigm, or Judy Murphy, of her use of a Fat Eighth of Colourshotts. She's called it Nod to Gee's Bend and her two posts are a great walk through the design process, first on What? Another WIP? and then the pre-quilting shots on A Nod to Gee's Bend or Tribute to FLW?
The entire quilt is Oakshott Colorshotts. The borders on the sides was leftover fabric from Off Course! The quilting plan is some straight line quilting following the sewing lines in the triangles and squares and then some FMQing on the borders. I'm pretty excited about getting this one finished! The strips finish at 1 inch. Took awhile to sew this one! :)Looking forward to seeing the final quilting. Read more