Great excitement at Oakshott Towers! Joy Edgington's 1718-inspired wallhanging graces the cover of Today's Quilter 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet supplement, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the oldest dated British patchwork. The reason for our excitement? Wanting to remain faithful to the original colour palette by using cottons that simulate the appearance of silk, Joy chose our Oakshotts to create her stunning replica.
I chose fabric from the Oakshott Fabrics range, which was no easy feat as there are so many lovely rich colours to choose from. The bright, fresh colours will make a true work of art for you to enjoy for the next 300 years!
Blending 300 year-old designs with modern techniques, Joy's wallhanging is a true celebration of our quilting heritage. Featuring iconic blocks from the original 1718 Coverlet, it's a scaled-down, contemporary take - just the perfect-size project for weekends or holidays.
Oakshott cottons have a wonderful iridescence across the entire colour palette. They look like silk, yet they’re actually 100% shot cotton, making them perfect for blending timeless quality with today’s modern quilting methods.
We’re truly honoured to be part of the celebrations for this veritable textile treasure. This year's Festival of Quilts will offer a rare opportunity to view the original 1718 Coverlet, along with a wonderful array of tribute quilts. Then, full of inspiration, we hope you'll pop over to see Joy's wallhanging on our stand G20.
Get your own souvenir copy of Today's Quilter 1718 Silk Patchwork Supplement and discover the amazing story of the Coverlet. Then make your own 1718-inspired replica - the pattern's inside and you'll find Joy's fabric palette available to order here.
Perfect your technique under Joy's tuition: find out about her work and classes at Pastures New Quilting.