Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Made with Oakshott

Would you like to make something with Oakshott fabrics?  Well this month, you have that chance.

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Each month, Michael Oakshott and I choose an Oakshott bundle and challenge you to come up with some kind of wonderful idea of what you would make with it.  This month, we've chosen a FQ bundle of the Oakshott Cosmos silks.  They have a gentle muted shine and would be perfect for adding a bit of sparkle to a holiday project.


To be in with a chance of playing with these beautiful fabrics, here's what you need to do:
  • Leave a comment letting me know what you would make with the Cosmos FQ bundle.  You can mix them with other fabrics or use just the Cosmos in the project.  As you wish. 
  • You can make something big, small, quilted, not quilted, useful, decorative.  It's up to you.  
  • After a few days, we will pick our favourite project suggestion and that person will be sent an FQ pack of Oakshott Cosmos silks.  
  • All we ask of you is that you write a guest post for this blog containing photos of the finished item and a tutorial showing us how you made it, ideally within one month of receipt of the Oakshotts.  
And if you don't get picked this month, don't worry, there will be another great bundle on offer next month so stay tuned for a new chance each month.

57 comments:

  1. I have needed a tree skirt for years! This bundle would work beautifully.

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  2. Oh what a lovely stack of fabrics! How I wish these were more readily available in the USA!

    I'd love to turn this little stack of beauties into a table runner and placemats that could be used year-round in our dining room. Maybe even some dinner napkins if I carefully plan my fabric cutting :)

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  3. Been meaning to do some stained glass windows twin needling for ages. These would be perfect! Jxo

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  4. I would love to make a wall hanging with those fabrics. I've been toying around with an idea with orderly wonky cross blocks (quite the contradiction, I know).

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  5. These would make a luscious fancy throw pillows for our sitting room - I can see a plaid pattern with maybe even rayon thread free-motion quilting that would show off the sheen of the fabrics . . . ooooh pick me pick me!

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  6. I have just bought 2 new dies for my Go! Cutter (Heather Feather 1 & 2) and these fabrics would be P.E.R.F.E.C.T. to put through the cutter and make a series of dinning/kitchen ware - table runner, tea towel, place mats, napkins, oven mit, pot rest, mug rug and even a mug travelling bag...ah the very thought of it all has me drooling lol.

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  7. I also wish it was easier to find these in the USA - they are so beautiful! I would love to see how these look when they're folded and layered on top of each other - I think they'd be great in a wall hanging.

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  8. Wall hanging for sure! These are fabulous fabrics :)

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  9. They are lovely indeed! Those bright colours are calling out to be made into a wall hanging for my childrens' room.

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  10. These yummy fabrics are destined to be a set of tablemats to jolly up our new kitchen-diner table! Each mat will showcase a different block or technique, but they'll all have a lovely rainbow of colours!
    Fingers crossed I win!

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  11. I have been wanting to make some paper-pieced star blocks for a mini quilt. I think the muted shine of the fabrics would make them pop! So lovely!

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  12. I would make a table set, with a table runner and matching napkins for the dinner table at Christmas and new years! I think the fabrics will bring that luxury touch to the table.

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  13. I am a new quilter and would really like to try Cathedral windows. These colours would make gorgeous cushions and the shot silk appearance would really lend itself to this pattern. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  14. I am in dire need of new cushions for my couch. I would love to make something colourful and bright with fabrics if I were the lucky winner.

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  15. I think these would make a beautiful rainbow apron for my little girl to wear when we make Christmas candy. She'd feel like a princess!

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  16. I think these fabrics would make a stunning and elegant mantelpiece scarf, or whatever you call it. With candles on the mantel the candlelight would be perfect for enhancing the sheen in the fabrics.

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  17. I agree with Jennifer that the colors are so beautiful together and all of them combined to make something wonderful, especially with the little muted shine and silky feel would be beautiful in appearance and so yummy on your skin, so I would fashion them all, a little band of each color, as shown in your photograph into the most special infinity scarves for me and my friends as holiday gifts. With the long, cold and dreary days of winter ahead this would certainly be a fantastic pick me up, wouldn't it? Who could be sad wearing such a colorful and silky soft scarf?

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  18. Cute little ornaments would be lovely with these fabrics. They'll definitely shine under the lights of a christmas tree...

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  19. I'd use these for a New Year's baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I have been collecting scraps of silk fabrics to make a bag from. With these pieces I would be able to make a wonderful large bag. Oh it would be lovely!

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  21. I have had my eye on this Triangle Wheel quilt block from Pile o'fabric, I love the black background block, and think it would be amazing in Oakshotts, made into a cushion (or two!)
    http://pileofabric.com/post/1284312-triangle-wheel-quilt-block-technique

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  22. Years ago, I created two original Hawaiian blocks with the intention of someday using them to make a Hawaiian Sampler quilt. I think these brightly colored Oakshott Cosmos Silks would make a gorgeous Hawaiian Sampler.

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  23. I would want to make a patchwork tufted chair cushion.

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  24. What lovely fabrics. The sheen on them is gorgeous. If I were given them I'd use them with the new Japanese Patchwork book I bought (163 Patchwork Patterns) and make a sampler quilt.

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  25. I'd like to try these fabrics with the North Wind block, in a design like this. I'd probably add in some fabrics of my own because I don't think it would be big enough otherwise...

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  26. I'm just started EPP and I think that these fabrics would be perfect to feature on some EPP cushions. Such pretty fabrics would inspire me to try a new pattern too, I think. I'd like to use only these fabrics.

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  27. You have chosen some beautiful colours that go well together and would compliment the project I have in mind: a new reading pillow cover in wonky 4 patch blocks. I would add pearl cotton stitching for extra detail, probably in a contrasting colour which I think will look amazing against the sheen of the satin fabric.

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  28. I am thinking the hand of these would be absolutely perfect for pillow slips for my bed!My long term WIP is a huge quilt of charms I have lovingly cut from my Colourbox.I plan to use the WHOLE box to make it. I love Oakshotts! I love them so much that I have been keeping an eye out for when they do free shipping and then I load up! Being in the US and getting a taste for them can be quite expensive- but they are SO worth it! And, last time I ordered I got a personal thank you from Michael himself! Woo Hoo!
    Send them on to Tyler Texas! And, then again, I think I could whip out a holiday table runner and napkins to match- if I use my stashed Oakshotts to supplement! The possibilities are endless!

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  29. I've been putting together images (in my head) of local leaves. I'd make a colorful applique quilt form these images to make a cheerful and cozy lap quilt for the family room.

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  30. I think some little zipper bags with a but of patchwork????

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  31. sorry with a BIT of patchwork, busy day at work glad to be home!!!!

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  32. I can't participate in anything else this month or I would totally bang my brains to figure out a kisck-a$$ project. Actually, I have one: http://charlottenewland.blogspot.com/2012/11/proud-to-be-perv.html . Seriously, in Oakshott. Holy crap.

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  33. Oh, I love that bundle of oakshott! I would love to win and use the fabrics (just those fabrics) to make a collection of holiday stockings - each using most of the colors but with a different design - like one with HSTs, one with strips, one paper pieced, one patchwork stars, . . .

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  34. I have been planning to make a chevron quilt that are so popular now, but I want add half square triangles along the strips like the points on a feathered star block. The design would be fabulous with these fabrics.

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  35. I'm a fan of Oakshott shot cotton myself, I love the softness! I would make zippered jewelry rolls to give as gifts and would be happy to share a tutorial on how to make them with your readers!

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  36. I've never used their fabrics and I'd LOVE to. I'd probably make myself a mini quilt stained glass style for in my sewing space, and use some for an outfit for my girl! :)

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  37. Here is a link to a marvelous New York Beauty pillow that I saw on Pinterest and then on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrstitched/sets/72157629250050991/
    I think it would be a real 'beauty' made using those Oakshott Cosmos Silks - what exquisite colors!!

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  38. I'm picturing something between an ornament and a toy - I want to make a fabric "hexaflexagon" (search youtube for "vi hart" if you enjoy math geekyness) .... and this looks like it would be gorgeous to work with and to touch!

    (we'll call the result a demo for math class, a cool tree topper (star) and a conversation piece that begs to be touched and played with)

    Sarah

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  39. Ooo...a fancy fancy pieced frame purse or two. Perfect accessories for a fancy eve out.

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  40. What a lovely bundle of fabrics. I think I would like to let those fabrics speak for themselves and make some gorgeous but simple bags with some line quilting to enhance the 'shimmer' in the silk.

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  41. A mini MF hexylicious EPP shawl with fringing - background in black! Wow wouldn't that be stunning!

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  42. Ummmm, I'd maybe consider doing quilted wall panel a tester for my Synergy Circle quilt .....

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  43. These lovely colours would be perfect for some pretty new scarves and maybe a purse or bag to match.

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  45. I won't play as my sewing machine is going to hospital soon but just wanted to say how beautiful these fabrics look!

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  46. J'aimerais travailler ces tissus avec des colourshott pour créer une opposition mat/brillant (blocs à inventer; il y a tellement de possibilités!...)
    ...et j'en ferais un petit sac de voyage pour partir en week-end!!

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  47. I was just sitting relaxing by the pool on holiday (sorry!) and there is a rather nice mosaic on the wall opposite which I was just wondering if I could turn it into something interesting. And then I read your post. Karma! I think it would look brilliant in these shot cottons, and I think I'd probably make it into a bolster type cushion.

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  48. I would make a beautiful clutch bag. I would paper piece tiny little triangles together from all the different colours and then add a gold vintage looking handle to it. Perfect for Christmas parties :-).

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  49. I'm thinking sewing machine cover, wonky/improv. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  50. This would be perfect for my sisters birthday present, a stripy envelope clutch bag. Something not too heavy that she can take on her globe trekking incase she has a night out. Would also be great for all those Christmas and new year parties coming up.

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  51. I love the range of shades. I would love to do an modern version of an Amish inspired quilt using 9 patches and squares with a black or dark gray as the background. https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxmR2OEq33VIdGJ1a3RmR1QzS3M

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  52. If I won this lovely stack, I would make a bag with the front being a log cabin design out of the Oakshott Cosmos silks.

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  53. Those colors are wonderful. I doubt that what I'd do with them would inspire anyone else, but they are definitely singing a song of Amish inspired quilts--probably with some kind of compass or sunflower piecing. What fun it would be to play with these!

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  54. Hi. I would love to make some sparkling stars with this lovely fabric.

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  55. I would LOVE to make some beautiful table linens - placemats and maybe a new tablecloth - for our new home! :)

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