Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Made with Oakshott

Would you like to make something with Oakshott fabrics?  Well now, you have a 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 decided to have a repeat offer of the brand new Oakshott "Impressions" which are a beautiful pastel range of colours shot with white.

 

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 these fabrics.  Be specific about your idea.  We won't pick someone who  says "I want to make a quilt" but might pick someone who says "I have in mind a quilt with ohio star blocks and I would mix the Oakshotts with low volume text prints". 
  • After a few days, we will pick our favourite project suggestion and that person will be sent the Impressions F8 pack.  
  • 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.

52 comments:

  1. I would love to make a petals table runner/wall hanging. I think the pastels would look perfect for spring time :)

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  2. I love how the colours can be girly without being too girly. I think I'd love to make a cute cushion cover or two to decorate a girl's room for spring and early summer. Dresden's or HSTs, maybe another flowery block. I could see this work with some cute animal prints thrown in, too.

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  3. I love the pastels! I would make a cushion cover using mini churn dash blocks :-)
    Amanda

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  4. I know exactly what I would create! I've designed a new quilt pattern filled with areas perfect to spot-light the Oakshot Fabrics. I've not named the pattern but it is a modern spin of an old traditional pattern. The Oakshot Fabrics will go perfectly with the modern prints I've selected for the quilt.

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  5. Ooh, a twister runner, with the oakshot set as the pinwheels into a background of either black or white to set it off. I would have to audition to be sure which. Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I'd like to make a rail fence quilt, using the Oakshot fabrics, and then pure white cotton as alternating rails in most of the blocks. I'd like to do it in a rough spectrum, i.e. mostly having the blocks in spectrum order, but with a few in unexpected places to keep things interesting.

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  7. I would love to make a wall hanging/mini quilt using English paper piecing and embroidery...

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  8. I'm still dreaming about an Oakshott churn dash quilt set on scrappy low volume backgrounds.

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  9. I would combine these with some text prints and make a baby quilt using the Road to Tennessee block in an 8" version with each block using one color... Oh this would be so pretty...

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  10. I'm really loving the churn dash block right now. Maybe a quilt with wonky-improv churndash blocks of various sizes.

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  11. I've been wanting to do some friendship stars! This bundle would be perfect! Maybe with some 'word print' fabric thrown in! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I have been wanting make a quilt with solids using stars and low volume gray fabrics for the background. I think the low volume grays will really make the solid star show up nicely.
    Shawn

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  13. OOoh beautiful. It looks perfect for a hexie quilt.. I've been really inspired by this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/116601077824477868/

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  14. Oh it would be absolutely perfect for a plan I have for a quilt full of circles.... soft coloured circles inset into texty prints. I've done a trial block or two but those would just be amazing...

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  15. Really pretty pastels! I'd love to try them in a "square in a square" pillow! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. I would make a half-square triangle value quilt. I think the 'soft' colours combined with the beautiful fabric would make a gorgeous, subtle quilt or will hanging.

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  17. I've been wanting to make Elizabeth Hartman's Sparkle Punch quilt: http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2012/01/sparkle-punch-quilt-along.html. I'd combine these Oakshott fabrics with a neutral linen/cotton.

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  18. I would make a "Plus" quilt in a size for a baby (45"X45") . (hopefully that design is known by all). That is what I have heard it called it. Squares are all the same size (2 inch or three inch) and the colors are arranged so that there are interlocking( tessalating) plus signs. I love this in rainbow colors and I would start the darkest (of the pastels) in the upper left corner and gradually get lighter towards the lower right corner. I might throw a dark one or two in the lights about two thirds down and right and maybe a light one in the darks just for accent.

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  19. I have a stash of Asian designed fabrics with geishas I am going to make my daughter a quilt from. I need some solids to calm down the patterned fabrics and this will work well.

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  20. If I won I would use the material for make a lap quilt for my best friends 50th birthday using the frienship block. I think she would love it!

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  21. I would make a low volume quilt and I hopefully could find either stripes or a small print or prints to accent the soft colors already in the F8 pack and make a simple patchwork. A subtle baby quilt with presence.

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  22. I would make a sweet little dress for my darling granddaughter, aged 5, from dress pattern Simplicity 2377. It is sort of peasant style with a tiered skirt and I would use all of the colours to make a rainbow effect on the skirt by cutting strips and piecing them back together and stitching them to run vertically down the dress. The sleeves and bodice would be different colours too, but it would work because the colours will blend together perfectly for that pastel rainbow effect.

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  23. I would love to make a Swoon (thimble blossoms) quilt with just solids. These would be great for that!

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  24. All my nieces are having babies lately. I think a 9 patch quilt with a white slashing, maybe set on point would be perfect for a new little one.

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  25. Imagine these as rectangles set with black sashing - it would look just like a set of pastels. Or circles and set like a box of water color paints.
    Or maybe an applique piece with pastel spring-time, delicate mountain flowers. Or HSTs set with white and white sashing... or or or... I can think of a lot of gorgeous ways to showcase these beautiful fabrics.

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  26. Ooh so pretty! I love this bundle! I've really been playing around with teh idea of a modern interpretation of a classic Hawaiian quilt block in a mini form and playing with the colors and low volume, and would love to love to use these Oakshotts for them! :)

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  27. I would have to make matching patchwork skirts for my daughters. They are both into rainbows right now so I would arrange the colors to look like a rainbow!
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to make a churn dash quilt with pretty fussy cut florals as the center and the oakshotts as the churn dash on a creamy oakshott background.
    Or a nine patch with oakshott and florals.
    Or a log cabin with fussy cut florals and the oakshott.
    or just get my hands on it and see what happens. lol. I usually fly by the seat of my pants anyway!

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  29. I'm fairly new to quilting still (four under my belt to date) so I'd keep my design simple and let the pretty colours do the talking. So it would be a chevron quilt, with each stripe being separate oakshott colour. I've been wondering how linen and cotton would combine in a quilt. I have some gorgeous natural coloured linen in my stash, so I'd use this to separate the coloured zigzags and also on the back (if I have enough). And I'd do a multicoloured border by piecing the oakshott.

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  30. I would love to create a round cut "oakshott gem" out of these lovelies!!

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  31. I would love to get the oakshots bundle and combine them with coordinating darker prints for a Pattern I saw in a Movie. It is a window of a castle in Austria. You can See it on this picture very blurry in the background:
    http://www.welt.de/kultur/article112036830/Geschlechtsumwandlung-eines-Klassikers.html

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  32. I would make a quilt that looked like a Victorian tiled floor!

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  33. My daughter and I have a book idea. We would like to use Oakshot as the background fabric for the needlework in this book It showcases handstitching so beautiful! The colors are beautiful and it will make a beautiful palette to display the stitches. We have our book outline...I just need to start the supportive stitching.

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  34. I would make a rainbowdress for my daughter with this fabric.

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  35. I really like the winged square blocks from Amy here: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/winged-square-block-tutorial.html so I am thinking Oakshotts combined with texty prints would look wonderful to make a quilt with this block.

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  36. I'd love to make my very first log cabin quilt for a baby with a matching baby bag with this fabulous fabric bundle! I think that'd be super cute! :)

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  37. I'd like to try these beautiful fabrics with my new Andalusian Tile quilt templates, they'd make a really sophisticated baby quilt.

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  38. I would make a quilt using the ModPod pattern. I think these colors would be awesome using that pattern or the Groove pattern.

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  39. I really want to do some improv with these and some prints, maybe dark valued? maybe low volume? I'd need to see the fabrics in person to know what would make them pop. :) Would make a pretty wall hanging or pillow cover. :)

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  40. How about a bow tie quilt on a creamy white background...maybe embroider some antennae to make them butterflies. Cluck Cluck Sew has a good bow tie tutorial.

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  41. I would like to make a pastel baby quilt for the new grand daughter! Using 2 1/2 strips make a modern rainbow of pastels!

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  42. I would love to make a charity quilt for a little boy using the pastels colors. The pattern would be Jacob's Ladder. I think the little guy would enjoy the soft colors because this quilt would be something made just for him. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. :)

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  43. I would love to make some cushions with it and some fussy cut squares (i am thinking Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow would be perfect!) using a kinda film strip eye spy pattern like I am using for a kids quilt here http://www.flickr.com/photos/16345800@N07/8695330886/ but with pretty flowers and trees!

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  44. I'd love to make a Mad as a Hatter quilt with white and ash backgrounds, with these fabrics as the colored strips. Here's what I'm talking about... http://messygoat.com/?p=1074#content

    I think it could be really pretty and delicate!

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  45. These pastel colours remind me of sugared almonds. I would love to make a school house quilt adding a few stripes and checks to the mix.

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  46. Firstly I would make a cushion cover weaving strips of all the colours together. Then I would make another cushion cover of blocks of various of the colours with applique of another of the colours on each block.

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  47. I would make a couple of pillows! I'm leaning towards the Crystallized or the Sunburst by Angela Mitchell in Heather's PillowPop book! I would use the low volume prints I'm receiving from the Modern Low Volume FQ swap. I think they would look great!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Thanks for the chance to win! I would make a quilt with lots of flying geese, a bright white background, and a black binding for contrast.

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  49. I just read a post about Modern Baby quilts, an Ebook featuring some awesome baby quilts. I fell in love with Amy Smart's Crossweave pattern. I would love to make it with Oakshott, possibly using a few monochromatic prints to match the pastels for the piecing and using the taupe/tan for background with a scrappy binding.

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  50. I read about 100 Blocks issue and I found there a lot perfect pieced blocks. I love block 693 by Amy Smart, so I would make a quilt using her block All Roads Lead Home.

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  51. I am just about to start a quilt for my Lego-made son, using a Denise Schmidt pattern modified to include Lego bricks from a side-view. The Oakshott fabrics would turn themselves into Lego bricks with ease.
    Thank you.
    Claire

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  52. I am considering a 'texture ' quilt. With tucks and gathers and lots of playing with the fabrics. I feel that an oakshott bundle would show off beautifully in this project!
    As in the sampler by
    http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com

    this blogger.

    I can just imagine some of those blocks put together like these! How do you like this thought?

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