Sunday, 29 September 2013

Made with Oakshott

Don't miss this opportunity to have a place with the bundle that I think is the most beautiful Oakshott fabrics have made to date.  The bundle is called Moonlight.  It reminds me of Lipari but just a bit gentler and more dusky.

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're offering an F8 pack of this beautiful range.
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 one person will be sent the bundle.  
  • 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 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 soon so stay tuned.

60 comments:

  1. I would make a quilt with these beautiful fabrics, mixed in with some Japanese taupes. I think a basket quilt would do the trick.

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  2. I would love to make a paper pieced gemstone with the purples and other jewel tones for the stone and these beautiful nuetrals as background.

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  3. These are stunning! I would use them with my newest fancy ruler to make a wall hanging or symmetrical table topper featuring hexagons, diamonds and triangles. Probably designin my own radiating star type pattern.

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  4. I'm thinking they'd be gorgeous as a table runner using simple shapes and blocks (i.e. squares, rectangles, square in a square) that would allow for some fabulous quilting to really highlight the fabric itself.

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  5. I would use these fabrics in a paper-pieced small houses quilt. I think they'd make good roofs.

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  6. This bundly is just so yummy! I would make small squares in a square sofa pillows.

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  7. Oh my! I think it might finally be time to pull out my Joel Dewberry Heirloom scraps (in the Sapphire colorway) and make that wonky star quilt I've been dreaming about! These would serve as great backgrounds for the wonky stars.

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  8. I think something along the lines of a square from the oakshotts and a small square of text print or essex linen in opposite corners. When stitched together on point, they would resemble jems.

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  9. What a beautiful stack of cloth! I'd make a clutch style evening bag, I'd use my dresden plate ruler to make a semi-circular front flap and the the rest of the fabrics would make the outer and lining of the bag. If I had any scraps left I'd make a neat little coin purse to tuck inside.

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  10. These are perfect to make a log cabin lap quilt for my father and a square scarf for me.

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  11. Those colors are out of this world. I would make a runner for my sideboard. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. Oh, what beautiful colours
    I'd do a improv wall hanging for our newly (well in process) decorated dining area (probably QAYG) - as these fabrics would pop on the deep orange / rust feature walls - though I might just have to add a little Longshott Volcano to add punch ;O0
    anyone who gets to play with these fabrics would have a ball

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  13. This is the Moonlight bundle and I am "Sewing by Moonlight".

    The jewel tones make me think of the winter holidays. These colors, with the shimmer of Oakshott will make an absolutely divine holiday dress.

    I have the Olivine dress pattern by Clever Charlotte that I have been wanting to make for one of my daughters. In this case, I would buy some extra yardage for the bodice and modify the skirt of the pattern to be pieced strips of this bundle.

    em_komiskey at yahoo dot com

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  14. I'd love to try something that highlights the stained glass-esque qualities of the fabric, like a cathedral window pillow.

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  15. Oh gorgeous! I think i would do a colorblock infinity cowl, lined with flannel, to wear on my wool coat. Fall has arrived with wind and rain and these colors remind me of all the leaves blowing about in my back yard!

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  16. Beautiful! I would make a vertical wall hanging/art piece with intricate pieced layers of color.

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  17. Lovely! I have several BOMs pinned on my Pinterest boards that would be great to use these for! Amy Smart's? Sister's 10? Canton Village Quiltworks?

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  18. I think these fabrics would look AHMAAAZING as fall mini quilt, using a few stash fabrics to been out the fall tones, it would be perfect! I could see a Modern Maples mini with a twist!!! Thanks forth chance to work with these fabrics!

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  19. I have had a stars and strip quilt in my head for sometime now. I have a bundle of rainbow kona solid fabric waiting for this quilt. I would also add some Essex linen to this quilt as well. It's going to be about 15 blocks made up of different stars. And the stripes are going to be paper pieced. Oh it makes me so happy just thinking about it! These fabrics in this giveaway would go just wonderful in my quilt!!
    Thanks for the chance!!
    *Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  20. Those are screaming to be grapes! I would piece the grays into a background & use the burgundies to become circles - aka grapes & that green would make a great grape leaf & vine.

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  21. I would love to make them into a patchwork camera bag with some big stitch hand quilting in contrasting colors! so beautiful. My camera would be very happy to live in such a bag...

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  22. Interesting colours. I would make a large dresden plate centre piece. I would not use any other fabrics, but make it two tiered - with a colour wheel styled outer and mixed inner to bring a modern twist to an old favourite.

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  23. I would mix it with text prints and make a masculine bed runner, not sure of the exact design yet, but something modern and fairly simple.

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  24. Oh what dreamy colours, so gentle and soothing after all the summer brights. the colours are so beautiful and blend so smoothly into one another that the quilt must be fairly plain - I think that a basic triangle design would be perfect!

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  25. Those are gorgeous! I would make a decadent festive table runner with reverse applique (maybe stars?) and shimmery metallic thread. If there was enough fabric I'd make some place mats too :)

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  26. Absolutely lovely colors there! I've been wanting to make an autumn leaves quilt, with appliqued leaves across a field of neutrals. I'd use the Burgundy and Black for the field, then use the other colors for the leaves, maybe adding in a burnt orange and an olivey green.

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  27. These fabrics look like they would be a beautiful complement to Tula Pink's halloween themed fabric line: Nightshade. I am making a quilt with these right now, and I would love to use these beautiful fabrics along with my leftover Nightshade scraps to make some coordinating pillows. I am planning on doing some applique of ravens in black fabric and thread painting, and the oakshot in the background would make them really stunning.

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  28. Ooh I'd have to make a paper pieced New York Block with the points graduating in colour round the wheel. I'd make it into a cushion or mini quilt

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  29. I've got the book Modern Blocks - there are several blocks that I would love to make with this fabric. I've taken several of the blocks, enlarged them and combined them to make a lap quilt design I'm wanting to try.

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  30. This is a stunning batch of colours, in fact I've just been to the oakshott website, trying to see if it exists as a bundle, but couldn't seem to find it. Are you able to tell me what colours are in the bundle above? So I can order them separately? In any case, if I were to win the opportunity to play with the fabrics, I'd make a random HST wall panel, similar to the one my do.Good stitches group did a year or so ago (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59466258@N04/7763530492/in/set-72157629206678797). I think those fabrics would play well together as HSTs, and produce a jewel-toned, moody, shimmery piece of art!

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  31. On craftsy, there is a paper pieced pillow size version of the Trajectory quilt made by Monkey Beans' call the Mini Trajectory - I think it would look fabulous with Oakshott . I am pretty sure that I'd want to use Essex linen or Riley Blake's shaded cottons for the neutral, but that I wouldn't know until I saw it in person!

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  32. I would mix these with low volume prints and use them to make a flying geese quilt with different sized geese going in different directions across the quilt.

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  33. The first thing I thought of was rubies, or amethyst more accurately as they seem to read more purple on this screen - I'd make a mini quilt that played around with the different shades of purples to make a faceted jewel type shape, with the silvers as the background with sprinkles of gold sparkles around.

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  34. I've had a design in mind for some Oakshott recently. It involves some really simple piecing with some yarn dyed linen and really dense quilting in the negative space to make the Oakshott shine x

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  35. I would use this bundle along with some Essex linen and make a giant star quilt. Please pick me!

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  36. Neon fabrics vs Moonlight Oakshot. I would make some 'plus sign' cushions for my brother for Christmas :)

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  37. These would look lovely made into a lap quilt for my husband. He gets chilly sitting in his recliner reading his newspaper. They look so soft and yummy!

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  38. I would try a table runner or topper using these gorgeous oakshots in an improv block sort of like the tree branch look or cross block. Some blocks might be just blank but I can see the lovely colors mixing well into the tree branch effect in various widths and it would look great from any angle on a table.

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  39. This bundle just looks scrumptious and rich. I would love to have this bundle in my hands and after some serious petting, I would have to cut up the Oakshott and put it back together as a tree skirt for under my Christmas tree - these colors paired with other deep rich prints would look handsome as presents, trees, and sparkly lights on a themed quilted skirt. If I have some leftovers, I would make a stocking for myself patchwork style to match the skirt.

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  40. The color pallet would be perfect for the quilt I'm presently collecting fabrics for, called "Moon Dance" by Anne C Morrell-Robinson. It has rabbits dancing on a moonlight night. Blues, silver, gold, twigh light colors!

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  41. I very rarely make anything for my husband, but I think he'd love this colour palette. With that in mind, I'd make him a set for when we're away for the weekend - toiletry bag(s), dirty washing bag, gadget cosy, charger tidy... that kind of thing. I think I could even get away with a bit of patchwork...

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  42. A lovely Amish-style vertical strip quilt... the colors are YUMMY!!!!! Will enjoy hand quilting it - maybe incorporating some Welsh wholecloth designs in the solid strips.

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  43. I'd make a fall inspired Dresden pillow. So yummy!

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  44. After reading about finding inspiration in the real wold, I have been inspired by a doormat! It has the most fabulous repeating pattern in muted colours. I'll post a picture on my blog

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  45. I think these would be beautiful as the background for felt applique. It would look so rich and luxurious! thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

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  46. I think I would do a 4 panel wall hanging with different circles of flying geese. It would be perfect for fall bundling!

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  47. I would make a free motion sampler quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  48. I would like to pair each of those fabrics with another Oakshott fabric in a very similar color but different value. Then I'd like to play with a (not too eye-popping) optical illusion on a mini quilt or cushion cover. Please see sketch on my blog: www.seamyunderbelly (dot) com. Also would be fun to do a tumbling blocks pattern with three values of each color.

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  49. I would make a quilted patchwork bag (I am thinking an owl would be perfect on it for my sister!)

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  50. Love these colors! I would test out Maureen Cracknell's QAYG herringbone pattern and make a zipper pouch or if I'm really ambitious a rectangle box pouch.

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  51. fat 1/8ths and in those colours, I'd have to say a bed runner... :)

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  52. I was inspired by the colors in the palette above as it had a very native feeling to me. I found a pattern called Flight Map Quilt by Anna Maria Horner that utilizes a number of solid colors and also some prints. I would use a variety of prints by Anna Maria Horner such as her Centerpiece collection in navy or her Field Study collection in her Moonlit Platte. http://store.annamariahorner.com/moonlitpalette.html
    Thanks for the opportunity as I love Oakshott cottons!
    lauratawney7 at gmail dot com

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  53. Those are gorgeous colors. I'd make a Tula Pink inspired pixelated sound/picture wave as a twin sized quilt.

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  54. I think thee would make a BEAUTIFUL Irish chain! I love the amazing colours!

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  55. I would show these off in something quite simple such as a light/dark log cabin quilt.

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  56. I think these would make some great gift card holders for Christmas with a little fussy cut Echino!

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  57. These fabrics are beautiful I would use them to make a sketch book with Coptic binding , mixed media. Then using more of the fabrics appliqué Autumn leaves to the front with gold stitching . The book can then be used to record your future projects.

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  58. I'd make a simple squares or stripes quilt to show off those luscious colours then quilt with brighter toning colours to add a little pop of fun. Maybe mix machine and hand quilting for texture... not quite sure about that but the quilt top would tell me once it was put together

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  59. Beautiful fabrics as always - I would mix them with some low volume fabrics and some EPP hexagons to make either a table runner or a lap quilt.

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  60. What about a Christmas table centre made with pieced stars for grown up with some sparkles added into the equation (metallic threads/beads)?

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