Saturday, 30 November 2013

Made with Oakshott

Would you like a chance to play with some Oakshott fabrics?  Well this month, we are offering a Fat Quarter bundle of one of my favourite Oakshott lines, Lipari which I used many moons ago to make this family tree for my Mum for her birthday.


Here is are some Lipari bundles to get your mental cogs turning:
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".  
  • Bear in mind in your proposal that we are offering a Fat Quarter bundle this month so will be unlikely to pick someone who wants to make something very small!
  • 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.

46 comments:

  1. I'd use the fat quarter bundle of Oakshott Lipari solids to make a large rainbow chevron quilt with half-square triangles. I think it'd look gorgeous in a gradation of these colors, quilted simply, and bound in black or grey.

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  2. I would love to make a plus quilt. It's been on my list for a while but I couldn't decide on the mood of the quilt. I really like dissolving blocks, so maybe I'd take this road. Those colors look tempting!

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  3. I'd use them to make a St Louis star quilt. I think the range in value in this bundle would be perfect for these stars.

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  4. The colors in oakshott are truly amazing making the choice for what to make a little difficult. I would make a HST quilt - rich in color it would be a quilt that you could appreciate the simplicity of the art of piecing/quilting or the complexity of quilting depending on the style of quilting chosen to finish the quilt. It would be fascinating to accomplish.

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  5. Oh I love the quilt you made!! I were either make one like that because I adore it; or fence rail...I think those fabrics would look wonderful in that pattern. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  6. I would use this fabric to make a quilt with a Winding Ways block. It should show nicely the different hues of colors and shimmer unique to Oakshot fabric. I would pair the colors for each block with a light and dark combination. Voilà!

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  7. I love the way the colours in that bundle just seem to merge together, yet stay distinct from each other. I would love to make a Medallion Quilt with them.

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  8. I would make a pillow cover or two using a herringbone or feather pattern.

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  9. I have been drawn to Lipari since the first time I saw it and would love to make a improv quilt with gentle curved lines, organic straight stitched and backed with voile for my new baby grand girl.

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  10. I would love to make a giant Lone Star quilt, this has been tempting me for a while now. I would make the star like a colour wheel. I would follow the same colour scheme in the binding.

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  11. I would make an Autumn quilt with falling leaves scattered over gray fabric. The quilt would be made completely of Oakshott fabric. It would look somewhat like a placemat I made, http://goodgollyginger.blogspot.com/2013/10/falling-leaf-block-tutorial.html, but the leaves would be more random and appear to be falling into a pile at the bottom of the quilt. I would free motion quilt it in all over loop-dee loops (that's my technical term) to illustrate the wind blowing through the leaves. I would likely bind the quilt in the background fabric and add matching fall prints to the quilt backing. Those are beautiful fabrics, and I would love to play with them! Thank you!

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  12. I would make the paper-pieced feathers pattern quilt from Alison Glass....these colors would look phenomenal in the feather lay-out!

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  13. A quilt from these with pieces of my treasured Kaffe collection is what I would make. Graduate the shot cotton into diamonds or rectangles and frame with the prints. No borders, just a repeating pattern. A quilt all about color.

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  14. I have a great pattern in my head for that, thanks for the chance

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  15. I would take these lovely Oakshott fabrics and create a very untraditional, traditional quilt. Use the fabrics in rainbow sequence setting 12 different traditional blocks on point. Blocks like Crown of Throrns, Whirling Star, Star and Cube, Fox & Geese, Flying X... using the greys as the nutral background to set these muted soft shades of color to burst open. Oh you got me going.... I really love this fabric and am really hoping to be able to show you this quilt! :)

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  16. I love these and would love to use them to make a triangle quilt (not shaped like a triangle but you know what I mean!)

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  17. I just got married to the love of my life after being together for over 7 years. We both came into to this relationship as single parents trying to make it in this world so to as we were struggling would be putting it light. We have been saving to get married for a good 4 years and finally got up enough money this past summer!
    I would make home a double wedding ring quilt. It would be improv with all Oakshott fabrics. It would be lap size because after a long days work all he wants to do is just sit back on the couch and get in a little tv time :-)
    The two rings would be made up of 1inch squares that interlock at the center!
    I have had plans for this quilt for a long time so it would be nice to finally have the fabric to get started.
    If I won this fabric I will post pictures all along the way!
    Thank you so much for the chance, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  18. Several friends have readers and laptops and I'd love to make some bags, book covers using these. Happy Holidays. Jane

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  19. I would use the fat quarter bundle to make a large coin quilt (wall hanging). It would be a gift for my daughter. I would use my design wall to create an ombre-like quilt that would be oriented horizontally.

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  20. I'm making a "S is for Stitch" quilt--with the boy embroidery designs for my little grand son due in Jan. The colors would be wonderful for the surrounding log cabin designs around each centered design. Such a wonderful feeling to this fabric!

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  21. I'd like to make an "Up up and away"-Quilt as seen in Amanda Jean Nybergs book "Sunday Morning Quilts". Alternatively a simple log-cabin- or a ticker-tape-quilt.

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  22. Oakshott colours are rich and appealing. I plan to make a scrappy quilt, with various block designs on a white or creme background. Each block will be comprised of one colour and white background.

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  23. I would love to make a Mother's Day quilt for my mother-in-law. I would use this bundle in conjunction with some items of clothing from each of her immediate family members. I would do a variation on cathedral's square designs.

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  24. I am seeing a traditional block (churn dash, shoe fly, bear paw) made in a large size to make it more modern.

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  25. I would make a king-size Lone Star quilt on a dark grey backgroud. I would design a gradient of cold to warm colors from the center of the star towards the points. The design would be modern: just the star, no borders, no contrasting binding. I have been dreaming about this quilt for our bedroom for quite a while.
    Thanks fior the opportunity to win!|

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  26. I think these fabrics would make a beautiful triangles quilt.

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  27. I have a new quilt pattern I would love to use these for. It consist of modern improv trapeziums. These would be perfect for the design.

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  28. I'd make Texas star blocks (like the quilt in Cathi's blog header http://quiltobsession.wordpress.com/) with the Lipari as the star points and a variety of greys (e.g. Sketch, plains, text, tone-on-tone, etc.) as the background. Or whole (unpieced) hexagons mixed with greys and no pattern structure, just coloured hexies randomly dotted across the quilt (like my cushion http://www.flickr.com/photos/60493980@N08/8620038490/) but as I'd likely be hand piecing and so wouldn't finish the top for at least six months I'd skip over my suggestions and move onto the next person! I can't wait to see who gets chosen and what they make - have fun deciding!

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  29. I've heard of Oakshott fabrics and seen them on blogs but never in "real life". They do look gorgeous! I have a quilt in mind and have started gathering plains to use with a Reece Scanlon print; said print set off centre with elongated triangles and circles set around it.....the idea is mostly formed in my brain, but has the flexibility to be organic!! The Oakshott cottons would only enhance the plains and compliment the Reece Scanlon print. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  30. I've not heard of Oakshott fabrics before your Nov. 30th post. They are beautiful! I especially like the colors in the 'longshots' plus the Rubie Red palette.I wanted to venture into Modern Quilt designs & look-I've not tried to make one yet. But I did buy the book, Modern Mix. There is a quilt in the book, Twin String Quilt, which I want to make & I think the Oakshott fabrics would nicely be incorporated into the design.

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  31. Oh this is so lovely, I'm going to be making a grown up quilt for my cousins little boy using the strip and flip baby quilt on Cluck Cluck Sew and these fabrics would be perfect.

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  32. I think that this calls out for a churn dash quilt. I have been seeing so many of them and have never made an entire quilt with solids. I have only heard good things about Oakshott fabrics.

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  33. I love Oakshott fabric never actually used any but drool over the web site regularly! I have had a hankering for a while now to make a Lone star, using the colours as they are graduated in the bundle and then using possibly a contrasting background in a plain dye not sure of the colour something pale to make the star really pop or pale tone on tone just for a bit of texture.

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  34. I would love to make a Quag with these fabrics ( a large quilt which with the addition of an extra back panel turns into a bag). I think these fabrics would make a lovely Quag as I would make the quilt with 12 1/2 square blocks with different types of flowers/vegetation on each block, interchanging the oakshott as the background and the flower pieces. I would probably add some small accents of florals from my collection. Once finished you have a quilt to take to sit on carried in its own bag!

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  35. I've spotted some patchwork cushions on a TV football chat show that I think would be great scaled up into a quilt. It is a simple pattern with rows of rectangles and squares which would be ideal to showcase the fabrics.

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  36. There is a 3-year-old in our church who has cancer. I would use these fabrics to make her a cheerful quilt to warm her and cheer her. Hopefully it would help her parents to know that some random person is thinking of them as they face this difficult time.

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  37. I'd love to make an undulating landscape quilt using rich, subtle colors and textures. Oakshott would be perfect!

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  38. I want to make a full sized tumbling block quilt with this gorgeous fabric!

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  39. I think that my reply vanished, so I am replying again... please remove it if it is a double reply. I would love to make a Geese in the Forest quilt (TwiddleTails pattern) with the fabrics! I think the Oakshotts would simply shine with the simple shapes and the clean background.

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  40. Would be perfect for a Bargello quilt, my new favourite thing!

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  41. Well I know I would never finish it within a month but I would like to use them in a Cathedral Window quilt

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  42. This palette would be perfect to make a quilt for my father... I want to make him some wonky houses with a night sky, maybe embroider some stars in the background, I can see it now and it would be gorgeous!

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  43. A quilt with large, medium and small hearts falling into a sea of hearts!!

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  44. I'd make another sampler with some blocks from your 500 quilt blocks book! I'm such a creep aren't I??

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  45. I would make a quilt to our bed :) Something with deers, I´ve dreamed of a quilt with deers head on the middle. My husband would love it too! I think the head could be made with darker colors and then the rest with other. I can already see that one on my mind! It would be perfect for autumn and winter times. I really really hope I win and can start the product!

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  46. These colors are perfect! I would use this Oakshot bundle on an appliqué quilt of an Oak tree with oak leaves falling from the tree, some bunching at the base, for my twin sister.
    I would mix in my lovely Downton Abby prints from Andover Fabrics, since we both love the series, I've purchased them to help create her quilt.
    Her last name is Oakes, she has three daughters and so far two son-in-laws. Hand stitching their names in the leaves while leaving blank leaves for her grandchildren yet to come. Though I am new at this I have been envisioning this quilt for a long time. Oakshot for the Oakes, a destined combination.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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