Thursday, 30 January 2014

Made with Oakshott

Would you like a chance to play with some Oakshott fabrics?  Well this month, we are offering a Fat Eighth bundle of Liparis.  Shot with black, these shot cottons are deep, dark and shimmery.
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.

71 comments:

  1. I think I would like to make a fall table runner or topper. I see those colors being highlighted with a cream or off white back ground done in a cats paw block or maybe a dutchmans puzzle. Something that would really highlight the richness of those fabrics. :)

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  2. I love these shot cottons! I would make a pinwheel sampler quilt and mix them cream or a mix of low volume prints to make them stand out. My favorite thing about this bundle is that it's very home decor friendly--it would go with all of the neutrals that I use in decorating! So pretty.

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  3. Oooo those are fabulous fabrics and deserve to be seen out and about and admired by all. I would make a weekender style bag, I made one recently and loved all the tricky construction details. If there is fabric left over I would make a protective sleeve for my new tablet.

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  4. What great colours. I wish I had the time to be able finish a quilt within the month. I can't wait to see what the lucky winner does with these.

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  5. Oh, yes, I would make a sampler quilt using every color in this Oakshott collection with the Enchino fabrics I have on the shelf.....just waiting for just the right coordinator. Oakshott, these are the ones.

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  6. Oh My Goodness! How I would love to get my hands on those Oakshott fabrics. I would create my dream Dresden Plate quilt using all of the Oakshotts in the group along with creams and taupes as a quilt spread, shams included, to redo my bedroom with. I can just see it now, Dreamy........

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  7. Ohhh yes please. I would make a broken herringbone quilt keeping all the colour groups together and sash it in plain black.

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  8. Gorgeous fabric. I think I would make a quilt with some sort of argyle pattern These colors would look fantastic on a background of low-volume prints and/or different shades of whites, creams or soft greys.

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  9. I know what I would do with those, I would so make a broken dishes block with each and every one to make my king-size quilt that I want for my bed, I would either pair it with the black to showcase the shot of black that is in it, they would just pop against the background, of course I would have to take out the black and maybe the brown one and maybe use that to make a small pot holder or something. Thanks for the chance at this one.

    Jodi
    mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

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  10. They would be gorgeous made into the windows of a Cathedral Window table runner.

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  11. I think a large table runner would be beautiful. The colors would look great in my house.

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  12. I would make a hexagon quilt but each of the hexagons would be made up of 4 stripes like this http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/95/21/4f/95214f0cbca5cab57ad2a612c1ae103c.jpg but I think it would look amazing in the Oakshotts

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  13. I would make a "S is for Stitch" quilt for my grandson. The center of each block is a 4" square design with a letter of the alphabet and a simple stitched picture. I'd do these in a solid cream-- Like A is for Ant. The four sides of each block would be a different color of the Oakshott--creating a modified log cabin look. These are stunning colors! Just right for this special project and special boy!

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  14. I would team these wonderful fabrics with an Essex Linen and make a throw quilt inspired by Lu Summer's Quilt Improv book!

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  15. I've been thinking about making an abstract drunkards path quilt so these would be the random dp shapes and i would use a dark background to let the oakshott shimmer!

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  16. Another lovely selection of fabrics - sometime, maybe when it a similar colour stack of fabrics I'll jump into the pool for selection ...... then it might be another reverse applique quilt - oh boy the creative bugs are bouncing off each other ;o) I see the Oakshotts in a single colour way with some delicious batiks ....

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  17. I'd love to mix it with some darker solids (blacks, charcoals, dk greys) and make a churn dash quilt. Lots of different sizes and combos of colors. I'd try to leave no scrap behind!

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  18. I would love to make an orange peel quilt with gray as the background fabric and the Oakshotts in a rainbow of colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. These fabrics would be perfect for the Night Sky quilt I am longing to make!

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  20. These would be awesome paired with a lighter neutral background for the AMH feathers quilt I want to make

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  21. I would make a table runner so I could enjoy these gorgeous colors every day!

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  22. I am picturing an Orla Kiely inspired set of throw pillows, with applique climbing vines and the leaves made with alternating colours of Lipari. Oh my, I think that would be perfection. The Lipari has been my favourite Oakshott collection for months now.

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  23. I recently made a small foundation block that I loved! It's the rabbit by Bubblestitch quilts. I'd love to make another with this fabric and surround it with an appliqué leaf garland in the greens and a set of borders with the other colors around that to make a small, modern medallion quilt. Shining Shott Rabbit. You can see my block here.

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  24. I've been dying to try these. I'm about to embark on a wedding gift for two dear, cat loving friends- I plan to make Elizabeth Hartman's catvent quilt, in a very colorful scheme. These fabrics would go into many wonderful kitties...

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  25. I just sketched out a design for a lap quilt that I think would be perfect for this--it is made up of flying geese in sets of 4 going different directions. I think since some geese are pointing vertically and some are pointing horizontally, it would really show off the fun cross weave of the Oakshott fabrics in the final quilt. I think I might set them against a medium-light gray background fabric so the Oakshott really shines.

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  26. I am currently living in Dubai in the Middle East and have fallen in love with camels. I am planning to make a foundation pieced block quilt with you've guessed it camels on it. I have found a paper pieced pattern and am chomping at the bit to get going on it. Very difficult to get plain fabrics here as everything very shiny/indian/sari fabric etc here so these would make a superb camel quilt.

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  27. Those would make beautiful stuffed toys. I make toys for charity (the Fluff Project) and those greens would look fabulous as a mermaid tail and the reds would make fabulous hair. I use a pattern from the Wee Wonderfuls book, which makes a beautiful small toy (perfect for fat eighths).

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  28. I would make a Dresden quilt with the Oakshott as the petals and low volume prints for the background. Thanks for offering!

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  29. Oh my! Those are soooooo gorgeous. I see some kind of wonky striped runner coming out of them. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a super day. curlicuecreations@gmail.com

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  30. I would make a snowball quilt or tablerunner and mix the Liparis with Rubies

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  31. I am working on a hunters star quilt and theses would fit right in, thanks

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  32. I would mix these with some other fabrics I have and use them for Tula Pink's 100 modern blocks. They are beautiful!

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  33. I revise what I would make cuz no way can I do 100 blocks in a month!!!! I'd use them with a good neutral (maybe a silvery grey) and make new pillows for my couch.

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  34. I would use these fabrics to make a throw in a pattern similar to Carnival in last months Quilty Magazine and Cluck Cluck Sews pattern Spin Cycle. Its something I have been designing and having these fabrics as inspiration would be wonderful.

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  35. I love the idea of making the Wheel of Fortune quilt (from Vintage Quilt Revival) in these with these as the focus and low volume as the setting fabrics. Maybe a navy solid as the backgound. Yum!

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  36. I would finally make my mom some quilted placemats and table runners. She has only been asking for over a year ;)

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  37. This bundle looks amazing! I would love to put those shimmery jeweled tones into sharp points, paperpieced.....New York Beauty blocks! A New York Beauty quilt has been on my to-do list a long while! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. The deep colors on these shot cottons make me think of dark cozy winter nights. The red and green speak of Christmas holidays. This bundle would become a Christmas tree skirt (maybe if I start now, I might actually finish by Christmas!). The inner part would be triangle Christmas trees made from the reds and greens in this bundle with a background of a white, possibly with some metallic or shine in the white print (I'm thinking Michael Miller mirror ball dots snow or similar). The outer part would oppose the dark and light colors. The white (again, possibly with a little shimmer) would be stars surrounded by a background of the oakshott blues, like stars in the winter sky shining over the trees below.

    em_komiskey at yahoo dot com

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  39. These are so lovely! I would us them to make a randomly coloured HST quilt, with some bright light blue/green/cream arrows popping up between the HST's, just to set off all the lovely shades of liparis.

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  40. Recently I loved to work with selvages in Quilts. I would make an awesome selvage-Oakshot fabric Quilt.

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  41. I would make a pojagi (Korean) patchwork quilt. I've always wanted to try the technique. Totally inspired by Vic at The Silly BooDilly. Oakshott would look great for that project!

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  42. Love the richness of these. I would make a quilt with a large full circle Dresden plate, with a twist. Tops of dresdens would be flat and only middle parts of Dresden pieces would have the colour in (varying heights/lengths). Makes the fabric stand out as it spikes out of central circle. Backed with off white to emphasise colours.

    Looking forward to seeing what happens to these beauties!

    Lou

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  43. I'd love to make a cushion cover inspired by one of Cornish artist Paul Feiler's paintings. I have previously made one of his blue toned paintings, but there are a few reddish ones that would be suitable with the bundle on offer.

    The blue one:
    http://www.bossyoz.com/2013/07/paul-feiler-cushion-cover-quilted.html

    Inspiration:
    http://www.lemonstreetgallery.co.uk/exhibitionImages/paul-feiler-exhibition-2011/Feiler-AmbitGVIII-LP22220.jpg,
    http://art.findartinfo.com/images/artwork/2008/3/a001528816-001.jpg or
    http://jujulovespolkadots.typepad.com/juju_loves_polka_dots/images/paulfeilerjpg2.jpg

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  44. These are so pretty! I would make a lap size quilt with paper pieced star blocks (I think all different kinds of stars) with a neutral color (light gray maybe) as the background and the Oakshott as the stars. The shimmery fabric reminds me of stars, even though they're all different colors :).

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  45. I NEED to make a lap sized feather quilt from these ... please?

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  46. Oakshott cottons are like the holy grail of fabric for me. To me, the most intriguing part of Oakshott cottons is the changing colors when viewed from different angles. I would only make something that highlighted this quality. I have been obsessed with clamshells lately, and know exactly how I could do this bundle the justice it deserves.

    I want to make a small clamshell quilt with a neutral "background" (maybe black because of the black crossweave) and rows of the Oakshott in rainbow order, of course.

    My plan is to add two details to make it extra special:
    1. I would cut the clamshells at different angles. One fat eighth can be cut into five 4" clams on the warp grainline and four 4" clams on the weft grainline.
    2. The leftover portion of the fat eighth is just the right size to make another special clamshell. This last clamshell is unique because the template is stretched so the sewn-in clamshell will be ruffled along the top (half-circle) edge, creating an exciting texture in an otherwise flat landscape.

    Each colored (Oakshott) row would have ten clams in it, arranged in a semi-random order, including five warp-clams, four weft-clams, and one ruffled clam.

    I'm drooling just thinking about this. I will definitely have to do this even if I don't win your bundle.

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  47. I've used Oakshott cottons in a small quilt (12x12in). Using mainly blues in a sort of log cabin design, based on Gwen Marston's improvisational piecing. It looks great, I enjoyed working with the shot cottons and I'd love to make another one with a few more colours and maybe a bit larger.

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  48. My oldest son is going to be ordained a Catholic priest in May. This would make a wonderful stole from his proud mama.

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  49. I have a very linear design that I drew on a sketchbook page several years ago that has been waiting for the 'perfect' fabrics … the seed idea for the drawing is the Aurora Borealis and I think these Oakshots would be perfect for the theme!

    :) Linda

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  50. I would love to make a couch runner (large table runner) with these lipari fabrics as the star points and centers in the star daze block (an 8-point star with a square in square center). I will make at least 3, 18-inch blocks. This is a very traditional block which will be wonderful for the lipari colors. To modernize it a bit, I will use some of my stash of low volume, cream, and linens for the background and backing. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  51. I've been toying with the idea of making some mini's for the wall in my sewing room. I think that I would take the modern maples block and make it mini and mix it up with these colors!

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  52. I would use these fabrics to make an pillow. I'd like to use applique' on the pillow to recreate a painting that my daughter painted. Thanks, Karen

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  53. WoW! I'm loving the oakshotts with black! I probably use these with some of my funky scraps and make a great HST pillow for my couch. These are fabulous!

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  54. I have a plan for a EPP woven effect top, I would use the warm colours one way, and cool colours the other, with some light grey solid between the weaves,

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  55. I would make a couple of pillows for my couch, matching the colours in the Oakshotts with similar coloured prints from my existing stash in patterns that emphasise the bright / dark combo

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  56. I would make a quilt or a large fold over clutch with hexies

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  57. I'm excited about hexies right now, so I will definitely play with the oakshotts with hexies, in a mug rug and an urban quilt I plan to finish this year.

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  58. I'd make a quilted bag... the colors are so lush!

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  59. I see some simple 4 or 4 1/2 in patchwork squares and then made into a skirt

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  60. The colors remind me of the Morris Modernized fabric I have stashed. I am hoarding those fabrics for something "special". Well what is more special than Oakshott!!! I very large throw (so I can take naps) with these two sets of fabric.

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  61. Seeing all these shimmering bright solid colours , I think making a colourful quilted backpack/Laptop bag would be really interesting.I always thought quilt can be so modern and stylish.

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  62. I would make a pleated cushion

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  63. I would love to make a wall hanging that we can use to let my dad know that he's going to be a grandpa soon!

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  64. I would definitely make a Glam Clam Quilt using Latifah Saafar's 8" pattern-- I've made this before and the Oakshott fabrics made all the difference in the "wow" factor of the quilt. Please count me in!

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  65. I'd make a quilt of equilateral triangles, some with single log cabin bands, some with double ones, highlighting all those delicious shades of red and green, then use the blues & black to border it all with 2" square patches light a night sky over a field of poppies

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  66. Hi Lynne,
    I think I'd like to try the fabrics in an economy patch with black or charcoal to set off the shot effect. The fabrics are jewel like and I think that the economy patch is a bit like a square diamond on point. The differing orientations of the triangle would, I hope, give a subtle sparkle. I have just made a small square in square quilt with regular Oakshott cottons and am very pleased with the result: see my latest post - http://thechainpiecer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/friday-finishes.html. Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog. Alison

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  67. Oh my goodness, I love me some oakshot! I would make a modern flying geese or triangle quilt with a peppered grey background. Love to see those Rick colors glimmering across the textured background!!

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  68. This would br perfect for a modern sampler quilt!

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  69. I think these would be lovely made into churn dash blocks or maple leaf blocks, with a background of a soft cream with black pindots, with the blocks arranged into a quilt so they look as if they're tumbling over the top.

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  70. I fell in love with your "trees"-quilt. I'd love to make a similar one for me - of course with the oakshotts :-))!!

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