Fiona Tranter

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Oakshot Cotton work in progress Wednesday

Posted by fionatranter on September 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Back in 2013 I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. One of my purchases from the day was a pack of fat 1/8s from Oakshot Cotton. I have pondered for quite some time what design would be worthy for this beautiful fabric and finally decided upon the Double Disappearing Nine Patch. I first found this design on pinterest  and was intrigued, then one of the ladies at my quilt guild used the design and I decided I had to have a go. I have not followed the traditional way of arranging the blocks that are created by this technique which I think enhances the rich colours of the shot cotton.

I've used nearly the whole pack of fabric I purchased from Oakshot Cotton and made a table runner and place mats:

The start of a cushion cover:

and a reversible table runner. This book case is a favorite of our cats, its an Ikea design made from pine, which is a soft wood and does not stand up to the cats claws as the land from the jump up. A perfect excuse to make a table runner!

I have to confess I purchased a 1/2 yard of the purple and burgundy Oakshot Cotton from a stall at the International Quilt Festival back in June.

The camera does not do justice to the rich red colour. Perhaps the folks at Oakshot do a better job on their web site.

As you can see the quilting is yet to happen and I am still contemplating a design that will offset the cotton, which out being too intrusive. I'll post pictures once all is finished.

Categories: From the sewing table