Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Stash #133

Courtesy of Michael from Oakshott Fabrics this bundle of fabric promptly arrived gratuitously on my veranda all the way from the UK.  


Oakshott cottons are a fine quality fabrics which are ethically hand loomed, in an environmentally friendly way, in the south of India. The cotton weave is shot - with a warp and weft of different tones - which creates a beautiful luminous and iridescent hue.

As pretty as this bundle is, and as much as I have enjoyed having it sit right near my sewing machine whilst piecing my Flea Market Fancy Quilt, I really did want to have a little test run (play)!


So, using 16 different colors from my bundle, I have taken the traditional Bear Paw quilt block, re-gigged the placement of the colors without much aforethought, and made a patchwork pillow cover. 


The half-square triangle units are tiny - 1 inch finished squares - and I was able to piece them effortlessly, no spray starch required.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with Oakshott cottons and certainly enjoyed my fix of color play. The quality of the fabric and weave was consistently even and on-grain. 


For the back of the pillow cover I have used Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush Home Dec (Lovesme Lovesmenot) in Leaf.  I adore this print!  The pillow cover has a zippered seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.


The pillow cover is available for purchase in my Etsy Store.  SOLD

With thanks to Michael from Oakshott Fabrics for my glorious bundle (I still have lots of fabric left over and already have several Oakshott projects rumbling around in my mind ...)

Enjoy Sunday!

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30 comments:

  1. goodness those are some gorgeous fabrics!

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  2. Lovely! I just ordered a small Oakshott bundle of neutrals. Your pillow colors are luminous!

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  3. Hmm, I wonder if I can get those Oakshott cottons in the States. *rushes off to look* www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  4. Gorgeous! You really do have a wonderful wye for color and design!

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  5. Yummy! I've got a bundle of them waiting at home for me and I can't wait to touch them! The colors are so rich and it's great to hear they sew up so nicely. Your pillow is lovely!

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  6. The pillow is stunning! What lovely cottons..the backing is nice too..

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  7. I do love a good Oakshott and your cushion is incredible Rita. xo

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  8. Oh my goodness! The way you "re-gigged" the color in your quilt caused a good deal of clanging and flashing lights. A puff of smoke too. Thank you.
    (Sorry for the re-post. I am typing without my reading glasses and my spelling always suffers.)

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  9. Your cushion is just stunning! Love the purple and green polka dot squares!

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  10. I am cluelss when it comes to quilting speak but I just had to say hello and that that cushion cover is divine! Most everthing you make is, but something about the plains really speaks to me. Hmmmm I wonder how they'd work in a dress.

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  11. Rita this post has made my day and I know I can multiply that by ten, twenty, thirty when Michael sees it. Beautiful pillow, beautiful photos, thank you sooooooo much. Xxx

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  12. Lovely, lovely! I have only just recently stumbled upon Oakshott cottons, and your cushion does wonderful justice to their quality. Have you seen Lynne's stunning tree quilt made from Oakshott fabrics? It is to die for! Ros x http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/12-trees-quilted.html

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  13. Gorgeous fabrics!
    I live less than 10 miles from Michael's warehouse!

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  14. As usual, beautiful work! I will definitely check out Oakshott!

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  15. LOVE those fabrics -- and your pillow is awesome.

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  16. Amazing!!! The design and color choices and quilting.

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  17. you have such a great eye for color; nicely done!

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  18. This turned out gorgeous!

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  19. Great play on a traditional block! Stunning.

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  20. So rich and exciting. I've just learned about Oakshott and wish they sold it in the US.

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  21. Wow! That is my first view of Oakshott fabrics. It looks like it has a nice texture to it. Love what you did with it, too. Your pillow is full of grace. Have a super day!

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  22. I'm intrigued by reworking traditional blocks. I really like how you changed up the color placement. It is a great pillow!

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  23. I've been hearing about these Oakshott's lately. I didn't know the background though. Now I am very, very intrigued.

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  24. Those solids look wonderful!!!!!

    http://www.loganmakesamess.com/

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  25. Oh dear Rita what have you done to me...I have just seen the Oakshott Colourbox on sale with 100 fat eighths...Order placed.

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  26. These fabrics are amazing!
    - Would love to get them locally...
    the internet makes the world a little smaller!

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