Saturday, 28 December 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 my choice of twelve of the new fifty-six colourshott shot cottons which Oakshott are currently having shipped over from India from their new weavers.  Heavier, wider and posibly more irridescent than their previous colourshotts, these will become available in the new year.


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.

97 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm first...lol. Lovely fabrics; that I think would look fantastic in a Giant Dahlia quilt. Thank you for this chance.

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  2. I have in mind a sort of gradient star quilt. Lights in the center, spinning out to the brighter and darker pieces. One large star made of diamonds.

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  3. I would love to make a lap quilt with wonky houses paperpieced pattern! So I will have a Village Quilt! With a low volume background and each house with a different solid color oakshotts fabric!

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  4. I would make a circular flying geese pattern that showcases all the colors in order of the color spectrum. It would've a black background to showcase the colors.

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  5. I've been wanting to make a rainbow strip quilt. Maybe if there's enough left over, I'd add a couple of star appliqués to it.

    ritaferber_5@hotmail.com

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  6. I would pair these gorgeous colors with coordinating fleece or flannels, and sew up cat beds for a few of our local shelters. Happy colored beds to show off the kitties that are up for adoption, and something then familiar for the cats to take with them to their new home. I would use the Magical 3-in-1Bed pattern.

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  7. I would love to have these to make a quilt inspired by the repeat patterns of welsh blankets - making a quilt in neutral colours, but replacing just one part of each repeat with a snippet of colour.

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  8. If I were to win, I would give this bundle to my husband who is making his first quilt out of brightly colored "box" squares. This bundle would make great borders, or quilt back, as well as being incorporated in the squares!

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  9. Two words: Pickle Dish. I am obsessed with making a pickle dish quilt and have been trolling Pinterest for ideas. I would love the chance to use these gorgeous fabrics in a pickle dish quilt. Thanks for the chance to think about what my dream quilt would look like. The only question is, should I go for sweet or dill?

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  10. I've been wanting to do the lighthouse quilt from fresh lemons quilts or Tula pink's sampler quilt with solids and low volume and would use them for one of those ;)

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  11. I'd make a quilt from Terry Atkinson's book "Graphic Mix". I think these Oakshott fabrics would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I've been wanting to do a Cathedral Window - envisioning a black background and the Oakshott as the centers - either a cascading color shift effect across the top, or fussy setting them to create a picture much like a stained glass window/mosaic.

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  13. Lynne (and Michael) these are way stunning. Whoever gets a chance to work with them will hit quite the jackpot :)

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  14. I would like to make my sister a quilt with Chakra colors! Maybe incorporating a tree of life also!!

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  15. I would like to make a Amish block sampler--like the Floating Amish sampler pattern. I think these bright modern colors would look striking in Amish blocks!

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  16. I want to make the "Spin It Again Quilt" from the Vintage Quilt Revival book by Katie Clark Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones. Great book and I love that quilt. Would be fabulous in those Oakshott cottons.

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  17. I'm very intrigued by these new Oakshotts! Heavier is a plus! I have never used oakshott...yet...but it is so on my list! I would love to throw out an idea of what I would make the next time it comes up!

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  18. I would love to make set of large zipper pouches for all of my nicknacks in the sewing room and a lunchbag for work that has insulbright in it so my lunch keeps cool.
    Happy new year!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  19. These colors are stunning! I just bought a book called Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts and two quilts I would love to make with these beauties are "Jewel in the Crown" and/or the "North Country Ways" quilts. Not sure of the background fabric as I would need to see these in person, but thinking a linen or something with texture. They are simple patch quilts that would let the fabric speak to you. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Beautiful! I would love to use this bundle to make Fresh Lemons' Kaleidoscopic Kites Free Quilt Pattern. I would use the bundle for the large squares and scraps from my stash for the small squares. I would use White Kona for the background. Thank you for the chance to play with the fabric!

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  21. These fabrics are just gorgeous! I think they would look awesome in a Dresden quilt! I would pair them with prints from my stash to make a color gradient effect and use the neutral color for the centers. Maybe just a neutral color for the background to match the centers, or something more dynamic like some low volume prints or some text prints!

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  22. I want to make a house quilt and these would be perfect, thanks

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  23. I want to make Bonnie Hunter's Bricks and Stones in Oakshott. I think it would be stunning. Thanks for the chance!

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  24. A while ago I saw some Tibetan monks creating a mandala. I sketched out a quilt based on this: a grouping of cirlces (using drunkards path squares), enclosed by a square and overlapping diamond. I was envisioning using the same bold colors of red, orange, yellow with a dark background. This set of akshott would work wonderfully.

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  25. I have a paper pieced pattern for a New York beauty star with a number of stars in it. The stars would be fabulous with all the bright bold colours in it. Thanks for the chance to win

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  26. I think this FQ bundle would be stunning as giant pluses. I have been watching a few blogs where others have made these quilt tops which are stunning. I would pair it with striped shot cotton fabrics.

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  27. i would love to make a reversed star so the fabrics really shine with low volume stars and the oakshott as the background each block would be a different color.

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  28. Love these gorgeous bright colours - I would make 12" churn dash blocks with them and set them on point using either black fabrics or white Lakehouse dotty fabric for the background, can't decide which would look best.

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  29. I love making bags, purses and totes! I would pair these bright colors with some salvaged denims and make a collection of them!

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  30. Such pretty colours. I don't sew very well as I am just learning. One day I will be able to participate :)

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  31. Just made my first every quilt - one of your union jack ones now been bitten by the bug and want to make a rainbow quilt and your fabrics look just perfect for that. I seem to eat, sleep, dream quilts and sewing now - no one warned me it would be addictive and I've just discovered pinterest too. Hapy new year

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  32. I haven't been able to quench my love of churn dash blocks. I'd love to do a churn dash quilt (with individual churn dash blocks of variable sizes). I think I'd keep it as color saturated as possible, with some other neutral solids thrown in for backgrounds..

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  33. I would love to play with Oakshotts again and make a lap quilt with foundation pieced 32-pointed stars with Essex Linen background in flax... So striking!

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  34. I would make a in rainbow color order a large dresden blade quilt....lap sized! I would have the dresden plate be a bit smaller then the whole quilt size. I'm thinking each blade would be the length of my arm. I would add one print fabric with these wonderful fabrics you have offered! I would use that print fabric for the center circle of the dresden plate. The background would be kona white!!
    FINGERS CROSSED!
    *Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  35. Yes, yes! I would love to play. The next top I have in mind is a HST/LV quilt. With the Oakshott I think it would be great to mix them with low volume. I would not make a pattern, so every block contains some Oakshott HST in no particular order to let them pop out and be varied over the top. Size of the squares would be between 3'' or 5'' finished.
    Have fun thinking about all the ideas popping up here!

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  36. I haven't done "Don't Call Me Betsy's" star BOM that I purchased last year, since I was too sick to sew. Now I'm better, so I would love to do that with the bright Oakshots and either a grey or black background probably, to make the colors pop. I think it would be totally fabulous looking! I don't have a blog yet, but would email you a post to put on your blog. I'm so excited to have a chance to do this!

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  37. I love rainbow quilts! I just really love color! If I had this bundle, then I would make a fractured rainbow lap quilt with HSTs. It would be bursting with color. Oh, I can see it on my design wall now...all those pretty HSTs eye candy with lots of movement and direction.

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  38. I would like to make quilt with some sort of pattern that includes cats for my daughter who is away at college and missing her cats!

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  39. A disappearing nine patch, lap size quilt, machine quilted with variegated thread.

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  40. I would like to make a farm play quilt with "pick-able" fruits and "pull-able" veggies!

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  41. Oh Lynne, these colors are stunning! I would love to use them in a quilt made up of a Colorado block variation and have a lovely linen as the background.
    Amanda

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  42. I have a modern quilt idea using trapeziums (1/2 Hexagons) in stripes down the quilt at various lengths. Some of the trapeziums will be full solid pieces, others will be improvisational piecing using two colors, highlighting the other shapes in the trapezium. The quilt would to be ~ 60"x60" lap quilt. These colors are brilliant and would bring this design to life and offer the vibrancy I was looking for :-)

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    1. Here is an image for the inspiration of this idea, just in case http://www.pinterest.com/pin/398146423278422795/

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  43. Oh - I can see these in a plus quilt blended with a few Kaffe Fassett florals. The colours are gorgeous :o)

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  44. The colors are fabulous! I see an improvisational quilt made with wavy strips (think fence rail with no rules, gentle curves, way more than three strips and large varying sized blocks) using all of the colors in gradation. I would continue to make blocks until all of the fabrics are used! Initially I think maybe a matchstick type quilting, I typically don't decide on quilting until the top is complete and has spoken to me :) Thank you for the chance to use these lovely fabrics!

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  45. I'd love to try making a quilt like the one in this link, the burst of colour.
    http://www.felicityquilts.com/2013/11/needle-book-and-burst-of-colour.html
    Barb@Witsend

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  46. I would love to use these for the feathers pattern QAL

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  47. I have been wishing to make a string quilt and I think that all of these wonderful rainbow fabrics would look great combined as skinny strips. I would make as large a quilt with the fabric as I was able to (I am guessing a lap size). Thanks for your consideration for my idea. Cheryl

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  48. These would make a beautiful and striking Lone star quilt.

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  49. I have just finished a small Pojagi curtain using shot cottons and would absolutely love to make a larger piece in multiple colors. Please see my blog post to see how beautiful this technique is. It would be truly beautiful in this mix of colors.
    http://ifinallyhavetime.com/2013/12/25/pojagi-curtain/ Thanks for the chance!

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  50. I've been wanting to make new curtains for the room our new baby will go in next year. I like the idea of a random pixilated pattern as a border fading gradually up into a white or aqua background. Good luck choosing! Some of these ideas are amazing!

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  51. I can see these as a bunch of EPP flowers, using hexagons, diamonds, hexagons and diamonds etc all appliqued on a dark background with paper pieced 'vase' and a scrappy checkerboard border. Perhaps a large wall hanging or lap quilt.

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  52. I can see these as a bunch of EPP flowers, using hexagons, diamonds, hexagons and diamonds etc all appliqued on a dark background with paper pieced 'vase' and a scrappy checkerboard border. Perhaps a large wall hanging or lap quilt.

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  53. I would love to make some large cushion covers with these - one a rainbow plus cover with all the colours mixed in and one with the more neutral colours with pops of bright. My lounge room already has an Indian feel to it so these would fit in so beautifully :-)

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  54. I have recently purchased Tula Pink's Space Dust pattern, and I would *love* to use Oakshott for it!

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  55. I would LOVE to make a single bed quilt full of folded pinwheel blocks (http://www.theclothparcel.com/folded-pinwheel-tutorial/) in all the rainbow colours you have shown in this post. I think the light hitting the 3D pinwheels would really show off the depths of colour and shimmer of the Oakshotts.

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  56. I've been watching Elizabeth Hartman's cat-vent quilt along. It's cute, but I'm a dog person. I've mocked up a dog shaped silhouette and thought I'd stitch up a dog version using some of the various fabrics in my stash. The Oakshotts would make a great backbone for the pups, with my left-overs from other projects rounding out the fabrics.

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  57. Ohh they look gorgeous, I want to make a pineapple quilt, with one big pineapple block from centre outwards.

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  58. I see a large wallhanging, every last scrap used, nothing added. 2 darkest colours forming 3D frames, lightest cut into irregular triangles, 9 remaining colours sorted into 3 groups of 3 complimentary colours, improv pieced around the irregular triangles to look like fractured glass with a bright light shining through, set against the dark frames. Thanks for the chance to dream........

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  59. I would like to make a coordinating travel set, a large overnight bag with smaller zipper bags to hold odds and ends and a hipster bag. I think I would piece them in strips. I just love the colors.

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  60. I would like to make a coordinating travel set, a large overnight bag with smaller zipper bags to hold odds and ends and a hipster bag. I think I would piece them in strips. I just love the colors.

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  61. I'd like to make a summer skirt with a double dresden pattern. It would be so fun to wear!

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  62. I'm running a QAL on my blog starting January 1; the theme is Classic meets Modern where we put a modern spin on traditional quilt blocks - I'd totally use your bundle for that!

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  63. These colors just vibrate! I'd be doing a rainbow half-square triangle quilt with a chevron detail in the backing. This would be for my upcoming baby - sized 54-55" square or so. The rainbow would be radiating from the center outward with grey or white contrasting each of the HST's.

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  64. I would make a baby quilt combing a low volume print for my background. I would make the quilt using the Arkansas Traveler's block. I made three of those blocks yesterday and I loved them!

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  65. Well, I'm not talented enough to meet the requirements of this giveaway, but I do look forward to seeing what the winner makes. Although, I do not envy you the task of selecting a winner among some of these comments. There are some great ideas here!

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  66. Have been wanting to make a Denise Schmidt "Drunk Love"-inspired improv quilt for a long time. Would love to make it in colorful shot cottons!

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  67. Beautiful colors!! I would love to sew with these :) Two quilts come to mind: 1) A plus quilt mixed with just a few LV plus blocks, and 2) A St. Louis 16 Patch with LV prints. The rainbow colors placed from a top corner to the adjacent bottom corner in a graduated effect would be gorgous. Thanks for the chance to play with this FQ bundle :)

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  68. I am totally up for this challenge. I would make a clam quilt-- small clams either 4-6 inch whichever worked best when cutting to maximize the fabric. I think the fabrics would be gorgeous in one-- such a beautiful mix of colors and arrangement options.
    THanks for the opportunity.

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  69. I would make this striped modern heart - http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2011/07/creative-guest-quilting-in-rain.html.

    I would make it larger and use each of the colorful fabrics as a stripe floating on a white background. I would donate it to my local hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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  70. On my list of things to make soon is a large weekender bag with piping, pockets and zips, complex construction compared to my normal shopping bags. Piecing might be quite simple but I could really go to town on the quilting.

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  71. I'd have to make this handbag - got the frame already!
    http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2011/11/free-bag-purse-pattern-the-graceful-kelly-bag.html

    A rainbow of hexies across the outside in the dark colours and lighter colours inside. Yum yum!

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  72. I wanted to make a Union Jack Block wall hanging for my daughter with different color blocks with a neutral color cross...these would be fantastic. She loves bright bold colors!!

    Really enjoy your blog.

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  73. I am making a quilt from Tula Pink's book and would use it in some of the blocks. I have used blacks, grays, neutrals, muted yellows, greens, etc. so I thinks some of these would fit right in, Thanks for the chance to win

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  74. I'm a big fan of Rachel's Oodalolly quilt (http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/02/oodalolly.html). I'd love to take these Oakshotts and the curves theme to make a confused rainbow that bounces in and out of a background that highlights how saturated and gorgeous these colors are. (Maybe low volume print background? Maybe pale blue or grey to highlight the rainbow theme?) I think a throw-sized project would be a good fit for the month deadline you have in mind. This is a cool give-away! It's been fun to read through the project ideas!!

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  75. Those colors make me think of fiesta (fiesta ware) colors. I would like to make a table runner or tablecloth quilt with crazy fiesta cups and saucers to show off my fiesta ware collection. It would be appliqué onto a background of a small print with striped solids for a border.
    Tp

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  76. For awhile I have noticed the traditional block "Churn Dash" re-appearing on Pinterest boards. I have been wanting to make a quilt using this pattern. I would use this fat quarter pack and then use different "text" fabrics as the background. Probably no border--to keep it more modern, but a scrappy binding using the leftovers from the bundle would be fun.

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  77. Awesome fabric, I would love to use these for a modern log cabin quilt for a little boy in our family!

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  78. These would be perfect for making some fun placemats for our new dining room table!

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  79. In our country patchwork creation begins only. And when I knew about modern kvilt - fallen in love simply! ;î) If must will be a chance win will be happy to do some sewing a blanket for a son with the use of the embroidered blocks on his pictures. One such I already awl, but to put draw so many and so charmingly ))) Thank you for a chance! Viktoriya. Ukraine.
    http://tauni4ok.blogspot.com/2013/09/blog-post_15.html

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  80. I would love to make a rainbow mini for my wall. I envision tiny paper pieced stars and I would have to give hand quilting a go for such a special little quilt. Thanks.

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  81. I would love to make my little grandson a 'big bed' quilt now that he has a baby brother that is using the crib. What a colourful quilt those fabrics would make.

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  82. My daughter is turning one next month and I would use these to make her an ABC's and numbers quilt I have had floating around in my head since I was pregnant!

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  83. I'd love to use these in a quilt for my sons first real bed. I'm dreaming of a simple, traditional log cabin in these bright colors contrasted with a dark neutral and embellished with whimsical small embroidered creatures.

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  84. I am going to a quilt retreat the end of January. I am making a quilt called Olympia. It consists of interlocking squares with 4 squares scattered throughout. One of the color options is solids. I have been thinking about using the solids but don't have enough variety in my stash to do what I want to do. The Oakshott would be perfect! Thanks.

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  85. There is a quilt on moda bake shop called chain of faith that I allways think would look great in brights, with black for the cornerstones / chains. It uses jelly rolls but you could cut 2.5 inch strips from FQs.

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  86. I would love to use these fabrics in a Baby Quilt of different size floating colorful circles on a lighter background. Circles would be different sizes and I would like to reflect movement in some...going from smaller to large!

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  87. I want to make placemats with hexy flowers on them

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  88. I am wanting to make a one block Carpenter's block quilt, this looks to be a perfect start for my ideas. Happy New Year and thank you.

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  89. I just picked up a pattern call Windows into My World. These would work great for it.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  90. I have just got sizzix dies in a big hexgon and coordinating equlateral triangles, and want to make a starred hexi quilt by machine. I can picture a colour washed rainbow where the triangles help lead from one colour to the next. Using the sizzix dies will allow me to cut the shapes quickly and accurately, and the design can be made on the sewing machine making strips of diamond shaped blacks (hexi and two tringles) and should build up quickly

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  91. I'm hosting the Crazy Quilt Along 2014 and these would be a real hit with my followers and my students. Of course, it would become a crazy quilt, complete with hand embroidery embellishment. Thanks for this giveaway, sounds like I need to give Oakshott a chance!

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  92. my email is carlithequilter@gmail.com

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  93. I would love these to make a flying geese quilt. I would also use some low volume prints and alternate the oakshotts and low volume as the geese.

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  94. I would like to make a table runner and four matching seat cushions. We have just retired and moved to a smaller house in a new town. We left our larger dining room set behind and replaced with a small plain pine kitchen table and chairs. Now I need to pretty it up somehow, lol!

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  95. I want to make my soon to be hubby a quilt for Christmas next year. He doesn't like a lot of pattern or fussiness so I was thinking of taking 1 simple traditional block and super sizing it. I have just started the thinking process of this quilt. But maybe Gentlemen's Fancy or something similar but huge like 6' x 6'.

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