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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Oh, Oh, Oakshott!

In March, I received a package of Oakshott cotton fabric in Colourshotts!
 
 

the colors are simply luscious!  
And the texture equally as amazing.
They have a wonderful crispness...
 
 
I just couldn't wait to cut into these!  And I had the perfect project in mind.  I wanted to combine the Oakshotts with a very lovely understated Japanese fabric in a baby size quilt.  The quilt was inspired by a Japanese creation I pinned on Pinterest {oh Pinterest...you are an irresistible pleasure}
 

  
The color of the colourshott cotton is so incredible and intense...I like the combination with another more subdued cotton.
 
  
Irregular crosses float on this white background.  
 

 
 The binding is a yarn dyed Essex linen.
 
And, as I usually do, I was eager to wash this one after it was bound!  I really wanted to see how the Oakshotts looked after a wash and dry!
YUMMY!
 
 
 They really looked amazing!


 
   For the backing I used the black from Boo Crew ;)
I love this fabric...such a good one for just about any project!
 
 
And a little embroidered label.
 
 
 
I hope you will hop over to Oakshott Fabrics and check them out!
If you haven't tried Oakshott cotton....I hope you have an opportunity soon.  They do not disappoint....wonderful in every way!
  
happy thursday!
mary  

17 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful quilt! It looks so soft and squishy. It's lovely to see the oakshott shine against the neutral backgrounds.

Svetlana said...

this is such a gorgeous quilt Mary. I love absolutely everything about it. Perfect in every way.

audrey said...

So beautiful! Love the wonky crosses.:)

Debbie said...

I just really really love this!

margaret said...

the splashes of colour work really well here

Jo Jo said...

This is a beautiful quilt and the Oakshotts are perfect :) I hope you don't mind me asking, but do you know the name of the Japanese fabric you used for the quilt? I am part of a travelling quilt bee and that would be perfect for one of them! No worries if not, thank you.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
I love this quilt very much. I love the design and construction.
I love this time of year as well.
This quilt is a treasure!!
happy Friday

Carla said...

Who doesn't love little crosses scattered across the surface! Adorable Mary

Jenny said...

lucky Eloise!!!

Anne said...

A lovely finish. I especially like the little black or dark stripes that appear here and there.

Patchwork and Play said...

Ooops, must have missed this in the cyclone fury! I love the simple, skinny crosses standing proudly on the neutral background! It does look so soft and squishy as Rachael said.

Jen said...

Cool quilt! It looks great all wrinkly, too. I love the embroidered tag on the back, that's how I like to make them myself!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love this quilt and I love Oakshott fabrics!

Marie said...

The Oakshott fabrics look and sound delicious - I'll need to find and excuse/project to try them out. Great little quilt.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is just gorgeous, Mary!!

Carla said...

LOVE, LOVE LOVE!! You have the best taste!

Nicky said...

So true! Lucky Eloise! I love this quilt you made Mary!