Monday 5 November 2012

Oakshott Fabrics

The Oakshott fabrics I won from Lily's Quilts arrived today.  Yay!  I got them at work this morning, so had to content myself with peeking in the package until I got home.

Shot cottons red bundle

The fat eighths are all bundled up like a little present.  Who would have thought you could get a yard and a half of fabric into such a cute little parcel.

Shot cottons red bundle

In case you're not familiar with Oakshott fabrics, they are shot cottons, which means they use a different thread colour for each of the warp and the weft of the fabric.  This bundle is called Ruby Reds, and consists of fabrics which are all shot with red.  These fabrics are notoriously difficult to photograph - they have quite a sheen to them, and definitely look slightly different colours from different directions.

Shot cottons red bundle

Ha!  That didn't last long.  I had to pull the bundle apart to properly admire all the colours.  I have already had way too much fun playing with these fabrics and my stash.

I will be using these fabrics to make a quilt which will then be featured (along with a tutorial) on Lily's Quilts.


Susan said...

oooh...I bet you can't wait to get started on these! Aren't they beautiful!!!

Megan said...

I have this same gorgeous bundle! Not sure what I will be doing with it yet, so I'll definitely be watching your progress!

Nat at Made in Home said...

This a beautiful bundle! Lucky you!

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