Oakshott Mini

Oakshott Mini by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

Between snowball fights, taking the kids ice skating, preschool holiday programs and baking cookies, I managed to finish something this week! (I know, pretty amazing). A couple of weeks ago I shared this photo…

Becoming a Confident Quilter + Oakshott Cottons : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I decided to make four blocks from a pattern in Elizabeth Dackson’s Becoming a Confident Quilter book and turn them into a mini quilt. Not too mini, as the blocks are 17″ squares. I paired the Oakshott Cottons with some linen. Because I wanted to keep things interesting, I made one block with the Essex Linen black background.

Oakshott Mini by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

I really love these colors. They remind me of the Amish community. For the backing I used strips of additional Oakshotts and Essex linen. I quilted this with straight lines, that radiate in a “V” shape on each side. It was my first time quilting this pattern, so I am trying not to be overly critical of myself. I did get better as I went.

Oakshott Mini by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

I also wanted the binding to blend with the front, so I matched the binding color to the background color in each block.

It was great working with Oakshotts again. I know they are a bit pricey but they are definitely something special. Elizabeth’s pattern was also wonderful. Perfect for beginners on up and I love the modern-traditional look of the design.

Update! You can find Oakshott cottons in the US at Contemporary Cloth.


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    Julie Beard says

    Faith, It is a lovely quilt and your blending of fabrics and colours is simply fabulously great. Lastly your top quilting is amazing too. In fact, I love everything about your quilt. I think your quilt is the pefect quilt to lay on the lounge with, especially when your feeling poorly.

    Thank you for introducing Oakshotts Cotton to me as I willl be looking them up after I post this comment to you as I want to see if they are available in Australia.

    In closing, I want to thank you Faith so much for sharing all your wonderful thoughts, tips, learning opportunities, books, design ideas and quilts with us all this year. I hope you and your family have a very blessed christmas and the New Year brings forth a new quilting journey for you and us all. Julie Beard

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    Mabel says

    Beautiful quilt! The selection of colors are perfect and the back too!
    And, I agree what Julie Beard wrote! Thank you always for sharing your talent and knowledge !

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    I feel repetitive, but I agree with everything said above. I absolutely love how you quilted the back. The design is so interesting. How did you do the pattern, and what do you use to mark your patterns? Thanks.


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      Hi Anne! I start with stitching a straight line from corner to corner. (like an X). I just mark with a Clover Hera marker tool. Then I use those lines as a guide for my “V”s on each side. I use the edge of my walking foot as a guide so I don’t need to do any additional marking.

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    Linda Fleming says

    What a beautiful quilt. I love your fabric choices and your wonderful straight line quilting.
    What size are your little squares?
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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    Love it Faith! Oakshott’s really are something special and worth the price if you can get them. I love how you changed the background on the one block, great design.

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