Our new book, Quilt Colour Workshop, comes out at the end of April and here is a sneak peek of some of the projects you will find in there.
And so the winner of this Oakshott F8th bundle of the 28 new colourshotts has now been chosen…
… by random number generator…
And the winner was Amy! Get in touch with us Amy and we will arrange for the Oakshotts to fly your way post haste!
You may remember this quilt I made a couple of years ago from Helen Howes wonderful Twelve Trees pattern using the Oakshott sunshine F8th bundle. Well at this year’s Fat Quarterly retreat, you will have a chance to learn to make the blocks that go into this quilt in workshops with Helen Howes, the quilt designer. You will also be given Oakshotts to pay with in the workshop to mix in with your own fabrics.
But if you’re not coming to the retreat (and even if you are) here is a chance to win your own sunshine F8th bundle. Oakshott are re-issuing all 56 of their colourshott colours in a heavier, wider (54″) version. Closer to the weight of quilting cottons than the previous incarnation, the Oakshotts are deeper and richer and still as soft as butter so sew with.
Here is a quilt I made using them this week which will soon be available free with any sunshine F8 bundle you buy from Oakshott.
Anyway, on to the winning part. What do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning? You have three chances to comment and, as we like to reward loyalty, two are restricted to loyal FQ customers.
1. Sign up to the Oakshott newsletter and let us know that you have or that you already were signed up.
2. One extra entry for anyone who has a ticket for this year’s Fat Quarterly retreat or has been to any of our previous retreat.
3. One extra entry for anyone who has a Fat Quarterly subscription currently.
Good Luck and we will draw a winner randomly next week!
Some people love quilt maths. Some people hate it. Some avoid it. Some fear it. Well, if you’re coming to the Fat Quarterly Retreat this summer, hate, fear, avoid no more. Come and join my quilt maths class. I’ll be running through calculating binding fabric requirements, calculating backing fabric requirements and calculating sashing requirements for starters. We’ll then move on to calculating individual fabric requirements for the separate block sections in a quilt of repeating blocks. We’ll also look at calculating fabric requirements for foundation paper pieced blocks where the pieces tend to be trickier and more awkward. We’ll also have a go at re-sizing quilt blocks and quilt patterns. And then, if we have spare time, we’ll squeeze in a little bit of quilt geometry. The class is designed to be fun, relaxed and easy. Anyone who feared or failed maths at school should not fear this class. We will be using calculators (bring your phones!) and using nice easy diagrams (bring tablets loaded with Touchdraw if you have them) and we might even use some pencils, rulers, rubbers, squared paper and colouring pencils because who doesn’t love a bit of drawing and colouring?!
Issue 16 is out now!!! You can purchase your copy here.
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We are in the process of finalising the workshop list for the 2014 Fat Quarterly Retreat (taking place over the weekend of 18-20 July in central London). Lessons include hand piecing, hand quilting, free motion quilting, foundation paper piecing, speed piecing, screen printing, knotting, getting your patchwork into print, starting and running a successful craft business, learning SEO to improve traffic to your blog or website, lampshade making, quilt maths and many more. But before we finalise the list, please let us know what classes you would most like to see at this year’s retreat. And if you haven’t bought your tickets, yet, you can find them – and more information – here.
It’s beginning to look a lot like … OK it’s 15 January so it’s a bit early to be talking about the fact that, here at Fat Quarterly, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But it is. We’re planning projects with Solstice by Kate Spain.
25th and Pine by Basic Grey
And Winter Wonderland by Bunny Hill Designs. I have the Winter Wonderland project and already have one or two ideas inspired by a biscuit tin. I’m thinking a row by row Christmas quilt and this red and white line is pretty much perfect for that.
And what about you? Beginning to think about your next Christmas quilt or is it a little too early for that?!