Italy Oakshott Table Runner

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Oakshott Italy runner 1

Thanks to the generosity of Oakshott Fabrics and Lynne, I have spent the last few days playing with a gorgeous stack of Italy Oakshott. Italy is a collection of 12 colors shot across a silver grey warp. I happen to be in love with silver grey at the moment so it struck a cord with me. I particularly like the shades of grey/silver and purple/lavenders in this collection.

Oakshott Italy runner 4

I really love Oakshott used on it’s own. It’s such a fine fabric and so unique that I feel like it doesn’t need anything added.  But I thought I might use just a touch of something else to compliment it in this project. I chose these little squares of Floral Forest in Plum from the Notus Collection by Daiwabo purchased at Sew Me A Song. It was hard to make the first cut into both the linen and the Oakshott! I decided to use my Sizzix and make quick work of it before I had a chance to change my mind about my design plan!

Oakshott Italy runner 2

I used the 2 1/2″ half square triangle die, 6 1/2″ half square triangle die and the 2 1/2″ square. The patchwork pattern is based on a traditional one; I believe it is called Delectable Mountains.

Oakshott Italy runner 3

As always, it was a treat to sew with these fabrics. They have become more readily available in the US in the past number of months. For example, you can find some at Marmalade Fabrics.

If you’d like to see my previous Oakshott projects click here to see my Lipari Oakshott and Velvet Runner and my Oakshott Leaves Runner. Hmmm, I think next time I need to make something other than a runner with Oakshott!