Thursday, October 20, 2022

Exciting News!

 A few months ago, I was approached by Michael Oakshott to collaborate on designing a pattern that used their new bundle of fabrics, Jett. Jett is a bundle of twelve fabrics with black as the weft. If you are not familiar with shot cottons, there are usually two different colors. The warp threads run parallel to the selvages, and the weft threads run perpendicular to the selvages. It gives a beautiful depth and luminosity to the fabrics, and they are definitely my very favorite fabrics to use in my quilts. This was an unbelievable opportunity for me. 

You can read the back story on Jettstream and its precursor, Color Commotion, here.

I knew the launch of the fabric bundle, pattern, and kit was soon, but I did not know it was going to be today!. What a fun surprise to open this up in my email. (Note: These links do not work because I just copied the email, but if you want to check it out, here is the link to the Oakshott website.)



Jett & Jettstream

A brand new palette and a stunning project to make.

Jettstream Quilt

Meet Jettstream, an exciting new design from Cindy Wiens that shows off to perfection the richness of our new Jett palette.

Jett Collection

Jett comprises 12 colours sharing a black weftSee how well they work together, so you never need worry about colour combining. Jett comes in Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter bundles.


For Jettstream, Cindy chose black for the lattice and binding. It beautifully complements the individual shades, enhancing their depth and 'movement' as they catch the light.

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More from Cindy: 'Sunny Disposition'

We love hearing the back stories of your makes. Here's a classic:

Things about this quilt: (1) I never ever intended to make a yellow quilt. But that saturated color just worked with the gorgeous, luminous shot cottons.

(2) I don't think I've ever had to work so hard to make one border flow to the next... there were many times the quilt screamed "No!! Go back to the drawing board and try again!"

But once it worked, it worked well.

Read more on Cindy's blog and see her work in our Inspiration Gallery.

Thanks to Oakshott for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to making many more beautiful quilts from your fabric.



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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

What a delightful surprise that must have been. Congratulations!

Deb Cox said... #

oh cindy, how wonderful for you. your creativity is incredible and just a delight to enjoy. and now it is out in the world even more. take a bow, and a little time for you. cheers.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

WaHoo!!! Congrats. You use their fabric so so well and your designs work wonderfully to showcase the depth of the fabric. I'm happy for you.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

How nice to see you finished quilt highlighted in such a wonderful way. And the extra bonus of the yellow quilt being recognized must have made you so happy. Congratulations.

Needled Mom said... #

Congratulations. That’s so exciting for you.