Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge ~ Anjeanette Klinder

on May 9 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 70 Comments

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It’s fun to see the different looks in our big Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Totes Challenge! Would you like some of the fabric to incorporate into your next project?! Comment in any of the challenge posts to win a fat eighth pack of Oakshott Lipari!

Our six challengers made creative totes with lots of fun details, from piping and special handles to leather accents, secret pockets and more. Find more on social media via #oakshottliparitote, and visit all of our talented Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challengers’ sites:

Here are the challenge totes from Jennifer, Michelle, Megan, Teresa and Erin.

Our final challenger is Anjeanette Klinder! Anjeanette used linen with the Oakshott to create this beautiful tote. We can’t decide what we like best in the bag, from the hexagons and triangles, to the strips of Lipari within the linen and the fabulous dark topstitching.

Anjeanette writes, “What is Oakshott? It is shot cotton. The warp and weft of the fabric are made of different colored threads. The results are dynamic color play in the light, a sort of iridescent fabric. It is soft and just luscious. Now I see that Oakshott is also making Colourshott, which have slightly different colors on the reverse side. I die!” Anjeanette says she found it difficult to capture the beauty of the fabric in photos so she did a little series that shows how the fabric changes in the light. Find those photos, many more shots of the bag and info on all of the extra, special details in the tote at Anjeanette Klinder.

You can purchase Oakshott Fabrics at local regional quilt shops, directly from the manufacturer in the UK, or online from Contemporary Cloth in the US. Sign up to be the first to learn about future fabric and pattern challenges via our contributor’s newsletter!

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70 Responses to Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge ~ Anjeanette Klinder

  1. Paula K. says:

    Great job with the bag. Sincerely.

  2. heather says:

    As always, your work is outstanding. Gorgeous tote!

  3. wendy says:

    how gorgeous! I love the hexies… and of course the fabric is to die for!

  4. Shar says:

    I love the design of the bag! The pattern is new! Those are great colors!

  5. Jeanenne Nielsen says:

    It is a really nice and beautiful tote.

  6. Glenys says:

    Glorious fabric and fantastic totes! I like them all!……………Must try these fabrics very soon….

  7. Sarah H says:

    I love the dark colors with the grey. The hexies make it visually interesting as well. Great job on a great tote!

  8. Sara says:

    Wow! I love that each side is different. So beautiful!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Wow. I really like the front of the bag. (I think it’s because the order and detailed topstitching appeal to me!) Though I think the lines of white in the back really do a great job of not making the back to dark. I have to say, you did a beautiful job with this bag! Excellent use of the shot cotton in making it really have a strong visual impact!

  10. Anita says:

    Fabulous tote!

  11. wendy says:

    such gorgeous bags! I love the triangles on this one!

  12. Beth T. says:

    These fabrics are simply beautiful, and the projects made with them reflect that and magnify it.

  13. Cheri Barker says:

    I really love what Seamstress Erin did to bring out all the colors.

  14. Sonja says:

    The totes are amazing and the fabrics glow.

  15. The Oakshotts do seem to glow in the photo, and the light coloured linen sets them off well.

  16. wendy says:

    These are beautiful totes!!! The fabric is so beautiful. I believe I need to make something with it,

  17. Mariam says:

    The tote is glorious!

  18. Doris says:

    I love the colors!

  19. barbara corbitt says:

    wow, what beautiful totes! you did a great job and this fabric looks like so much fun to work with.. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  20. Diane says:

    love the triangles but really… they are all beautiful and the fabric is awesome!

  21. Marcy says:

    Gorgeous bag! I love the colors, the texture the fabrics give to the bag, and the shape. A very lovely bag. Thank you for the inspiration.

  22. Kathryn says:

    Aah, now I think this one might be my favourite!

  23. Jen says:

    I love the triangles – lovely!

  24. jessicac says:

    Love the first bag… the dark colors look great!

  25. Susan says:

    I like the first photo best.

  26. Karen A says:

    I love this bag! The two different sides are so striking.

  27. Sandy K says:

    Beautiful bag. I don’t which I like best, the hexi or the triangles.

  28. Vicki H says:

    Love the bag, especially the triangles.

  29. Becky says:

    I love the second photo. That is one cool tote.

  30. Tasha says:

    I adore this purse pattern as well as the fabric. What a clever way to play with shapes!

  31. Glenda Bivona says:

    This is so lovely!

  32. Jolien says:

    I adore both sides, lovely, classy bag!

  33. Joanna says:

    This is such a lovely tote!

  34. Jamie says:

    I love the colors!

  35. Charlotte L says:

    I love all these bags and how the fabric seems to glow!

  36. This is a beauty. I love oakshott shiny appearance. Would definitely love to win some!

  37. Krista says:

    Love the size of this bag and the shot cottons

  38. Such beautiful work has been done on this bag! I just love it!

  39. Tracy says:

    Beautiful bag the triangles are my favourite. The little white stripes lift and give an interesting dimension

  40. Barb Colvin says:

    I love the triangles side; it has a nautical feeling!

  41. Melva says:

    Very pretty

  42. Linda L. says:

    It’s very interesting to see how different each bag is from the others even though they start from the same material.

  43. Oh wow! All of these totes are amazing, but I might be partial to this one because of the linen. So pretty and “summery”

  44. Joy says:

    I love all that beautiful stitching detail!

  45. Linda F says:

    Anjeanette’s bag is fabulous. I especially love the hexagons. This shot cotton does have a really nice look to it!

  46. susan says:

    Oh it’s so you, Anjeanette! This is spectacular!!!

  47. Kara Moaratty says:

    I love them all but I was especially in love with Teresa’s bag of the other day.

  48. Renee says:

    That bag is so handsome! I especially love the grey side.

  49. Marti says:

    There are no words, this bag is simply amazing! I love the topstitching and the little pops of the Oakshott in the linen. I am just in love with this bag!

  50. Melody says:

    I love the textured look of the oakshott fabric.

  51. CitricSugar says:

    This is my favourite of the projects. Love it!

  52. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Oh my goodness, this one takes the cake! L-O-V-E it!! Thanks for all the different tote ideas, too!

  53. Karen says:

    Wow! How gorgeous!

  54. Catherine says:

    Such a unique look!

  55. Sondra says:

    Another amazing tote!!!!!!!! So much talent. Love the lines.

  56. Tanya says:

    Wow – I especially love the triangles.

  57. Ramona says:

    Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous!

  58. Susan says:

    Pretty,pretty bag! Looks so perfect for everyday!

  59. Wow just wow!

  60. Heidi says:

    Love the hexies!!

  61. Kelly Wilson says:

    Just lovely, especially the triangles with dashes of linen! Six such different designs from the same fabric speaks well of its versatility. Thanks for the opportunity. Notwendy gmail

  62. Carmen N says:

    This is my favorite! (so far – it might change tomorrow 🙂

  63. Jessie Hansen says:

    This one is very different than the others. A lot of time went into this. It’s really pretty and has a great aesthetic.

  64. Samina says:

    That bag is just gorgeous! I think it might be my new favorite one in challenge.

  65. Jenni says:

    this might be my favorite one! stunning!

  66. Erin says:

    Ooooh. I would love to win a bundle!

  67. Judith says:

    I love the way the hexagons emphasize the iridescence of the shot cottons. Just beautiful!

  68. Mickey Louth says:

    those are just lovely!

  69. Deborah says:

    Another lovely bag – I love the hexagons.

  70. This is one classy tote!

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