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Our Oakshott Scandinavia Collection Challengers were outstanding! We hope you had a chance to check out Jennifer’s Quilt (inspired by her Finnish heritage), Deborah’s Scandinavian Friends, Jessica’s pretty Log Cabin Table Topper, Mary’s hand-quilted pillow and Casey’s Gustavian-inspired quilt.

Our final challenger is Caitlin Topham from Salty Oat. Caitlin used the free Bartow Quilt pattern by Carolyn Friedlander for her Oakshott Scandinavia baby quilt. The Melody Miller linen-cotton print she used on the back perfectly complements the featured Oakshott fabrics.

Caitlin writes, “When they asked that I create something Scandinavian-inspired, I immediately thought of the interiors of Scandinavian homes I’d seen on Pinterest and Design*Sponge, and wanted to create something that would fit into those clean, modern spaces. When I received the stack of shot cottons, I experimented with a few different quilt blocks based on Scandinavian surface patterns– including improv curves and plus signs– but none of them seemed quite right… The clean lines and simple layout of this free pattern for Robert Kaufman suggested to me that it would be right at home in a modern interior, so I set to work cutting strips from each of the pastel fabrics to create a baby quilt… I used cream thread for the cross-hatch quilting, and I machine bound the quilt with leftover Oakshott scraps, using my newest favorite method for binding.”

See more photos and find the links (for the pattern and her favorite binding method!) in Caitlin’s Oakshott Challenge post at Salty Oat. Caitlin runs an online fabric shop and custom quilt studio, and she documents all of her quilting adventures at Salty Oat. Pop over for details, and don’t forget to comment here for a chance to win one of TWO fat quarter packs. You can comment on every Oakshott Scandinavia post in the series for a total of six chances to win!


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