It’s time for another challenge! As always, we found our latest sewists contributor’s newsletter. (Sign up to be the first to know about future fabric and pattern challenges!) Teresa of Dandelion Drift, Anjeanette Klinder, Jennifer of Sewplicity, Megan of Monkey Beans, Erin of Seamstress Erin and Michelle of Falafel and the Bee each used at least six colors from the Oakshott Lipari collection to create an exceptional patchwork tote. Oakshott cottons from the UK are hand woven, with a rich, soft drape and depth of color.

Our challengers outdid themselves with their artistry and we’re excited to share their patchwork totes with you this week! First up is Seamstress Erin with her Oakshott Lipari Rainbow Stripes Tote Bag.

Erin has a full tutorial for her Rainbow Stripes Tote Bag at Seamstress Erin; the beautiful range of Oakshott color is highlighted in her design and the rainbow even wraps around the full bag! Erin writes, “This Oakshott Lipari is OMG gorgeous. They are jewel tones like none I have ever seen. After getting my hands on this fat eighth pack I immediately understood why quilters hoard Oakshott like garment sewists hoard good border prints. I was sent the Oakshott from Sew Mama Sew to make a tote bag, but I immediately started to rethink my original tote design so that I could use less Oakshott so I had more for other selfish projects. And then I had a stern talking-to to myself and told myself that I was being silly and greedy and I should go ahead with my original plan because I can always buy more fabric. Well, that bit about ‘always buy more fabric’ was music to my ears, so I continued on with the plans for a large tote.” Take a look at the tutorial for more photos of Erin’s tote!

Find more on social media via #oakshottliparitote, and visit all of our Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challengers. Look for more here this week!

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.