Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge: Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

on June 20 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 97 Comments

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Our newest challenge pairs six talented sewists with Red Ruby Oakshott shot cottons! Debbie from A Quilter’s Table, Jen of BettyCrockerAss, Malka of A Stitch in Dye, Deborah from Whipstitch, Kristy of St. Louis Folk Victorian and Beth of Plum and June each made a mini quilt for our Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge, incorporating at least six colors from a fat quarter bundle. Each of the Oakshott Ruby fabrics shares the same red warp color so they coordinate beautifully.

We saw Beth’s mini quilts yesterday, and now we have Debbie from A Quilter’s Table with her “Red Hots” mini quilt.

Debbie writes, “I totally expected the Oakshotts coming my way to be beautiful. I mean, I had heard others describe them and seen photos of their projects, but oh my! To experience them in person, I was stunned by their luminescence. I seriously just stared at the stack for a few days before I could even consider what to do with them.” Learn all about how Debbie decided to piece and quilt “Red Hots” at A Quilter’s Table. Debbie shows you how to make the striking, Striped Binding and Straight Matched Binding she used in her mini quilt. (And if you’re looking for even more binding info she also has a great tutorial for Angled Matched Binding.)

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. We also have a fat eighth bundle with 16 gorgeous pieces of Oakshott Ruby to giveaway! Comment on any of our Mini Quilt Challenge posts for a chance to win. Look for more mini quilts here coming soon and via social media (#oakshottrubymini):

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97 Responses to Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge: Debbie from A Quilter’s Table

  1. Karen Thurn says:

    When I look at this mini-quilt, I smile.

  2. Beezus says:

    Wow! This is a beautiful, vibrant piece. I love that it hasn’t been “tamed” by a neutral background.

  3. Maye says:

    What wonderful quilts this challenge produced. I really loved this quilt. A great use of the colours and a super design. We’ll done.

  4. Larissa says:

    This has to be my favorite of the mini quilts!

  5. Alys Hay says:

    Oh! I like that! Nicely done!

  6. Anita L says:

    I love the quilting on this quilt and how it mimics the cuts of the fabrics.

  7. Amorette says:

    I really like the movement in this mini, with the curves and color changes. Nice work.

  8. Karen H says:

    I love all the movement of this little quilt; the use of the Ruby Reds color, pattern and quilting all make this come together as a wonderful quilt! Very nicely done. 🙂

  9. Marly says:

    This may be small but it’s striking; an amazing quilt that really showcases the beautiful fabrics, and a clear insight into the process, right down to the binding. This is so inspirational. Thank you.

  10. Lori Morton says:

    What a cooool quilt! The colors are so pretty…and you did amzing job of creating it!!

  11. Joan H. says:

    Love those gorgeous colors and the quilting is especially wonderful

  12. Barb in MI says:

    These minis in Oakshott are the best – I’d like to make all of them… Thanks!

  13. Lisa Marie says:

    Great movement in this mini! The quilting adds a lot of interest. Well done!

  14. Heidi K says:

    Love what you have done with these gorgeous fabrics!

  15. Anneliese says:

    Really gorgeous how she put the fabrics together and I love how the quilting went on in the “border”

  16. Jane Howie says:

    beautiful fabrics and design and I love the quilting you did – these colours just glow!

  17. Pat V. says:

    Very striking. Should be in a modern art museum!

  18. L says:

    Love how the quilting complements the design!

  19. Mary D says:

    Great mini, rich colors!!!! This so belongs with me.

  20. Rumi says:

    Great colors and quilting!

  21. kim schorer says:

    The improvised curved piecing is great as well as the quilting! Stunning and rich!

  22. Stephanie says:

    I love the movement in this one.

  23. katie says:

    Love this quilt. The colours and texture remind me of the Australian outback.

  24. Michele T says:

    Stunning quilt!! I love the beautiful design of the colours and quilting stitches!!

  25. Fran Bott says:

    I am not real big on reds, but those colors are gorgeous!

  26. Jowyn Jenson says:

    I really like Debbie’s quilt. The quilting lines are awesome and really add to the ‘shaping’ of the quilt.

  27. Marti says:

    I love everything about Debbie’s quilt. My favorite part is how she did the binding, I feel like it really ties the whole design together and adds another element to the quilt making it so stunning!

  28. Lee says:

    The quilting is great!!

  29. Stephanie F says:

    Fantastic quilting! The Oakshott is gorgeous!

  30. Michelle C. says:

    Wow, the colors here are amazing. I’m especially struck by the dense quilting — it adds a singular texture and movement to the piece. Well done!

  31. Stacy Peart says:

    Great site!

  32. Linda Collins-Daman says:

    Brilliant waves of reds! Love love love Oakshotts!

  33. melissa says:

    I’m enjoying seeing these projects. They show off the fabric quite nicely.

  34. Claudia says:

    I love solids and unique ways to use them. Thank you for the ideas.

  35. Mara says:

    I love how Debbie quilted her mini and her tutorials are fantastic.

  36. wendy says:

    This quilt is just stunning, such an original design and the collhrs are so saturated

  37. Paula says:

    Debbie’s quilt really is so stuning. The colours are so vibrant and I love the way she has used stripes in the binding to match those with the quilt. Just stunning.

  38. Mary says:

    I love the colors. The quilt has lovely lines. Thanks.

  39. Diane says:

    This looks like such a fun project and I love the quilting!

  40. Heather J says:

    What a gorgeous quilt with fabulous movement to draw the eye over the quilt.

  41. auschick says:

    this quilt is amazing! and I love the picture where it is infront of the blue sky! such a fabulous back drop!

  42. Lisa E says:

    Wow, love the colors and quilting!

  43. I am in love with these improv curves! Awesome job, Debbie!

  44. Melanie C says:

    Love how the quilting matches the design of the quilt!

  45. Lauren says:

    I’m normally not drawn to reds, but I love this!!

  46. Tracey says:

    Love these colors and love how they have been put together in this mini quilt

  47. Helen says:

    I’m not usually attracted to red/pink/orange together but Red Hots is gorgeous! Love the wavy look.

  48. Diane says:

    Red Hots is a beautiful quilt. Beautiful use of the colours.

  49. marilyn says:

    LOVE the quilt, absolutely gorgeous!

  50. Leanne says:

    I love this quilt, especially the quilting. I am a long standing fan of Oakshotts, and this quilt shows them off perfectly.

  51. Jeanette says:

    I love Debi’s from A Quilters Table!!! The colors are great (red is my favorite!) but I especially love the way it was quilted!!!

  52. Becky says:

    These are really beautiful computes. I love the waves and angles in this mini.

  53. Carm White says:

    The Oakshott cotton is gorgeous. Ordered some (more) directly from the London site. Danger! All kinds of new weaves and silk bundles to be found!

  54. Kitty says:

    Love this “Red Hots” mini! Debbie does totally justice to the wonderful Oakshot shine! Great job!!

  55. Beezus says:

    This is beautiful. I’ve never made an improv quilt but it’s on my list of things to try!

  56. Rachal chohonis says:

    Lovely! What a great little mini.

  57. Hayley says:

    Gorgeous! Calls to mind crackling fires and toasty fingers. Perfect for here where we are going into winter!

  58. Wendy Kornberg says:

    I love the colors of this mini quilt! Beautiful coordinating fabrics.

  59. Carmen N says:

    What a fun quilt!

  60. Carol Y says:

    I love this! I pinned it too. I’ve been trying to resist buying more fabric, but I might have to break down for Oakshott.

  61. Catherine says:

    Looks like it could hang in an art gallery – – beautiful!

  62. Renee says:

    This is a lovely quilt!

  63. Becky m says:

    Beautiful work, the quilting is fabulous!

  64. Allison C says:

    Love these colors!!

  65. Lindsey F says:

    This mini-quilt is great. Love the colors, curves and quilting.

  66. Sondra says:

    beautiful quilt!

  67. Cherie says:

    I love seeing these mini quilts!

  68. Ethel Tobin says:

    I love the quilt, WOW

  69. S. I. says:

    The colours are beautiful…The red is warm and comforting and at the same time gives a peppy edge to the quilt. Love it!

  70. Linda Fleming says:

    What a beautiful mini quilt! Glorious choice of fabrics, wonderful quilting designs and nicely finished off with the multi colored binding!

  71. Terri says:

    Thus quilt is beautiful. I’d love to get my hands on these fabrics.

  72. Kelly Wilson says:

    I love these colors together! The quilting gives it a nice sense of movement as well. Beautiful job.

  73. fenna says:

    love the quilt! It’s beautiful

  74. Michelle M says:

    Love this! I want to make a series of small quilts for a wall I want to decorate. These will be great.

  75. Sarah says:

    These colors are amazing! I loved seeing what everyone did with them. Thanks for sharing!

  76. I love the way she quilted it.

  77. Vicki H says:

    I love the curved piecing and the quilting on the mini quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  78. Anne says:

    That is so beautiful! I love that you used the quilting to add even more dimension to the design.

  79. Mandi says:

    the fabric, the colors, the waves… wow!

  80. Anita says:

    The Oakshott Ruby fabric is just beautiful, and Debbie’s mini quilt is stunning!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. Erika says:

    Lovely quilt and lovely fabric!

  82. Heather says:

    OMGsh! These fabrics work up so beautifully…they must be just gorgeous in person!

  83. Jenny L says:

    This quilt is beautiful! Red is my favorite color.

  84. LINDA says:

    Hi, this is one cheery bright collection!
    Thanks for sharing!

  85. Flicsha says:

    Just love your Art Quilt! Red is a hard color for me to work with. A Great job!

  86. Deborah says:

    This mini quilt is beautiful – I love the texture and the fluidity of the piece.

  87. Anne says:

    I’ve never tried nor seen Oakshott but they look just beautiful. I love what Debbie did with her bundle. The colors are so intense.

  88. Elizabeth R. says:

    I love this quilt! The fabric is so bright and the way it flow makes it look like a watercolor painting! So pretty!

  89. I love this! Of course the colors are perfect, but I just love how wavy the lines are contrasted with diagonal ones. Nice!

  90. Jessie Hansen says:

    That is a very heavily stitched mini-quilt. I bet it was a lot of fun to make.

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  92. Laurie says:

    This quilt is gorgeous and I definitely LOVE red!

  93. Abigail says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. KimberJ says:

    I love Love LOVE the Oakshott colors, especially these reds!!! Debbie’s design and use of colors is awesome 🙂

  95. Barbara says:

    I have definitely fallen for Debbie’s mini quilt. The vibrant colors and the “movement” in the quilt are incredible.

  96. Jocelyn says:

    Wow! The colors of these fabrics are gorgeous!!

  97. SS in NH says:

    Beautiful colors!

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