Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge: Kristy of St. Louis Folk Victorian

on June 22 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 74 Comments

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It’s time for another Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt from our latest challenge! Our six designers used Red Ruby Oakshott shot cottons to create a mini quilt, using at least six quarters from a fat quarter bundle. They finished mini quilts are beautiful! Don’t you wish you could get your hands on some Red Ruby fabrics too? Comment on any of our Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge posts for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle.

Thanks to 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 for sharing their talents and creativity with us in the challenge! Here are links to Beth and Debbie’s mini quilts. Next up is Kristy of St. Louis Folk Victorian. Kristy’s mini quilt features seven Oakshott colors:

Kristy writes, “While reviewing the bundle, I was drawn to the earth tones and challenged myself to use them since that palette is something I usually don’t gravitate towards. While the Oakshott fabrics have an almost luminescent quality about them, I liked the contrast of adding an almost raw and unfinished cloth as the base, so Osnaburg was an immediate choice. Using one of my favorite blocks, Flying Geese, I got to work. I cannot even remember all the different layouts that I tried but, in the end, keeping it simple is what looked best.”

See more photos of the mini quilt at St. Louis Folk Victorian, and check back tomorrow for more challenge fun!

Where can you find Oakshott fabrics? Try your local regional quilt shops, purchase directly from the manufacturer in the UK, or find a wide selection online at Contemporary Cloth in the US.

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74 Responses to Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge: Kristy of St. Louis Folk Victorian

  1. Pauline says:

    This Canada Geese quilt is stunning – I love the simplicity and the colour range – especially the graduated colours going up on one side and down on the other. Very pretty.

  2. Karen Thurn says:

    Nice use of color with the white background.

  3. Alys H says:

    I wouldn’t have thought that I would like this — I gravitate to bright colors — but I really do. Lovely!

  4. Amorette says:

    This interpretation is so lovely in its simplicity. I like the minimalist approach here, and the fact that it is not so bright and jewel toned.

  5. Karen H says:

    The gradiation of colors, and simple & clean design, make this work so perfectly. Osnaburg was a perfect choice! Beautiful wall hanging!

  6. Marly says:

    The simplicity of this layout is stunning. It’s perfect for such versatile fabrics.

  7. Sallie says:

    I love red and flying geese.

  8. Annette Z says:

    The linen really makes this! Beautiful in it’s simplicity!!

  9. Jess says:

    I’ve seen these lots of places in the blogosphere. I’m waiting to save some money to buy myself some. 🙂

  10. Ashley says:

    Love the design! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Lori Morton says:

    Grrrreat Quilt!!! Very creative use of the Ruby Oakshott!!! LOVE it! 🙂

  12. Barb in MI says:

    Beautiful! So simply and yet just awesome. Thanks!

  13. Sarah says:

    So beautiful!

  14. Lisa Marie says:

    Very nice! Oakshott fabrics look so wonderful, I hope to try them someday.

  15. Heidi K says:

    Great use of these gorgeous fabrics!

  16. Emily C says:

    Beautiful quilt. I love how the flying geese stand out.

  17. wendy says:

    I love how simple this looks (though preserving the points isn’t that simple!)

  18. Sandy Tyson says:

    Simple and classy! Love it!

  19. Karen B says:

    I tend to stay away from “love” when it comes to comments, but I LOVE this. Thank you.

  20. Heather J says:

    Simply, stunning and beautiful. Very inspiring.

  21. L says:

    What precision!

  22. barbara corbitt says:

    I love the colors and their placement. It draws the eye through the entire quilt which is very pleasing.

  23. Carmen N says:

    What a simple, but beautiful quilt

  24. erika says:

    Oakshott cottons are lovely. I love the subtle ombre effect of the geese.

  25. Tracy Snyder says:

    I,m a sucker for any fabric in shades of red and love the simplicity of the design!

  26. Mary D says:

    Modern, clean and simple. Great design.

  27. Nancy says:

    I think this fabric has ‘staying’ power. It’s the sort of thing you will love forever!

  28. Sue H says:

    LOVE flying geese and these fabrics really make them shine!

  29. Ali M says:

    Interesting, I have mainly seen people use these with stark backgrounds to make the reds pop, I like the blending of earth tones, it really changes how this line looks.

  30. Stephanie says:

    I love the simple design.

  31. louise says:

    I’m loving this fabric! Fun to see what everyone designs!

  32. Beth T. says:

    That quilt is so lovely in its simplicity. It makes me think of the old Shaker song: Tis a gift to be simple.

  33. Anne says:

    Oh wow, that’s GORGEOUS with the linen!! I will have to remember that combination!

  34. Peg c says:

    Love the colors and the beautiful quilt! Excellent job!

  35. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    So cute! Reminds me of the leaves turning in fall.

  36. Meghan says:

    I love this bundle. All the mini-quilts remind me of Christmas 🙂 what a great project to start now for Christmas time!

  37. barbara woods says:

    love it!

  38. Michele T says:

    This is a beautiful quilt!!! It looks like a difficult pattern to make…is it? The colours are perfect, sure wish I was more talented in that department.

  39. Cindy Pilkington says:

    The classic geese and the stunning colors make this a show stopper! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Anne says:

    Simple can be so very wonderful.

  41. Barbara McK says:

    Love the colors, love the modern quilt! Great job!

  42. Sondra says:

    so modern, love it!

  43. Diann Cornell says:

    Simple and sweet. Very nice.

  44. terri henderson says:

    love oakshot

  45. Melise says:

    Those Red Ruby Oakshott fabrics are really something! I like the simplicity of this design, and the background fabric was a good choice to enhance those beautiful colors.

  46. Kristin S. says:

    Looks good with the Osnaburg!

  47. Becky M says:

    Oh how lovely. I adore these fabrics!

  48. darlene macdonald says:

    this is simple yet stunning! beautiful work!!!

  49. SS in NH says:

    Beautiful work!

  50. jonquil says:

    Oh, I so love those arrows! The richness of the colors remind me of my favorite season, Autumn. Given three young grandchildren, 3 cats, & 1 dog, I would have to choose a darker background than white, however 😉

  51. Delaine says:

    I love this wall hanging!

  52. S. I. says:

    I love triangles. Kind of random but this quilt made me think of geese migration in fall and spring. Guess I am a prairie girl.

  53. Vicki H says:

    I love the mini and the colors chosen.

  54. danielle says:

    Beautiful! I love the organic looking background fabric and its interaction with the variable width quilting.

  55. Mandi says:

    The colors & the triangles are beautiful!

  56. Beth says:

    Oh what a lovely quilt! The colors are beautiful!

  57. Vedra says:

    Love Flying Geese and I really like the way you used Osnaburg – thanks for the idea!!!

  58. Judy says:

    Very pretty mini quilt, I love the colors.

  59. jessicac says:

    Love the simplicity of this mini quilt! Gorgeous

  60. Diane says:

    Loving all the Oakshott minis.

  61. angelina says:

    gorgeous !

  62. Jessie Hansen says:

    I am not at all surprised at how good those look on that back ground fabric. Soooo good! Simple works so good here, too. Lovely! My favorite so far in this challenge.

  63. Meg says:

    Love the clean lines of the geese and the quilting!

  64. Renee says:

    Such a pretty little quilt! I love the colors and quilting!

  65. Emily Drobenak says:

    I love the look of the straight lines at different distances. Beautiful!

  66. Jenn says:

    I like the simplicity of this quilt (although basic, it is not!)!

  67. Heidi says:

    Love these fabrics! Would love to play with some 🙂

  68. Erica says:

    Simple and stunning…love this one.

  69. Lee says:

    Fabulous quilt! I just love the flying geese!!

  70. Stephanie F says:

    Simply stunning!

  71. Michelle C. says:

    It’s been fun to see how differently each quilter has used the same stack of fabrics. Kristy’s take is so organic. I love how the simple geometry highlights the nuances of color in the Oakshott.

  72. Deborah says:

    What a striking quilt design!

  73. Anita says:

    I like the subtle look of this mini!
    Seven Oakshott colors, yet very calm and elegant.

  74. becky says:

    So beautiful the simplicity is somehow incredibly stunning.

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