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We’ve shared lots of mini quilts from our Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge! Here are posts from Beth, Debbie, Kristy and Malka. Our designer quilters used at least six different colors from the Red Ruby Oakshott shot cottons fat quarter bundle. Would you like a chance to play with Red Ruby fabrics too? Comment on any of our Mini Quilt Challenge posts for a chance to win a fat eighth bundle with 16 beautiful pieces of Oakshott Ruby!
Deborah from Whipstitch turned her mini quilt into a pillow, giving the warp and weft threads a chance to reflect light at different angles.
Deborah writes, “I love the way the variations in the threads give a real shimmer and movement to the squares when seen in the light, and I love the way the shades of red and orange and purple work their way across the body of the piece from left to right. I made this into a pillow cover, thinking that the roundedness provided by the pillow insert would show off the changes in color a bit better; part of me wants to see MORE of the layout, though, and I’m undecided about whether it would have been best left as a mini.”
Deborah shares a lot more about her design at Whipstitch and she also has some great photos that really show the different woven threads in the Oakshott fabrics. Check it out! (Also, do you remember Deborah’s fantastic Be a Better Craft Teacher series with us last fall?! If you missed it the first time around be sure to take a look. She’s amazing.)
Take a look at the latest from our talented Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challengers via their blogs:
- Debbie of A Quilter’s Table
- Jen of BettyCrockerAss
- Malka of A Stitch in Dye
- Deborah of Whipstitch
- Kristy of St. Louis Folk Victorian
- Beth of Plum and June