• Size isn't everything!

    July 02, 2015

    With thanks to Laura Welkin for sharing both her good news and her picture:
    This is my miniature quilt, Dancing Dahlia. It measures 15"x15". It received a first at the AQS Paducah and a second place at the NQA Show. The dark blue fabric and the green background fabric are both Oakshott cottons. I have been told a few times that the green fabric seems to glow! 2015-07Welklin_Dancing Dahlia_Full
    I discovered your fabric in the Pinwheels vendor booth at the Paducah show in 2014. I instantly fell in love with a bright blue and bright green. I only purchased half yards of each, so I had to make a small quilt. I entered the quilt in the 2015 Paducah show and received a first place in the miniature category! The question I am asked the most about the quilt is, "What fabric is the green background?" A judge's comment from the NQA Show stated, "Use of silk fabric makes this small piece glow." Many do think it is silk. I found some eighth yard pieces on Etsy, so I am currently making another miniature with some of your violet fabrics as the background. Can't wait to finish this one! Thank you for making such beautiful fabric!
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  • Mini quilts galore

    June 25, 2014

    Sew Mama Sew ran an Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challenge and is slowly releasing news of the 52 fantastic creations that resulted. Just for starters: [caption id="attachment_201" align="alignleft" width="300"]A Stitch in Dye mini quilt A Stitch in Dye mini quilt[/caption] [caption id="attachment_202" align="aligncenter" width="300"]St Louis Folk Victorian mini quilt St Louis Folk Victorian mini quilt[/caption] If you are an Instagram follower then have a look at  #oakshottrubymin   Read more