Have you ever sewn with Oakshott Fabrics? I haven't but have heard from people who have that they LOVE them. When I saw the call for the Oakshott Ruby Mini-Quilt Challenge with Sew, Mama, Sew I knew I wanted to give it a try.

I wanted to challenge myself and use all the colors that were sent. I played around a bit with the layout.

I also played around with the value. Someone once told me that you can see value better in black and white.

In the end I settled on my first layout.

I haven't done circular quilting in a while. I'm a little rusty but I love how it turned out. Crossing the lines of quilting made me think of the weave of the fabric.

The cross weave is really fun. Below you can see how the red and blue were combined to make a really pretty shimmery purple.

You can see here how the colors really change color in different light. This was outside in the shade.

If you get the opportunity to try out Oakshott Cross weaves do it. I really enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone and trying something new.

Check out what the other talented ladies did with their bundle!

Debbie of A Quilter's Table

Malka of A Stitch in Dye

Deborah of Whipstitch

Kristy of St. Louis Folk Victorian

A note from SewMamaSew:
We 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 in the next week from our talented group of Oakshott Ruby Mini Quilt Challengers and via social media (#oakshottrubymini).

A note about sewing curves:

The 1/4 circle for me has become one of my favorite pieced blocks. It's super similar to the half square triangle, you can do so much with them. 

I get asked a lot how I sew my curves. Lately I've been using a kids purple glue stick and "basting" them with it. It's pretty quick and does not gum up my machine. I did a quick video for you so you can see how I do it. The seam guide is really the key, I bought mine here.

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