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The Journey of the Ruby Red Quilt

Once upon a time The Little Red Hen (aka Lynn Harris) fell in love with a pack of Ruby Reds and designed a lovely little quilt:

“The Ruby Oakshott quilt is finished and I thoroughly enjoyed the quilting process on this one. It was a delight to watch the fabrics move past the presser foot. I was mesmerized by the subtle color change of the fabrics as the machine moved them along.”


Then one day Elizabeth Walters spotted the pattern and knew she wanted to make it for her daughter and that the design would need enlarging. She spent a long time seeking advice and drawing up a new pattern:RubyQuilt

She got in touch with Michael at Oakshott to source the Ruby Reds and has started work on the blocks:


We look forward to seeing the finished quilt and are so glad to have been of service:

“You are the most responsive merchant I have every encountered! … it will be interesting to see how it turns out. After talking with 3 quilters who mostly shook their heads and didn’t know how to advise me, I xeroxed 15 copies of the photo and started cutting and pasting. Made the squares 6″ and triangles 3″ instead of 5″ and 2.5″ to decrease the ‘busyness’ and designed it so I would like it for the top of the bed – then just kept adding. I’m sure I will shift colors as I go along but I am loving putting them together.”

Sassafras Lane using Ruby Reds

Isn’t this a stunner, so vibrant! Well done to Jennifer Thornberry. She used a pattern called Arcadia Avenue from the  ‘crazy creative Mom-Daughter duo who run on coffee’ and who trade as Sassafras Lane Designs in Colorado – you really need to check them out (but put your sunglasses on first!)

Jennifer’s choice of Oakshott Ruby Reds (two packs) with some blue-greens gives the pattern a whole new look. Here’s the just-finished quilt top:


  • Did you know that Oakshott do Sample Swatch Packs for all the collections*?
  • Did you know that when you buy a Sample Swatch Pack  you also get a £5 Gift Voucher to set against your next online purchase?
  • Did you know that Oakshott offer a special shipping rate on Sample Swatch Pack only purchases (whether you order one pack or the complete set) of £4.95 in the UK and £8.00 for the rest of the world?

What’s stopping you putting a bit of magic in your hand? Visit the Quilting Samples page in the online store.

Sample Swatches-med* 5″ x 5″; £7.00 for Lipari, Ruby Reds, New Colourshott Colours 01-30, New Colourshott Colours 31-57, Lakes, New Autumn; £3.50 for Scandinavia and Calluna.

Give Yourself a Valentine Treat


Buy the colours of passion and love with a Fat 8ths pack of Colourshott Brighton Rock or Ruby Reds on 13, 14 or 15 February 2015 and we’ll give you 20% off.

Brighton Rock is normally £22.50, click here to buy for £18.00;

Ruby Reds is normally £42, click here to buy for £33.60.

Enter the promotion code VALENTINE at checkout to receive your 20% discount.

‘Tis the season for Ruby Reds

Here’s another little present just for you – and for free! We linked up with Sew Mama Sew (www.sewmamasew.com) and some talented quilter/bloggers to bring you six wildly different looks all based on a Ruby Reds Fat 8ths pack.

The free patterns for these festive mini quilts will cheer you up all year round so download the PDF booklet now by clicking on this line, then you can decide which one you’ll start with (there might even be just enough time to produce one as a present for somebody!)