Some of my projects & ufo’s…

At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to take time to

create some quilts for myself. So, this summer, I am still trying

to follow my own advice. Here are some of my projects and

ufo’s that I am trying to complete so that I can actually quilt

and finish them up – this year.

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This top was actually created by one of my customers. She was

wanting to quilt it and sell it, so I bought it from her, un-quilted.

I do have some plans for this one but am waiting for the time to

quilt it.

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A CrabApple Hill design

I love snowmen and what better way to show them off than

with a hand embroidered quilt.

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It has only taken me 2 years to complete but at least it is

done now. As usual, I do have plans of how I will quilt this

one as well.  Hoping that the pictures in my head look as good

on the quilt top.

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Nancy Halverson designed this quilt.  The blue turquoise color

is what drew me to it; that color is currently my favorite. Last

year, it was orange. Can you believe that?  I wonder what next

year will bring?

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From Deauville to Cape Cod

Sharon, over at Scrap,Quilt, Sew, designed this top. I fell in

love with it and it has only taken me several years to make as

well. Seems to be a trend with me.  At least I am getting

some done and ready for the quilting stage. Hopefully, it

won’t take me 2 years to quilt.

Even though it is hot and the kids are home from school, I

am still trying to quilt for some customers. Expectant babies

always give you a push (I know, it’s a bad pun) to make sure

that their arrival is met with a quilt.

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Evelyn did a beautiful job making these 2 quilts for an

upcoming baby. She is a new quilter too, so hats off to her

for completing 2 baby quilts and having them done before

the baby even arrives.

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2nd baby quilt

We used a light yellow polyester thread for the top and the

backing. “Flirtatous” is the name of the quilting design. It

is a popular design, as it is very versatile and fun.

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The backing

The backing is really a brown color but it shows up as

a light purple color on my monitor.

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The swirls are easy to see and so much fun.

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Evelyn’s 2nd quilt

Evelyn created this second quilt, in preparation for

the baby and whether it is a boy or a girl.

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This time we used a light brown polyester thread for the

top and the backing; the same quilting design was used as well.

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The backing

The backing shows off the quilting nicely.

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A close up of the back of the quilt and the stitching.

I wanted to send out an official congratulations to Kerry

Burke, over at Simple Bird Applique. She is now an

official teacher at the Applique Academy.

She recently won 1st place at Quilt Canada, 2016, for

her “Friends of Baltimore” applique quilt.

Can I brag a little here?

I actually quilted her quilt last summer for her.

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She is a very talented lady. Congrats again, Kerry!! It is

great to see Canadian quilters leaving their mark (or

stitch) on the world. Ok, another bad pun.

Have a great week!

6 thoughts on “Some of my projects & ufo’s…

  1. Susan says:

    Admired Kerry Burke’s beautiful “Friends of Baltimore” quilt at Quilt Canada in June. Your quilting was gorgeous and drew rave reviews from the onlookers!

  2. Darlene Donohue says:

    Hi. Oh my congrats on all your completed quilts. And I am so glad the friends of Baltimore won in Canada. Just sent ours to AQS in Grand Rapids for aug show. Will keep you posted. Darlene

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  3. Maggie says:

    Dear Ruth

    My absolute favourite Quilt at Quilt Canada was Friends of Baltimore! It is one that is on my bucket list. Your quilting is stunning. Do you have a long arm quilting business? My LE will be my biggest quilting challenge. Love your quilts, they take time to make, but they are so worth making.
    Maggie

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