Posts Tagged ‘spring’

The Big Reveal!

August 8, 2013

So back awhile ago, I showed you all some pistachio shells into which I had drilled holes…  Here’s the link to that page:

Here’s the canvas…???????????????????????????????

Now it’s time for the big reveal!

???????????????????????????????The Roy Quilt Guild had a Recycled Quilt Challenge.  This is the project that I came up with.  The branch is recycled wool and the blossoms are of course pistachio shells!  I won the “Viewers Choice” and got crowned the “Recycle Queen”  Thank you all in the Roy Guild for your votes!!!

And thanks to you my peeps for stopping by!!!  XOXO

Bunny mini quilt made for side of barn in Layton Quilt Guild…

April 28, 2013
Bunny mini quilt made for side of barn in Layton Quilt Guild... by ruthiequilts
Bunny mini quilt made for side of barn in Layton Quilt Guild…, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

Each month in the Layton Quilt Guild we are making a mini quilt to represent that month. These mini quilts will hang on a dowel on the side of the barn quilt that we made last month in the Layton Guild. I have to admit I went waaaaay off pattern this month! LOL! This is my pattern that I shared in the Spring Fling Blog Hop hosted by Soma or Whims and Fancies.

I made one of these bitty 3 inch finished bunnies for Sandy in the Bitty Block Bee and had to make one for myself. And then I thought, “How can I use this for my April mini quilt?” I added an egg, and a mini piano key border and “voila”! The scrappy patch under the bunnies grass is from the original pattern. The rest, from my crazy mind! LOL!

Bunny block for Sandy…

April 25, 2013
Bunny block for Sandy... by ruthiequilts
Bunny block for Sandy…, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

Sandy is the Queen Bee in the Bitty Block Bee this month… Her theme is bunny rabbits, so I made up this wee block for her. The pattern was my design from the Spring Fling Blog Hop hosted by Whims and Fancies, Soma! I shrunk it down to 3 inches. The seems are a bit thick, but it came out cute! I’ve made another one of these for the mini quilt that will hang on my barn in April!

One more to come up with!

What I’ve been working on…

January 1, 2013
What I've been working on... by ruthiequilts
What I’ve been working on…, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

I was commissioned to make a baby quilt for a gal’s first grand baby… I made this little quilt as a wallhanging and thought it would be a sweet baby quilt. The pattern is from “Quilts With Style” March/April 2007… I moved things around a bit, and enlarged it to 130%. I added the checkerboard border and am ready to add the final outside border. Then sandwich and eat, er… quilt. It’s a relief to have this almost finished!!!

In my garden… Group 1

June 6, 2012
In my garden...  Group 1 by ruthiequilts
In my garden… Group 1, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

Is it wrong that I used my nemesis as my model for this block?!!! It’s the bane of my existence… Bindweed! Otherwise known as morning-glory. It has a pretty flower, but it takes over every area where it comes up! I wouldn’t mind it so much if it stayed pretty, but it weighs down my plants and eventually chokes out my perennials! Bah! LOL!

I used recycled wool felt to make the red flowers, and added a little embroidery.  I think I may add some beads in the center of the red flowers for some “bling”.  I need to make 11 more of these.  I have all the little circle applique shapes ready to be sewn onto the background.

Close up on quilting…

April 5, 2012
Close up on quilting... by ruthiequilts
Close up on quilting…, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I did a stipple stitch on this one around the paper pieced subjects. I wanted to make them “pop” a little since the colors are all too muted! (Learn as we go, eh?!) I used a polyester (*gasp*) batting, so the non-quilted areas have a puffy look. I like the way it came out! The pattern is from a magazine that is no longer in print, “Quilts with Style”. I miss it! They have a web site now where they sell their patterns, but it just isn’t the same as when it just showed up in my mailbox every other month… 😦

UFO finish!!!

April 5, 2012
UFO finish!!! by ruthiequilts
UFO finish!!!, a photo by ruthiequilts on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I’ve had this quilt top done for about a year, and decided I wanted to try and get it done for Easter. I added it to my UFO list of projects to finish in the Layton Quilt Guild this year. It’s not due yet, but I was really dying to get it done! LOL! Of course I had to take a picture of it clipped to my decorative Pear tree out front that’s in bloom!!!  The pattern is from a magazine that is no longer in circulation, “Quilts with Style”.  Oh how I miss it…

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