Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday sewing results...a Ruby quilt top

I spent all day yesterday finishing off my Ruby quilt top.
 

I. AM. IN. LOVE. Seriously, I absolutely love how this is looking. I used Oh, Fransson!'s Crazy 9 patch lattice pattern, sizing it up to make this a lap quilt. It's measuring about 58" x 73".  I LOVE the blocks and I LOVE the fabric. Even Himself loves this one, and didn't complain once when holding it up for the pictures. Record!



I pieced most of the blocks one Tuesday evening and sang Ruby Tuesday to myself throughout (narrowly avoiding shattered window panes for our house and our neighbours' houses too) and the name just stuck in my head. I used a layer cake of Ruby, plus 3 large scraps of Bliss to bring it up to 45 10" squares, and the blocks work out at 8.5" (before piecing).

I have some Klona Ash grey ordered for the back from Pippablue in Galway (my new favourite fabric line, brilliant value and extra wide...love) and have 2 leftover crazy blocks to piece into it. It should arrive tomorrow and I am looking forward to getting it done (assuming I don't succumb to a threatening chest infection....I am so sick of being constantly sick this winter. I blame the air conditioning in my office).

In the middle of all that piecing yesterday, myself and my little lady did a bit of practice sewing. Keeping her finger away from the needle was harder than anticipated. Particularly when she thought her Fireman Sam gloves offered magic protection and stuck her finger right under there. Eek! So I managed to persuade her to go off and play by promising her a purse of her own:


Perfect for storing moshi monsters and fairies.


Cute owls on one side, cats on the other. Possibly not my best piece of sewing ever, but I am the best mammy in the world ever at the moment!



Hope you're having a lovely weekend :-) 

Linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and Manic Monday.

34 comments:

Toni said...

I can see why you love it so much, Sarah! Beautiful quilt so far!

quilterbell said...

I am in love TOO, gorgeous, I love that fabric line, it is on my wishing list for a while now!!!, one day!. It always surprise me how you manage to get so much done with too little ones and working!. Enjoy he rest of the weekend Sarah!.

Laura said...

It looks grand Sarah. Are you keeping it?

noga quilts said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful! Great fabric and wonderful use of it!

Sarah said...

Lovely top and the pouch is cute too, sounds like it went down really well too!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous quilt! Super piecing.

susan said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the pouch is sweet. I love when you make your kids smile by making them something. At what age will they start thinking everything I make is naf?

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the Ruby quilt and the pouch is really cute!

Deborah said...

I have a stack of Ruby and it's one of those that I have a hard time slicing into. Your quilt has inspired me to get it out and start cutting! Lovely!

Heather D. said...

The quilt top is lovely. I just adore that wonky 9 patch pattern.

diane said...

Your quilt top is beautifully pieced. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Catherine said...

love your rugby quilt. Felt sorry for Ireland yesterday when the game was called off, and especially for all the fans who had made the trip!

Annabella said...

Gorgeous quilt Sarah and the pouch is adorable!

Irina said...

I love that quilt! it turned out great with Ruby

Sheila said...

Great quilt Sarah - that's the pattern I followed for what I call my first modern quilt!!

Di said...

Ooh! Your Ruby quilt is beautiful. That fabric line is one of my favourites. Di xo

Flying Blind... said...

You are the best mummy - and I love the Ruby!! Stunning xx

sonyaaa said...

Really really beautiful)\

sonyaaa said...

Really really beautiful)\

shez said...

love your quilt and i also love those fabrics,great choice,well done.xx

Shannyn said...

Ooh. Pretty. I have a bunch of Ruby charms and some yardage that I've been trying to decide what to do with....thanks for the inspiration!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, that looks fab, love how the Ruby's kind of the sashing and the white is the block.

Alas, the chest infection got me, along with a good dose of tonsillitis, office air con is evil...

Yay for being the best mammy in the world though!

felicity said...

GORGEOUS top!! Can't wait to see what you do with the quilting!

Lynne said...

Love that owl pouch!

Gorgeous quilt.

Judith, Belfast said...

Gorgeous quilt S! And cute pouch too! Jxo

Kelly said...

Gorgeous quilt and pouch!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Lovely Ruby!! It looks so summery and pretty!
Cute pouch too! I love it when my kids like the things I sew :)
I love your header too btw!

Eileen said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the blocks! Great little purse, too!

Jeanette said...

Lovely quilt, to colors are so cheery!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Would you mind telling little lady I am a bit jealous of her bag!! I love the owls...no surprise there! The quilt is amazing. I am off to safe that pattern. thanks for sharing the beauty!!

Kelsey said...

LOVE this quilt ;) It's beautiful!!

Richard Healey said...

I love those wonky blocks those are cool.

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Kirsten N said...

The Ruby quilt looks amazing Sarah! And the pouch is very cute:)

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Love that quilt Sarah- it is beautiful!