Catching up with Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 1 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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During the Christmas/New Year period, I like to catch up on some unfinished work or make a start on a new project - time permitting of course. It is not always possible, but this past season I did achieve more than expected. I remade one of my patterns in new colors, I quilted another which had been waiting for over a year to be quilted and I finally wrote up and made a new sample for my Bargello in Summer pattern.

quilts Ruth's been working on

I started with the remake of "A Freshness of Spring". Why did I want to remake it? No matter what I did, I just could not get a great photo of this quilt in the colors I'd used. I has dark blue border and blue background made up of 2" squares.

quilts Ruth's been working on

I finally remade it and feel it is such an improvement. You can actually see the mountains now!

new A Freshness of Spring quilt pattern  A Freshness of Spring mountains

In coming days, I'm going to delve a bit more into the making of this pattern. I know that my blog posts will help anyone who purchases the pattern so be sure to look for my handy hints and tips this coming week.

"Bargello in Summer" the original quilt was made in reds as part of my online class "Bargello in Seasons". Part of the reason for making it in these colors was to give my students different palettes for each of the four quilts made.

Bargello in Summer original     Bargello in Summer - blue and gold

However, I didn't feel this was a real good pattern seller so I took the time to select a new set of colors to work with. The pattern will be released sometime later this month.

I had so much fun quilting Bargello in Summer, as I always love quilting, that I just had to pull out my "Sunflowers at Dawn" quilt which has been sitting around waiting to be quilted since coming back from the States the previous year. I wanted to quilt it on my Bernina. This quilt, made from "Simply Sunflowers" (our biggest seller for 2010) was made for our applique online class. It looks so much better quilted, don't you think?

quilts Ruth's been working on 

The originals "Simply Sunflowers is on the left" while "Sunflowers at Dawn" is on the right.

Resources for the above quilts - patterns and classes.

"A Freshness of Spring" (pattern)

"Bargello in Summer" (online class - Bargello Seasons)

"Simply Sunflowers" (pattern) or "Sunflowers at Dawn" (class)

We'll be adding more posts about these patterns and classes over the month including some video footage of how to quilt them. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out.


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  • Ruth, the difference between the old and the new is amazing, and the sunflowers have just come to life, beautiful.

    Posted by Miche'le Armstrong - By Hoki Quilts, 02/01/2011 12:19am (10 years ago)

  • I love the sunflowers and the daisies.

    Posted by Cheryl, 02/01/2011 12:10am (10 years ago)

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