The Little Ruby Quilt-Along quilt is really, really good – it was designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms using the Little Ruby collection she designed with her Mom, Bonnie. Wanting to have a little bit of quilty-fun, Kimberly and the folks at the Fat Quarter Shop organized a terrific Little Ruby quilt-along.
All three parts of the pattern are free:
- Part 1 – Getting Started ~ Part 1 Video Tutorial
- Part 2 – Star Blocks ~ Part 2 Video Tutorial
- Part 3 – Quilt Assembly ~ Part 3 Video Tutorial
Beautiful finished quilts are popping up in Instagram and I expect there will be a few on the Jolly Jabber later today.
Me? I finished this – a Drawstring Bag using a pattern by Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k. handmade.
I love Svetlana’s design and pattern – it was first published in 2013. I made a few, gave them as gifts and then forgot all about them until a few months ago. If you’re interested, there is a terrific tutorial on her blog telling you everything you need to know about making the bags.
I improvised a bit with the outer pieces.
The rest of the pieces for my quilt sit in a box waiting for an upcoming retreat – a couple days of mostly uninterrupted sewing and… I’ll let you know how that goes.
Amanda has given herself a challenge for the month of July – one pincushion a day. She doesn’t use a pattern, she just uses her scraps and has a little bit of fun. Every day.
No pattern. Just scraps. Make it up as you go along.
Amanda Jean – rhymes with Amanda Genius!
Leftovers and scraps. Three days.
I’ll keep a few and give most away… at least that’s the plan.
One last thing – I’ve got a $50.00 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop that’s just itching to be used for something. Leave a comment by Midnight on Wednesday – July 13th – and it could be yours.
Just tell us about your summer sewing – what are you making? Do you make a list? Do you like little diversions like pincushions and drawstring bags?
Thank you to Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop for inviting me to quilt-along even though I mostly came-along for the fun and camaraderie.