Ruby - the gemstone for a 40th anniversary. Our staff challenge for 2016 was to make Ruby Quilts to honor our 40th Anniversary. Judging by the number of quilts that were turned in, everyone loved the idea. Who knew there were so many different kinds of red! We've just completed hanging the show. The quilts will be on display through January 11, 2017. It's a great show! Stop in to see it if you can - or enjoy our slide show.
you get started on this block: Be sure to follow the piecing sequence
for the roof sections. The first step is to add the 2-3/4" background
squares onto each end of the 14" x 2-3/4" roof section with a diagonal seam. Add the 14" x 7"
roof section to the unit you've already sewn, then add the 7-1/2"
background square to the roof section. This technique make the upper
roof section float a bit.
Here's my fabric selection using the Moda Grunge bundle
Roof - Gris
Pinwheel Dark - Raspberry
Pinwheel Light - Creme
assorted Greens and Teals
Tree Trunk - Fur
Keep having fun! Only one block left to go when you've completed this one! Nancy
week's block is a quick one. If you've been keeping up, you're almost done! Here's a tip: after you sew the
half-square triangle units that make the sail, square them up to 6-1/4"
from raw edge to raw edge. They'll fit perfectly into your block.
Here's my fabric selection using the Moda Grunge bundle:
Today's tip: Be sure to follow the instructions for making the leaves (step 2) so you have mirror image leaves. Some of us might have been hurrying along too much and made all of the leaves facing the same direction. Oh well, it didn't take to long to fix it.
Here's my fabric selection for those of you following along with the Moda Grunge fabric selection:
Flowers - Sunflower for the larger circle and Raspberry for