03 July 2013

Retro Rubies QAL Finished

I am so excited today.  I have finally finished my Retro Rubies quilt.  I am so glad that Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric extended the deadline.  There was no way I was going to be done on the 24th of June.   This quilt is a gift for my mom for her birthday which happens to have been on the 25th of June, I really hoped to have given it to her on her birthday but it just did not workout that way.  The finished quilt measures 84 x 92.



I might of went a bit crazy with the quilting but I like how it has turned out. 

I used a selection of Vintage Sheets and Kona Solids for this quilt.  I have to use my small machine to free motion quilt (FMQ) so I decided to construct this as a quilt as you go.  I sort of used this method as a guide for assembly except for two changes. I folded my seams to the side and cut some of the batting away so it was not so bulky.  I also used wash away 1/4" tape to hold my backing fabric in place and then turned it over and filled in the joint space with FMQ stitching to hold it all in place.  

Here is a picture of the back.  


Of course I did not have enough of the same fabric to do the back of each rectangle the same but I think the striped fabric works well with the flowers.   

Thank you for stopping by. 

Cheers, 
Abby



3 comments:

  1. How fascinating that you did quilt as you go. Never even thought of that and might choose to do it whenever I actually finish my Retro Rubies blocks -- still sewing curves! Your quilt looks awesome and I bet your Mom loves it!

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  2. This is super pretty! I love the colors!

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  3. This is beautiful I bet the vintage sheets are so soft and cozy!

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