29 August 2015

Ruby Red Dots Quilt Top Complete

Ruby Red Dots quilt has been a work in progress for over a year.  I joined my local quilt shop's block of the month for this quilt back in January 2014 and here we are August 2105 and I have finally completed the top.   I finished the first eight blocks before we made our move down under.  Here are the final four blocks.   This quilt is made with mostly Kaffe Fassett fabrics and I think it really makes the flower very exotic.  


The pattern is by Sheri Howard and is a very traditional pattern and layout.  I wanted to make it my own and I think that I achieved that.  I set the blocks on point in a cross pattern but still wanted to add more as it did not feel finished.  I only had a few yards of the Kona Charcoal I had to work out the best way to use what I got with little to no waste.  

I was originally going to stitch the Kona Pewter (light grey) on the corners of the blocks but felt it would waste to much fabric so appliqué became my only option for extra points.  I also was able to use scraps for the small colour points those are also appliquéd on.  


Because of the odd shape it was really hard to get it to stay straight and the wind that always seems to pop up when I want to take photos.  Hopefully that will not be an issue when it comes time to quilt it.  The points off the blocks are appliquéd on using a top stitch in matching thread.

I am still working on what I want to do for the backing and there is already a quilt on the frame so this one will go to the to be quilted pile and hopefully I will have it finished before the end of the year.  

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 

Cheers
Abby

4 comments:

  1. Your layout is very clever and does a nice job modernizing the entire quilt.

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  2. Can't wait to see how you quilt this!

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