Ruby Nines Quilt

February 6, 2016

Ruby Nines Quilt 

 I only posted last week about a quilt I made, I've followed it up this week with something just a little larger! I finished this quilt top and I'm totally in love with it.

Ruby Nines Quilt

For the top I used two Little Ruby (by Bonnie & Camille) charm packs and some Moda White (#98 from memory).  The pattern is a simple disappearing nine patch, it came together super quickly.  There are 16 blocks in the quilt.  This resulted in a quilt measuring about 59 inches square (once the border was added) and only 4 left over charm squares from two packs.

Ruby Nines Quilt

I'm a bit smitten with the prints in Little Ruby.  They are all miniature versions of prints from the older Bliss and Ruby lines.  The size of the prints make them so sweet. To say I'm thrilled with how this quilt has turned out is an understatement. This top is one of my favourites of all time.

Ruby Nines Quilt

I managed to score my backing fabric from my local quilt shop at half price.  It's flannelette from Miss Kate, an older Bonnie and Camille line.  The quality difference between this flannelette and that from Spotlight is astounding.  I think the flannel will be the perfect choice for this quilt, soft and snuggly. I'm a little nervous about quilting it but I plan on putting it on my quilting frame so that should make the whole process rather smooth.

Ruby Nines Quilt

I think I've settled on using the bottom fabric as the binding.  I dug it out of the depths of my stash.  I narrowed it down to this one from three options so I don't promise any of them will actually make it onto the quilt!

I've also been doing a lot of non sewing related thinking this week.  Like what I actually want to so with my life, how I'm going to get there.  I've never been excited about studying, I've never actually found anything I wanted to study.  Nothing that I actually wanted to spend my life doing doing anyway, or nothing that would get me to where I wanted to go.  Not that I really know what I wanted to do anyway.  Thankfully I've got a job I really enjoy, but I'm not sure it's something I can see myself doing forever.  I love the industry I work in, I love where I work and I'm thrilled that I think I've finally discovered something that can progress my career, even if it means going back to study. :)

4 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous quilt! I'm sure it will be amazing to snuggle under when it's done :) I've always wanted to have a go at quilting - but I always seem to be too busy to get in to it! Maybe next holidays...

    Sounds like you've been doing some serious thinking lately! But it also sounds like you've reached some good conclusions so all the best for it! I've been doing some pretty serious thinking this week too, about what I want, but in relationships. I've had a bit of a bad run (guys will be the death of me, I swear), but I seem to come out of each disappointment a bit stronger and bit surer of what I do want. So here's to the future :)

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    1. I highly recommend quilting, its great fun and you get something rather utilitarian out of it at the end. Quilting was what first got me sewing in high school, when I made a quilt for my nephew. Beware it can be addictive -I have at least 11 finished quilts in my lounge room at the moment.

      Lots of serious thinking for sure. I'm pretty keen to get my plans in motion, in about six months, time to get things in order and get ready to start second semester.

      I'm more than willing to commiserate about guys with you, they are hopeless sometimes. It's wonderful fun when they drop off the planet with no explanation. I go through phases where I feel like I'm going to end up alone, and just be the cool aunt forever, but then you pick yourself up and try again. As weird as it is, I do think heartbreak is a good thing (after the pain is gone that is). You do come out stronger and have a better understanding of what you're willing to put up with and what you're not. My biggest issue is I'm too much of a homebody to get out and meet people, rectifying that is one of my plans for this year :) I'm sure the future is going to be full and bright.

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  2. So very pretty and delicate looking!

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    1. Thanks Amy! The fabric is amazing.

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