Finished Ruby Nines Quilt

May 29, 2016

Well that was an unexpected blog break, though I have been doing plenty of sewing I have barely opened my computer and not actually finished many projects!

Work has been ridiculous lately, audits (two down, one to go), paperwork, missing stock (seriously how can you lose 100 tonne of sand???!!!), waaaayyyy off stocktakes and lots more fun.

I had a phone call from someone from one of our other offices today who asked me what I actually did, my response was "well today I've counted all the oxides we have in stock, but I'm just an admin officer."  Her very thoughtful reply was you're not just an admin officer you're an integral part of the team.  It is nice to be reminded of that sometimes even when you feel like tearing your hair out.

Anyway onto the real reason for this post, I finished my Ruby Nines Quilt!  Finished, quilted, bound, labeled, washed and dried.  Totally finished and I'm pretty chuffed with how it turned out.

Ruby Nines Quilt

I quilted it in a clamshell pattern on my quilting frame and I am really happy with how it turned out, I must try an use my frame more, it is such a treat not to have to crawl on the ground to baste a quilt to quilt it.

Ruby Nines Quilt

Little Ruby is such a delightful fabric line, and it has really lent itself to this pattern as the smaller size of the prints worked wonderfully.  The backing is a flannel from Bonnie & Camilles Miss Kate line and I think it works so, so well.  It also adds a whole extra layer of warmth and I'm sure my Mum will ensure it gets lots of use as winter approaches.

Ruby Nines Quilt

I added a Spoonflower printed label and then hand wrote a birthday message in fabric sharpie.  I've never had a problem with Sharpies running on fabric (the above photo is after it has been through the wash already).  I think handwritten labels make the quilt.

Anyway, I'm hoping I'll be back blogging more regularly, I do miss it!