Sunday, March 30, 2014

Work in Progress

I have been wanting to make a low volume quilt for a while, and when the Riley Blake's Willow collection came out, I knew that it would be the perfect collection to use for this quilt.  The pastel yellows, pinks and blues make a great backdrop.
I used some Sunkissed and Noteworthy by Sweetwater prints as well.
I found the pattern in a Fons and Porter quilting magazine, the block is called Brave New World.
This was the first quilt that I have made using triangles and I quickly became very good friends with my iron and Best Press.  :)
I just finished the top this afternoon and went outside to take some pictures.

I am really proud of how great my seams lined up!

I really love how this quilt is turning out, I still need to add borders and decide on the quilting!

I am still working on my new sewing table and organizing my fabric stash.  I will have a post about that soon!
But I did have time to organize my Aurifil!

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Finish!

These are two coordinating lap quilts that I made for my mom, they were a (very) late Christmas gift.  I used French General's Maison De Garance, this pattern is layer cake friendly and leaves very little leftover scraps, which is always nice.
I really love the idea of coordinating quilts, they are a similar enough but aren't too "matchy matchy."

 I had these quilted by Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting, she does such a great job!


 The minky back is so warm and cuddly!  My hand binding is getting so much better, I think that is the thing I am most proud of!

Right now I am working on a low volume quilt!  I will have a new post when that top is complete.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hello, world!

Welcome to my blog!
My name is Bethany and I like to sew.   I am quite new to the world of sewing and quilting, I decided to make a quilt in the summer of 2013, right before I started college.  I am not completely sure why I had the desire to make a quilt, but I guess it was just meant to be.  I hadn't sewn a stitch since my home economics class in middle school!  

I started with a wall hanging and then quickly moved onto making larger quilts.  I have mainly learned through online tutorials and youtube videos, thank you Missouri Star Quilt Co. and Moda Bake Shop!   Since this past summer, I have completed 7 quilts and I will share each one of them with you, as well as the many more to come!  

I have truly found my passion, and I would love to share my passion with you.  

My blog is named Sew Ruthie, after my great grandmother.  She was a wonderful woman who inspires me everyday.