Thursday, April 10, 2014


First, I have two Dear Jane blocks to show you.  Both of these were easy paper pieced blocks.

 My first triangle!  I may have to redo it because my iron left some marks on it.  I cleaned the iron, but not the block yet.  Maybe it will come out.

I love to make string quilts for donation to Children's Hospital.  This time I made a rainbow one and I like how it turned out.  This is the one that I quilted on the long arm machine on Saturday and now it is bound and ready to go.  This time I completed the binding with the sewing machine and it turned out fine.  The quilts we make are given to the patients and they get to keep them, so I hope some sick girl will like this one.

Here's a couple close-up pictures of the quilting and the corner folded back over the backing so you can see it.  I got the wild backing fabric a couple years ago at a garage sale and I already backed one quilt with it.  It is used up now.

We're having beautiful weather here in Texas and my irises are budding!


Janet O. said...

Very fun quilt, Ruth. Somebody will love it, for sure!! : )

belarmina said...

los bloques de jane preciosos!!!
seguro que cuando limpies lo que la plancha mancho, quedara muy bien,
hoy paso en mi clase y después de limpiar quedo genial

Marsha said...

Your DJ blocks look great to me!

The rainbow quilt will surely make someone smile and keep cozy under it. It looks like a girl quilt. I love the backing fabric, all those colors really add some spice to the quilt.

Doniene said...

Your DJ blocks are wonderful!! Love the fabrics!!

Your donation quilt is super!! Great job all around!! One little girl will be thrilled!

Blessings and hugs!

---"Love" said...

I love both your DJ blocks! Again, the fabrics in your donation quilt are really special, and your quilting is beautiful. ---"Love"

Cathy said...

Your Dear Jane blocks are coming along. Love the string quilt. The recipient will love it. Hugs

Lori said...

That string quilt is perfect for using up lots of scraps and I'm sure it will be loved.
Your DJ blocks are terrific!!

canuckquilter said...

It's a lovely quilt and I'm sure it will be loved. It must have been fun to try the longarm machine. Will you be tempted to rent time on it for future large quilts?

Beth said...

The Dear Jane's are great. That triangle is perfect, hope it cleans up.
The rainbow quilt is awesome. I love everything about it. The color, the rainbow, the quilting, and the wild backing too.

Jo said...

Your DJs are perfect, hope the triangle cleans up! Wonderful donation quilt, someone is going to love it! Good choice for backing too. Irises in CA are budding as well

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I wished I could get mine to bud. The green comes up, but that's all I get....think the moles are nibbling on them.