Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ruby Curves - a finish

Another day off. I could get use to this! And today marks another finish on my Quarter 1 Finish Along goals. The Pac Mania Jelly Roll quilt is finished.

I started this quilt as part of a class back in July last year. The pattern is from Jelly Roll Dreams by Pam and Nicky Lintott and I used a Jelly Roll of Ruby which I had got as a Christmas present. The background is Kona Snow. I signed up for the class because I wanted to work on my curved piecing, and it was really good practice of shallower curves before I tackled my Mod Pop quilt.

However, in my eagerness to learn to stitch curves I overlooked the practical aspect of a quilt that was mostly white in a house with two dogs (not to mention my husband). And once I had realised this I I fell out of love with the quilt.

I picked it up again over Christmas when I was going through what I had done in 2012 and decided to get it finished and a home would present itself. So I put it on the Finish Along list, pieced what was left and made a scrappy binding from the Jelly Roll leftovers. Just a few weeks later we learnt that a good friend's husband had lost his long fight with cancer. Every quilt has a reason, even if we don't know the reason when we start out.  Just as soon as this quilt is washed (I don't always wash quilts before I give them, but there would seem to be a light muddy paw print on the back of this one...) I will be sending it to it's new home where I hope it will bring comfort as our friend grieves.

At the end of the first quarter I'll be linking up with Leanne

she can quilt


Ada said...

Your friend will be so pleased with this beautiful quilt. Yes, quilts have a history of their own. They're unique.

Mindful quilter said...

That's a beautiful quilt and will be a welcome gift

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

A beautiful quilt to gift. hugs

a maidenhair fern said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love this quilt. It's beautiful. I would probably have to take a class as well to feel more comfortable with the circles. Thanks for sharing.

I am Just One Mom said...

Beautiful quilt, lovely purpose.
Blessings to all.