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

5 comments:

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.