Ruthie’s Quilt – A Finish

Some time last year my friend Ruthie asked me ‘what does a single girl have to do to get a quilt?’

In December I started my not-so-secret ‘Project Ruthie’s Quilt’.  And by that I mean that I think she was the only one who didn’t know I was making her a quilt! When I saw Legacy by Angela Walters, I knew I had found Ruthie’s fabric.  I’ve never been to Ruthie’s house so I have no idea what colors she has used to decorate, but these colors and patterns here very HER.  I was confident in my decision.  I posted about my quest to find the right solid color here.


I also knew I wanted to do a Chevron quilt, and found Amanda Jean’s perfect instructions/tutorial (read ‘no HSTs’).

Fast forward a couple of months, and I posted about the quilting process.  I’ve had it finished for over a month, but Ruthie travels for 3-4 weeks continuously every January/February for work, so she had been on the road and I had to keep it safe until I could give it to her.

And by ‘keep it safe’, I really mean ‘make sure it works’ and ‘break it in’.

The Blue One and The Pink One making sure it works. photo (40)

The husband making sure it works while The Pink One snoozes under Glamping.
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The Pink One…all smiles with Ruthie’s Quilt.
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Ruthie and our friend Nicki came over for wine & apps one night and we were FINALLY able to give it to her. I think she liked it!  She said it will go perfectly in her living room!  SUCCESS!  (This is her in my living room.)

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I don’t normally do this, but this was a special circumstance…photo (39)

After Ruthie got home, she sent me a picture of her Minnie breaking it in, too!
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About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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15 Responses to Ruthie’s Quilt – A Finish

  1. Quiltmouse says:

    Beautiful Quilt! I know your friend will treasure it. Interesting pattern. I do a lot of HST, but have yet to do a quilt pieced on point – I’ve been intimidated by the process. I think this is one I might be willing to get my feet wet and actually do an on-point assembly!

  2. Sarah G says:

    That is a beautiful quilt!

  3. knitnkwilt says:

    Such fun. And a good reminder to think critically about events we give quilts for.

  4. Vicki Orr says:

    It’s a beautiful quilt! I have to get on the ball and make a quilt for my oldest daughter. She like your friend is wondering what she can do to get one!

  5. bigbossmama says:

    Love the size of the chevrons, and the fabric choice is really nice, you couldn’t help but love it! Glad your friend liked it.. (And the rest of the family) x

  6. Katie says:

    Your friend and your family all look so cozy in this quilt! Congrats on the finish, it makes me want to post a finish of my own. Soon, soon…

  7. Becki Didriksen says:

    Love that quilt! Wonderfully gorgeous.

  8. The Sassy Quilter says:

    Love the fabrics and always love a chevron:) Every quilt needs some testing out, haha.

  9. Great quilt!! Thanks for linking up with the Quilty Bucket List Blog Hop – this is a perfect addition!!

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