Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ruler Work

This is the first quilt that I have done this much ruler work on and I must say that my back is bothering me a bit. I love the look of it though, so I guess everything's a trade-off.

I asked for design suggestions on one of my online groups for this quilt and several suggested the ruler work in the zig-zags. I quilted a freehand flower/feather, (I'm not exactly sure what these are called) in each of the snowball blocks, in a continuous line.

It actually went pretty quickly. I had no idea when I came home at lunch yesterday to load the backing that I would be finished today and while it's still light out! I loaded the batting after work and quilted until about 11pm. Most of today was spent quilting, but I did take lots of breaks.


Cathy made this quilt for her only daughter, who is getting married in 3 weeks. I hope she likes it and that it is an heirloom for years to come.

Nothing new here....Permacore white thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

8 comments:

Mimi said...

It is very pretty. Well worth the back ache. Hope you feel better soon.

Vicki W said...

I am sure it will be loved. It's a very pretty quilt.

Mel said...

I LOVE the look of straight lines but know how time consuming it can be!!

Looks great Ruthie!!

QuiltSue said...

Just fantastic. Thanks for the photo of the back so I could really see how it all came together. Really loved it.

Suze said...

Absolutely luscious. It will be treasured for generations to come.

Quilt Hollow said...

It's very pretty!!

Sandy said...

Very nice! You always do such beautiful work.

carol said...

Very nice.