Friday 16 September 2022

Ruby Star

My Ruby Star quilt is finished! 

I used the Raindrops are Falling on My Head pattern by Willyne Hammerstein from Millefiori Quilts 4. 

I've called it Ruby Star because the fabrics are all from Ruby Star Society.  I had a lot of fun fussy cutting ice creams, rainbows and birds.

I chose to hand piece my quilt, but there are English Paper Piecing papers available. 

Last year I used the same Raindrops pattern to make my Bollywood quilt

I had a bundle of Ruby Star Society fabrics that I wanted to fussy cut, so I decided to make the pattern a second time and change the direction of the stars.  Here's the two quilts together:

Ruby Star is 42" wide x 50" high, so not huge, but once again the size was dictated by the fabrics and the number of repeats in each fat quarter.  

I had both of these quilts custom quilted by Rayna Clinton.

I'll be taking this quilt along to my Millefiori Quilts class at Quilt Symposium on Friday 7 October.  It's not too late to join us if you live in NZ.

Now it's time for the Peacock Party.  What have you been working on this week? 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Gail said...

What a lot of work but it all paid off because your quilt is stunning.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Wendy your Ruby Star is stunning and your hand work is immaculate. What an inspiration you are!

Melva said...

Both quilts are stunning. Well done! Thanks for the opportunity to share with others. :)

Michelle said...

Oh Wendy, Ruby Star is just gorgeous!

Allison said...

Wow! Your attention to detail is amazing. The quilt is stunning.

Marie said...

It's amazing how different your quilts are despite being from the same pattern. Beautiful!

FlourishingPalms said...

My goodness. You continue to astound me with your glorious use of color and precision piecing. That fussy-cut block you showed as a close-up is simply wonderful! Now I understand how it's not surprising for you to receive awards and be invited to share your beautiful quilts. Yes, you WILL take this quilt with you to the Symposium in October! Everyone will want to see it! Incredible work, Wendy.