Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ruth's Quilt - First Charity Quilt

Ruth is a wonderful girl! She is my daughter's Youth Leader at church and such a role model for the younger girls! Ruth is envolved in more charity projects than I can recall, seven I think? Well Ruth is forever busy with fundraisers so I offered to make her a quilt for a project for orphan kids overseas.  It is finished at last,  hope you like it Ruth and that you will raise a few dollars with it. 

The pattern is from the Jelly Roll Quilts book by Pam and Nicky Lintott, called Sparkling Gemstones. I just used fat quarters  and cut my own jelly roll strips.  Quilted by myself on the long arm quilting machine.


  1. WOW! this a lovely quilt... and for such a worthy cause! You have done a superb job! Did you make this up yourself or is it a commercial pattern? I love the way it "jumps"!

    Happy Sewing!

  2. Hi Helen, My one and only loyal follower! haha. Hope you are very well. Thanks for the nice comments. It is a commercial pattern, it's from the book Jelly Roll Quilts, by Pam and Nicky Lintott, and it's called Sparkling Gemstones. Maybe I should add that to the post, thanks for reminding me!

  3. Hello again! thanks for that! I now own two jelly rolls, and still don't know what I'm making with them.... this just might be the pattern! and of course, a girl has to have a new book!!

    Right now I'm working on a new bag and still trying to quilt my D9P but at this very moment I'm watching tele and drinking a glass of red!! So, it's all good where I am!!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

  4. It's ages since I went round the HeartStrings blogring and I'm finally catching up!
    You've made some great quilts recently - particularly like this one, the fresh colours and white really set it off. Also love how you presented it tied up with the ribbon :)

  5. I love your Sparkling Gemsotnes quilt, very nice indeed. I have made it using a very bright JR and black sashing (piccies are on my blog).

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you find the right stove for your kitchen.



  6. Well, the quilt was auctioned tonight, 8th August. I am blown away by peoples generosity! I feel very humbled by the experience. All praise to God !