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Get along little quilter...

Get along little quilter...

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cnelson

I'm a little late with this part but I'm ready to go.

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Okay.  So I'm a little behind on this part too.  Would you believe me if I told you I like deadlines?  That I like doing things at my own pace... so that it might go un-noticed if I make a little change or two?

Here's the skinny - Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms has designed a terrific pattern to go with the Little Ruby collection she did with her very sweet Mom, Bonnie.  They're Bonnie & Camille.

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Bonnie & Camille took their gorgeous Ruby collection and down-sized the scale of the prints.  The result is a collection of prints that works beautifully on it's own, or mixes with other collections - both Bonnie & Camille's and other designer collections.  These prints are ideal little "basics" and blenders.

Camille partnered with Kimberly and the folks at the Fat Quarter Shop for a Little Ruby Quilt-Along.  Since I've always loved the "spinner" block in the quilt... and since the quilt can be strip-pieced using Jelly Rolls... and since I love quilts made with 60-degree triangles... of course I was on board with the quilt-along.  Did I mention that the pattern is free?  It is and it's available on the Jolly Jabber.

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You'll want to check the blog post because there are links to about eighteen other quilters making this quilt.  There are several using Little Ruby for their quilts but there are quilt a few differences with background and setting fabrics.  And I'm pretty sure someone is going to want to make a change or two.  (Someone else.)

I decided to use a Jelly Roll of Jen Kingwell's Moving On Lawns.

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I love these fabrics - I might even be a little obsessed with them.  For my background, I'm using the dark grid print from Jen's Behind the Scenes.

My inspiration is the Lawn Star quilt on the back wall of Jen's booth at Quilt Market.

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Ignore the rest of the picture - Jen wrote that Richard is enjoying the attention and I should stop writing nice things about him.  (Except how can you not like a man who wears shirts made with his wife's fabric?  And gets her tickets to Adele?)

So that's where I am - I'm also adding in some strips cut from Jen's Lollies  fabrics.  (Yes, it's okay to mix cotton lawns with regular quilting cottons.)

More next week - Part 2.  Any guesses on how many blocks I get done?

Happy Tuesday!

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