Ruby Star Rising Viewfinder Sampler Complete!

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I finished my husband’s quilt, a sampler featuring fussy cut Ruby Star Rising Viewfinder in blue. If you are interested in reading more about the fabrics or blocks, please see the last several posts.

As you can see, I completely changed my mind about using Kona Bone for the sashing with scrappy setting blocks. Instead, I used 100% black slub linen. I absolutely think it was the right choice and love the way that it looks but it really made basting and quilting a challenge. The slub linen is much finer than regular linen and terribly shifty. It also ravels easily. It was really a nightmare to work with for a quilt.

I used the Word Play Cream Lines print (my background fabric) for the setting blocks and the binding. I pieced a section of the aqua linen textured fabric into the binding, matching it up perfectly with the length of one block.

I made a big push to complete the quilt because there is a beautiful field full of sunflowers nearby that are about to pass by. I thought that it would be great to photograph the quilt in the field. Sadly, the weather didn’t cooperate all that well. We fit in a picture before the rain but there is no blue sky.

My husband took this picture as we left the field.

Here is the obligatory quilt roll shot.

The back is pieced. I used a strip of black slub linen followed by a row of scrappy squares, a strip of Kona Bone, a 1/4 yard section of the mustard print and then more slub linen. In the Kona Bone strip, I stamped my label. It reads “To Mark I enjoyed the creative process you enjoy the quilt Love Amy.” The finished dimensions are about 44″ x 58.” I quilted with straight lines 1/4″ to the inside edges of the sashing and with diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines through each block.

I hope Mark will enjoy using this quilt while watching movies this fall/winter. He has a big white canvas stretched across one end of the second story in our barn. He sets up the projector and shows movies in there for our family and friends. We had to abandon barn movies for the summer because it was way too hot up there but it’s about time to resume our schedule. It will quickly become too chilly up there and he will want this quilt!