Monday, August 27, 2012

Just a Few Finishes

I finished Miss Ru's string quilt last night and put it in the washer, then the dryer.  This morning it came out of the dryer and went right on her bed. 

She was really happy with it and with this fleece backing.  Can you tell that she likes purple?

Somehow I ended up with six of the string blocks left over.  And for some reason they were smaller than all the rest.  How could that have happened?  
Anyway, I turned them into three mug rugs for her.  These are the fronts,
and these are the backs.  A girl has got to be coordinated, you know?
Only one of the flower appliques actually made it onto the quilt.  But it IS purple.

It just is a happy quilt.  There are lots of fun fabrics in here, lots of bright colors and lots of love sewn right into it.  Miss Ru has had a rough month, so maybe this will take a little of the rough edge off.

I do hope all the rough edges are being taken off for you, too!

Hugs and kisses,


Karen said...

This quilt is so colourful and cheerful. It's a wonderful finish. The fleece on the back is great, too.
I can imagine it looks lovely on the bed!

Exuberant Color said...

The quilt turned out so pretty! I hope Miss Ru has some good times ahead.

*karendianne. said...

Wow! I love this quilt, Elaine. It came out to be one of your best stings I thing but then again, I love purple!!! Love and healing for Miss Ru -always.

Annie said...

Love that swirly purple backing

Nanette Merrill said...

I love it. Very happy quilt. And that is what they are for, happy comfort. Great job and she'll enjoy it.

Cattrix said...

Oh! That is just lovely, String quilting is the only type I have the patience for, I've made a heap load of the pot holders for friends and family.
Miss Ru, is a Lucky Miss.

Melanie said...

Love the purple....