Day 5 of Ruby’s Block Hop!

Are you having fun going from blog to blog and collecting block tutorials? Let’s welcome Reeze Hanson of Morning Glory Quilts to day 5 of the blog hop. She has a really cool block tutorial to share with you so find the link at the end of this post to go to Reeze’s blog.

In previous posts I talked about choosing the color palette, borrowing sample fabrics from Sunbonnet Sue’s dress and a patchwork dog’s nose, and from the little kits leftover from Ruby’s business. Some of the fabrics were just small scraps found in a scrap bag, but others required a visit with a seam ripper. For example, yo-yo quilts and Dresden plate petals were the source for a few prints in the collection! Each of these designs were reproduced in two colorways.img_9111-2


All this work was going on over the winter with consultations back and forth with the design team. Then in the spring I walked through the fabric company’s warehouse and came across this – my very own fabric collection in huge rolls, just off the truck from the mill waiting to be rolled onto bolts and shipped to stores.img_7776

And later I strolled down an aisle and saw this – bolts of Ruby’s Treasures on the shelf, I couldn’t help it, there wasn’t a soul around, and yet, I smiled. I may have even said, “Hi there Ruby’s Treasures! So nice to see you!” img_7777-1Then another day, this – I came home to find two big boxes on my front porch. And what was inside? My very own stash of Ruby’s Treasures. Let the sewing begin!img_7649In May we were off to Salt Lake City for 2106 Spring Quilt Market where Vintage 30s Ruby’s Treasures was officially released.

img_7911I’ll keep adding to this story so check back daily to find out more about the creation of Vintage 30s Ruby’s Treasures.

And here are the links to all the stops on the blog hop.

Friday 11/4: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites

Monday 11/7: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

Tuesday 11/8:Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts

Wednesday 11/9: Pat Speth @NickelQuilts

Thursday 11/10: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns

Friday 11/11: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter

And here’s the link to Inspired by Fabric, our blog host