Tuesday, July 5, 2011


This morning Ruth Wilson "Friended" me on my Facebook page and suggested that I look at the photos of her quilts, which I did. There was one that really struck me as special and I hope it's okay with Ruth that I share this with you. I would feel "Loved" and comfortable and at home under this quilt. If I were a friend, walking into the bedroom where it is placed I would immediately feel at home in that room. The blocks that frame the appliqué are perfect, and color choices don't get much better than this. The color placement is dramatic and enhances the appliqué designs, and yet it certainly does not "scream" at you. I'm not one who is into the "Civil War" look, which is not to say that I am not interested in that period, I just do not like the colors. I personally find them depressing. This one says "Hey Pam.....come over here and lay on me and give me a HUG!" Great job Ruth!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful work!! What's the name of this pattern?

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  2. I believe that some of it Ruth took from a book and some she designed herself, which really impressed me. If you are on Facebook, you might try to "Friend" her or look at her Facebook page. Ruth Wilson in Madison, Alabama.

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  3. Pam, I agree the Civil War fabrics are all greyed, they make you sad after a while. I did make a Dove in the Window quilt using a Civil War layer cake. I used a white-on-white fabric for the sashing and in all the HST in the blocks and it made a huge difference. The fabrics really needed to be brightened up. I really like the quilt now, when I was making it I wasn't sure at all.

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  4. I haven't had a chance to read these first posts, but was glad to see more comments here. Mary, I agree. I'm just a dramatic person I guess. The dull colors are just a turn off for me. Sounds like you did the right thing with that quilt. Would love to see a photo.

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