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Posted by Shari on March 13th, 2014

 

Are...You...Ready...To...RUFFLE??

Hello and Welcome!  This is my first blog hop and I am honored you have
taken the time to visit.  A big "Thank You" goes out to Madame Samm at
Sew We Quilt  and our cheerleader Amy from at Sew Incredible Crazy 
for organizing such a ruffly fun hop.

Think Ruffles Blog Hop

 

Today is our day and I am excited to reveal our RUFFLES! 

Ruffles...ruffffffly ruffles...what can I say...ruffles are fun! 
They add dimension, they add texture, they add a fun touch to any project.

I have had a ruffle quilt on my creative bucket list for some time and
I wanted to create a quilt for my youngest niece (she will be 1 in May - shhh,
it's a surprise!) so when I found inspiration from Madame Samm
of Sew We Quilt; I knew it was the time.

 

Think Ruffles Blog Hop

 

The first fun challenge is finding fabric.  Grace  by RJR Fabrics combined with
Color Weave  by Moda and Kona Cotton Solids  by Robert Kaufman are my choices for this project.

 

Think Ruffles Blog Hop

 

And then it was time to make the ruffles!  Lots and lots of ruffles.  Big ruffles and little ruffles and all ruffle colors.  A ruffler sewing machine foot made the task easier and it was fun.  (I see many more ruffle projects in my future.)

 

Think Ruffles Blog Hop

 

I rarely slow down long enough to pin pieces into place but these ruffles
demanded they be tamed.  So, lots of flower pins to the rescue.

 

Think Ruffles Blog Hop

 

So I apologize for not having a completely finished project.  (I tend to take on projects that are a little larger than I give them credit or time for.)  This quilt's first challenge was the ruffles and now it is the machine quilting.  See, I have a confession to make - I have a lovely machine quilting friend that tames my large quilt sandwiches.  She has the big beautiful fancy machines and she does it full-time for work and pleasure.  But I know better than to take this Ruffle Quilt to her (and I was out of time) so challenge number two; I am going to attempt my first machine quilting. 

Stay tuned for more to come with this adventure...

 

BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE...AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN...AND THE SEWING MACHINE COMES TO LIFE...

 

So, in the final hours, I started machine quilting!  Just easy (who said easy...ok, maybe easy but you have to goooo  rreeaalllllyyyy  sssslllloooowwww  to maintain proper control) straight stitches.  A few rows back and forth and back and forth and...HEY, LOOK, I'm machine quilting! 

 

Think Ruffles Blog Hop

 

Think Ruffles Blog Hop

 

My vision is to finish the quilt with a fluffy ruffle binding edge.  Let the adventure and ruffles continue...

 

Thank you for following the Think Ruffles Blog Hop schedule and cheering on all the wonderful talent of these creative designers for this Think Ruffles Blog Hop. Here is the schedule for the final day.

 
Friday, March 14th:
 
 
"The world is a better place with words of inspiration and encouragement."
-Unknown
 
 
Shari
 
 
 
 

Comments

  • 1. Posted by Britt-Inger on March 16th, 2014 at 2:07 a.m.
    Wonderful, wonderful ruffles. It will be a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing
  • 2. Posted by Kristen on March 15th, 2014 at 7:16 p.m.
    What a great way to incorporate lost of ruffles! :)
  • 3. Posted by Heidi on March 15th, 2014 at 6:14 a.m.
    Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles!! Wonderful quilt :)
  • 4. Posted by Jan on March 14th, 2014 at 9:18 p.m.
    I love your ruffled quilt and you are doing a great job with the quilting! I know your niece will love it! xo jan
  • 5. Posted by Lori Morton on March 14th, 2014 at 9:14 p.m.
    Loooove your ruffly quilt!! You did Awesome job!!
  • 6. Posted by Jan on March 14th, 2014 at 8:46 p.m.
    Now that's a lot of ruffles! You did a great job with the quilting. Very nice quilt.
  • 7. Posted by Patchwork Breeze on March 14th, 2014 at 7:40 p.m.
    A lovely quilt. And I must get a ruffling foot. So many on the hop showed the ease to making ruffles with one. You got quilting on it, too. Looking forward to more news on this quilt at a later date.
  • 8. Posted by MoeWest on March 14th, 2014 at 6:33 p.m.
    Your quilt is lovely. Congratulations on your first machine quilting! A ruffle binding will be perfect.
  • 9. Posted by Carolyn McKinnon on March 14th, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.
    What an adorable quilt! I just love the ruffles. It was my first hop this time too. I think I'm hooked! :)
  • 10. Posted by Margaret Parks on March 14th, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
    I think that your quilt with the ruffles is just lovely. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing. cheers maggie maaggiemine42@gmail.com
  • 11. Posted by Saucy Chick Sherry on March 14th, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.
    Your Ruffled quilt is stunning. It actually has a very calming effect to it. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...
  • 12. Posted by gail on March 14th, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.
    I am not a ruffly person, but I love that result! Maybe I am a ruffly person after all, lol.
  • 13. Posted by LJ on March 14th, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.
    Great quilt! I love all the ruffles and it's so girlie. The way you quilted it just added the right texture. Wonderful!
  • 14. Posted by Marcy on March 14th, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.
    The quilting makes the ruffles stand out. Pretty quilt.
  • 15. Posted by bobbi on March 14th, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
    really cute ruffle quilt, adorable
  • 16. Posted by Joan on March 14th, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.
    What fun ruffles! They look marvelous ! Happy quilting:-)
  • 17. Posted by Paula@TheSassyQuilter on March 14th, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.
    I love all your ruffly ruffles! What a fun quilt! A ruffled edge is going to be perfect.
  • 18. Posted by Beth Strand on March 14th, 2014 at 10:20 a.m.
    Great ruffles! Thanks for sharing!
  • 19. Posted by Sheila on March 14th, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.
    Lovely ruffled quilt , quite a challenge up quilt between all those pretty ruffles but it will be worth it !
  • 20. Posted by Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy on March 14th, 2014 at 9:53 a.m.
    What a pretty little quilt. All ruffled and gorgeous!
  • 21. Posted by Jane on March 14th, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.
    Your quilt is so sweet. I can't wait to see it finished with the ruffled edge. How big did you make bit. That would be perfect for a baby.
  • 22. Posted by Terry on March 14th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
    Your little niece is going to love this with all the ruffles…bet it becomes a favorite!!! Thanks for sharing :)
  • 23. Posted by Brandy on March 14th, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.
    Aww, your quilt is coming along so nicely! I think your niece will love playing with the ruffles :) ~Brandy pamperedpettit.blogspot.com
  • 24. Posted by Mary W on March 14th, 2014 at 8:51 a.m.
    Great job! Your ruffling is moving on and coming to life. What fun.
  • 25. Posted by Lyn Kaufmann on March 14th, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.
    Congratulations! Adorable quilt, great fabric (your fabric is always great, I must add) and so much ruffely fun. I'm a beginning machine quilter as well and this quilt might be in my future too. Thanks for sharing with us.
  • 26. Posted by Vickie on March 14th, 2014 at 8:20 a.m.
    You tamed those ruffles beautifully. What a lovely quilt !
  • 27. Posted by Sewbeads at yahoo on March 14th, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.
    What a fun idea. This could translate into some cute crib quilts.
  • 28. Posted by Linda Winters on March 14th, 2014 at 7:45 a.m.
    What a great ruffly quilt! Great job!
  • 29. Posted by Rita McCart on March 14th, 2014 at 7:44 a.m.
    How did you cover the raw edges of the ruffles? :)
  • 30. Posted by Sherry on March 14th, 2014 at 7:35 a.m.
    Your ruffled quilt is so sweet. You are doing a super job on the quilting, I will be giving that a try soon. My granddaughter would love a ruffled quilt.
  • 31. Posted by Marlene on March 14th, 2014 at 7:14 a.m.
    Very cute! And you did great on the quilting. :) blessings, marlene
  • 32. Posted by Leah on March 14th, 2014 at 7 a.m.
    Very nice use of ruffles on your quilt love our fabric choices too.
  • 33. Posted by mdmsamm on March 14th, 2014 at 6:45 a.m.
    HI Shari no apologies here, only grateful applause..your quilt is lovely…rows upon rows of ruffles makes this adorable….
  • 34. Posted by Missy on March 14th, 2014 at 6:39 a.m.
    I love your quilt! You did a great job and I can't wait to see it with the edging also!
  • 35. Posted by marjorie henwood on March 14th, 2014 at 6:18 a.m.
    very nice...I can only imagine quilting those ruffles
  • 36. Posted by Thearica Burroughs on March 14th, 2014 at 5:52 a.m.
    Your quilt is wonderful! And I was going to suggest quilting it like you did!
  • 37. Posted by Karen Miller on March 14th, 2014 at 5:38 a.m.
    Shari you did a fantastic job on this! I love this quilt and I have a couple of nieces that would love it too! Congrats on a bunch of firsts for you! Woohoo! It really is very pretty... Karen http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com
  • 38. Posted by Dorian on March 14th, 2014 at 5:38 a.m.
    Great quilt! You did a beautiful job on all those ruffles AND the quilting.
  • 39. Posted by Elizabeth on March 14th, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.
    You hit it out of the park in your first hop! Your quilt is really pretty.
  • 40. Posted by Shirlee Fassell on March 14th, 2014 at 4:42 a.m.
    You ruffled your way right into a quilt. Great Job!! Fun ruffles!!
  • 41. Posted by Brenda on March 14th, 2014 at 3:44 a.m.
    Going to be a lovely little girl quilt when you are done. One question for you though. You sew the ruffles flat to the top, so there is an unfinished edge as is showing in the picture of the blue ruffle with pins. The next picture, however, looks like the edges have been encased. Is that the case? Do you just fold the top over and stitch it down to encase the raw edge? Looks lovely with the straight row quilting. Imagine that it would be nearly impossible to do anything else. I sure hope your niece enjoys her birthday present.
  • 42. Posted by Anita on March 14th, 2014 at 12:09 a.m.
    A lovely ruffled quilt! The little girl will adore it! Congratulations from a fellow first-timer.
  • 43. Posted by Carla on March 13th, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.
    Such a sweet ruffled quilt. Perfect for a little one. You will get the quilting finished in no time and a ruffled binding sounds perfect. Congrats on your first blog hop!
  • 44. Posted by Judy B on March 13th, 2014 at 10:50 p.m.
    What a lovely ruffled quilt, your niece will love cuddling up with it! Thank you for joining the hop and sharing.
  • 45. Posted by Theresa on March 13th, 2014 at 10:40 p.m.
    Great job with your quilt. All those ruffles are wonderful.