Tuesday 4 September 2018

Quilter's Meet and Greet Party

Hello everyone and welcome.  If you have not stopped by before my name is Ruth and I write about my quilty makes, pattern design, art quilt attempts and quite often about our dogs.  We are a Basset Hound and Jack Russell Terrier house in Limerick, Ireland and are very happy to meet you here on our space of the web today for Benita's Meet and Greet Party.

This is me, with Charly, at the Pollack Holes in Kilkee on the west coast of Ireland.  My favourite place.  There is a lot of fun to be had walking floppy earred Bassets on the beach in the winter months where they can bounce about without fear of them wandering off!  Charly on the other hand stays close to me and is always by my side!

 I like to play with design and love both modern quilts and challenge quilts.  As a member of the Irish Patchwork Society we get to exhibit nationally and internationally on small themed pieces and this Dresden mini was my take on Aurora. 

This pieced and appliqued quilt  was made for the Irish Quilter's Showcase for North South East and West.  The top block is the wind pattern at Shannon Airport and the bottom us my version of a Mariner's star. 

This was a very challenging piece and pushed me a lot in terms of design, colour and quilting.

I love to take part in Quilt-A-Long's and charity quilts.  The Koala was designed for a baby quilt for the Henry Bear Charity to give quilts to kids who are undergoing heart operations.

The quilt I am probably best know for is the Rainbow Rose which I designed for a Quilt-A-Long with Modern Quilters Ireland.  It was quilted by my friend Tomomi McElwee of Slaney Handcraft and represented Ireland in the European Quilt Association gallery called Diversity at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham last year.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed some of what I share here on my blog.  Please visit Victoriana Quilt Designs by clicking on the button below to enter the draw for some fabulous prizes!


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