A Friday Finish


The wedding quilt is finished.  Wednesday night I put the last stitches in the binding.  I was going to snap a few pictures of the quilt on the couch when our beagle puppy, Ruby, started whining like crazy.  Right now we still have a gate between the kitchen and living room as we don’t trust Ruby on the carpet yet.  Ruby was in the kitchen and I was in the living room.  That’s when I decided it was time for Ruby to “earn her keep”.

I plopped her on the quilt and told her to sit.  Just like that she did.  I snapped a few pictures and she was perfect!

I couldn’t decide which picture to use…she was so good in all of them.

She even let me take a close up.

I love the way she cocked her head.

Now, if you are wondering about the quilt.  It’s a Maverick Star block.  I have made a quilt exactly like this a few years ago.  It’s been a favorite at the house.   When I asked our daughter Kayla, who is getting married in 8 days,  what quilt she wanted me to  make for a wedding gift, she said do you mind making one just like our favorite quilt.  Well at the time I didn’t know which was their favorite but said sure.  I was really relieved to see they picked this quilt.

Kelli was real helpful in getting this together so quickly.  She cut most of the neutral pieces out and sewed quite a few of the start points.

Here’s Gracie posing on the original quilt…and here’s the link to the blog post that tells more about it.

After all that work, Ruby got a little spoiled and then I let her sleep in the old gross office chair.

A budding new model does need her beauty sleep!

I am hooking up with Today I am hooking up with Crazy Mom QuiltsRichard and Tonya QuiltShow Off Friday and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  To see what others have finished up, visit their blogs.


  1. Michelle says:

    That’s gorgeous — and no blue eyes tonight! :-)

  2. Kayla K says:

    And your puppy is adorable. I can’t wait to meet her!

  3. Donna says:

    Love that quilt – your hard work will be soooo appreciated – and especially that hard work training your new model! Good Work! ;-)

  4. Julie B in UK says:

    Gorgeous quilt. gorgeous model! And at least Ruby was clean after her bath yesterday She did look tiny against the king size (?) quilt!

  5. I love that quilt! She is a natural for posing for the camera. Got to love a doggie that loves quilts.

  6. What a fun post! I great scrappy quilt remake that is just as amazing as it’s predecessor and an adorable furry quilt model just as beautiful as her pedecessor!

  7. Ellie Q says:

    Beautiful quilt! And cute model, too! :)

  8. LOVE. LOVE.LOVE. this quilt!! It is on my Bucket List for sure!! Just stunning!

  9. Marie Ward says:

    The quilt is so beautiful and so is Ruby. The colors match Ruby perfect and she is a natural.model. Will be looking forward to her growin up on all of your beautiful quilts. Kelli is such a big help to you. You are bless Jo.
    I would love to make a lap quilt like it Is the pattern Bonnie blogg.i will look for it.

  10. ColleenM says:

    What a beautiful quilt and Ruby is adorable. Are you getting excited for the wedding? We want to see LOTS of pictures:)

  11. Cathy Tomm says:

    Love the quilt and the model. So cute.

  12. Angie says:

    Oh I do sooooo love this quilt—the colors all make such a perfect scrappy quilt. And that puppy is the cutest little thing EVER. I just want to pick her up and love on her. :D

  13. Sandi says:

    Jo, Your wedding quilt is beautiful and Ruby is adorable!!

  14. Beth says:

    good wishes to the new couple, its a beautiful quilt for them to start a home with

  15. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    Beautiful quilt. I think Ruby is a natural at modeling. LOL

  16. JanetB says:

    Such a pretty girl. She’s going to be a good sewing buddy for you. I love the quilt. It is a wonderful wedding present.

  17. Emily says:

    Love this quilt and the way the neutral background colors tie it all together. Congrats on the finish.

  18. sandy says:

    I can’t decide which is the most beautiful, the quilt or Ruby.Both I guess. Lucky daughter.

  19. Jennie T. says:

    I can’t decide what I want more: a quilt just like this gorgeous one you just finished, or an adorable puppy like Ruby. She’s a doll. I want one!

  20. Emily says:

    Ruby is such an adorable model! You have done well in training her. I know the quilt will be a treasure for your daughter. And I can see that Ruby is becoming such a great model!

    Take care,

  21. Karen says:

    Beautiful quilt, and beautiful puppy!

  22. Phyllis says:

    She is so darn cute!!!!! What a beautiful quilt also

  23. Laura G says:

    She is so adorable! The quilt is gorgeous too!

  24. Carin says:

    I love your quilt, and the puppy is so adorable!

  25. Karen says:

    The quilt is beautiful, but Ruby steals the show. What a cute little puppy!

  26. Lynette says:

    Awww! What an adorable little poser. :D This is a really nice quilt, too. Lucky couple!

  27. What a cute dog and what a gorgeous quilt – your daughter is very lucky! You have made beautiful job of it! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Connie Leadbetter says:

    Beautiful quilt and that lil Ruby is such a doll!!!

  29. Lisa says:

    I was so busy admiring Ruby that I had to go back and look at the quilt for it’s own sake. LOL. She is such a little darling. And the quilt is beautiful, too. ;o)


  30. tammy k says:

    Still tugs at my heart to see Gracie… reminds me of my dogs that are gone. But that Ruby is a sweetheart, that’s for sure! She’s going to make a great quilt model.

  31. I love scrappy stars and this one is a beauty. Great use of those busier neutrals. Your puppy is very cute, too.

  32. Sarah C. says:

    Oh, Jo, such a beautiful quilt – and I love your new quilt model! Ruby looks to be quite the ham!! Whoop whoop!!

  33. Ranch Wife says:

    Just gorgeous! I can’t believe how quickly y’all put this together – and 8 days?! For some reason I thought it was’t that close. I imagine y’all are stirring up quite the cloud of dust tending to last minute details. Ruby has big paws to fill, but she’s doing a stellar job and looks darling in those shots! Well done! Scrappy quilts make my heart sing!

  34. Sharyn Hutchinson says:

    So nice to see Ruby on your beautiful wedding quilt!


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