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.

35 thoughts on “A Friday Finish”

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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

  6. 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,

  7. 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)


  8. 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.

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  10. 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!

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