Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ruby's Fruit Basket

This quilt is GORGEOUS! This quilt is the opportunity quilt that my guilt guild made this year to raise money for the guild. The quilt is raffled off at the yearly guild show, which is coming up soon. The guild asks for volunteers to take the quilt around to other guilds in hopes that the members of the other guilds will purchase raffle tickets.  I volunteered to take it to a guild not too far from home; a guild that I wanted to visit but never got around to doing so.

My guild schedules two members to to this task. Since I'm the rookie to the guild, I just thought I would meet the other gal at the guild that we were schedule, help setup the quilt on the hanger, and sell raffle tickets.

Never did I ever imagine that this quilt would be sitting on my dining room table for two nights and day. The person in charge of passing the quilt to the volunteers chose me since I live not too far from her. 

I was so excited and so nervous at the same time. Excited that I could spent time drooling over the quilt for hours and nervous that nothing bad would happen to the quilt while I had possession of it.

Needless to say, I purchased $15 dollars of raffle tickets for myself, something that I never do.

This is the border. Many hands went into making this beautiful quilt, and I had the honor of meeting five of the gals the night I sold the raffle tickets. The gal working with me made a couple of baskets, and all of the ladies are members in both guilds.

The story behind the quilt and photo of entire quilt can be found here:


  1. I'll bet I would have chipped in for some tickets too. That is a lovely quilt.

  2. I'll be flabbergasted if I win. The hand stitching is so nicely done by all the members that worked on this quilt, truly stunning.

  3. It's so pretty! I be it was an incredible amount of work.

  4. I love the fruit fabrics as they tend to look like batik. Beautiful! And I agree the stitching is amazing.

  5. Lovely! It would look great hung in a kitchen, with all that fruit.

  6. Stunning quilt! Now you will have to make a similar one for yourself - unless you win the raffle, of course.


    1. I could see you making this quilt! It would take me a lifetime to make a quilt like this one. I'll pass since I have other projects on my To Do list.