Progress on On Ringo Lake quilt thanks to Quilt Canada purchases ;)

>> Saturday, July 10, 2021

 I started making Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake quilt in 2018. It sat on the backburner and became my sew day project just before the pandemic shut down gatherings. I decided to focus on it over the past few months and get it finished for my 25th wedding anniversary this month. 

queen size quilt ironing board support sewing large quilt on domestic sewing machine

I ended up using my ironing board to help me support the quilt while I sewed the two halves of the quilt together. This is a good option when you don't have any table room to the left of your machine.

oversized setting triangles squaring up quilt top

I did take the quilt to the dining table to square it up. The oversized setting triangles needed to be trimmed all the way around the quilt. Here I used the table chairs to support the quilt so it didn't drag onto the floor and stretch.

square ruler Tula Pink unicorn ruler

I also got to use my new Tula Pink unicorn ruler for the first time! It was one of my purchases from Quilt Canada this year from Birdie and Dot Fabrics. I'm glad I had it as it made squaring up these corners easy with it's 45 degree line that lined up with the corner triangle center seam. 

velvet fabric line amy sinibaldi mama troll rolls

While it might seem like a detour to talk about some of my purchases during Quilt Canada, it actually shows how one thing leads to another or the serendipity of quilting! I fell in love with this line of fabric by Amy Sinibaldi called Velvet. And Troll Brothers Quilt Designs had it all wrapped up in 5" by width of fabric rolls called Troll rolls - Mama Troll rolls to be exact.

All Churned Up quilt Sew Joy Creations

When I saw these rolls I knew I wanted to make another All Churned Up quilt with them (this one went to my daughter's friend on her highschool graduation.) This pattern is the lap size of my Churn, Baby, Churn quilt pattern which uses one layer cake to make a baby quilt. I bought the yardage you see in the picture to go with the rolls which are really just layer cakes cut differently.

What does this have to do with the On Ringo Lake quilt?

Velvet fabric Amy Sinibaldi

When I went through my rolls of Velvet fabric I found this one and knew it would be perfect for borders for my On Ringo Lake quilt. The original quilt finishes at 75 x 90 and I want to make it wider for use on our queen bed. Perfect! Then I had to go on a hunt to find this fabric online when Mad About Patchwork had a sale the week after Quilt Canada and had some in stock. I'll share the other, non On Ringo Lake fabric purchases in a separate post ;)

On Ringo Lake quilt adding borders ironing board support

While all of this fabric discovering was going on I was still in the thick of putting the rows of On Ringo Lake together. The arrival of the fabric was an encouraging sign and I was able to add the borders just a day after my anniversary. Again I used the ironing board to support the quilt while I sewed the borders on.

On Ringo Lake quilt top

Believe it or not I have no finished quilt top photos to share. I ironed the quilt top and picked all of the threads I could find off of it. It's already stay stitched and folded, tucked inside a pillow case until I can get it quilted. I also purchased my backing fabric during Quilt Canada for this quilt - a Kim Diehl print. Quilt Canada really made this finish possible, didn't it!

With Joy,

Sarah V.


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