Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. It’s been my pleasure to work with the eight women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during the QM Back to School Party.
Today I’m pleased to present Ruth Wasmuth from Lafayette, Indiana. We got to know Ruth last year when she was part of Quiltmaker‘s 2011 Scrap Squad. She’s a delight!
Ruth penned a few thoughts for QP readers:
I was excited to participate in this project. I just love working with Quiltmaker. We were given a choice of fabrics and 1930′s prints were one of the choices. I love 1930′s and was thrilled with the selection sent to me.
A Facebook group was created for all of us and it was great getting to know the other BTS quilters. I even reconnected with a pattern tester for quilterscache that I had worked with years ago.
Once we got our fabrics it was so much fun to see the quilts appearing day after day. It was motivating for me to see them—it made me want to get mine finished.
This quilt went together very quickly and I cut 2″ strips from the leftover strips for the blocks and strip pieced them and then cut the segments down to size.
I chose the Baptist Fan quilting design to reflect the era of my fabrics.
On behalf of Quiltmaker and Robert Kaufman, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Ruth Wasmuth for a job well done. We really appreciate you!