Introducing Ruth Wasmuth: A Back to School Sewer for QM

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.

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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!

 

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Ruth Wasmuth

Ruth’s Back to School quilt is made from a collection of Thirties fabrics called Mother’s Melodies by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman. The finished quilt is below.

 

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Frame by Frame sewn in Mother's Melodies fabrics by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman. This quilt was made by Ruth Wasmuth from Lafayette, Indiana.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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2 Responses to Introducing Ruth Wasmuth: A Back to School Sewer for QM

  1. Linda J says:

    I do a lot of pro bono quilts for kids so am always on the lookout for kid friendly patterns. Your quilt is lovely and the pattern looks like a fun one to do. I’m partial to 30′s prints but the pattern looks to be good in about any color way. THX for sharing.

  2. Karlene says:

    Love the soft colors. What a lovely quilt this is. Good job Ruthie.

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