Longarm Machine Quilting by Ruth McCormick

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House Quilts

Joan G Birds in Houses2 different quilters – 2 little house quilts – 2 more quilts on my To Do List!

Chris R houses

Sea of Negative Space

Negative Space NumbersI quilted this modern quilt recently for Nancy M, and LOVE the result, using numbers and a specific date.  Zoom in for a closer look at the detail.  Such a great idea for a special date!   The design is called Numbers2 by Laurie Thomas,  www.itsaquiltthing.com .


Cacao Plant and Mint

The OCQG December Challenge this year was based on http://nationaldaycalendar.com.   For fun, you might like to look up your National Day  And, imagine a quilt that you would make!

My day is “National Chocolate Mint Day”.  This is my entry into the challenge – a cacao plant botanical print… The brown background is chocolate, the branches are mint colored, and the theme is the Cacao Plant.  The quilt is based on an original botanical print by Emma Lofstrom,  Swedish Illustrator/Artist (http://www.emmalofstrom.se).

Cacao Plant

Short horned Grasshopper

My most recent little quilt – made for the January 12×12 Art Group Green Challenge .  Yes! Every bit of this quilt is green – green fabrics (very light to very dark), green fabric marker, and green Sulky Holoshimmer thread (wings). The leaves were quilted from the back side, using the printed fabric as a guide.


12 x 12 Green Challenge

12 x 12 Green Challenge



Happy Halloween!

Happy Village_Ruth McCormickMade this quilt based on the Happy Villages technique by Karen Eckmeier – www.quilted-lizard.com

Techniques used: Raw edge pieces- glue basted, black tulle over all, then outline stitched by machine.  Pumpkins, ghosts and cats were fussy cut from a purchased Halloween fabric.

It’s A Top! New Leaders and Enders project

My most recent finished top – “Crabapples”, a pattern from the book,   Adventures with Leaders and Enders, by Bonnie Hunter.  I added an additional row to the pattern to make the quilt measure 71″ x 85″.  This quilt will be in the May 10-11, 2013 CAMEO Quilt Show.

State Fair Quilt

Fun new quilt that I made in April.  Inspired by the 2005 NY State Fair Visitor Guide.  More photos may be viewed in the Gallery and you can see it in person hanging in my studio.  Or, you can see it hanging at the AQS Grand Rapids Show in August!!

YouTube Video #1 – Irish Chain Quilt

This video was created by my talented husband. Hope that your enjoy it.

“Scissorsfiend” – new inspiration for quilt art

My daughter Gail makes intricate paper cut pieces of artwork.  Naturally, my eye immediately thinks about converting them into quilt art and we are sure to collaborate on many projects in the future. One new project is in process, to be displayed at the next OCQG Quilt Show, April 2012. You will have to come to the show (or my house) to see it!

I encourage you to take a look at her work and to imagine yourself cutting those teeny-tiny little pieces – just imagine!  (I’ll stick with big hunks’o’fabric.)

http://gailmccormick.wordpress.com/ and also  http://www.etsy.com/people/scissorsfiend

How about you? What non-quilt sources inspire your creativity?