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Glorious Autumn Block Party – Vicki Ruebel and Craftsy

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 17 of our Glorious Autumn Block Party. Today we have Vicki Ruebel as our featured designer and we have some great savings from Craftsy for online quilting classes.

Visit the Block Party Headquarters for more info and upload your completed blocks to the Flickr group.


Super Deal from Craftsy

Learn new quilting techniques with online classes from Craftsy. Their art quilting, machine quilting, and embroidery classes are sure to teach you something new!

Online Quilting Classes

Save on select online quilting classes from Craftsy. There are a few free classes for you to enjoy too.


Featured Designer: Vicki Ruebel

How did you get into quilting?

My mother taught me to sew when I was 7 but I didn’t get into quilting until 5 years ago. I just decided that I wanted to make a quilt and so I did. I gave my first quilt to my grandmother for Christmas. Would you believe I never took a single picture?

How/when/why did you transition from a quilter to a designer?

I’ve been designing patterns for about 3 years now. I love to challenge myself and try new things even though it does make me a little crazy at times. I don’t have much patience when things don’t work out the way I want the first time. Sometimes I give up but I usually keep at it until I figure it out.

Which quilt is your favourite? Did you design it? Why is it your favourite?

My favorite quilt has to be the quilt I made for my dad a couple years ago. The design is based on a quilt my grandmother {his mother} made for me in 1978. I was able to create an airplane template from my quilt and I used it to make his quilt. I used lots of bright batiks mixed with denim from old blue jeans. The best part…the blue jeans that I used in the quilt belonged to myself, my kids, my husband and my dad. Needless to say, he loved it.

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How many UFOs do you currently have? I really can’t count that high…I don’t have enough fingers & toes!

What size of quilt do you prefer to make/design? (e.g. table runners, lap quilts, bed quilts, etc.) I really like lap size quilts because they are quicker to finish and more of an instant gratification.

What colour do you use most often in your quilts? I don’t really gravitate to one color. But I do love bright colors.

Favourite one-sentence tip for a new quilter: Don’t be scared and know there’s always more than one way to do things!

Favourite size and brand of rotary cutter: 45mm Martelli

Favourite quote or mantra: Let it go!


Block Party #17 – Leaf Me Alone

Here’s Vicki’s block, Leaf Me Alone. Isn’t it adorable?? She’s put together a great tutorial with lots of tips on putting this block together. Head over to Vicki’s blog to download the block tutorial.

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Designer Give-Away

Vicki is giving away a charm pack of The Juggling Summer by Zen Chic. Enter the give-away on Vicki’s blog.

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