Puff Flowers for Ruby Mae


I’ve titled this quilt,

which you may have seen before,

Puff Flowers for Ruby Mae.


Puff FLowers Quilting Ideas

Ruby Mae is my paternal grandma who has lived her long life in Red Lodge, Montana, a small town of about 2000 people.  She has always been a bright and cheery presence and has wonderful stories to share.

As I was making these flowers, I was holding her in my mind. Her vision and memories are shifting, requiring the boldness and clarity that this quilt depicts for best comprehension.


Puff Flowers mounted back sunshine view

It carries with it the bold spirit of the western pioneer women and the blessings of deep grandmother’s love.  She would be honored to learn her influence has spread into your home and the lives of those you love.

This quilt will be on sale and available to see at the

Northampton Modern Quilt Guild

Special Exhibit

at the Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild show

in April 2015.


Puff Flowers Quilting Detail


  1. mitzi says:

    Aunt Ruby was a huge influence in my life in so many ways. The family she created has always been a big part of growing my own heart. An immediate memory your quilt stirs for me are the birthday gifts that she gave me in the form of pieces of fabric. I learned to sew at age 6, pedalling a lovely machine so often that i acquired knee injuries. Gifts were precious in those days as they were rare, and Aunt Ruby acknowledged me in a special way via her new fabric piece that i would then get to decide how and what to sew for myself. Warm memories of the Hyvonen home, always full of children, a piano, coffee on the stove, chocolate cake to die for, adults conversing, some of my favorite people to play and go exploring.

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