March 2014

I love handwork and this great modern pattern, Botanics, by Carolyn Friedlander in the center panel was fun to make.  Hand appliqued wool felt, natural linen border, machine quilted 1/2" and accent hand quilting with pearl 12 cottons.  It hangs in my office at work these days.

Peace by Piece 2012

Here is my 14" x 14" wallhanging that I used to teach Kid's Hand Stitching at Oklahoma Quiltworks.

Peace by Piece 2012

This pillow resides in my home now, but was forever on display at Oklahoma Quiltworks.  It is my Peace by Piece pattern.  I also taught a kid's hand stitching class where we fuse the design on our background and then hand quilt with pearl cotton and a self-threading needle, as seen in the wall hanging above.

Granny Squared

May 2014

I completed this quilt as a shop model from Lori Holt's book, Great Granny Squared.  It also served as a class model for teaching the strip piecing method of constructing this quilt.  Being inspired by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts, I added natural linen borders and quilted bias straight lines 1/2" apart on my machine.  I've loved using linen for years and it finds its way in many of my quilts.  I just love how the quilting design turned out, considering I had no plan.  The texture is wonderful.  Finishes at 60" x 60".


Love Lotta Blue

May 2014

I created this simple pattern and decided to test it out on the back of my Great Granny Squared.  I fell SO in love with Lotta Jansdotter's Mormor in blue that I wish I had this on the front of a quilt.  It is a beautiful grey blue.

Hexagon Tower

January 2015

I created this pattern for Oklahoma Quiltworks and it calls for Moda precut hexagons.  Despite all the 1" strips and the hexagon Y seams, it goes together easily.  I wanted to create a simple pattern to use one pack of precut hexagons. 

Baby quilt-as-you-go 2014

I created this baby quilt for my quilt as you go class at Oklahoma Quiltworks.  It is a simple log cabin style sewn directly on the batting.  The photo doesn't do the colors justice, they are so lovely and calming.  The texture of the natural linen adds just the right amount of sophistication to this quilt.

Copyright © 2013 Ruby Grey Studio, Laura Burke

36 Patch


I participated in the quilt-a-long with Crazy Mom Quilts.  It was so much fun making this.  It is the only quilt I have kept for myself (so far), layered on my bed over a down comforter.    Many fabric designers here, mostly Denyse Schmidt, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett and Piece O' Cake Designs.

Night Snow

August 2014

This pattern, Olive, by Carolyn Friedlander was really fun to make.  Carolyn held a workshop and book signing at Oklahoma Quiltworks the summer of 2014 and I truly enjoyed meeting her.  She is a very talented designer.  I've enjoyed paper piecing for years so this pattern was  perfect for me to stitch in no time.  Now if only I could get with the program and get it quilted!  I am waiting for a block of time to practice my free motion straight line so that I can work that background behind the trees as Carolyn did in her cover model.   While I started with saturated colors for my trees in Kaffe and Marcia Derse, the design borders took a turn and became dark, almost looking like a night time snow.

Wonky Wheels

June 2014

I started playing with these wheels 3 years prior to completion.  Inspired by several antique pinwheel quilts and pictures of a pinwheel quilt by Piece O' Cake Designs, I printed a hexagon, divided it and began sewing wheels in a wonky fashion.  I used "Perfect Circles" to create 1" diameter circles that are appliqued to the center of each wheel.  When the Art Institute showing was announced at our Modern Guild meeting, I was inspired to finish this quilt.  I was thankfully on a wait list with my quilter, Linda Farrall in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and my turn arrived just in time.  Linda quilted this heavily with two layers of wool batting with many small pebbles in the open spaces.  It has since been hand-quilted in the blank hexies.