Other Recent Quilts

A collection of some of Ruth's recent quilts.
These are no longer available for sale.

The quilts shown in this web site on "Quilts for Sale" and "Other Recent Quilts" are unique one-of-a-kind pieces of Art. These quilts are copyrighted by the artist, Ruth B. McDowell, and may not be copied, reproduced or reprinted without specific written permission from Ruth. No patterns for any of these quilts are available. You may not attempt to make your own pattern from these images.

As one of the foremost teachers of Design for Pieced Quilts, Ruth focused her professional life on teaching students how to design their own original piecing patterns. Her pair of books, Ruth B. McDowell's Piecing Workshop and Ruth B. McDowell's Design Workshop, distill the essence of her process, and will guide you into making your own patterns for your own quilts. The Piecing Workshop book also contains patterns for a sample block and two art quilts, a Maple Leaf and a Waterlily. In the section "Online Store" you will find links to Print on Demand copies of these two books.

Also in the "Online Store," you can order copies of four of the five of Ruth's books which are primarily patterns for you to use, once you own the book:

  • Symmetry, a Design System for Quiltmakers
  • Pieced Flowers
  • Pieced Vegetables (Ruth's favorite)
  • When Quilters Gather
  • Ruth's first book, Pattern on Pattern, may be available in online and used book sources.

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Passages Passages
37.5” x 32” 95x81cm ©2016
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Sunbonnet Girl Sunbonnet Girl
22” x 28” ©2015
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

The Barn The Barn
64” x 33” 163 x 84 cm ©2015
Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Stanley Stanley
24” x 17 3/4” 61x45 cm ©2015
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Goose in the Pond Goose in the Pond
34” x 27” 86 x 69 cm ©2015
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Pippi Sliding Pippi Sliding
39.5” x 30” ©2014
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Daffodills 2 Daffodills 2
28” x 61.5” 71 x 156 cm ©2014
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Amaryllis Amaryllis
39.5” x 43” 100 x 109 cm ©2014
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

He Caught Her Eye He Caught Her Eye
34.5 x 30 88 x 76 cm ©2014
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Duck at the Crossroads Duck at the Crossroads
25.5” x 20” 65 x 51 cm ©2014
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Amber Hen Amber Hen
21” x 16” 53 x 41 cm ©2014
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Venturing Out Venturing Out
20.5” x 18” 52 x 46 cm ©2014
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Yellow Birches - March Yellow Birches - March
54” x 35” ©2013
Machine pieced, machine quilted, cottons, cotton/linen back, cotton batting

Duck, Weeding Duck, Weeding
20.5” x 18” 52 x 46 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

November Chicken November Chicken
18” x 16” 46 x 40.5 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Blue Moon Chicken Blue Moon Chicken
20.5” x 16.5” 52 x 42 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Rosie S. Chicken Rosie S. Chicken
23.5” x 17.5” 60 x 45 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Runner Duck at Rest Runner Duck at Rest
28” x 17.5” 71 x 44 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Le Coq de Colrain Le Coq de Colrain
18 x 21” 46 x 53 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Runner Ducks Look Left and Right Runner Ducks Look Left and Right
23 x 18” 58 x 46 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Chicken in the Tall Grass Chicken in the Tall Grass
23.5”x 21.5” 60 x 54.5 cm ©2012
Machine pieced, machine quilted, cotton fabrics including a hand-embroidered scrap, cotton batting

Ella Ella
23” x 28.5” 58 x 73 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Black Cock with Geranium Leaves Black Cock with Geranium Leaves
18” x 19” 46 cm x 48 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Red Hen and Chicks Red Hen and Chicks
19.5” x 18” 49 cm x 46 cm ©2012
Machine pieced, hand appliquéd, machine quilted, cottons, cotton batting

Chickens in the Poppy Patch Chickens in the Poppy Patch
25.5” x 27” 65 cm x 69 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Hunting for Crickets Hunting for Crickets
27” x 20.5” 69 cm x 52 cm ©2012
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

The Carnival Chickens The Carnival Chickens
26.5" x 27.5" 67 cm x 70 cm ©2011
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Moth Orchids 2 Moth Orchids 2
43" x 56" ©2011
Machine pieced, machine appliquéd, machine quilted Cottons, cotton batting

Rose - Yellow Rose - Yellow
21" x 18.5" ©2011
Machine pieced, curved seams, machine quilted Cottons, cotton batting

Rose - Pink Rose - Pink
20.5" x 21" ©2011
Machine pieced, straight seams and inset corners, machine quilted Cottons, cotton batting

Rose - White Rose - White
17" x 20" ©2011
Machine pieced, straight seams, machine quilted Cottons, cotton batting

A Kid Amid the Daisies A Kid Amid the Daisies
29” x 27.5” 74 x 70 cm ©2011
Machine pieced, machine appliquéd, machine quilted, cottons, cotton batting

Rooster at Rest Rooster at Rest
30.5” x 31” 77.5 x 79 cm ©2011
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Sap Buckets Sap Buckets
40” x 54” 102 x 137 cm ©2011
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Three Ducks Three Ducks
21” x 36” 53 x 91 cm ©2011
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Spring Beauties Spring Beauties
31” x 30” 79 x 84 cm ©2011
Machine Pieced, Machine Appliquéd, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Gilia Gilia
38.5” x 22.5” 98 x 57 cm ©2011
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Cactus Flowers - Yellowgreen Cactus Flowers - Yellowgreen
42.5" x 37.5" 108 x 95cm ©2011
Machine Pieced, Hand Embroidered, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting, Novelty Yarn

Prickly Pear Quilt Prickly Pear Quilt
47.5" x 40" ©2010
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

The Red Hen The Red Hen
20" x 17" 51cm x 43cm ©2010
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Chicken with Hazelnuts Chicken with Hazelnuts
24" x 24" 62cm x 62cm ©2010
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Two Hens on an Urban Outing Two Hens on an Urban Outing
28" x 22" 71 x 59 cm ©2010
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Jet and Boomer Jet and Boomer
39" x 40" 99 x 102cm ©2009
Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Great Uncle Enoch Great Uncle Enoch
29.5" x 20.5" 75 x 52cm ©2009
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Chicken with a Pearl Earlobe Chicken with a Pearl Earlobe
22" x 20" ©2009
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Borage 3 Borage 3
38” x 31” 97 x 79 cm ©2009
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Rayon Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Lady's Slippers III Lady's Slippers III
30.5" x 22" 77.5cm x 56cm ©2009
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Rooster Rooster
25.5" x17" 65 x 43 cm ©2009
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Sumac 2 Sumac 2
59.5" x28.5" 151 x 73 cm ©2009
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton/Linen Backing, Cotton Batting

Blue-eyed Grass Blue-eyed Grass
35" x 31" ©2008
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

At the Heath Fair At the Heath Fair
66.5" x 53" ©2008
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Blue Clematis Blue Clematis
35" x 31" ©2008
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Sumac Quilt Sumac Quilt
81" x 44" ©2008
Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Wallflowers Wallflowers
48" x 88.5" 122 x 225 cm ©2007
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Crossing Arch Crossing Arch
46" x 38" ©2007
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Wooden Bridge, Colrain, Massachusetts Wooden Bridge, Colrain, Massachusetts
28" x 40" 71 x 102 cm ©2007
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Ancestor? Ancestor?
39.5" x 52" ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Kin Can Can-Can Kin Can Can-Can
39" x 60" ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Seed Catalog Series: Pansies Seed Catalog Series: Pansies
50" x 37" 127 x 94cm ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Ostrich Quilt Ostrich Quilt
45" x 77" 114 x 196 cm ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton / Linen Backing, Cotton Batting

Stone Wall Stone Wall
61.5" x 53.5" 156 x 136cm ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Electric Chard Electric Chard
32" x 40" 81 x 102 cm ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Hot Poppies Hot Poppies
35.5" x 44" ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Fenced In Fenced In
51" x 68" ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Linen/Cotton Backing, Cotton Batting

Witch Hazel - Jelena Witch Hazel - Jelena
80" x 61" ©2005
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Before the Ice Before the Ice
86" x 33" ©2006
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Bananas Bananas
38.5" x 45" 98 x 114 cm ©2005
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Yellowware Bowl Yellowware Bowl
43" x 43" 109 x 109 cm ©2005
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Hand Appliqued Apple Stems, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Daylily: Ruffled Red Daylily: Ruffled Red
45" x 37" 114 x 94 cm ©2005
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Fisherboy Fisherboy
42" x 18" ©2005
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Brown-eyed Susans Brown-eyed Susans
50" x 63" 127 x 160 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Cineraria Cineraria
39.5" x 46" 100 x 117 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cottons, Cotton Batting

Sun and Rain, a Green Hill, Goats, and CHEESE Sun and Rain, a Green Hill, Goats, and CHEESE
45" x 38" 114 x 96 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Baron von Ruffhausen Baron von Ruffhausen
45" x 35" 114 x 90 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Hillman Farm Goats Hillman Farm Goats
35.5" x 35.5" 90 x 90 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Red Gate Red Gate
38" x 29" 96 x 74 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Rain in Bergen Rain in Bergen
41" x 29.5" 104 x 75 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Flora of the Cherry Tree Flora of the Cherry Tree
33" x 61" 84 x 155 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Hand Embroidered, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Sawtooth Tulip Sawtooth Tulip
35" x 53" 89 x 135 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Night Maple Night Maple
57" x 48" 145 x 123 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Hand Appliqued and Embroidered, Cotton Fabrics, Thread, Batting

Moosewood Moosewood
56.5" x 47" 144 x 119 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Asiatic Dayflower Asiatic Dayflower
52" x 67" 132 x 170 cm ©2004
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Hand Applique, and Embroidery, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Chickens in a Blue Field Chickens in a Blue Field
47" x 31" 119 x 79 cm ©2003
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Moo Moo
43" x 84" 109 x 213 cm ©2003
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Fort Morrison Jerseys Fort Morrison Jerseys
46" x 65.5" 117 x 297 cm ©2003
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Linen, Cotton Batting

Himalayan Blue Poppy Himalayan Blue Poppy
70.5" x 52" 179 x 132 cm ©2003
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Madame Blu's Chickens Madame Blu's Chickens
34" x 29" 86 x 73.5 cm ©2003
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Oseberg Ship Oseberg Ship
65" x 50" 165 x 12 cm ©2003
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Summer Lily Summer Lily
70" x 58" 178 x 147 cm ©2002
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

The Schooner Change The Schooner Change
46.5" x 67.5" 118 x 171 cm ©2002
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Reflections Reflections
58.5" x 23" 149 x 59 cm ©2002
Machine Pieced, Hand Applique, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Ikat Anemones Ikat Anemones
38" x 31" 97 x 79 cm ©2002
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Cod Cod
113" x 64" 287 x 162 cm ©2002
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Mother of Pearl & Plastic Buttons, Cotton Batting

Rue Rue
52" x 56" 134 x 135 cm ©2001
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Dotted Dancer Dotted Dancer
57" x 40" 145 x 105 cm ©1998
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Scramble Scramble
88.5" x 75.5" 225 x 191 cm ©1992
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Snowflake Snowflake
103" x 89" 262 x 226 cm ©1990
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Polyester Batting

©2004 Ruth B. McDowell