Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Making Ribbons, and a Handsome Log Cabin
Our Quilt Show is approaching in July, and this year a friend (Sharon) and I decided to fussy up the standard ribbons. We made 22 in all, 11 First, and 11 Second. We didn't have instructions, and just flew by the seat of our pants. Between paper piecing the little Pineapple Blocks, making different sized yo-yos, learning benefits or difficulties of including posterboard in the yo-yos, sewing and unsewing, demolishing the "standard" ribbons, adding more to it, knowing where to sew and where to glue, we are pretty near finished! Oh yes, a hammer was heavily used somewhere along the way! After two 4-hour meetings, most of them were nearly done. Here's one, still without it's hanging cord. We decided we wanted to show it to Guild members at the last meeting, Saturday, so everyone can see them. I stopped at JoAnns and bought a glue gun - never had one before, but it was definitely useful for this project.
The pineapple blocks are paper pieced and quilted, with a back as well, and finish at 2.5 inches. There are 2 yo-yos in different sizes, behind the little pineapple quiltlets. On the back is a white label, for names, etc.
Other than making ribbons, I made this scrappy log cabin (below), and put the blocks on vertical - wow - I LOVE how this vertical setting!!! Here it is without the border.
(Below) I added that dark border, because I had used the fabric in the side setting triangles, and LOVE how it make this standard looking quilt into one handsome quilt. The red on the outside is a dimensional flange, and I will bind it in the same blue - I have enough.
Right now it is about 52" x 62". Again, always scraps!