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.  

Is this not a lovely collection ?  The large ribbon was purchased, but we took it apart as well.  

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!  

Happy Quilting!


Janet O. said...

Very classy ribbons for your quilt show. Nice work.
Yes, that is a really nice log cabin setting. Love the look!~

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, you keep raising the bar. Excellent job. Love the quilt.

Kathleen said...

just fabulous! Both of them... well done!

Lindah said...

Those ribbons are so cool! What an honor it would be to win one.
The log cabin is really elegant the way you have set/bordered/flanged/bound it.
You have such good ideas.
Stay safe and well.

Kristy said...

Love the ribbons and the quilt is so gorgeous! What a great setting for it. You have wonderful scraps! I really should make a log cabin sometime. Thanks for sharing. K-

antique quilter said...

beautiful log cabin. I love how the blue makes the quilt blocks float. Red flange is a perfect addition.
wow those ribbons are beautiful

Ruth said...

Those are gorgeous ribbons! What a nice idea. Of course I love log cabin quilts - especially scrappy ones!

Vic in NH said...

When in doubt, add red. The log cabin is fabulous! And those ribbons are so cleverly done, good for you!

Debi said...

Wow, I just love your quilt show ribbons. I have been looking for ideas and patterns to make ribbons for our quilt show next year and your ribbon idea is fabulous! Thanks for being so generous and sharing how you made them!

Purple Pam said...

Love the log cabin quilt. Your ribbons for the quilt show are fantastic! Great job, both of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine, Love the log cabin quilt and the ribbons are so cute. Hope you don't have anymore bad weather. Just got back from my parents in ND and had one night that was a little bit stormy. I just got a long arm, so I am learning how it all works. Have a great day.

Diane in WA