Yesterday, the much-anticipated Inklingo Ribbon Flower collection was released and – all I can say is wow! There are so many variations possible that I think I could make a number of quilts using it and know I’m going to make a variety of blocks using different fabrics, because I can’t possibly resist doing so. But first I had to pick out some pink batiks for a Ribbon Flower block for the Peony Quilt.
First I got all my freezer paper cut to size and labelled and the batiks needed for each shape.
Then a few minutes later, I’d printed everything needed for that first block.
The freezer paper was put into the Peony Quilt folder which now has the custom size pieces I need when printing either the 12″ Double Sunflower or the new Ribbon Flower as I can re-use the freezer paper many, many times.
A few more minutes and the shapes were all cut out. For the first block, I kept the pieces in individual little glassine envelopes, thinking I might get pieces confused but now that I’ve sewn together the pieced arcs I know that won’t be an issue in the future so the envelopes will be retired and used for something else.
Then I began to sew. I got the little segments sewn together for the six pieced arcs I need for the first block and know I’ll have that first Ribbon Flower peony block done quickly. Oh, my – I’m going to absolutely love all this fabulous curved piecing! I can’t wait to get this first block finished!
Jake was yawning – a new collection, he knows, means that my attention is totally dedicated to printing and sewing.
Baxter looked rather less than impressed with the whole thing too!