Pink Ribbon Flower

Ribbon Flower - Pinkwtmk

My first ribbon flower block is finished – and I’m thrilled with it! It may become Peony Quilt block number 2. Or it may become the first of a variety of ribbon flowers in a second quilt. I know I want to make all sorts of ribbon flowers in different colours, so this may be the first block of a second quilt that has been started. All the time I was working on this block, I kept thinking about hydrangea. So perhaps I’m going to go through my fabrics to find just the right fabrics for that.

It was fun to sew, except the pink batik that I used for the largest piece was very hard to get the needle through. I have to be more picky about the batiks I use for hand piecing.

Ribbon Flower backwtmk

The back after pressing, but before I graded the seams.

There is no way I would have dreamt of making this block without being able to print the shapes with the Inklingo Ribbon Flower collection, as  having those exact lines and matching points is what made it so much easier than it may appear. And all that curved piecing? It made for many hours of delightful sewing on the weekend for me.

There are many variations that can be made of this block with the various shapes in the collection and varying the placement of fabrics, so I know I’m in for a lot of piecing of these blocks as I want to make them all! I keep thinking of various colour combinations I want to try with the different variations – it seems almost endless. If only I could sew as fast as I come up with ideas!

tending the ribbon flower patchwtmk

“Tending the Ribbon Flower Patch”

Jake on Couch - June 30, 2017wtmk

Jake had a relaxing Canada Day weekend, lounging on the couch, keeping possession of the remote controls and phone while playing Words with Friends.

Baxter and toyswtmk

Baxter had to have a snooze on the floor with a few toys.

24 thoughts on “Pink Ribbon Flower

    • Thank you! The block is so enticing I can’t stand it – I want to make every single possible one as I can see how many different effects can be had, depending on placement of fabrics!

      Cathi

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    • Thank you!! If I make all the variations I want to make, it’s could be an enormous sampler quilt – I think it might be enough for two or three!

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  1. Hi Cathi. Love your Ribbon Flower block ! I’ll be starting mine as soon as I finish my current project ..oh heck.. Who am I kidding? I can’t wait. I’ll do a block now😃.

    I have trouble hand piecing some batiks too. So stopped using them mostly. Have a wonderful weekend.

    A

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    • Ha, ha, ha – of course you have to do a block now! It’s impossible to resist! I’ve learned there is a vast difference in batiks from manufacturer to manufacturer.

      I hope you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow as well!

      Cathi

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    • All the different looks one can get with this block, depending on placement of fabrics — who could resist that?! I’ve definitely got Ribbon Flower fever! 😉

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  2. This block is beautiful! I love the careful grading of colors, too. Will you be making any in different colors? Shades of purple would be lovely. And I know what you’re saying about batiks, I had some that were the texture of suede. Beautiful to look at, very hard to use.

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    • Thank you! I’m definitely making some in different colours and using the placement of fabrics to create even more special looks. It’s a block with seemingly endless possibilities and I want to make them all! There is a huge difference in batiks from manufacturer to manufacturer, it seems. I love the look of batiks, but that pink in this block was much too hard to get a needle through. I think it will be saved for small pieces only!

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  3. Beautiful block Cathi! Front and back! Do you always grade all of your seams or only those that might shadow through? Love your work (and Inklingo!!). I can tell you had a Happy Canada Day weekend. Betsy

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    • Thank you, Betsy! I do tend to grade almost all of my seams – I got into that habit and it really does make a difference in how nicely a quilt drapes and, of course, makes it much easier for hand quilting.

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  4. This is such a pretty block. I love the swirly look of curved pieces.
    It certainly looks like Canada excitement tookva toll on the cats! Hope you had as wonderful a time as we did.

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    • Thanks, Brenda – we did have a great Canada Day! I love the swirly look of curved pieces too – plus I just love curved piecing. The Ribbon Flower block has huge possibilities for loads of different looks, all depending on placement of fabrics and what variations I choose to make – and, of course, I want to make every single one of them in a myriad of different fabrics!

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    • He gets loads of tummy tickles!

      I have so many ideas I want to play with, with that block! I can’t stand it because I want to make them all!!

      Cathi

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    • Thank you! It has so many possibilities it’s impossible to pick just which one I want to make next! The look can be so different, depending on the placement of fabrics, that I can see making many, many of these blocks!

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  5. Hi Cathi, that’s a nice block….. so pretty… it looks like it flows… I’m looking forward to seeing all the others.
    Baxter..lol…. my dog sleeps like that.

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    • Thank you! It’s fun to sew together and I love how different it can look, depending on placement of fabrics! Baxter sleeps like that a lot – and it always make us laugh.

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