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