A blue ribbon flower, that is. I learned a few things sewing this one that weren’t really things I even thought about with the first pink one as that one was all batiks.
I thought the darker blue was perfect as it was not one of the thicker quilting cottons. Clearly not as fine as a batik, but it was – or so I thought – more than good enough. I was wrong. The lighter blue behaved perfectly, but not the darker one! It frayed when I was circling the intersection where all 12 of the flower petals meet. So lesson learned. I will be very careful about my fabric choices for the ribbon flowers and think I’ll probably use a mixture of fabrics which will include at least one batik. And I’ll definitely press the pieced arcs before joining them with the others.
Then I spent ages looking for just what fabrics I might use for my next ribbon flower. I think it’s going to involve some red as I keep going back to a particular red batik. I know I have what I think may be the perfect pink to go with it – I just have to find it. I think it may be still with the fabrics that I used in the Joseph’s Coat top as I’ve kept them isolated in case I want to go back and add another row to it. I’ll print the shapes for the next ribbon flower tomorrow and it may get done in time for Monday’s post.
But oh, my – yesterday, I was pulling more and more fabrics and think I may have enough combinations for quite a few Ribbon Flowers already mostly chosen.
“What Colour Now, Guys?”
Thursday afternoon, Jake had sole possession of the kitty tree until Baxter landed on the lower level. Usually when Baxter does that, it’s the beginning of some jockeying for that top perch – but not yesterday. Yesterday Jake was letting it be known, with a series of paw taps on Baxter’s head, that he was not giving up possession of that top tier. It went on for quite a few minutes. While most of the shots were too blurry as they were moving, I did manage to capture this one.