And the Next Ribbon Flower will be?

I spent a lot of time on the weekend trying to find just the right fabrics for my next ribbon flower. And I do mean a lot. It started Friday afternoon and is still ongoing. I pull a group of fabrics, bring them out to the living room and then look at them for a few hours or a day or so.  Actually, there are three or four groupings I’m looking at and changing periodically by adding and subtracting fabrics.

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This grouping will definitely be part of a Ribbon Flower. I know I want to add something else to that group, but haven’t quite decided what. So that group sits until I get it figured out.

But the next one? Well, the next one is going to be …

Pink Ribbon Flower pieceswtmk

… pink. Of course. No one who reads my blog is surprised by that, I’m sure. So I finally got these pieces printed and started sewing it together last night. I’m excited about how I think this one is going to look. It will be a bit different than the first two. It won’t be part of the Peony Quilt, but will be part of the Ribbon Flower quilt I’ve decided I’m making now as well.  I suppose that was inevitable – it is all curved piecing so to me it’s irresistible!!

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“So You Wanted Pink Fabric?”

Jake July 9, 2017wtmk

Jake was very curious about something that was going on out on the roof garden.

Baxter July 9, 2017wtmk

I’m convinced that Baxter knows he’s about to have his photo taken and will often just pose for me!

16 thoughts on “And the Next Ribbon Flower will be?

  1. Hi I do the same thing…..love the ribbon flower but am still working on my whirling fan (the second one I have made) and already getting getting groups of fabric together for ribbon flower. All quilters must think alike! By then way, do you have any ideas or in put on there Labyrinth block! Just don’t seem to be able to draw that one out and put together properly. Love your cats…I have two girls, Chloe n Zoie, 8 yrs. Old shih zues.

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    • Getting groups of fabrics together for a block seems like something we would all do! I think it’s half the fun of it all! From the pictures of the labyrinth quilts I’ve seen online, it seems like the ones that are the most effective have four very distinct values – a light, medium, dark and then very dark. I saw a picture of one that was done in tones of greys with a white and a black – and it was very, very effective.

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  2. Morning Cathi!! Oh that first grouping is perfect!!
    Of course the pink one is too. What don’t you like about the first grouping?
    Yup…… Baxter loves the camera for sure.
    That’s a precious pic of Jake.
    can’t wait to see the next ribbon flower!
    Have a joyful day.

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    • It’s not that I don’t like the first grouping of fabrics – I just feel like I need to add something to it, perhaps something a bit unexpected. Who knows – perhaps it will be a faint pink as there is a faint pink in the background print.

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  3. I love both groupings of fabric as they are. I’ve been meaning to say that Baxter is a very intelligent looking cat. Jake looks like he might like cuddling. Both different, both very likeable.

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    • The pink grouping won’t change as I’m already putting that one together. The other may get something added to it – I’m still thinking about that. Baxter is very intelligent – he constantly amazes us with just how smart he is. And you absolutely nailed it about Jake – the minute I sit down, he’s on my lap. He can never get enough cuddles!

      Cathi

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    • The 12 days of Christmas in July blog hop sounds like fun! I’m going to watch to see what is on the blogs listed as hosting it! I can never, it seems, get anywhere near enough pink. 😉

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  4. Jake: “Oh, ma, get a life. Pink again?!?!?!?!”
    Baxter: “I need a pink collar. With diamonds.”
    Put some lemon yellow in with the blue/greens. Bright. Things are too monochromatic.

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    • Baxter in a pink collar with diamonds sounds too funny, but I’m sure he’d want no part of it and wouldn’t be happy if I found him one and tried to actually put it on him! 😉

      I want each block to be a study in shades of one colour. Then the whole top will be a garden of individual flowers. So far I may have two pinks and one blue – I’m undecided about whether that first block I did will go in with the Peony Quilt or will be part of the Ribbons of Flowers Garden Quilt.

      I want to make some Ribbon Flower blocks that use all sorts of contrasting colours, but not for this first quilt top that I’ve started.

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