When I was growing up, an iris was always the very first flower seen in the garden in the spring. After the months of drabness and seemingly endless days of grey skies that is our winter, that iris always seemed so rich and vibrant and such a wonderful burst of colour. When I started making the purple ribbon flower, it immediately made me think of that first iris of the spring.
The iris ribbon flower from the front.
And the back. I have graded all but the seams of the background pieces. This time I decided to press the background differently as it makes the flower stand out a bit more – and I really like that look. I may end up going back over the others to press them the same way.
I decided on the weekend that each block is going to be named for a flower. Then I started wondering which flowers the first blue one and the second pink one represent – still haven’t decided on that yet. If I’m using the very first pink one in the Ribbons of Flowers Garden Quilt, then it will be the peony but, if not, perhaps that second one will be.
The iris ribbon flower was made using the mirror image shapes of two of the shapes in the collection. When looked at beside the blue ribbon flower it’s more obvious, I think, that the flower seems to be rotating in the opposite direction. Just another variation to play with – the variations with this block truly seem endless!
Now to pick out the fabrics for the next ribbon flower. I think it may be a periwinkle flower, but am not 100 per cent sure on that quite yet. I’ll need to pull some more fabrics before I can decide. That will get done today as I want to get the shapes printed and start sewing it tonight.
It was a busy weekend with lots of errands and no pictures of the cats were taken all weekend, which is very unusual for us. So I found a couple that hadn’t been used on the blog yet.
This one of Jake from a month or so ago.
And this of Baxter, also from a month or so ago – when he was on my desk. Again. He just loves to get on my desk and find some paper in which to leave little tooth puncture marks.