Thursday, 26 August 2010

Woven Ribbons

This is the quilt that is on our bed now. Actually it is the photo from the web because I don't seem to have a photo in my files.
I had a belated birthday gift from Dad, it is a kit from Jinny Beyer. 150 different fabrics a border print and some black (actually mine has a different fabric border I think) during half term I sat with him and did all the cutting out and labeling, my organised file with poly pockets was bulging!
I was going through a faze of waking up very early in the mornings so not wishing to wake the whole house, I sewed.
Although those pieces are only something like 4 x 1 inch when sewn, they did come together relatively quickly. I have only quickly quilted in the ditch but may go back and do more at a later date.
I was able to sit and stitch the binding down when Dad was in Myton Hospice so he was able to see it completed, as did the nurses who all commented on it and the quilt he had taken in with him. I think I will be making a quilt for them to raffle at christmas.
Do you have lists of things you would like to do, sort of personal challenges, quilt patterns or tecqunique to try? I do, I wanted to move away from my usual plain border, well I have done that now. I would not be in a huge hurry to do it again, it was tricky and it is not perfect but given the circumstances it will do.
I have always wanted to do a feathered star and I eventually found a pattern and made it up and don't know what to do with it now but I will show it next time.

Hoping that my grotty cold and the rotten weather will both be gone soon.
Till next time Liz X


Ferret said...

I've been thinking of doing a quilt like this one. I didn't think the kit made up so big. Now I know it does I might go for the lazy option ;) I do love her fabrics, they shade wonderfully and the borders are just yummy.

MagicalCoffeeCup said...


Do you happen to still have the pattern available?
Thank you :)