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I haven’t given you an update on my quilting lately – but I have been doing a lot of it, just not finishing anything! Last Friday I went to a quilt class to learn how to make a “woven ribbons” quilt. It was a new type of construction for me where one must first sew together two inch strips of fabric (making ten sets of 5 strips), then cutting those stratas into 1.5 inch strips…its complicated, but what happens at the end is the quilter has lots of these 1.5 inch strips and puts them together to make a specific pattern. Here is what I’ve accomplished so far:
I’m using raspberry and chocolate hued fabric in light, medium and dark colorways which will give the effect of ribbons woven together.
I have also been working to finish a King sized quilt which I started way back in 2009. I had it quilted for me by a professional quilter, and now all that needs doing is the binding which I am hand stitching. I’ve gotten half way around:
Finally, I am working very hard to complete a special quilt – I don’t want to tell you too much about this one because it is a gift. The photos aren’t being true to the colors – the greens are much softer and the pinks not as bright as they are showing here…I’ll post about this one more when I’m done with it: