Sunday, July 18, 2010

The silk ribbon on the batik star quilt is completed! and some links!

The silk ribbon is finished! I'm really happy with the way it looks.
One of the things I love how each bud looks different.
I did two stitches for each bud...first a straight stitch and then either a straight stitch or a ribbon stitch. I mainly used 4mm ribbon but some of the buds are done with 7mm. When I used 7mm I'd do one stitch-the blue bud below is one 7mm stitch.
I've decided on a piano key border and I've cut the fabrics already...it's pretty much used up my stash of batiks and I'm really glad. I'm going to try a microtex needle and see if the sewing goes more smoothly...batiks are so tight!

Andrea at The Train to Crazy is hosting The GREAT De-Stash Challenge...and I'm hesitatingly joining! LOL! Why hesitating...well its easy for me to join any scrap challenges but I think I've become a little afraid of some of the fabric in my closet...I've had them so long and loved them so well-do I have the courage to cut them up? What if I use them and then I see the perfect quilt to use them in-the quilt I've been saving them for-and they're all gone! I know, I know, how silly can I be--pretty silly I guess.

Beth at Love, Laugh, Quilt is hosting a striped fabric challenge and I'm joining in...I just love striped fabric and while I've used lots of homespun stripes I haven't used many bright and colorful ones and I have this wonderful pink striped fabric so that's it-the basis for my striped challenge. Now how to reconcile these two challenges will be the real challenge!

Kaaren at The Painted Quilt is starting a free Redwork BOM on June 20th. Do you love Raggety Anne and Andy? Find out all about this lovely BOM.


15 comments:

Debbie said...

This is amazing, Miri! I love the silk ribbon embroidery addition. Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

What a pretty quilt. I don't think I've ever seen one using silk ribbon embroidery. I'm looking forward to seeing it quilted.

karenfae said...

I love the silk ribbon embroidery - I have never used it but have thought of looking to see how it is done - it is such a pretty addition to the quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Pat said...

Your work is most beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Quilting!

Muddling Through said...

Miri, this post is sensory overload. That quilt of yours is SO beautiful. I can't stop looking at it, and now I have three links from you that I will have to go and look at! All I can say is, "WOW!"

Michelle said...

Miri, that is a gorgeous quilt! The silk ribbon embroidery is just over the top. Amazing!

Had to laugh about you being afraid to cut up some of your favorite fabrics. I have that problem too.

Barb said...

Oh wow...that is so awesome....going to be one beautiful quilt!

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P. said...

That is just gorgeous! Such a nice touch on a beautiful quilt.

Jacque. said...

Holy Schmoly...that is a lot of handwork! Absolutely gorgeous! Wow.

Susan said...

The silk ribbon embroidery really does enhance this quilt--just stunning. May I add my WOW to the mix! Raggedy Ann and Andy are a favorite of mine, I'll have to check that out.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my notebook cover. Your stitching on this is really very neat and so uniform!

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... what a difference the silk embroidery makes! Loved the top before, but this addition makes it wow.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my this is so pretty! Now I'm sort of humble by this and realize I have so far to go in the quilting world!
Terry

Ulla said...

The silk ribbon buds are adorable! -I have some fabrics waiting for the perfect project, but also huge amounts of ugly ones I would be glad to find use for.
I have joined the Raggedy and Friends BOM, but only just choosing fabrics for it.