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Monday, January 25, 2010


Someone my mother-in-law, Diane, knows called her up to see if she could make a quilt for her daughter’s high school graduation.  Her daughter is really into horses and had lots of ribbons, so the mom thought it would be neat to have a ribbon quilt made.  Diane said okay.  Little did she know that a LARGE tote full of ribbons would make it into her craft room and she would have to come up with a design.  (Unfortunately we did not get a picture of the original tote but it was quite an overwhelming and daunting task). 

After staring at the tote for hours waiting for inspiration, Diane decided to do some goggling and see what else was out there.  She finally decided on a ‘bargello-like’ design.  You will see from the pictures below, that not only did Diane complete the challenge given to her, but she did it with flying colors!045    an overview…029   Diane took some of the blank ribbons and wove them to make a upper and lower border for the quilt.  I just love the dimension and effect it adds to the completed quilt.  032 A zigzag stitch down the line of each ribbon creates the quilting for this quilt.  Much more would've hidden what the ribbons have to show.033  Even her corners are perfect!  AND she managed to use the ribbons for the binding…looks and works perfectly!035   A flannel is the back of the quilt.038      



niftyknits said...

My goodness - she wasn't kidding! I wonder what the collective noun for so many ribbons is? It certainly made a beautiful quilt, what a way to keep all those memories.

Nora said...

This is absolutely gorgeous

kimbuktu said...


Weeza said...

Wow! That is amazing. I'm sure she will love it.

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