I've bought their ribbon and trim for years, so you can imagine how much I have enjoyed working with a whole array of treasures from Renaissance Ribbons this past week. Using my pattern, "Pretty Crazy", I've been making a 9 block quilt showcasing their ribbon and trim for them to use in their booth at trade shows.
Here's the pattern, to refresh your memory if you've seen it before:
Then it was a quick matter to sew these down with a clear thread in a zig zag stitch (such a forgiving way to sew, isn't it?)
I think I will add ribbon sashing and some simple hand embroidery here and there. But seriously, this sewed up fast.
I'll bring this to Fabric Depot this coming Saturday, and will be teaching it at Northwest Quilters Expo in Portland on September 22. My class will be hosted by Greenbaum's Quilted Forest of Salem, Oregon.
My next project is very personal and meaningful...honoring a recently deceased family member, a Superman named Mark Vasquez....you can read about this heroic and inspiring man here. I'll be making five memorial quilts for Mark's wife, daughters, father, and father-in-law. What an honor and privilege this will be.