Tuesday, March 11, 2014

With Ribbons : :

A new AMH Herringbone!

Yesterday I started a second Herringbone Quilt, this time using just the two Anna Maria Horner collections that didn't arrive in time to be included in my first one, Dowry and True colors! New to this quilt are also these Design Roll precuts that are making this super quick quilt make even quicker!
 
AMH Happiness!

I'm so in love with this quilt already! It was just about midnight last night when I decided that Dowry, combined with True Colors, is my favorite AMH collection to date. A revisit to her Dowry introduction post this morning confirmed that. Yes, this collection is truly a gift to us quilters!

As enthused as I am just to be finally sewing with Anna's Dowry fabrics, I'm extra excited that for this quilt I'll be adding in a layer of her richly colored Dowry jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons!

AMH Dowry jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons!

I have a full jar of Aurifil waiting to be matched up for ribbon edge-stitching!

Aurifil jar -- better than candy!

I can't wait to add them to my quilt!

Dowry Ribbon love!

How about you, have you used ribbon for added detail and texture to any of your quilts or sewing projects? 

  Maureen

45 comments:

  1. These ribbons are very beautiful! I have not sewn ribbon before but if I had these I would love to try it!

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    1. This is the first time I'll be adding ribbon to a quilt. These are incredibly soft too, it's going to be beautiful!

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  2. I have just recently started to sew with ribbon - but, none as lovely as these!

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    1. I have a giveaway planned for these, as well, so stay tuned!!

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  3. this will be lovely! i am curious how the ribbon with weather with use and care. and on another note, i have that same jar! mine is filled with embroidery floss. :)

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  4. I would love to see how you add them in. I have no idea how to use ribbon :-)

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  5. oh my, everything here are pretty ... You really have a good eye, Maureen...

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  6. Anxious to see if they shrink more than the fabric when washed. They are beautiful!

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  7. I too love these AMH collections - looking forward to seeing your quilt :)

    The ribbons are lovely - I use ribbons quite often on things like Christmas stockings, but particularly love to weave with them too and use the fabric I make from the weaving in small projects.

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  8. Love ribbons but have never used in a quilt. Can't wait to see what you do with them! These are gorgeous!

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  9. This is going to look beautiful. I can't wait to see it all put together!

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  10. My mother-in-law used to make jackets out of sweatshirts... She hand sewed the ribbon all around the edge and the edges of the sleeves. She sold them

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  11. For the love of God, use some of that ribbon for guitar straps. That is what immediately came to mind when I saw it. I think I'm going through project withdrawal .

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  12. The fabric is gorgeous! The ribbons are too and I can't wait to see how you use it in the quilt. I use ribbon quite often in my projects. It's great for embellishing!

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  13. This fabric is gorgeous. I just started noticing ribbons in our local quilt shop but wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I can't wait to see how you incorporate it into your quilt.

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  14. I bought the sweetest ribbon trims last summer when I was vacationing on the South Carolina coast. One in red/beige, the other in blue/beige. I just recently added the red trim to a skinny pincushion I made, Zakka style. It was just the touch. I don't often embellish, but when done well, it's beautiful! I love your collection, can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  15. Just curious, can these ribbons be washed? Looks gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Darcy! I'm assuming yes, but just sent Edith (the Renaissance rep) an email asking if there are any special washing instructions. I really don't think there will be. The ribbons are so often used in pillows & garments, and when I was contacted about using them I asked if they could be included in a quilt and the response was "Absolutely!" I can't wait to see this one come together!

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  16. I have not, but they sure would be pretty!

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  17. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Fabulous fabrics and beautiful ribbons. I have not used ribbons but will in future!

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  18. I've never seen a quilt that incorporated ribbons before. I can't wait to see how it turns out! (And I'm a H U G E fan of your herringbone quilt, so I'm extra excited to see the finished product!)

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  19. Oh the ribbons are going to look fab when they're sewn in! A friend of mine just bound a quilt in velvet ribbon

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  20. This Herringbone Quilt is going to be spectacular!! Just like you, my favorite AMH collections are Dowry and True Colors and combining these two is a match made in heaven! You must be having a ball working with these 5(!) yell rolls!! The ribbons too are absolutely beautiful! Hope to be able to buy some soon to make a gorgeous pillow.

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    1. Thank you! Actually my quilt requires I use only two rolls of Dowry and one of True Colors, so the others I'll be giving away here when I share my finished quilt! I'll also have one yard of each of the Dowry ribbons to give away, too! Stay tuned... :)

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  21. Oh my gosh! What wonderful eye candy! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  22. Hi, everyone!
    I used ribbons always! I make bows and also I use them to enhance and embellish the dresses for girls I made.
    Love them!!!

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  23. I have been wanting to create w/ribbon for a long time but have not yet. looking forward to seeing your creation!

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  24. These are really nice and I think they'll add a lot of interest to a quilt. Love the colors.

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  25. My friend and I are working on herringbone quilts using your tutorial. My first 2 panels were great. On the next panels, I am having trouble maintaining the 45° angle. Any tips?

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  26. Beautiful!!! I can't wait to see your finished quilt I know it wil be amazing! I have thought of a million ideas for my Dowry fabrics but haven't been able to cut into it all yet! Love the ribbons thanks for sharing!!!

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  27. So, so, beautiful fabric! I have never even thought about adding ribbons to quilts, but with new grandchildren coming this year, I am in the create mode.....as soon as I find out whether we have a boy or a girl! Ribbons would certainly be a fun and pretty way to add something special for the new baby quilt! Thanks so much for this post!

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  28. I am visiting from Sew and Sow Farm blog and Jan said to say hello. Hello. Your blog is quite intriguing and now I am signed up via email. Thank you sew very much...

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  29. I am wondering when you quilt as you go - do the seams get really thick and hard to sew together? I have never quilted as I went and am curious . . .
    Thanks - love your blog!!!

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  30. I have used ribbon and it gets '"warpy" except the cross grain kind it doesnt. I think if it has the thin rubber backing. I love this fabric too.

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  31. This quilt looks luscious! I love the colors. I can't wait to see more of it.

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  32. LOVE the saturated colors of this line! And, those ribbons add such a touch of richness. I LOVE THIS QUILT! Each time you make one I think its the best one I've see yet...this one is no exception. Thank you for sharing your blessed talent.

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  33. Your Herringbone Quilt is absolutely spectacular! I look at your pictures over and over again to enjoy this symphony of colors. The ribbons and the fabrics combine into a wonderful ode to beauty and color!! Wonderful creation!!

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    1. Thank you Kitty! I love the rich colors, but also the shimmer that the ribbons add! It's one of my favorite quilts to date!

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