Saturday, February 3, 2018

Ribbons and Bows, for Moda Bake Shop!

"Come in! I've been baking!"*
I am so very excited to share my latest Moda Bake Shop creation with you!
Ribbons and Bows is a quilt design inspired by all those big, fun bows that Mamas put on their baby girls! I had special fun with this since I am a boy mom, and the bows around our house all shot arrows!  
I feel super lucky to have used the incredibly gorgeous Ombre Confetti Metallic bundle by V and Co!
Talk about adding some girly glitz to the project!
Not only are the hues of this collection incredible, the range within each color are clear and simply wonderful to sew with!
 Ribbons and Bows consists of several different blocks that are made of simply pieced units: half square triangle, quarter square triangle and square-in-a-square.
It is a very fun quilt to piece and see come together, so crisp and clean!
The challenge for me while making this was keeping the organization of fabrics and the layout of them consistent.
 Because the fabric combination of 2 colors is unique in each ribbon block, one must take care in cutting and piecing.  That is all that keeps this design from being a truly beginner friendly project.
I quilted a simple diagonal grid which added so much fun texture! 
I think Moda's Grunge Hits the Spot, wideback (!) is a perfect backing choice for this quilt!
A colorful, pieced binding finishes it off!
Finished measurement:  68" x 68"
Fabric:  Ombre Confetti Metallic, by Vanessa Christenson
Bella Bleached White
Grunge Hits the Spot, in Pool

The blocks could also be easily whipped up into some cute accessory pillows!
And I wonder if using plaids might turn this into a suitable "Bow Tie" quilt for a little fellow!
Let me know what you think!  I am excited to hear your thoughts on it!
Also...this is my first quilt finish for the year, and Number 1 on my Finish Along list!

*Does anyone recognize the quote? It is from one of my favorite movies, Waking Ned Devine, an invitation from Miss Kitty.  Your dose of trivia for the day!


Miss Alissa said...

Bravo! What a lovely quilt! I don't think I have seen that movie.

Sherrill said...

Love it! It's so cute!

Christine S said...

This is such a great design, I truly love it :)

felicity said...

Love the grunge widebacks! And the ombre fabrics really make your beautiful design pop - lovely finish! On behalf of the 2018 Finish A Long global hosts, thanks for participating!

Mary said...

A great quilt! Thanks for sharing your process along with your photos.