Also, as with the other two, I used a double ribbon trim. To do this, I sewed the right side of the blue dotted ribbon down close to the edge. Then, tucking the gray grosgrain ribbon just under the left edge, I sewed through both ribbons. I made a bow with the blue, like I do for my cards, and stitched it down to the garment. The ends of the ribbon were zig-zagged to avoid fraying.
Through the generosity of four quilting ladies I know from the HGTV message board I have started a quilt for my great grand daughter. I had never worked with “string” blocks before so this is a new and delightful adventure for me. These ladies, whom I will mention in a moment, were part of a swap of string blocks that I had started to join, but backed out because of the tragedy with my Joey. I was right to back out because I wouldn’t have been able to keep my share of the bargain. We were to choose what colors we wanted our string blocks to be and I had chosen primary colors with a 2 inch white center strip. These 4 ladies made 3 blocks each for me! What a joy it has been to receive these over the course of these last couple of trying months. Their act of kindness was such a bright spot for me as I continue to get through my grief and I am ever so thankful to them. I have created 4 more blocks myself, bringing the total to 16. I am putting a white sashing between each. I found a sweet baby dragonfly print at work and will use it to make a border which will tie all the brilliant colors together. I haven’t decided on the binding color yet – thought I’d see what pops out at me once I get more of it together. I love the idea of bright quilts for children, and it gets cold up there where they are so extra quilts is a good and needful commodity.
These sweet ladies have exceeded my expectations of beautiful blocks! My heartfelt thanks go out to:
Brandy – aka Brandyquilter
Christine – aka cksvett
Colleen – aka Alexemmarose
Sandie – aka Crazy’boutquilts
You so didn’t have to do this, my sweet friends, but I am grateful for the joy it has brought me, and I know it will please my DGD and eventually her precious baby too.