Ribbons

DSC_0009On the drive back to Columbia from Williamston, SC, Ann Maletic and I stopped at Viking Sew and Quilt in Greenville.  If you panic in small and tight spaces, this shop is not for you.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a great shop, the ladies are helpful and friendly; but, the aisles are very narrow and bolts of fabric are stacked 10 deep on the floor and up to the ceiling on shelves.  You will find an extensive collection of batiks.  All of my one yard cuts measured 38″ so I applaud them for the ample cut.

The sale fabric is located in a well lighted classroom.  Several quilts were hanging on the walls.  While they appeared to come from different patterns, they are all from the same one.  Scrap Crazy Play Book by Karen Montgomery.  Ribbons caught Ann’s attention.   Ann is Co-Chair of Devine Quilt Guild Charity Quilt Committee and is always on the lookout for quick and easy patterns that produce beautiful quilts.  The class sample was done in juvenile fabrics and primary colors and it was an eye catcher.

Templates to speed the cutting process are in the book.  Creative Grids also makes a package of three non-slip Scrap Crazy rulers, which I purchased.  Keeping in mind I work on 6 to 8 quilt tops at a time, I finished ribbons in two days.  The rulers have notches that will give you precise piecing every time.

This top is made with Christmas fabric because I was recently gifted a large amount of Christmas fabric scraps.  Ribbons does not include a border; I added one to make it a more ample sized charity quilt.

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