Last year I had finished this Ribbon Box Quilt top and finally decided to start quilting it. When I picked my fabrics for this quilt I was certain that the prints and colours I had selected would work perfectly with the design of the quilt, but when I had finished piecing it, I was not entirely sure if I had made the right selections. Because all of the fabrics are light to medium together with the white background fabric, I don't think that the ribbons 'pop' as much as I had hoped.
In the end it is a really pretty quilt and together with some beautiful textured quilting I think it will look great!
I had decided to quilt a rather dense (small scale) stippling in the background, the idea is to have the background area lay a little 'flat' and hopefully that way once I quilt the ribbons they will pop and stand out.
With all of the stitch in the ditch complete and the background quilting done it is time to move on to the 'ribbons'. I just love quilting swirls!!! I think I am going to use three or four different designs within the ribbons, its hard to decide which, but so far the swirls looks great! Maybe some large pebbles and curvy lines will work well too... I just want to have fun playing around with different textures.
So far...I think it looks great!
If you are interested in the making your own 'Ribbon Box Quilt', you can find links to the pattern in this POST I shared.
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