Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Ribbon Box Quilt - WIP

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!

Pin Basting

Pin Basting

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.

Stippling


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.


Swirls and Stippling

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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28 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, this is lovely! I especially like the quilted swirls.

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

I really like this pattern. Thanks for sharing. Also the quilting adds so much. Beautiful!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such gorgeous photos! This is a beautiful quilt and the quilting will be such a compliment to the design. Love the swirls and can't wait to see what else you decide!

Vicki in MN said...

The quilting on the ribbons is gonna make it all pop quite nicely in the end!

KMTrott said...

You're quilting on this is wonderful!

Southern Gal said...

Wow. The quilting does make the ribbons pop. Great job!

Renee said...

It does look great! The quilting works really well with the fabric patterns and quilt pattern.

Ruth said...

It really does look great and the photos do a great job of showing how you made the ribbons pop. Love the sweetness of this quilt. Feels perfect for spring!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Just beautiful Marelize! Loving everything about this quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jasmine said...

So pretty! I think giving each ribbon a different texture will emphasize the individual ribbons. I love your swirls.

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

Gorgeous quilting! And I like the woven effect.

Jennifer said...

How pretty! I think it would be fun to leave some of the ribbons unquilted! Then they would really pop out!

Preeti said...

Beautiful, the quilt and the quilting!

Daphne Lewis said...

The quilting detail on this is transforming and highlighting the fabrics. A beautiful job!!

Kathy said...

Those swirls look beautiful beside the dense stipping.

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful quilting ... :) Pat

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love the swirls

Valerie Levy said...

Beautiful! The contrast might not be what you hoped for in the fabrics but the choice to use different quilting motifs/textures certainly provides the contrast you were craving!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I can easily see your concerns about all the fabrics were all similar in value but how you're choosing to quilt it is making all the difference and I can already see the ribbons popping. Looks great!

Catherine said...

The background quilting really shows the ribbons off. What a difference!

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

That's coming along so nicely! I think you've chosen well for the quilting. It is definitely nice to see those ribbons "pop"! Great job!

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

Your quilting is taking a lovely quilt right up to stunning!

Carla said...

This looks fantastic! Your quilting is gorgeous.

Michelle Carlson said...

WOW! First off, the tight stippling in the white areas makes a huge difference. Second, those swirls combined with the stitched border you made on the ribbons are too adorable. I think you're doing a fabulous job.

Rebecca Grace said...

Marelize, that's exactly how I would have handled the quilting. The dense background fill on the white fabric gives much more contrast to the ribbon stripes despite the low contrast between the fabrics. I think it looks beautiful and it's one of those great examples of how the right quilting really does make or break the quilt.

Schulz Family said...

Wow that quilting is amazing. Love it.

Allison Babcock said...

Wow! The quilting really brought the quilt to life. So beautiful.

Kate said...

The quilting on this made a huge difference!

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