Saturday, January 15, 2011

quilt show ribbons

I've been given the task of heading the award ribbon committee for my guild's next show. Flying Geese Quilters, their show is in early October. I am designing prototypes.
This is the first one I made, and I decided it was too small. It might be okay for the young quilter's awards, though. I learned how to make some silk ribbon flowers recently, and am thinking of including them on the awards. But I have to consider the price of the ribbon, how hard they are to make, who can help, etc.

Here are versions I received from previoius quilt shows. They're very nice, and I am happy to have them. But I'm aiming towards a darker, richer look. Less summery.

I made another prototype in a bigger size. The bigger one is 3" wide, and the smaller one is 2" wide. What a difference! I like the ribbon "streamers," but am worried about the cost. Here I mixed the ribbon streamers with sari silk yarn. The "rose" on the right is another flower version that I learned how to do. This isn't a very good photo of it. Any suggestions?


Stacy Hurt said...

Hi Cindy
I love the larger size but I love the flower on the smaller one.

Cindy Cooksey said...

Thanks! I appreciate the input.