Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Blogger's BOM April

This month the designer is Mrs. Schmenkman 
All the fabrics I've used so far are from my own stash and the red and white fabrics are Westfalen fabrics from Germany. Funny enough I bought them years ago in Japan at the Tokyo at the International Quilt Festival and have been saving them for something special.  


At the same time, I also bought these ribbons. I would like to somehow use them in the quilt, but I have no idea how. Any suggestions?

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Vreni x

17 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my, but aren't your blocks pretty! Such lovely colors. I don't have access to my fabric and machine to make mine BOM, so I'll surely have it to show in... June, maybe? Those fabric ribbons would look great in your quilt. When all your blocks are made and you can start playing with a layout, I'm sure the right idea for using ribbons will come to you. Perhaps you can think "ribbons appliqued onto sashing." Just a though.

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm, maybe set the blocks with the white sashing and then run the ribbons along the sashing? It will be fun to see what you decide. I sure do love those colors!

Donna~~ said...

Your blocks are so lovely! I have been looking for reds like yours, but there aren't many around. Now I see why I couldn't find them! :) The ribbons do seem to be made to go into the quilt--such a perfect color match. Perhaps you can work a bit of them into your blocks? I'm not very good at ribbon--I buy it, but can't part with it to use it, so I'm sure you'll get better ideas from others. It's going to be a lovely quilt when you're finished!

Lynda said...

Lovely blocks. I too think you'll find a good way to use the ribbons. I do like the idea of putting them into the blocks or even as sashing.

Silvia said...

Thank you Vreni!!!. Tis fabrics are fantastic

Jessica said...

I am really loving your colours for the BOM!
The sashing ideas sound great...I was thinking along the lines of using it how they use selvages in quilts, like in string quilts. They are so cute btw!

Cathy said...

I adore your blocks Vreni, such special fabrics. I think the ribbons onto the sashing is a great idea! xo

Sheila said...

Beautiful blocks! I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt come together.

Hilde said...

Simply beautiful, so fresh and joyfull!

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
so schön, deine Blöcke! Und die Bänder MÜSSEN einfach mit rein, finde ich. Ich würde sie in den einzelnen Blöcken mit einbauen, da wo so wie so Streifen drin sind z.B.
Woher hast du diese tollen Bändchen denn?
LG Doris

donkey and the carrot said...

Lovely blocks Vreni! I can't help with the ribbons as i know nothing about quilts, but i sure can understand when something is beautiful! And your quilts always are! Many kisses honey!

FarahLin said...

Hi Vreni - love, love, love surfing your blog! You work is amazing! Love to see what you'll be coming up next. I'm your newest follower. =)

blauraute said...

Lieve Vreni,
ja, so ist das mit den Westfalenstoffen. Ich mag sie auch sehr. Ich habe mal direkt bei Westfalenstoffe in Münster geschaut und natürlich auch viel gekauft. Hast Du schon eine Idee, wie Du die Bänder verarbeiten bzw. einarbeiten willst? Sie sind wunderschön. Deine Blöcke gefallen mir sehr, Du hast die Stoffe sehr passend zusammengestellt.
Dir ein schönes Wochenende und sei ganz lieb gegrüßt
Roswitha

expat quilter returns home said...

I just come back from Germany and recognize the freshness and crisp colors you see everywhere over there. Can wait to see what you will decide on the ribbons. Love, Rose-Anne

Gisele said...

Loving the fresh colours of these blocks Vreni, as for the ribbons, maybe make a few extra plain white blocks to scatter in the quilt here & there with the ribbons appliqued on to highlight them?

Janet said...

I love your blocks and the fabrics in them. I think the ribbons would be perfect in the sashing too.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

enjoyed reading your blog...this quilt is great and I think you may be better than me at suggesting what/how to incorporate the ribbons!!