Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Redwork Quilt

Happy new year! Can you believe that I finally finished this quilt yesterday? That means that I will be ready with all these Christmas decorations for this years's Christmas!

It didn't turn out as well as I would have hoped because I used a wired ribbon, which I cut away leaving a plastic like ribbon to work with for the gold border, and it did not sit flat. I bought it because I could not find a ribbon which was 1 inch in width. They had 1.25 inches and 0.75 inches which was strange. Then I spied a roll of Christmas gold ribbon for wrapping presents and I thought it would work. It was a good but time consuming experiment, because next time, I will use 100% cotton fabrics.

The other thing I learnt while making the redwork was that I have to be so careful to tie up loose ends because they show right through the white muslin from the back! At first I thought my coloured thread was bleeding but it was due to this reason.

See how unevenly it is sitting? Nevermind, I will know for the next time!


  1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I love yours and your quilt is just beautiful!

  2. Thank you! As you can see, it is still a work in progress. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. How cool is that! I love this, Grace. I only saw this now (6 months after you posted it)!!! So, was it in time for Christmas?