I participated in the Machine Quilters Expo Charity Challenge this year and ribbons of hope was my entry.
The challenge was sponsored by Sew Batik and supported the RI Coalition For the Homeless.
I love a good challenge, but also felt strongly about supporting the Coalition.
Homelessness is such a sad realization of today's society.
Challenge requirements were to use the tropical shades of blues, greens and yellows from the fabric kit and a non traditional border and binding.
My quilt was faced with a cording which I covered with silk organza ribbon and beaded.
I loved this finish and am going to experiment more with it.
I had fun filling the open space with quilting designs. I didn't have a plan when I started, I just added stitching as I went.
I like to play with the fabric ribbons and weave them together into the design...
much like I did with rays of hope, below.
and just to keep it all real - yep that is a basketball hoop plastered on the tall, hall wall!
it was a long winter....
(at least he matched his duct tape to the colors in the quilt. sort of)