Happy Thursday!!! Today is my stop on the Bonnie Christine Ribbon Tour to introduce her new line of ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons. Now, I may not have shared this before, but I have a serious thing for bees, and Sweet as Honey is one of my favorite collections of all time (I used some in this baby quilt too). So, when I saw Bonnie put out a call on Instagram for people to join her blog hop tour, I didn’t hesitate to volunteer.
Now of course, me being a quilter, I instantly go to a quilt when asked to make a new project — It’s almost like a disease really. And did I plan on making a small quilt? No. I guess even though school is over, I’m still an overachiever at heart. I thought and thought, and looked all over the internet for something to compliment the ribbons, and went with a quilt based of this one by Blue is Bleu (love her too!). It’s about 72″ x 80″, so a nice small throw size, right?
I appliqued the ribbon onto the solid pieces, after they were cut to size, then joined them with the previous pieces, and mitered the corners. Sounds more complicated than it really is. I looked up this video for the miter, then after that it was easy peasy. Except when my cat tried to help. Claws and ribbon don’t mix so well, but it’s a problem easily remedied.
So what can I say about the ribbon? It’s gorgeous for starters. Like keep it in eyesight at all times gorgeous. Though the ribbons are designed for Winged and Sweet as Honey, there’s some fabrics from Hello, Bear that also coordinate really well. If you’d like to purchase some they’re available at Renaisance Ribbons, and Bonnie’s mother’s store A Stitch in Time.
Yesterday, Ashley at Mommy by day Crafter by Night posted about this completely adorable make-up case she made. Tomorrow we can all find out what Bethany at Bee Always Blooming has been up to. And the tour continues, with a new project/blogger every week day until April 8th.
So now that you know all about the ribbon, you’re probably wondering about the name, right? Well, my husband and I have this arrangement – he names all the quilts, and gets first dibs on keeping them. So even if I make a quilt for someone else, it’s not allowed to leave our apartment unless he says so. When I first showed him this quilt top, he thought it looked like a broken TV…and then somehow in his head that became “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Don’t ask me how…his head can be a strange place, but the name is growing on me. In a few days, I’ll be sharing more details about the quilting of VKRS (you know an acronym was in order!). And yes, there is a QuiltCon post (or two) coming – I just got sidetracked by making a quilt. 😀