Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Helen Gibb Ribbon Flower Class

On Saturday I went to two Helen Gibb classes where she taught these lovely flowers and others.  I bought kits of her gorgeous ribbons to make these -- a pansy from wired French ribbon, flat velvet rose with a gorgeous Hannah silk-satin ruffle, and a rose made from wired French ribbon. We also learned the two leaves and a couple of other tidbits.  Needless to say, I spent too much on ribbons before I was able to get out the door, but left feeling I needed more.  lol!  I can't wait to try some more, but my plate is pretty full right now.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CQ Pillow

A couple of years ago I bought what was left of Jill P.'s crazy quilting stash.  She sold me everything -- all of her supplies and even CQ blocks that she had never made anything out of.  This block was one of the blocks she gave me and today I finished it into a pillow.  This was a block that Jill stitched on her own and she put some really lovely embellishments.  It isn't evident on the picture so much, but there are little crystals and lovely old rhinestones.  I love the little hat.