Sunday, July 5, 2015

Stash Report 7/5/15

Nothing in this week - yay!
OUT: 1/4 yard for show ribbon
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times; check out everyone else's stash management efforts over there.

Someone asked, so here's the scoop about the show ribbons:
They're all built using old computer CDs. Everyone is free to make theirs as creative as they like. Some have tiny piecing, exquisite thread work, applique, etc. Some are works of art in themselves. Only the first place (blue) and best of show (purple) get ruffles. I chose red so I wouldn't have to deal with a ruffle.
For the front of mine, I made a series of giant yo-yos, using the disc for the largest one, and going  smaller for the 2nd and 3rd. The disc and the cardboard templates remain inside to make nice circles. I cut fabric a little less than twice the diameter of each template, gathered around the edge, and drew it up as tight as possible. I stacked them up on the front, held together with glue, and topped it off with a covered button to hide the center.
The piping is hand-sewn around the edge, with a little help from glue basting. The ribbons are glued to the back of the front disc.
The back disc is covered in the same way in the same floral print, but it's mounted smooth side out (gathers sandwiched inside). I glued the back disc onto the back of the front disc, and clamped the whole thing until it dried.
A ribbon is attached to the back for pinning the award to the quilt.