Block 5 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along has been designed by Ryan Walsh. Ryan’s Holiday Ribbon, might look complicated, but Ryan’s tutorial is so super-easy, you’ll be wanting to make up several of this block. Our friends at Fort Worth Fabric Studio have a fabulous 40% off Super Deal for you to enjoy too.
How does the quilt-along work? Over a 12-week period, 36 fabulously talented designers will be making 12″ blocks that you can make. You can pick and choose which blocks you want to make. Sash them, add borders, baste it, quilt it, and have it ready to give-away or keep for yourself this Christmas. Or you might want to use some of the blocks for a mini quilt, a table runner, bags, whatever you like.
Make new quilting friends, meet our featured designers, take advantage of our Super Deal bargains, and most of all just have some fun!
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Featured Designer: Ryan Walsh
What is your quilting style?
I would call myself a vintage modern quilter. I love to take vintage quilt designs and piece them in modern, bright fabrics.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
I spent a lot of time with my grandmother when I was younger. She taught me to quilt and crochet. I didn’t begin making my own quilts until after my first son was born. He is 6 now.
Do you have a favourite quilt?
I try not and get too attached to the quilts I make. I give most of them away after they’re finished. My current favorite, though, is the Modern Solids quilt from the quilt along I hosted for Patchwork Squared.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: Blue
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Designing and piecing
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Cutting the fabric!
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Peanut Butter Cup!
- Favourite quote or mantra: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." – A. A. Milne
Block 5 – Ryan’s Holiday Ribbon Block
Please note: Ryan’s web site is no longer available. Sadly, I do not have a copy of his tutorial. However, try this link instead: Ribbons Block.
Here’s Ryan’s Holiday Ribbon block. Don’t let it intimidate you. Ryan’s put together an excellent tutorial for completing this block. You’ll love how easy and simple it is.
Isn’t this block just gorgeous with several blocks sewn together? You can really see the ribbon effect going on. So pretty!
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Ryan’s Holiday Ribbon block to be eligible to win.
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!