Remember those Crazy Quilt blocks I did for a healing quilt? I went to the Ribbonsmyth Studio (What a wonderful place!!!! I am soooo looking forward to teaching some classes there in the late spring during a 4 day retreat. Check out the Ribbonsmyth site http://www.ribbonsmyth.com/) to help put the quilt together. Anne, Vickie and I spent so much time oooohing and aaaahing over the blocks, show and tell, each other, etc, we didn't finish the quilt so I took it home to finish. I was able to get what I think is the perfect backing and border fabric. I had some embroidered ribbon that also blended and some great antique gold cording that proved to be the perfect final touch. It is actually quilted through all layers around the ribbon trim. I tied the quilt at the corners where I added rolled ribbon roses on the front and beads on the back. I also added smaller rolled ribbon roses (48 of them to be exact!) on the front seams to soften them a bit.
This is the back of the quilt. I put the names of the Block maker on the back of each block on a piece of burnt silk centered in a heart quilted through to the batting.
Here is a close-up of one of the hearts on the back. The blocks are just amazing. Tomorrow I will post some closeups of the totally inspiring work.