Ribbon Candy Magic
This wall hanging quilt employs some serious Ribbon Candy Magic in the borders! We’ll demystify the process in a minute.
This little quilt, 20″ x 20″, started its journey as an extra block in a Going Away Gift for one of our staff designers. The block has been in an orphan block pile for about 12 years. With a couple borders and custom quilting, this unassuming block has a new life.
Onto the Ribbon Candy Magic! Ribbon Candy is an easy, traditional design often used in quilt borders and sashing.
There are a few variations of the basic design from stretched designs, and heart designs to twisted/infinity looking designs.
Using just this one simple design, we can create some wild texture in our border.
First, using the computerized robotic system, mark off the area in which to quilt. Stitch out one pass of the Ribbon Candy Design.
Within that same defined space, move the repeating ribbons 50% to the right or left. Stitch again in over the exact same space.
Now you have TWO unique looking border designs using one single motif.
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