InstructionsThe block I used is called "Ribbon Border," which is block #4130 in Barbara Brackman's computer program and book "Block Base." The block was first published before 1900, so it is in the public domain. You may be able to find the block free on the web, but in the quick search I did, all I found was a different block by the same name.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Holiday, Traditional
cotton fabrics, batting
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make a Valentine runner for my buffet and already had fabrics. I had been doing internet dating previous to this and when I found this block with the zigzag pattern it formed, I thought it would be perfect to make a quilt I'd name "Love's Tortuous Path." That's the name under which I displayed it in our local quilt show.
BTW, I found my honey in internet dating, so love is no longer tortuous. LOL
What are you most proud of?
I like the overall look. Though the block is normally used as a border around a large quilt, I think it looks great on its own when used as a long runner like this.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The block does include Y seaming, so might not be a good choice for a total beginner.