Ribbon Dance in Progress – #33

A few weeks ago, I started March OMG (One Monthly Goal) using MSQC Ribbon Dance pattern.  When I started to put the blocks together, it was moving along great.  After a few blocks, I was challenged with the pressing.  Seams open, to the dark side, up, down yikes I was failing.

I decided to go back to what has always worked for me, Rows.  So I layed the quilt out and but it together the rows together.  Not sure if it was the best use of time, but it worked for me.  I knew exactly how to press to get the seams to nest.  I was on my way to a finished quilt top.

MQSC Ribbon Dance piecing

We are almost there.  Once I completed the top, it was on to decide on backing.  I had planned on using Me and My Sisters Designs pink polka dot.  Of course, I didn’t buy enough.  Time to modify the plan.  I had left over HSTs from the front, but decided that wouldn’t be what I wanted for the back.  I wanted something light and airy.  So I cut up some Kona Snow White and added to the back.  Here is the back ready to be pressed and sandwiched.

Linking up to:
Mama Spark – WIP with Friends
Sew Fresh Quilts – Let’s Bee Social
My Quilt Infatuation – NTT
Busy Hands Quilts – Finish or Not Friday



  1. March 22, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Love how the quilt is looking. I don't follow directions to the letter either. I think you have to make what works for you or it ends up being a UFO forever xx

  2. March 22, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    What a pretty and cheerful quilt! Thanks for linking up too!

  3. March 23, 2017 / 1:31 am

    Nice job and such a happy quilt–this makes me want to do something with the Me & My Sister's fabrics that's been sitting in my stash for the past several years.

  4. March 23, 2017 / 4:12 am

    This fabric line with the white makes the design pop! I love how you pieced the backing, creative with the inserts of white. I can not wait to see it quilted.

  5. March 23, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Your quilt turned out gorgeous! It is easy to get confused when pressing seams and sometimes they don't make it easy!! Your backing is perfect…I never seem to have enough of one fabric and tend to piece something together to make up for that!

  6. March 24, 2017 / 3:02 am

    Those faberics certainly do dance across the white, fabulous! I love a scrappy pieced backing too!

  7. March 26, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    So pretty! Love the white on the back to break up the pink! Even if you didn't plan it, it's beautiful!

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