ribbon blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the Ribbon Blog Tour, a celebration of Bonnie Christine's line of woven ribbons for Renaissance Ribbons

If this is your first time here, hello! I'm Caitlin, proprietress of Salty Oat, a quilt studio and online fabric shop.

Bonnie's ribbons, like her fabrics, are colorful and bright, and inspired by nature. As a quilter, I tend not to work with ribbons very often, so I was excited to try something new. Aneela Hoey's Hold it All Pouch had been on my to-make list ever since she announced its release earlier this year, and I immediately thought it would be the perfect complement to Bonnie's ribbon.

I sewed the pouch together in an afternoon and used this pretty aubergine ribbon on the handle, allowing it to be the focal point of the natural canvas exterior.

For the pouch's interior, I used my new favorite polka dot, which is from Bonnie's latest fabric collection, Hello, Bear. The pouch zips up with a pretty blue vintage metal zipper. I enjoyed keeping the pouch's palette clean, simple, and fun, and look forward to stashing some sewing notions in it.

The Ribbon Blog Tour continues through Wednesday, so be sure to check out some of the other bloggers participating, including Shannon Orr of Eva Blake's Makery who made a Reversible Studio Apron on Friday, and Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter who will be posting her project tomorrow.

Inspired to sew with ribbon yourself? You can purchase Bonnie's ribbons from A Stitch in Time (a North Carolina fabric shop!). And if you'd like to keep up to date on Salty Oat, you can sign up for the newsletter right here.