Ric Rac, Rick Rack or Rickrack ?

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No matter how you spell it I love rick rack. I've used it in many quilts. I have used it as stems to apples, I've used it as stems to flowers, I've used it as handles to an umbrellas, I've curved it and used it as leaves and of course I've used it as just a trim. Here is a sneak peak at my prototype for a rick rack quilt. I used a combination of applique and a pieced quilt block to create the rick rack effect. It is fun. I've got all sorts of ideas in my head of ways and things I want to do with this. I know I seem to hop from one project to the next but sometimes I feel like my head is a pin ball machine with one idea bouncing off another. (You can just see our dog Shadow in the upper right hand corner of the picture. At the last minute he ran into the frame. Too bad you can't see his eyes in this picture. He's a family favorite.)

People are so nice. I've "met" so many lovely women in the world who I exchange ideas with through blogging. I am reminded daily how many good people are all around the world and how they offer not just their ideas and their creation, but their care and kindness. Just yesterday I received the kindest sweetest gift from Jodie, clear from Australia!

I mentioned how much I loved these that she showed on her blog and she sent me some! I've been reading Jodie's blog even before I had my own. She's amazing. She does so many unique things. I really want to make her teapot that she has a tutorial for, too. She has several tutorials and I'm always delighted by what she shows on her blog. Thank you so much Jodie!!!!!!

I'm going to wrap rick rack around the cards and display them in my sewing room. The rick rack cards are the perfect marriage of vintage and sewing. What a treat to look at them everyday!

Speaking of wonderful women and bloggers. I wanted to name all the sweet people that have done something "nice" for me since I started blogging. I couldn't believe how many when I started to list them. I stopped counting at 25+. I decided not to name you great ladies individually because I didn't want to leave anyone out (forgetful me) and there really are just lots of you! I'm grateful and humbled by all the nice things people do everyday just to be kind. And even simple comments sometimes are words that make a difference in my day. Thank you, all of you. Our blogging community is full of very giving women. And a big thanks to those of our readers I don't know - there are so many of you that come just to see what is going on at our house. I know you are out there! :-)

-nanette
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35 comments

Mary said...

I LOVE the rick-rack quilt. Genius. Just saying the word "rick-rack" (no matter how you spell it) takes me back.

I'm not saying how far.

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love rick rack and I love your rick-rack quilt! I've been trying to use rick rack in everything lately. I use it whenever I can! today I need to make an apron as a gift. Of course it will be trimmed with rick rack!

Nadine said...

Aaaaah, those lovely, yummy rick racks ! You gave me a new passion about them, and now I'm totally addicted. :>)
And your new project looks sooo much FUN! Can't wait seeing it in full view.
Oh, dear, don't tell me about jumping from one project to another : I'm a specialist! HeeHee...
And speaking about such kindness with blog friends, let me THANK YOU again dear : you are such a generous and helpful friend yourself, and your blog is soooo inspiring !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

(your dog looks so cute, too)

sarahmurray said...

Who wouldn't want a ric rac quilt! It's so charming Nanette. I too am amazed at how many wonderful friends I've made through the blogging world. It's like getting to visit around the table at a big supportive quilting bee. I know that you, through your wonderful blog brightens so many of our days! x

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh.my.goodness. There are not even words for how much I love your ric rac quilt. Love it.

BusyLittleQuilter said...

I love rick-rack, too.

We all feel blessed by you, too. You always inspire us, and you leave such nice comments on our blogs. I, too, have met some really wonderful, creative, giving women.

I jump from one project to another, too. Just last night I was busy working on my leaf quilt. I looked over and saw a stack of autumn colored fat quarters and had to find a quilt to make with them. It drives me crazy sometimes, but that's just the creative process. Heather Bailey compared popping corn to what happens in our brains when ideas keep popping in our heads! Pop! Pop! Pop! :)

My said...

I love rick rack and ricrac and rickrack - I can't wait to find out more about your rr quilt!

Sandra said...

OOPsies, I don't know how I posted as "My", lol!

Nedra said...

We're out there and admiring your work! Love the rick rack too!

MichelleB said...

That rick rack quilt is looking great! And I too agree about the kindness of bloggers. Or maybe it's the kindness of crafty bloggers - crafty women seem to be so giving.

Thimbleanna said...

And I'm betting you've done many more nice things for others than have been done for you!!!

Love the ric rac quilt!!!

Jackie said...

Great quilt! I love rick rack too! I agree Jodie is wonderful and has a terrific blog. How nice of her to send the rick rack cards to you. What a great way to display yours. Have a great weekend!

Purple and Paisley said...

rick rack! love it! the quilt is going to be darling! and what a nice gift from jodie...we are all blessed, no?...=)...friends are great and i'm so thankful you're one of mine!

PamKittyMorning said...

No matter how you spell it that is one cute quilt!

CJ said...

Hehehe, I never know how to spell RIC RAC either! I think I do it differently every time - just to keep my bases covered. I kept looking at that picture and wondering how small the quilt was if the Rick Rack looked that large. Then I wondered WHERE did Nanette get such WIDE Rickrack?? So I kept reading and realized that you are just so crafty and came up with that cute design on your own! Clever girl.
Now see, I think you seem to FINISH projects and don't jump around alot. I feel like I always jump though. Nice to know I am not alone in that.
The 'friends' I have met online have been WONDERFUL! I have only met a few of them in person and they were even MORE wonderful. Isn't it wonderful to have this technology to connect with other likeminded individuals?? :D

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh! Your rick rack quilt is fantastic!
I'm a big fan of that iconic wavy trim, myself. :)
And the vintage cards are wonderful. That was so sweet of her to send them to you.

Enjoy your weekend!
Kimberly :)

upstateLisa said...

great ricrac quilt!!! I love to use ricrac but don't much! I also love Jodie's creations!

jacquie said...

what a wonderful idea!!! it's grand, just grand. i wish someone would set me straight on how to spell ric rac. and you are so right about the great folks out there are you are one of them!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the ric rac Quilt. It is wonderful. Way to think it up.

Mimi Sue said...

You are sooo creative. Love that rick rack quilt. Mimi

Karen said...

Rick Rack Rocks! Very cute quilt and soooo creative;)

Cheryl said...

Oh boy I love that rick rack quilt!!! And got my wonderful pumpkin pattern and fabric squares in the mail. I can't wait to get started on it!! What a wonderful post with such kinds words, but believe me you inspire us all!!!

Anina said...

I love how bright and happy all your posts are. They really brighten up my day. The rickrack quilt is an amazing idea.

billie said...

I love your rick rack quilt. You're so creative!

Susan said...

Ric Rac is so in vogue right now. But I was in Michael's ribbon area and asked a employee if they had ric rac. She looked at me with a blank expression. What is ric rac?

Your quilt is adorable, love it. Ric Rac is the new pink.

Catherine said...

I love the ric-rac quilt, however you spell it!! You are so creative -- just love coming to your blog to see what you're up to!
Finding ric-rac here is an adventure -- I asked at the local sewing store and got a look as though I'd fallen off a space ship! LOL

em's scrapbag said...

Yippee for ric rac! It's fun to say and oh so fun to play with.

jona said...

That's so funny because I'm just never sure whether I'm spelling it right either and I really don't trust spell check since it always tells me applique isn't a word. What a great idea for a quilt! So sweet and spunky!

Ginger Patches said...

I love ric rac and no matter how I spell it spell check underlines it as wrong grrrr! But from your cute little ric rac packages it looks like ric rac is the correct spelling so it's how I'm gonna spell it from now on :)

Stephanie said...

Pretty quilt! I am bit addicted to ric rac now myself, especially the big stuff. There is definitely a world of wonderful folks out there.

the Material Girls Quilts said...

I too love rick rack, you are amazing, if you ever want to teach that as a class Material Girls wants you! Every time I turn around you have the most amazing things done, when I grow up I want to be just like you!
Nadine
the material girls quilts

Jodie said...

I agree, crafty women are great - I am so happy to have passed on something you like so much, and of course people pass things on to me to ...and the craft community keeps on turning - isn't it great???

brigette said...

darling ric-rac quilt!!
i've just started blogging myself nanette, but if i had to make a list of people who've already done wonderful things for me, you'd be on that list!!!
hope your week is wonderful.

amandajean said...

what a great package from Jodie! how wonderful. and your ric rac quilt is oh-so-fabulous.

Nan said...

What an adorable quilt! I love rick rack and all things created using it. I agree with you about bloggers. The ladies I've met in blogland are all generous and supportive, and I feel very blessed to call them my friends. The ric rac cards are wonderful - what a lovely gift.