Yusef is Ala’s twin brother, whose name means Joseph in English. There was a secret in this quilt – I machine quilted the name of Yusef’s parents, and all his 11 sisters and brothers in the white ribbons, in white thread. I told the family there was a secret, but I wouldn’t tell them what it was. Oh what fun!
The pattern in ribbon star / ribbon friendship star (oh, it has a lot of other names!) and is a very very simple friendship star block with half square triangle corners, so that the light fabric forms the ribbons. Very traditional block. I have made this quilt countless times.