Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Rose Quilt is Complete!! Wahoo!



The Rose Quilt is finished.  I love the colors in this quilt and it was so much fun to make.

It consists of roses fussy cut into squares and rectangles in three different lengths.

The final dimensions are 62" by 73".  See a previous post for a list of the fabrics used.

The colors and fabrics were calling my name to make a summer quilt.  When I look at this quilt, I get the sudden urge to have a picnic in the park on a lazy summer day enjoying the sun, the trees and the breeze.  Wine and cheese anyone?  


This quilt is reversible.  The back is made of 12" by 12" blocks in a random pattern except for a row of the green/pink zig zags on the left side.  The back includes all of the same fabrics as the front.  I added Robert Kaufman Kona cotton in white and holly and Pink Eyelet from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy collection.


The binding is Sugar Hill Falling Roses White/Pink by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit.  I love how the roses in the binding look against all the other fabrics.  They add a splash of color along the border.


The quilt is quilted 1/4" above and below each horizontal seam.  Instead of stitching through each rose square, I turned the seam to outline it.

Here is one last view of the whole quilt.

My family and I had a great time at the park yesterday.  My husband and son played baseball (my 4 year old is just learning) and scoped out places to take pictures.  My little one (10 month old daughter) relaxed in the stroller and entertained me while I took pictures.  It was a beautiful and peaceful day. 

Have a great week.  Thank you for visiting!
Candace

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55 comments:

  1. Ahhh I love it! Its really pretty! :) Joo so smart.

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  2. Your quilt looks so pretty, I love the fabrics! Nice big size, lovely colors, and the quilting looks fantastic. Great job!! :)

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  3. It's a beautiful quilt! I love the quilting pattern you chose-- simple, but sets off the quilt perfectly. A wonderful summer quilt for many summers to come, I am sure.

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  4. This is beautiful!!! I just bought two jelly rolls, first time, and was thinking about doing something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Also, how can I follow you by email?
    paulaschaffin@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you! I added the email subscription feature to my blog. Thank you for pointing that out. I also signed you up. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I love the colors/prints you used in this quilt. They are so relaxing and make the perfect summertime quilt.

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  6. It turned out beautifully! The quilting design is perfect. I like how you outlined the rose squares...a small detail but a big impact. Your park is pretty - sounds like you enjoyed your photo shoot! Oh and you did a great job on the pictures!

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  7. I'm in love with this quilt--it is beautiful! Good job.

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  8. You did a beautiful job. I love that you outlined the rose squares instead of just sewing right through them! Very nice detail!

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  9. Thank you for all the wonderful comments! I love reading your feedback.

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  10. Your photography, as well as the quilt itself are enviable! Love it!

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  11. Really pretty. Love all the happy colors you chose! I'm making my first quilt soon. So excited!

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    1. How exciting! Good luck and I want to see pictures!

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  12. What a lovely Summertime quilt! I just love it :D

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  13. Gorgeous! You have a realy talent for picking out coordinating fabrics and patterns. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!

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  14. Very pretty I love that it really seems like two quilts!

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  15. Just got back from France so I'm all about the wine and cheese! : ) Beautiful finish. I've been wanting to do something similar with a hydrangea pattern, and this is giving me ideas!

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  16. Lovely quilt and your pictures are stunning!

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  17. Beautiful quilt, I love how it is reversible, too.

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  18. its so pretty! love those fabrics, and i think your choice of binding is brilliant. i'll take wine and cheese!!

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  19. Congrats I am honoring you with the Liebster Blog Award! If you don't know what it is check it out here

    http://happymommaquilts.blogspot.com/2012/06/liebster-award.html

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  20. Looks great! I love what you did with the back too!!

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  21. What a beautiful quilt! I love all the fabrics and colors.

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  22. I've really enjoyed watching you make this quilt and it looks great finished. So lovely :)

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  23. The quilt is beautiful! I love the colors.

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  24. Beautiful quilt and love the way you did the back too! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  25. love your quilt! you are very talented! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  26. Love, love ...

    I would love for you to share this at my craft, create and inspire linky party...

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  27. That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all of the fabrics. This really makes me wish that i could quilt...

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  28. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors and the diagonal blocks! Liz

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  29. Your rose quilt turned out absolutely beautiful! I'm sure it will get lots of use and be well loved by your family.

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  30. Gorgeous colours and prints! Love that it is 100% reversible - you can't tell which is the proper front - great idea!! You take lovely photos too!!

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    1. Thank you! I love two sided quilts, it keeps things interesting.

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  31. I so enjoy your photos. Thank you for sharing them.

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  32. I love this quilt! So summery and beautiful. I'm so glad that I found you through Fresh Sewing Day and am signing up to follow your blog.
    Amanda

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  33. Hi Candace, I've already told you that I love this quilt but saw you listed on Manic Monday so popped by to tell you again! :)

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  34. Oh another gorgeous quilt! This really is beautiful and you have such great pics of the quilts! Congrats on your finish!

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  35. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments.

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  36. So beautiful!!! I'm visiting from Craft-O-Maniac Monday's and am also a fellow quilter. So glad to have found your blog. I'm a new follower, I would be honored if you'd follow me back at http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/

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  37. What a gorgeous quilt, it's so lovely that it's double sided as I don't know which side I prefer!

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  38. Hi! I'm happy to meet you and your beautiful blog! Your quilt is adorable and you have made really wonderful post with great photos! Sunny wishes from Finnish woman living close to the Cretan beaches! x Teje

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  39. I LOVE this quilt! Did you use a pattern? It looks fairly quick and easy. Just the way I like my quilts :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes it was easy to sew. The only time consuming part was laying out the fabric the way I wanted it. As far as a pattern, I just went with a pattern that I came up with. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to fussy cut the roses and it developed from there.

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  40. Oh!! I love this! Do you have a shop where you sell them? thank you so much for linking up to my party!

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  41. GORgeous! I love what you did on the back. So smart.

    robin :-)

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  42. Stunning front and back! I love your quilt!

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  43. What a gorgeous quilt! very summery.

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  44. I love roses and this quilt is so pretty. Can hardly waid for the pattern.

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