I decided to make it with a type of brick pattern, but with three different lengths (6", 9", and 12"). I designed the quilt around the rose fabric, Sugar Hill Falling Roses White/Pink by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit. I fussy cut the roses and threw them in among the strips of fabric.
For a list of all the fabrics used, check out a previous post here.
It took me awhile to complete this top. Laying out the pieces took almost as long as sewing it all together. I would lay out several rows at a time and sew them together, then lay out more rows. I wanted to make sure that I spread out the colors and offset the strips for the right look.
Then I had to make sure that when I was sewing it together, I didn't get it all out of order. Messing it up is a pretty easy thing to do. I caught myself a couple of times ... ok maybe more than a couple of times.
Today turned out to be such a relaxing sewing day. The hubby entertained the kiddos and gave me some quiet time to sew. I put Sense and Sensibility (the long BBC version and also my favorite version) in the DVD player and sewed to my little heart's content.
I am a Jane Austen girl! Love them all! I don't really think I could pick one favorite, but my top
three four are Pride and Prejudice (the long Colin Firth version), Sense and Sensibility, Emma (new long BBC version) and Northanger Abbey.
What do you like to watch when you are sewing?
More to come...have a great Sunday!!