Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rose Quilt Update...

The quilt top for the rose quilt is finished.  The size is approximately 63" by 68".


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!!
Candace



34 comments:

  1. Your rose quilt looks great. I also love to watch TV when I sew. DH has my room all set up with an old TV but it has the TIVO with it. Love that. I record every mindless Bravo reality show and run those when I am sewing. I also recorded all of Downton Abbey and have watched that several times all the way through. I never get tired of it.

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    1. Thank you! Love Downton Abbey! That is a good sewing movie!

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  2. Divino! Es muy femenino, me gusta :)

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  3. Just stopping by to say Hi!... from Find a Friend Friday at Sew Many Ways.

    Your rose quilt top is so pretty. I really like the way you used the fussy cut rose blocks in amongst the "bricks."

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  5. I love the colors and mix of fabrics in the Rose quilt! I like to "watch" Law and Order or cooking shows when I sew. Since my TV is in another room, I really listen mostly to the TV instead of watch!

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  6. I love the colors in this quilt, especially the zig-zag fabric!

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  7. Candace, this is beautiful - I love the colors. I am coveting the yellow pearl bracelet. That is one fabric that I wish I had some of!! I am a fan of Jane Austen, too, although I like the Keira Knightley/Matthew Macfadyen version of Pride & Prejudice :) I can't watch tv when I sew (can't focus on two things at once) so I listen to music instead. But, if I am handsewing this summer, you can bet I'll have So You Think You Can Dance on!!

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  8. So pretty....would never have thought to mix all those shades of greens but it really works here. great job!

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  9. Well, the time that you put into this was totally worth it!!!!

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  10. Beautiful quilt! Nothing better than a Jane Austin while one sews. I've been working on some English Paper Piecing--a Grand Mothers Flower Garden. I've been watching old seasons of 24 but they are giving me bad dreams. Back to Jane Austin or possibly Downton Abby!
    Love your blog--I'm a new follower.

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  11. Hi Candace. Love the quilt. Beautiful work and fabrics. Just like a Rose Garden with the greens and others added. I couldn't sew and watch a lovely movie at the same time. I like sewing in quiet.:)..and enjoy sounds of wind, sea, birds.... Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you! And I am so jealous! If I lived by the sea, I would definitely be listening to the sea, the wind, and the birds. That would be so wonderful and peaceful! ... Jealous!!

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  12. Thank you everyone! To clarify, I don't technically watch and sew, I just stop and watch the really good parts. I more listen than watch. I have seen those movies so many times that I don't have to watch them. I just like to listen to the stories and the music.

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  13. This is gorgeous. Love that you added a little dash of yellow. It's perfect.

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  14. What a lovely quilt. The bricks were a great idea. While I quilt I watch DVD's of TV shows. Bones, NCIS, Warehouse 13 and Castle are the current favorites.

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  15. It is so beautiful! The colors are perfect Summer Days colors. :)

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  16. Your rose-quilt is sooooooooo exquisite
    Absolutely beautiful

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  17. What a wonderful quilt. Those fabrics are just fantastic!! Me, I listen to Pandora when sewing.

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  18. Beautiful...as always! I just love how you put colour and pattern together~

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  19. What a beautiful quilt and love the pattern! I actually don't watch anything when I am quilting. Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  20. i like the bright, cheery fabrics!

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  21. Lovely quilt! I love those pink and green zig-zags and the fussy cut flowers. And that version of Sense and Sensibility is just great!

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  22. I love the fabrics! So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  23. This is just gorgeous! I would love if you would link up to my new party for the fiber arts! I also just became your newest follower. http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/06/new-link-party-hookin-on-hump-day-1.html

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  24. This is stunning. Simply stunning. LOVE.

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  25. Great quilt top. I like the colour you have used.

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  26. Its lovely - a gorgeous combination of prints and the roses add a pretty vintage look to the more modern blocks. And gosh so much work! Have to admit my fave Jane film is Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow - its just SO pretty! But like you I love them all.

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  27. Such a girlie-summerie quilt this is going to be. I love the idea of the roses as they kind of pop out as though they were growing on a lattis trellis and just sticking their heads through.

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  28. You are a girl after my own heart ... beach and quilts all together. Love the colors and the "scrappy". Very Happy.

    Mary

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  29. Your rose quilt is beautiful!! Love the fun colors! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

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  30. This is stunning! I love the colors and fabrics...it's almost inspiring me to try to make a quilt {which I have NEVER done}.
    I really do admire this.
    Visiting from "Here Comes the Sun - Fabulous Friday".

    Rhiannon at beingmomme.blogspot.com

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  31. I love the colours you have used - just so darned pretty! :)Great Job!

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