The quilt I am entering is my Rose Quilt. I absolutely love this quilt. I love roses and grow several antique varieties (one of which you can view in the collage at the end of this post).
I ordered a yard or two of Sugar Hill Falling Roses in white/pink and when I received it in the mail, I fell in love! I knew I had to make a quilt around this fabric. I decided to fussy cut the roses into squares and then built the quilt around them. (I am using the same pattern to make the current quilt I am working on which you can view here: Reunion - Pieces and Placement and Reunion continues...)
I also used it as the fabric for the binding. I love how the roses look against all the other fabrics. They add a splash of color along the edges.
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. I am not ready for the winter.
It is quilted 1/4" above and below each horizontal seam. Instead of stitching through each rose square, I turned the seam to outline it.
Have a great day!