Thursday, February 2, 2012

French Roses quilt top completed

I am so pleased with how it turned out!

There is a weird mirror reflection on it, but it has turned out so darn cute. If you are interested in taking up quilting, this pattern is pretty foolproof. There is nothing exact about it other than cutting a few straight lines.

Here is a close up of my borders. The inner border is just my five flower fabrics in a repeating pattern. The pattern includes an ingenious way pf making them so it is quick and painless. The outer border  is just a long strip. All of my white fabric (and peony muslin) came from a really nice quality white sheet I thrifted. It has really held up well and has a nice weight to it.

It is winter in the quilt's new home, so I chose a flannel to back it. I plan on piecing the green flannel with a few scraps from the flower fabrics. I think I will bind it using the two red fabrics I have stacked on top there.

Isn't the green perfect and springy? It matched perfectly and was on sale for $2.50 a yard at Joann's. I love it! I am hoping to have it sandwiched this weekend, and maybe quilted. I plan to stitch in the ditch for quilting as the flowers will fray up when they are washed. I don't want to inhibit that by stitching over them. 


  1. This is tooooooo pretty, I love,love the fabrics you chose..
    Cant wait to see it quilted.. what size quilt is it?
    Happy sewing and quilting.

  2. Looks great! Your quilt is beautiful!

  3. Your French Roses quilt is gorgeous, Stacie! You did a great job on it, as always. Can't wait to see your next creation!

  4. Aw, it's beautiful Stacie! Good job. The colours and prints are so fun and pretty. <3