Meet Rose…a Quilted Beauty

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The rose bouquet quilt shown here is appropriately named Rose.

This Rose bouquet quilt was the first made in a series of bouquet quilts. Each quilt was as different and distinct as the focus fabric from which it was made!

Rose is made with both beautiful sides of one focus fabric!

First, the focus fabric for this Rose bouquet quilt is Bed of Roses by Geri Robinson by Red Rooster Fabrics. It is used for the vase (REVERSE), the bouquet, and binding. Unlike other similar quilts, one accent strip in the background is featured in this quilt to demonstrate the contrast between the right and reverse sides.

The scroll work on the focus fabric for the Rose bouquet quilt doesn’t appear on the right side, but it makes a beautiful design on the vase when you use the reverse!

The key to making a Rose bouquet quilt is learning how to audition both sides of fabric. Value is the key! First, you will discover the nuances of value as you learn to audition both sides of focus fabrics. Likewise, once you choose your focus fabric, you’ll apply the same principles (tips) to audition background fabrics. It’s easy to audition fabrics when you know what to look for.

Additionally, see The Tricky Traits of Value.

Easy Techniques

Basically, the Rose bouquet quilt is made using fusible applique and broderie perse techniques. Simply put, you’ll trace and cut the vase from a full-size paper template. Next, you’ll cut flowers and leaves from the motifs on the fabric. It’s as simple as fusing them onto the background fabrics. Finally, the applique can be secured during the quilting process, making this a truly fast project to make.

Image of Three Quilts on Fence
Phoebee, Belle & Lily

In conclusion, just like the quilts shown above, Rose is a fast, fun wall hanging which makes it a great gift or decoration for your home.

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  1. Cookie


  2. Lynnore

    Rose is awesome have started looking at the backside of fabric in a new light

  3. The Bee

    Yes! Me, too, and wondering if the gals at the shop are getting tired of me messing up their pretty bolts. Just can’t seem to get them to lay as neatly as they do.

  4. The Bee

    Thanks, Cookie!