Thursday, December 26, 2019

It's a Flimsy! Rose Garden Promises


 It's a flimsy!
I'm calling it Rose Garden Promises.
It measures about 76  x 93



I kind of worked backwards on this quilt. I have several yards of a large print rose fabric that I thought I could use for a quilt back. (After I finished the flimsy I found I will be about four inches short of that backing fabric so will have to  figure out which fabric to add to the backing now. ) What to make for the front of the quilt? Hmmmm... I browsed through pics I have saved of vintage quilts I like and settled on the Nine Patch Variation (aka Puss in the Corner or Uneven Nine Patch). 


  I decided to use rose themed fabrics from my stash and make six inch (finished) blocks.  I first had to decide what to use for the background blocks. 


 I had an orange rose fabric I could use but there was not enough of it. In my floral fabrics I had an orange fabric with pink and white flowers so decided that would also do. I figured I would use the floral fabric in the center columns. 



Then I had to decide the colors of the columns of Uneven Nine Patches. That was not easy for me to figure out since I had limited amounts of each rose fabric I wanted to use.  In the inspiration quilt most of the columns are blocks made in the same fabrics. I wanted to use rose themed fabrics for both the fabrics in the Uneven Nine Patches but could not find enough rose fabric combinations so decided to use some other fabrics as the borders in the Uneven Nine Patches. 


Then after I had all the background squares cut and Uneven Nine Patches made and was ready for assembly I thought "Oh my goodness...that's really a lot of orange. Yikes!".  So when it came time to decide what to use for side setting triangles I used a darker rose collage fabric hoping to tone down some of that orange. 

Maybe quilting will tone it down. 

17 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Three thumbs up!!!

Jeanne said...

Hi Cathy, catching up here from waaaaay behind on blog reading: I just came across the comment you left for Carol a while ago about fighting depression. Sigh. Sounds like I could have written it myself. Its a daily challenge isn't it? Anyway, thinking of you today and sending hugs.

Louise said...

Never too much orange! I love all the roses, and orange is an unexpected setting for them :)

momto1 said...

I absolutely love it. That Puss in the Corner block needs to be used more often. It really makes for a very nice quilt.

Cathy said...

I love it too. No such thing as too bright. And the pops of blue are delightful!! xo

Linda said...

Just lovely! You’re very clever working out how to make the quilt and how to use all those rose fabrics. This would be a great quilt for use in winter. Bright and cheery and a promise of all the roses to come in the summer.

gayle said...

There's no such thing as too much orange, ya know. Seriously.
I love this - you've made an excellent interpretation of the vintage quilt. (Which I also love) (And which I also want to make an interpretation of, now) (And there I was thinking I was only going to start about 30 quilts this year...)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is just gorgeous! I love the inspiration behind it! yours is lovely!!!

Ann said...

How lovely to see this beautiful quilt and its inspiration. Thanks for sharing details of your process. Using something else to border the Puss in the Corners worked out better than using all florals. The border adds... a border. A final stop on this beauty. Remember. It's not orange; it's cheddar.

Vivian said...

What a wonderful interpretation of that antique quilt. Just beautiful and a stash buster! Way to go!

audrey said...

Definitely not too much orange, but perfect compliment to that blue! Love it!:)

Claire said...

A fun way to approach planning a qult. I for one like the abundance of orange and pink. knitnkwit.wordpress.com

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Oh my, such a clever way to combine the pinks & oranges, I love this!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I really like what you've done here. It's very Kaffe Fassett. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

Angie said...

Fabulous finish! I love how you used the fabrics - your stash of rose fabrics must be bottomless! Is there another rose quilt in the future?

Shasta Matova said...

This is a gorgeous quilt - love all the orange florals, and it is definitely not too orange for my taste!

Nann said...

What a great way to use those bold prints. The orange is perfect.

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