Thursday, 19 April 2012

Fred's Roses

That is what I called this little wall hanging. I made it for a friend of mine who turned 80 last week. Fred was her husband's name and he always had amazing roses bushes. He passed away several years ago, so it was kind of a tribute to him as well .

It was a paper piecing pattern by Eileen Sullivan. Her patterns are so fun to do. Fabric was bits and pieces of batiks. Paper still on the back.

Some pics of the machine quilting.

You cant really tell but that rose in the front is trapunto-ed. I did the roses and leaves in the front and the rose buds. It was the first time I had tried trapunto. Not sure if i really liked it but it does add a bit of dimension.

Sun is shining but still a bit cold here to be outside gardening, so will sew for a bit today. Working on my swoon blocks and a mystery quilt from the online Quilt Mag.

Watch out for today's blessings!


  1. Donna, this is stunning!!! I haven't seen that pattern made up. Your quilting is amazing. Leah Day would be so proud : 0 )

  2. Wow, this is lovely and the quilting is lovely too. You did a wonderful job!

  3. Oh my, that's an amazing quilt!! You ought to be so proud of yourself. I actually like the way you have quilted it even though you said the S's don't look quite like S's. The way you have quilted looks like they are thorns - appropriate for a rose bush. Do you mind telling me what pattern you used? I would love to make one for myself and my cousin who is a David Austin rose bush fan!

  4. Now that is some intense paper piecing. It is amazing!!