Thursday, March 31, 2011

Julia's Rose Quilt

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My friend, and amazing quilter Cathy Hetzel has free motion stitched one of my 12" Julia's Rose patchwork prints for me to use as the centre piece for a quilt that I have designed.

The central petals of the rose, and the leaves are padded and it will make a spectacular focal point for the quilt. Watch this spot and over the next few weeks I will add progress pictures.

Week 1
Choosing the fabrics is always fun. For this quilt I wanted a colour value graduation to highlight the roses. 

I also wanted a frame for the rose, that would enhance it and not compete with it. I chose strips of cream fabrics joined together as a subtle support.

This is the first layout for the quilt, but not the final one.I have moved things around a few times since I took this pic, and will update next week with the final layout.