ok so it's not the largest quilt in the world but it was done from start to finish in less than 24 hours.
i'm impressed and quite frankly you should be too.
a charm pack of the new heather ross briar rose landed on my doorstep yesterday. i'd seen a few glimpses of this and to be honest wasn't bowled over by it, thinking it was a bit bright and busy for my taste.
i take it all back.
yes it is bright and busy but it is heather ross and i should have known better.
it is just gorgeous and the collection all works so beautifully together.
because i didn't want to dilute the designs i decided to go for a simple patchwork using all the charms together and just a touch of kona solids - more because i needed a few extra charms and just to break it up a teeny bit.
i backed it with a fab Paul Smith pink
crosshatch that works really well pulling it all together. for the binding i chose a green candy stripe - just enough of something interesting without clashing with all the delicious fabrics.
i fmq'ed it with a random swirly pattern and if you don't look too closely at the varying stitch lengths i'm actually quite impressed in how that's come out.
i am sure there will be plenty of intricately designed quilts with briar rose in the coming months (swoons and wonky stars would work really well) but i'm generally a big fan of simple designs letting the fabrics do the talking and this range is definitely one of those times.
i also anticipate lots of beautiful summer clothing for little girls and am feeling a little sad i have no little girls to sew for. would it be wrong to start a collection for the potential grandchildren? my eldest is almost 16 after all...
on that note i'd better get this out of the house quickly...it's available right here.
I've got a pair of 6 year olds if you are desperate!!
The quilt looks beautiful; got to love a speedy make xxx
it's cute! I got a sneaky peek at the collection at Quiltcon and loved the colours - so nice to see that they are bright and not dulled by the base cloth for a change. Really pretty!
still not quite sure whether to get some of this karen but the quilt is dead cute...
It's not what I would go for normally either but it is super pretty and I really love a square patchwork quilt.
Very pretty and I love simple patchwork! Good choice of solids and binding too :)
Beautiful quilt with lovely colours
The simple design really showcases the fabric. You had a busy 24hrs! Di x
I love this, and sometimes simple is best.
Oh how cute!! :o)
This is so cute! We can see why you want to start sewing for grandchildren!
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