Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Prairie Rose Garden for Moda Bake Shop!

Yippee!!!
I am super excited to introduce you to my newest, favorite quilt!
This pattern is not for the HST faint of heart, but on the other hand, by the time you complete this, you may consider yourself an HST Expert!
HSTs...

and all the trimmings :)

I came upon this block design last August, as you may remember, and have made a couple, okay, several  different versions since then! What can I say? It is a super fun block to make!
So, naturally, I had been eyeing the different "future collections" coming from Moda for some time with this pattern in mind, and when I saw Tucker Prairie, the debut fabric line by 1Canoe2...it was as if they were made for each other, all the way down to the names!!!
The great saturated colors, the geometrics, the florals, the variety of scale in Tucker Prairie...pure Prairie Rosey bliss!
The backing is a new-to-me Moda Basic...Cross Weave...seriously
I might have draped myself in the 4 1/2 yards of it!!!
and twirled around the room :)
It is such fun to see this "pet" design come to life in a bigger-than-baby-size way! 
Many thanks to the folks at Moda for giving me the opportunity, and the luscious fabric :)
testing 1 2 3...
Please check out Prairie Rose Garden on Moda Bake Shop and let me know what you think in the comments over there...I sure do appreciate it!!!
Sew happy to link up again with Lorna and friends at Let's Bee Social!
And a real finish to share @Finish It Up Friday with CrazyMomQuilts!

**On one other fun side note....
As I was finishing this quilt up, the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop happened...
And, another Sarah, of 123Quilt, also came up with this block!
My eyes nearly popped when I spotted her block among all the other wonderful blocks on Jayne's pinterest  collection. It is so pretty in solids, and her assembly method is easy and quick, too.
I think the timing remarkable, as I had been rather head down with the completion of Prairie Rose! Oh, and before she was married, she was a SarahZ too!
Very appropriate for us to be on the same wavelength, I think :)


9 comments:

Sue Kaiser said...

I love this quilt.

Laurel said...

I love your Prairie Rose Garden quilt!! Beautiful fabric selections! :)

Shauna said...

I love it!! Another to put on the list of to do's. Love your choice of fabrics. Bright and cheery and yet somewhat subdued. Gorgeous and thanks for sharing your talent.

Scorpie said...

Just looked at this lovely pattern(sitting on my desktop) again and started wondering if it could be made into a bed runner. However, it will have to wait for a bit as I have wips lined up till next year.

Lara B. said...

Sarah this quilt is so beautiful and I love it! The Prairie Rose block looks fun and I can see that this design could done up in so many fun ways!
I like HSTs and usually paper piece them a bunch at one time. I did recently try the no waste method. Is that the one you used? Isn't it funny how good a bowl of trimmings can look?
With so many quilters all brainstorming new blocks and ideas, there are bound to be similar things being made. I love that your wavelength twin was another Sarah Z. What are the chances of that? They must be astronomical!
Congratulations on another wonderful Moda Bake Shop Design!!! I have to pop over there and see the post!

Daniela O'Connell said...

Congratulations for being featured again as a chef at the Moda bake shop! I really like this quilt! There are so many designs possible with HSTs, you did a brilliant job!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

O.M.G.!! LOVE this quilt! Congratulations on being featured at the Moda Bake Shop - this is a VERY cool pattern! Your quilt is gorgeous!

Carla said...

Once again, you've knocked it out of the park! Congratulations!!

Preeti Harris said...

What a beautiful gorgeous finish!!! Love everything about this quilt.
Carla said it best - You knocked it out of the park!!!
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