Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall 2015 Bloggers Quilt Festival! Original Design

Welcome to my "booth" in the 
Fall 2015 Bloggers Quilt Festival!
Hosted by Amy Ellis @ Amy's Creative Side!
My (only!) entry this time around will not surprise some of you!
 "Prairie Rose Garden"
I made this quilt in September for the Moda Bake Shop using Tucker Prairie fabrics by 1Canoe2

I have made 3 other quilts using this block design, that I "christened" Prairie Rose.
The block design, and name, came about as the result of  playing with some leftover HSTs for a baby quilt...the baby's name was/is Lila Rose, and I live in Prairie country!

The corner HSTs create "stepping stones", scrappy when placed all together, but cohesive with each block.
I was thrilled to have the sweet opportunity to make a whole "garden" of these blocks for the Bake Shop with this amazing fabric collection!
The "stepping stones" are completed around the edges with a simple border.

The one criteria I set for myself when making these Roses was to LOVE each combination of fabrics
in each block, with less eye to the overall composition of colors. With these gorgeous fabrics, I knew I couldn't mess up the outcome!
Some of the individual blocks....


Simple straight line quilting, on the diagonals, and around the primary shapes.
 Prairie Rose Garden
64"x 82"
Original Design Quilts Category
 With so much to see and enjoy during this Festival, don't forget to nominate and vote for Viewers Choice,
and your faves in each category!
Thanks so much for looking!


Alison V. said...

Gorgeous! :) Will definitely be using this pattern in the future!

Quilting Babcia said...

Love your color combinations in these blocks, beautiful quilt!

the zen quilter said...

This is a really beautiful quilt and a super design. Great job - it's very cool.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A lovely quilt Sarah! Your pattern combined with these fabrics is a wonderful choice.

Katie Cogswell said...

I love your colors. Beautiful quilt!

Gina said...

Probably my favoritest quilt you have ever made!!!!! Hope it wins some goodies for you!!!! :)

Jayne Honnold said...

Found you in the Quilt Festival, and yours will be one of my Viewer's Choice nominations. I just love your thorough explanation of coming up with your design. I'm in the Hand Quilting category, FYI. I plan to snoop around your blog a bit. ;)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

This is a lovely quilt ...I love the pattern and fabrics and the soft dreamy look of it :)

Jennifer said...

Lovely - thanks for sharing!

Fran said...

This is just my kind of quilt! Beautiful :-)