I am working on a new quilt.
It’s been a while since I broke out my rotary cutter, cutting board and sewing machine and made something beautiful.
This quilt is called “Bed of Roses.”
It’s absolutely gorgeous, and relatively simple to make.
As is usually the case, the free pattern I have makes a lap quilt and I want to make a QUEEN size quilt.
Usually, I don’t follow patterns.
I make up my own.
Like this wonderful airplane quilt I made for my nephew.
I actually sold the design to a quilt shop in exchange for free long arm quilting.
Although I can do the calculations to size the quilt up, I broke down and actually bought the full size pattern so that I could save myself the trouble of ALL THOSE CALCULATIONS.
Now, the fun part begins – FABRIC SELECTION!
I need 30 fat quarters to create the quilt and it’s gonna be a lot of fun picking out the colors I want.
The trick to making I good quilt, in my opinion, is finding a good cornerstone fabric to work with.
The colors and patterns in that fabric lay the foundation for the rest of the quilt.
I’ve selected these fabrics:
Lots of colors to work with.
Lots of patterns to work with.
And, of course, a simply gorgeous design.
Wish me luck!