I decided to call it "Rose Garden" because "Taking Time to Smell the Roses" seemed a little too long. ;)
I really like the way the hourglass blocks frames the roses. Sometimes I see economy blocks, and sometimes I see green stars. I do like the way it turned out.
I had enough of the rose fabric in my stash to make it so I didn't have to piece the borders. Because I cut the borders out at 6.5 inches, I had a bunch left over which I used on the backing.
The bottom fabric really is a pretty pale pink. It is an old Jinny Beyer print.
I quilted it in a light pink with a large stipple, because I wanted the fabrics to show more than the quilting. I was amazed at how fast it went quilting with Princess.
I used the green fabric for the binding, and bound it completely by machine.
Here it is another picture of the whole quilt.
Quilt Stats #100
Name: Rose Garden
Pattern: Hourglass blocks with setting squares
Quilting design: Large stipple
Inspired by: My friend Deb's Warm 16 Patch quilt
Fabric: Hoffman floral and other fabrics from my stash.
Amount Used: 8 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 60 x 76 inches
Date finished: March 2014
What I learned:
- I do like quilting with Warm and White batting.
- The stipple quilts up very fast.
- Some quilts are more engaging than others.
P.S. I am linking up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.