03 June 2013

Design Wall - June 3, 2013

It all started on this trip six years ago. I bought a large scale rose print, a beautiful fabric. And then it sat in the stash for a long, long time because I didn't know what to do with it. Fast forward. Polka dots are 'in' and I'm so glad, because they work wonderfully with that rose fabric.
Add in a solid black and voila!
It really is 'square': 54x72". I just didn't get this hung on the design wall straight. I sure wish I had more of that black fabric so I could do an narrow border, but blacks, like reds, are very hard to match. Do you think another black would be too noticeable?

This pattern is BQ by Maple Island Quilts. I've linked to their website and if you follow the link, the pattern is about halfway down the page.

For other Design Walls, visit Judy L at Patchwork Times.

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to showcase that delicious print! It looks like a cascade of rambler roses.

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  2. Oh wow! What a striking quilt! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  3. The black and red are wonderful. Great job!!

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  4. Beautiful. I agree on the black inner border. What about a green that might go with the leaves? Something to ponder.

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  5. Hummm...What if you pulled from the green and used that as the border then added a black border after that? Sometimes you don't notice the slight difference in black if the aren't side by side. Oh that rose fabric is amazing!

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  6. I really like that block and the way you used the fabrics. It makes a beautiful quilt.

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  7. I have had that happen. run out of black, but I found one that was close and used it for the border. I think you could do that. the focus is really the roses.

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