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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

An Idea

My friend Boonie will be celebrating her 90 th Birthday this June. To commemorate this special day, her DIL (my aunt Cheryl) and I came up with the idea of making a signature quilt. 
But I wanted something a bit more than a strip quilt, I wanted something special. And because Boonie loves flowers I pulled one of my favorite books from the shelf and started collecting fabrics. 
I love this rose quilt and I think Boonie would too. This is where the inspiration starts. 
Boonie loves pastels. In fact, one of her outfits that I love to see her in is a turquoise suit. She dresses to the nines even on a shopping trip, the whole ensemble. Matching shoes and purse, matching rings and earrings and she tops it all off with a hat! 
I cut up large-ish squares of these solids and sent them to all the aunts and uncles for them to write a birthday sentiment. The rose print will be the backing and the pale blue is the background for my roses. 

Last night my first block returned home! And of course I got right to work playing. 
But now I'm not so sure I'm in love with my rose. 
Has anyone else seen Kimsbigquiltingadventure and how she made her roses? I tried to copy her style but it may be easier for me to make them round like in the book. Or it may be that I have too much pattern going on in my flower. Or I'm just being too critical of something new. What do you think?

Enquiring mind at a loose end...
Brandie

5 comments:

Lindi S said...

Are you finished with the flowers already? I had an idea for some of them. How about 'watermarking' pictures as the center to be signed? She could have a stroll down memory lane as she is enjoying such a wonderful gift! L

lvkwilt said...

What a wonderful gift that will be! I think once the pieces (stems, leaves, etc.) come together, it will be wonderful! Expect lots of tears!!

Lori said...

Yes, I think you are too critical. I think it is lovely and with a whole lots of roses, it will be super wonderful!

Jean(ie) said...

I ***LOVE*** it. I adore the heart and the love that is going into this. At 90 she deserves something special. And I think this will be it! Can you import this photo into some software and play with the dimensions a bit? Personally, I think it's fine, but it's your quilt and your comfort level!

Dee said...

I like your rose, but if you feel like you have too much pattern going on, how about using fewer/larger petals. This is a great idea for a signature quilt.