Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rose's quilt

Hello friends! How are you? I'm finally almost done with my cold. That was a really rough one. I coughed so much that I pulled muscles in my abdomen and near my ribs. Awful! But luckily it's just about gone. I'm feeling good and I got my major project of the year niece Rose's quilt! It's bound, labelled and washed...would you like to see? First, here is the pattern I used, 4OT by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company (fittingly enough!).
I love the colors in the original, but as you know I decided to use 30s reproduction fabrics for mine. I used quite an assortment, with several different designers. The white is Kona Cotton in Snow. I've never used so much white in a quilt, and I really like it! I think it showcases the busy little prints well.
Here it is with the matching pillow:
I got the embroidery pattern from Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Transfers. I love those!!
I've been hoarding this blue little girl fabric for awhile now, just waiting for the perfect project. This is the top of the pillow. I used it for the binding of the quilt as well.
Another fabric I've been hoarding...this pink toile with cottages and windmills. I know, right?! This is the back of the pillow.
The quilt is approximately 72" square...a nice size, I think. I quilted in the ditch for the main grid of the pattern, then added some diagonal lines for some extra stitching and dimension. Want to see some more pics? All righty then! This is the quilt on the guest room bed, which is a queen.

This is the back, folded up a bit. It's kind of hard to tell, but it's a beautiful soft pink with white flowers. It's a Lakehouse print, and I got it super cheap from the same place I buy most of my backings, Desperate Quilters. You can see the binding pretty well here too.
Thanks for joining me in the tour of Rose's quilt. I hope you like it! It was quite a challenge for me but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    It is gorgeous! Rose will love her little quilt and cherish it forever. You have inspired me to get my pattern out and make one.
    That is the cutest pillow too!
    Glad you are feeling better.

  2. Welcome back, Jen…glad you are feeling better! This has certainly been the time for colds! Makes me wonder about this coming winter!

    What a gorgeous quilt! Rose will be so proud to own that lovely gift! You did a wonderful job with your fabric choices and the pillow is lovely too.

    Carol (NJ)

  3. What a beautiful quilt. How fortunate Rose is is to have an aunt who would make such a nice gift for her. And I'm glad that cold you were hit with is a thing of the past.

  4. What delightful quilt--and if she doesn't like it--I love 30's quilts!!!!
    sorry you have been 'under' the weather--
    the cough is the worse I hear--keep drinking tea with honey--oh and they say chocolate helps coat the throat too!!!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

  5. Oh my. Oh my! OH MY!!!

    I love this quilt! It's happy and cheery and pretty and perfectly wonderful! Jen ~ you done did good, this is a beautiful quilt.

    I love the 30s reproductions and the favorite saved fabrics. And the lovely embroidered pillow you stitched and created is a perfect finish to your guest room.

    Thank you. I'll be happy and cheery the rest of the day thinking about your beautiful quilt. :)

  6. I have not been to visit for a while so I read a few posts to catch up with you. I love the quilt you made for your niece. Thanks for showing the detail. I have completed a couple of quilt tops and will be attempting to do some simple quilting of them soon. Problably after Christmas. You did a beautiful job.

  7. Dear Aunt Jen, This is Rose. I love my quilt and pillow so much! I feel so cozy with them. I feel so lucky to have an aunt who makes such beautiful quilts for me. Thank you again! Love, Rose


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