Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Frayed french roses

This has been my  "easy sewing at night"  project for the summer.  The pattern is called "French Roses" and it is the one I saw while we were in St. Augustine earlier this year.  I changed up the pattern just a bit and added small squares on point where the blocks come together.  It is ready to be quilted and then washed.  The raw edges should fray and fluff up to soften the whole effect.  It is 45 inches by 55 inches.  A great lap size, but smaller blocks would make a wonderful baby quilt.
Here's a close up of one of the blocks.  Each layer is stitched  about 1/4 inch from the edge using a very small stitch.  After stitching each layer, you cut away the fabric underneath to keep a single layer of  the sewn fabric.  The technique is easy and could be adapted to a lot of patterns and styles of fabric. 
Off to work on the AK quilt, as I am ready to put the center together.
Happy stitching.

1 comment:

Dolores said...

It is quite striking. I have been thinking of making the French Roses too but in much more subtle colours.

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