I managed to finish up my Briar Rose Quilt top this week… and I am loving how it came together.
It really helps that I am using Heather Ross’s marvelous fabric line, Briar Rose and a great block pattern, Labyrinth by Red Pepper Quilts. If you want to read more about the block and the start of this quilt you can check out my original post.
The block is traditionally pieced, there was not a piece of paper in sight. My seams are a little squiffy in places but the pattern is so easy to follow and so forgiving it did not take me long to whip this top up.
It was an interesting process for me using the whole line of fabric and not my usual scraps. If I “blocked” myself into a colour/pattern corner I had very limited choices to get myself out (usually I just add another fabric from my stash!). I wanted to use all the fabrics in the line as equally as possible, but also wanted to get the subtle hint of a light block/dark block pattern in the top. I found myself fudging the last couple of blocks to make this work.
I really had to be careful not to use the strawberry fabrics too much. They are my favorite of this collection and I found myself wanting to put them in every block.
And at the end of this process I have enough scraps left to play some more with the Briar Rose line. Yipee!
26 thoughts on “Briar Rose Quilt Top finished”
Oh my gosh, I LOVE this! I’ll be sending you my address so you can get it in the mail to me 😉
Lovely colours! I wouldn’t have the nerve to mix so many brights, but the effect is brilliant.
Oh, I do love this line of fabrics! Your quilt is adorable!
Your quilt is great. I look forward to seeing how it is quilted!
I really love your Briar Rose piece – how much yardage did it take (I’m wondering how you managed to have scraps left over!)
Jody I started with 1/2 yard cuts and used about 1/4 yard of each print. Plenty left over for more quilting fun.
Very pretty! Your quilts always seem to look fabulous.
Thanks for the compliment. I know I my quilts do not always turn out how I envisioned them but even the one I do not completely love end up with a good home.
You. Are. Too. Much. I can’t even get over your ridiculous talent. I love this!!?
What a beauty Briar Rose is. Love the cheerful and bright fabrics.
This looks great. I love all your quilt designs.
I love this!!!
So much to look at! This is an easy quilt to love and spend time with.
A beautiful, cheery quilt! And, thanks for the word squiffy! Never heard it before but it describes what you’re talking about perfectly!
Spectacular!!! Really fun and lively and oh so pretty. Looking forward to seeing it quilted up – my fave part.
I dread the quilting part of the process. I am still on the hunt for some quilting elves. I think they would be ridiculously handy creatures to have.
It’s absolutely gorgeous!! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂 Avis x
Gorgeous quilt top! What a beautiful fabric line, and I love what you’ve done with it!
Love the quilt – I am looking at how to use my briar rose and this looks great!!!
The quilt top is beautiful! I love the bright colors. I’m adding this pattern to my bucket list to do some day!
Wow so bright and fresh!
Looks fantastic! I have yet to cut into my Briar rose…
I love your LV log cabins and this quilt looks super sweet.
Such a gorgeous quilt! The pattern works perfectly with this fabric….LOVE it! (The strawbs are my favourites too).
I really did spend tons of time trying to find the best pattern for this fabric… and I am chuffed how good it is looking.