A Briar Rose finish

This week I finished the first of the quilts that I am dragging back to Australia in November.  I know I am cutting it close, but I am a girl who works well with a looming deadline…

briar rose quilt

This darling quilt, made using just Heather Ross’s Briar Rose and Kona white, is for my cousin’s daughter, Annabel.  I started it in October last year (I really am slow to finish stuff without a deadline), and you can find out more about the pattern on my original post.

briar rose quilt detail

A few years ago I made Annabel a baby quilt, but never got it to her (I am also slow to post things!).  After she was no longer a baby, I gave her quilt to Project Linus and started making this quilt… which is much more young lady appropriate.

briar rose quilt detail 2

I used about 1/4 yard of each of the fabrics in the line, which means I still have enough of the fabric in my stash to make something else.  I love these prints, but am particularly smitten by the bees…

Briar Rose bee detailFor the quilting I used some of the lines of the block as a guide and ended up with a really cool pattern of stitches, some straight and some diagonal.

Briar Rose quilt back

I pieced together a back using a large cut of one of the floral prints and some little bits of my favorite strawberry prints…. and finished it all off with some scrappy pink binding…

binding detail

So one Aussie bound quilt done, two to go!

Quilt Details:
Pattern:  Labyrinth by Red Pepper Quilts
Fabric:  Briar Rose by Windham Fabrics
Size:  52 x 52 inches


35 thoughts on “A Briar Rose finish

  1. Hi, I LOVE your blog. You’re coming to Australia?!?! I’d love to meet you in person after following your blog for so long now. Any chance you will be in/near Sydney?

    Have a great day, Emily

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. I have the dates you gave me earlier, so I’m still hoping for a chance to catch up with you down in BrisVegas. That is one seriously sweet and pretty quilt. How many more are you, erm, challenging yourself to finish before you get here?

    • Kate the dates have not changed and I am so excited to met you in person. I have two more quilts to finish up for Australia. Nick is not packing many clothes, the rest of his suitcase will be full of quilts. Lol.

  3. I love how use of color and value can change the look of a block. I’ve seen this block (actually, not quite but very similar) before, but not like this. Very pretty. I am sure your cousin will love it.

  4. It’s gorgeous! For some reason I was under the impression that you were taking quilts home for a trunk show, not as gifts. Well, that’s my sleep deprived brain for you. I hope Annabel adores it as much as I do.

  5. Hey Cath, congratulations on the finish of this lovely quilt. I am a “deadline” person as well 🙂 I have so much time till something has to be finished and still I stress myself doing it on the last possible minute. I am the person known to finish christmas gifts on christmas eve hihi… Hope you finish the other two as well! Love Mell

  6. Adorable quilt! Annabel will love spotting bees and crickets and strawberries and the like.
    I was wondering how you were going to pack three quilts within the luggage limit, but I see you have found the solution – make the husband go without clothes! 🙂

  7. Another complete success your so talented I love the briar rose fabric any little girl would be thrilled with such a lovely gift, did you get my email I know your busy just wondered if you thought the blocks looked ok? Quilty hugs

  8. Hi Cath, just got scanning through your blog and I obviously missed this post. It is such a privilege to have this beautiful quilt in our house, and Annabel really is a very lucky girl. I have been marveling at the piecing and the quilting. The world is definitely a better place with all these beautiful quilts in it, it is a wonderful thing that you do. Lots of love to you and Nick.

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