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…
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.
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.
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…
For 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.
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…
So one Aussie bound quilt done, two to go!
Pattern: Labyrinth by Red Pepper Quilts
Fabric: Briar Rose by Windham Fabrics
Size: 52 x 52 inches
35 thoughts on “A Briar Rose finish”
Oh my, this is a really lovely quilt. Thank you for sharing.
Annabel is a lucky young lady. I think she’ll love her quilt.
I love the bees too
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
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Emily, sent you a separate message but we are hitting up Brisbane and Melbourne only this time…next time Sydney.
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.
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.
Love this quilt!! So cute! And the fabrics are just perfect for this pattern, as is your quilting! Great job 🙂
This is lovely! I love this range of fabric and love how you’ve pieced it together.
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.
Oh a trunk show would take more space than we have in our luggage, though I do think there will be a mini trunk show for family when we arrive!
I was wondering how you were going to do it. I’m still thinking I’ll have to post mine.
Such a sweet quilt for a little girl! I’m sure she’ll love finding the bees and flowers and other little critters.
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
Really, really beautiful. Love your emails.
I love it! I may have to get that pattern it’s so sweet!!
I love the Briar Rose fabric and this turned out beautifully (neat little fussy cut block too).
Wow, this is gorgeous!
i just love how you put colors together!! beautiful quilt:)
Beautifully done! Such a lovely line of fabrics. I love the bees too!
Absolutely love it! You can accomplish so much.
Almost as much as you get done!
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! 🙂
that is really beautiful !!
Thanks so much. I am really pleased with how it turned out.
Oh, I do love this fabric and the quilt is so darling!
You have done some lovely work with this line as well Elsa. I may just have to get some more of it before it all disappears!
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
Hi. I have not got your email, I am sorry. Please try sending it again….the email address is email@example.com. I would love to see what you have been creating. Cath
I love the bees! So cute!
This is so pretty, love it!
The fabric really does make the quilt. It is such a pretty line.
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.