PATCHWORK: MQS 131E TEA ROSES Posted on 5 Oct 12:38 , 41 comments

Isn't this just the most yummy collection of fabric from Northcott. The press release reads:                                                                                                                              Wellesley by Ro Gregg  Designed by Ro Gregg for Northcott. A romantic cottage feel that fits perfectly in a shabby chic decor.  The natural colorway features creamy tans, milk chocolate browns and soft pinks.  Perfect for quilts, duvet covers, shams, pillows and curtains.  Florals in a variety of sizes, a paisley, a floral stripe, small tonal stripes, and a geometric print make this collection very versatile.

Just wait until you see what I've come up with to show the collection off a
t its best! Go HERE for more on TEA ROSES ... a patchwork pattern and featured quilting suggestions.                                                                                                                                                                                          Cut a strip here, sew a seam there, arrange a set of blocks into a row, apply a few borders and ... VOILA! And such was the tale with the yummy fabric bundle from Northcott. The collection is called Wellesley and includes a beautiful border stripe fabric.                                                                                                                                                                    I use two historic traditional block designs for this pattern:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


Coxey's Camp and Arkansas Snowflake. You will find I frequently surround the body of my quilts with a float border of the background fabric. This helps to highlight the blocks within their setting separate from the border. Using small repeating borders creates a dimensional frame for the quilt body and doesn't that gorgeous floral border stripe look like the most elegant ornate gold leaf frame you've ever seen.

This quilt would fit very nicely in a tea room or sun room done in the shabby chic style. I'll be using my quilt in my guest room done around a garden theme.

The pattern MQS 131E TEA ROSES comes with 3 different quilt sizes (throw, full, and queen) and features fully illustrated step-by-step instructions with alternate suggestions for border designs.

131_quilting_mock_up_2I also included a custom alternating block quilting design mock-up suggestion using 1372 Journey Block and 1279 Feather Block.                                                                                                                 Happy Accident:I love the way the tear drop design fits into the triangle of the Arkansas Snowflake block and the way motion is created with the spikey points of the quilting design in contrast with the smooth flow of the feather block.                                                                                                       Border suggestion: think about using 1273 P2P FEATHER BORDER in the outer floral border and using a 1/4" echoing line of stitching to highlight the framing inner borders.

And, finally, don't you just love it when you can explore your options with my favorite design software Electric Quilt to see how a pattern might look using different fabrics ...