Buds n’ Roses ~ my latest pattern!

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Spring–oh spring–where are art thou?  LOL!!!  With long anticipation, it has arrived, but it has been a cold one—and with all the rainy, dreary days, I decided create my own version–in fabric that is! And Buds n’ Blooms came into the scene!

Inspired by low-volume fabrics in black, white and gray, and some pretty florals, as well as beautiful batiks, this quilt is simple and charming, and so fun to put together.  

I tried several variations before I settled on the main one for the pattern’s cover photo:

And #1 was the version I settled on … but I loved every one.  But–this is the deal.  In order to “love” the other flower separator blocks–for me, the rose blocks looked better with keeping them all in the same consistent color story that complemented the floral fabric, like this sweet mini I made from the three blocks with the abstract floral print:

this pattern contains full size images, reversible, and over 25 illustrative color photos!!  Here is one: 

I loved using some specialty fabrics for the highlights on the rose buds. And—-I have it in several colors :).   This fabric is from JoAnn fabrics, and it’s a performance knit!  It is truly so very easy to use, especially once it’s been fused to Steam a Seam Lite 2–the only fusible to use in my humble opinion.  I cut circles using my AccuQuilt circle dies to make them fast and perfectly round, and then cut them to accent the top edge of the bud on the rose shape:

A few detailed shots of these sweet blocks– after quilting. I keep the quilting simple, with a small stipple and loop design, after echo-quilting the overall shape on each block:

Inspired by these five charmers!!  But the one: “I can and I will”–my most favorite! {all of these five fabrics are included in the kits}

My complete fabric kits  include all the original fabrics shown–including hand-cut and pre-fused flowers!   Find them in the shop, here, and as usual, they can be found on the Etsy site too.

Happy Spring!  

Soli Deo Gloria!

Leslie 

 

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