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her briar rose quilt

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting So I had a sweet pack of charm squares of Heather Ross‘ newest collection Briar Rose for Windham Fabrics.  I was so happy to flip through the tiny stack, the colors are just happy.  I really had wanted to start this quilt weeks ago, but of course other things always pop up!  I let the design ideas float through my brain.  Even considered making some patchwork boxes or a tote with these, but in the end a quilt for my new niece (born in July!) kept coming to mind.

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting

I used almost the entire charm pack and made half square triangles for the middle section.  I played around with different design options and liked the layout with solids together and prints together.  So I sewed them up and decided to add the Essex Yarn Dyed for a little breathing room.

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting
[Natalie modeling the quilt, very huggable.]

And I did spiral quilting!!!  I’ve been wanting to try it since I saw one from A Quilt is Nice, who I guess was inspired by this quilt from Handmade by Alissa, who in turn was inspired from this quilt from Denyse Schmidt.  Isn’t that crazy how design ideas trickle down?!  I really love the effect it gives and I think it unifies the quilt, at least I hope.

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting

Pretty pink and a little bit of piecing for the binding complete it.  And I had gotten some yardage of Briar Rose just a few days ago and featured that on the backing.

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting

Of course I have some plans for using up a few leftover HST’s, hopefully I’ll finish that little project tonight. ♥

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting

Fabrics: charm pack Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham, Essex Yarn Dyed  in Flax, various solids (I wish I could tell you which ones I used, but I didn’t have any labeled – I had been in a monthly Solids Club from Pink Chalk Fabrics from a few years ago.), binding is Pure Elements by Art Gallery, quilted with Aurifil’s Simply Color in 28wt, loved it!

Noodlehead   her briar rose quilt quilting

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39 Responses to her briar rose quilt

  1. Mary on Lake Pulaski 07.25.2013 at 9:40 am #

    Very pretty Anna! I love the Essex frame and great quilting.

  2. mathea 07.25.2013 at 9:54 am #

    That’s really pretty – I love the on point setting with the grey fabric in the large triangles. It looks like your niece loves it too!

  3. Karen P. 07.25.2013 at 9:56 am #

    so, so beautiful!!!! I SIMPLY ADORE IT! you have a very lucky niece! ;-)

  4. Caralee 07.25.2013 at 10:06 am #

    Very pretty! What are the finished dimensions?

    • Anna 07.25.2013 at 10:50 am #

      thanks! it’s about 46″ by 46″

  5. mle 07.25.2013 at 10:20 am #

    Love it! The solids mixed really make it perfect!

  6. Tammy 07.25.2013 at 10:28 am #

    Very pretty! Did you use a walking foot or free motion foot for the quilting?

  7. Esther F. 07.25.2013 at 10:55 am #

    This is so adorable! Great quilt and I love the spiral!
    Esther
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  8. Tammy Vasser 07.25.2013 at 12:02 pm #

    L-O-V-E it!

  9. Cherie 07.25.2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Oh, it’s perfect!! I love it. I have a charm pack of Briar Rose too and it’s destined to be a baby quilt, but I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what to do with it! Maybe I’ll just copy you :P

  10. sarahquilts.com 07.25.2013 at 1:52 pm #

    The strawberries are my favorite!

  11. PeppiTheCat 07.25.2013 at 2:40 pm #

    wow, this must have been a lot of work. But it looks like it was worth it. I think it is very beautiful.

    Greets from Berlin

    Karin from peppithecat.blogspot.de

  12. Jo @ life in lists 07.25.2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Gorgeous! And I especially love the backing.

  13. Jenny 07.25.2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Ahhhhhhhhh, I love it! It’s perfect.

  14. Sarah De Baer 07.25.2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Oooh! It’s so pretty! I really love it!

  15. Vicki 07.25.2013 at 7:31 pm #

    This quilt is wonderful. The colors are perfect!

  16. Vanessa 07.25.2013 at 7:40 pm #

    love!!!!

  17. Kari Biermann 07.25.2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Um, yah, delicious. Love it!

  18. Brigit 07.25.2013 at 9:25 pm #

    This is my favorite project that I have seen so far with Briar Rose. What a perfect design–I love how you balanced all those gorgeous colors with the white space. Love the hot pink binding, too!

  19. Nicole 07.25.2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Beautiful quilt and I love the spiral quilting! A quilt for big boy bed is in my sewing future, so it’s great to have some beautiful designs for ideas!

  20. patchworkdelights 07.26.2013 at 6:30 am #

    It’s beautiful! Can I ask you did you quilt that on a regular machine? Really love the spiral / circular effect but wondering can you do it on a regular Janome?

    • Anna 07.26.2013 at 2:44 pm #

      I did quilt it on my janome! It’s only tricky in the first bit in the center, but as you work your way out it gets easier! :) Just use your walking foot with the guide bar attachment.

  21. Elsa 07.26.2013 at 8:35 am #

    Beautiful quilt ~ love Briar Rose.

  22. sew katie did 07.26.2013 at 10:35 am #

    Simple and lovely!

  23. QuiltyGirl 07.26.2013 at 12:03 pm #

    So pretty!

  24. kristin 07.27.2013 at 2:12 am #

    it’s really perfect, anna! great design for those prints, and love the solids you mixed in too. it’s such a happy little quilt!

  25. Janelle 07.27.2013 at 12:28 pm #

    seriously cute! What a fresh design too! So, I’m in the market for a new machine – my darling Bernina 800 is not long for the world. What machine are you doing your quilting on?

    • Janelle 07.27.2013 at 12:29 pm #

      haha, never mind. I need to start reading the other comments BEFORE I leave my own. I see you already answered.

  26. KJ@letsgoflyakite 07.27.2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I love the Briar Rose collection, your quilt turned out beautiful .

  27. Cindy 07.28.2013 at 8:06 am #

    Beautiful quilt, Anna! I really need to pick up some of that Briar Rose- really gorgeous fabric! Thanks too for sharing the link for the quilting!:)

  28. Carolyn 07.28.2013 at 9:23 am #

    really pretty, Anna!

  29. Kelly O. 07.28.2013 at 5:08 pm #

    this is stunning Anna!

  30. dana 07.30.2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Fantastic! And beautiful photos.

  31. Laura - Behind the Hedgerow 08.01.2013 at 4:49 pm #

    I love it. I kept scrolling down wanting to see more and more pictures. x

  32. Anonymous 08.01.2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Well done! Very well done! I love the way you put the patched square on point onto the larger quilt. Kind of like a blanket on the beach, which fits with these summery fabrics. Great solid color coordinating!

  33. amandajean 08.02.2013 at 8:59 am #

    oh man, I Love this quilt! you are amazing, Anna! I still haven’t tried the spiral quilting, but it’s on my list. it looks so good on your quilt! love the solids you pulled to go with the briar rose. such a nice compliment to the already beautiful fabrics. well done!!!

  34. Kay Eyles 08.06.2013 at 7:37 am #

    This is just beautiful, I would love this myself. Your niece is a lucky baby.

  35. molly:applecyder 08.09.2013 at 12:27 pm #

    This is so pretty. I bet that gorgeous girl loves it!

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