Working on the Roses Quilt again!

August 31, 2018

Working on the Roses Quilt again!

It's Monday morning and the first rush of the day is over, giving me a few quiet minutes to write this post. Spring is here ! There are daffodils flowering in my garden along with a magnificent Magnolia tree, two of my favorite flowers of spring. The air is fresh outside and there is pollen everywhere from the pine trees that surround us. So many jobs are calling for my attention I don't know where to start first....... But the one calling to me the strongest is in my sewing room. The Roses quilt is coming along nicely, I have been squeezing in time over the weekend to stitch the applique Roses onto the third border and I can see the quilt starting to take shape. Today I hope to have the third border stitched in place and start prepping the fourth border of Roses. This will complete the center of the quilt. From there I have a vague idea of what will come next, I am hoping it will come clearer to me as I progress. 

To get the placement of the Roses in the correct position, I have traced the border pattern onto transparent tracing paper and pinned it to the top of the background fabric. Then I could lift it up and place the applique pieces in place. I have basted the applique pieces with flower head pins, using water soluble glue for the smaller pieces. It works a treat.

 Basting Borders | Roses Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Basting Borders | Roses Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Basting Borders | Roses Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Basting Borders | Roses Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

You can read more posts about the Roses quilt here

Happy Stitching

Sharon




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Sharon Keightley Quilts - Quilty Ramblings

Making a plan
Making a plan

January 09, 2019

This morning I find myself with too many quilts in progress at one time! They are all at a stage that they can be worked on and I love them all ! 

The first one is the BOM 2018 which I have almost finished the quilting, I only have the very last border to finish. If you missed this last year, you can find the full pattern for this quilt here.

Continue Reading

Reflections on 2018 and the Winterwood Quilt
Reflections on 2018 and the Winterwood Quilt

December 29, 2018

 These are just a few of the things that I got up to in 2018. There is more to come but I am not able to tell you just yet. I will keep you all posted when I am able to spill the beans. Lot's of secret sewing has been going on.

New patterns are coming along, so in the New Year there will be some surprises.

    The Full version of the Winterwood Pattern is now available as a full pattern containing everything you need to complete the whole quilt. The Winterwood quilt pattern can be found here containing 71 pages. This is one of my favorite quilts, I loved every minute of making this beautiful quilt. Sometimes everything seems to go along so smoothly when designing and making a quilt, this quilt was one of those times.

Continue Reading

Zig-Zag borders
Zig-Zag borders

November 14, 2018 5 Comments

It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.

There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles. 

Here's how it works.

I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming. 

Continue Reading