Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Finished Briar Rose

Briar Rose Quilt

Stack n' Whack Briar Rose Quilt

I finished this quilt just in time for the cut flowers to be in full bloom.  I like this top even more now that’s completed…all of the colors look a better together and not so busy after a little break from it.

Briar Rose, Cluck Cluck Sew

Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew

I backed this one with a double sided minky fabric without any batting.  I have more info on how I do that at this post.

Briar Rose Quilt Backing

For some reason this one gave me trouble while I was quilting.  The minky had extra static, and I felt like I was pulling and pushing it through my machine…and then I was annoyed… so I just pushed and pulled harder and made a lot of mistakes a long the way.  ;) 

Trimming, Briar Rose Quilt

Looking back it probably would have been 100x easier to quilt this one upside-down!  Luckily the result was worth it and it is so so so so so so so so soft.

Zinnias, Cluck Cluck Sew

52 comments:

Terri nana of 2 said...

Really like the fabrics and the pattern. And your choice of backing. Very nice!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I wonder if one of those anti-static sprays would have helped? It looks great anyway!

Diane-crewe said...

well looks as if your hard work was worth it .. no mistakes just design opportunities xx

Christine Barnsley said...

I really love the finished quilt! Worth the struggle! x

Megan said...

I love this! It's taken me a while to get into Briar Rose, and this quilt makes me love it even more!

Jennifer Bell said...

The quilt is beautiful and looks soo soft. Thanks for the tips for working with minky. I am currently working on my first minky baby quilt, using flannel to make it a bit heavier. Scary!

teresamnj said...

Absolutely beautiful!

teresamnj said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Actually Amy said...

It's just gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Once again, amazing!! The colors are all perfect. You're projects always make me want to sew more! Thanks got sharing!

abengel said...

What did you mean by the colors meshed together better this time around?

Wanda said...

The quilt is lovely. I've not used minky as a backing, so good to know. Briar Rose is on my "to get" list. I'm envious of your zinnias!

Valerie said...

This is the best use of Briar Rose that I have seen so far (in my opinion anyway). The pattern is perfect for the fabrics. :-) Very lovely!

Elsa said...

Love how your quilt turned out! Really like all the solids used and the wonkiness of the blocks!

Tina said...

I love your blocks. How did you do them? With a kind of wonky stack 'n whack approach? I'd love to give this a try some day.

Jocelyn said...

Love it! I've got my fabric, now to cut into it. :) Have a great day!!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the fabric collection!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is so amazing...a work of art. It's for your little miss, right? It's a treasure Allison!

El Rincón de Angostura said...

That's beautiful, I love it.

Paige said...

I'm almost finished with a Briar Rose top and have sort of fallen out of love with it. It's sad because I waited so impatiently for the fabric to come out. This inspires me to finish it up and then decide how I feel!

Colleen said...

I'm not a fan of Briar Rose (too busy for my taste) but I like this quilt because the pattern saves it from being "in-your-face", if you know what I mean. Good job with a difficult fabric.

Graciela said...

Beautiful color combo!

Angie said...

O. My. Goodness---I am in LOVE with this quit---and your flower gardens are to die for!!! I want mine to look JUST LIKE YOURS'. :) (The flowers AND the quilt :D)

kathy-o said...

The bench! The flowers! The softness! mmmmmmm :)

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Your Briar Rose quilt is so pretty! My 3 y.o. said he likes your quilt and your flowers. How sweet! I like it too. Thanks for doing the Minky quilting experiment for us. Have a super day!

Manualidades said...

Un trabajo precioso y fantastico, me encanta los colores tan alegres.
Besos.

Lostinspace said...

What a pretty quilt and I love how the blocks have different size squares in different positions in them, kept my eyes moving which is meant to be a good thing, right?

pandchintz said...

Gorgeous....and extra cuddly too!!

Susie said...

So very pretty

sandra said...

You did a beautiful job , minty can be difficult.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

It's adorable, that's for sure! I have two charm packs coming for a start. I want to order extra fabric but not just yet. My grandchildren are older now so may have to give it away.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

This is such a lovely quilt!
I love the combination of pretty colors that you used.

Vicki Posten said...

Sew cute! The colors are great and the flowers in the background are wonderful.

Unknown said...

Your quilts are amazing! I love your attention to detail and modern twists. AND you really should think about doing a binding tutorial! Yours always turn out so great!!

HeatherKN said...

Binding tips and tricks would be a great blog post!!!

zippyquilts said...

Cute fabrics!

Jeannie said...

LOVE this quilt! I just purchased some Briar Rose and can't wait to get started on my quilt.

Buffy Skolnick said...

Is this a pattern you are going to share??? Have been thinking of using your Juice Box pattern for a quilt for my daughter's "big girl bed" but am very drawn to this pattern!!

Rein said...

You did a great job, the quilt is beautiful!

Allison said...

I won't be making a pattern off this anytime soon Buffy...sorry!

PT in SC said...

Love the quilt and your zennias too!

Ellen said...

So girly, in a good way ;-)

Lisa Garrett-Bryan said...

Just Be-You-tiful

traceyjay said...

so pretty Allison!

trish said...

This is such an adorable quilt! Your flowers are absolutely beautiful! I grew a couple of zinnias this year, but will try them from seed next spring. :o)

Leigh Ann said...

Came out great. I'm wondering if the vast amounts of humidity we are having this summer was messing with minky?

Kay said...

I love everything I have seen in Briar Rose, this is such a snuggly quilt.

sally said...

I think it may of been said before but I love this! Is there any way you'd share the fabric and design of this quilt? I like how the fabric all works so well together.

Amy Wax said...

I just finished my first quilt.. and I am thrilled to have found yours! Absolutely beautiful. I also appreciate you you used the flowers for your inspiration! I used my Color911 app to plan my colors, made it easy and fun for me. Can't wait to see your next project, well done!

Live a Colorful Life said...

so so so so so so pretty!

Sarah said...

The colours are gorgeous and look great in this pattern. Is this for Sophie's bed? Your flowers are beautiful too.

Peg Botham said...

I love the colours, its so vibrant but not clashing. Like the name too.

Peg xx

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