Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pink Roses on Black

I made this quilt especially for my dear mother-in-law who is in an assisted living home. Her favorite color is pink and she loves flowers. When she was still in her home, they had lots of roses, irises, and other types of flowers planted in their yard and garden. I didn't have a pattern, but I knew I wanted to use the fabrics with the pink roses and also the "white-black-white" striped fabric (three sections in the middle of quilt). Using from my stash, I added the small blocks between these stripes -- VOILA -- this quilt was born. I originally had planned to make a lap quilt, but it turned out much bigger as I just kept changing and adding as I went along. I almost didn't have enough of the outside border fabric, so the bottom border is pieced with about four or five sections. The backing is the bright pink fabric used in the tiny border separating the black-background fabrics. I also used this fabric for the binding. Cathy quilted it using a panagram with rosebuds and hearts -- so perfect!

5 comments:

Barb said...

Wow,,, now you can have a pattern to sell, it is awesome. Love everything about it. You are very creative.

kheli said...

Very lovely!

stitch-in-the-ditch said...

I love it Judy! I'm sure your MIL will too!

quilting forum said...

I really love everything about it.

Shari said...

this is such a beautiful quilt - very special indeed