Thursday, June 21, 2012

Victorian Roses Finished

Slow and steady, I guess that describes me. This quilt was the easiest thing in the world to make, and I should have had it done in a day, at most. However, I lose focus, become distracted, allow other activities to intrude - you know how it is, I'm sure.

The quilt top is done, though, and I am happy to show it off. I'm happy to introduce you to Victorian Roses.

Gargantuan, isn't it? This is a queen bed, and there is ample overhang on both sides. It is 5 x 5 rows total, and 3 of them cover the top of the bed horizontally, so you can see how much hangs on each side.

I don't think I am going to put a border on this quilt. Every quilt I've ever made has had a border, so this is a momentous decision for me! It's already big enough, in my opinion. I will be quite satisfied to leave it as it is.

As I was sewing the last row, a thought crept up on me and now I find that I am gnawing and gnawing on it. I want to make another one. Instead of using 3.5" squares to make the 4-patch units, I am going to reduce it to 3". Then, after I make that, I will make another one, and reduce the squares to 2.5". It will be fun to see the differences as the parts become smaller. I think I will like the smaller ones better. This one is so large that I consider it quite non-traditional. Another change I will make is to switch the placement of the blues in the pieced block. The darker color would work better to create the secondary design that unifies the top.

Still learning after all these years; amazing.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. It will be so interesting to see the differences if you do make one with smaller pieces.

  2. So pretty. I don't think every quilt needs a border. Sometimes it just tells you when to stop.

  3. I'm over from sew many ways. Love your quilt, been looking around your blog.

  4. This is a beautiful quilt. How fun to make it in various sizes to see how it changes. Will you quilt it yourself?

    I found you from FaFF at Sew Many Ways.


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