Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bonnie Rose - A Quilt Tutorial

Good Morning everyone!!  I am so excited to have a new finish and a new Riley Blake Design Team tutorial to share with you this morning :)  With my upcoming book release, Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design, it's no surprise that I have Irish Chains on the brain ;)  So I thought it would be fun to share this super fun and super fast variation on a Single Irish Chain using Beautiful Snowball Blocks in the center of the chains :)   I call it Bonnie Rose and the tutorial can be found Right Here :)


The reason I loved adding in the snowball blocks in this design was because it allowed me to really highlight focal fabrics.  And I knew right away that I wanted to use Lisa Tueller's new Halle Rose line  !!  Those beautiful large flowering prints are just stunning in the snowballs!!  I love them!!!


 Bonnie Rose measures 63"  x 75" making it the perfect lap size quilt. The quilt really is super fast and super fun to put together.  It would make a perfect in a snap wedding present ;)


When it came time to quilt mine, I decided on an all over Feathered Swirl design.  I really love this design more and more each time I quilt it.  It just flows ;)   And I used my favorite blending 402 Pearl So Fine Superior Thread.   I really think I can say that it is my all time favorite color ;)


So that is Bonnie Rose.  I hope you love it as much as I do and make your own, and if you do, I totally want to see pictures :)   And just so you don't have to scroll to the top now, here is the where you will find the free Bonnie Rose step-by-step tutorial ;)


There is nothing quite like a new quilt to snuggle up with in front of the fire with a good book ;)  And yes, as you can tell by these pictures, we got a lot of snow recently and taking these pictures was Cold, I totally was snuggling up when I was done ;)


Thanks for popping in and have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt and design pattern! I love that you can feature a fabric line in the snowball "rose" blocks! Thanks so much for the tutorial pattern, too. :)
    Susie

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  3. That is a very pretty quilt and your quilting is just beautiful!! And it does look cold out there! It's been warm here the last week and we're dealing with allergy symptoms, but it's supposed to rain on Fri or Sat.: we hope!!! Hugs, H

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  4. Ohh, cute! I have a baby quilt to make and this might be perfect for him/her!

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  5. Oh. My. Gosh. I am soooooo making this! You rock, my friend!😘

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  6. That looks beautiful. Love the fabrics.

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  7. What a beautiful quilt - love it! And not complicated at all (thanks, as always, to your very clear directions)! Thank you.

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  8. Yeah! I bought this line of fabric a couple of weeks ago because I fell in love with it! I've been pondering how best to show off those beautiful designs! Thank you this is perfect!

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  9. I love your quilt and think it will be perfect for some fabric that I have had for about 2 years but had not yet found a quilt pattern that would showcase the designs in the fabric.

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  10. That was a great idea and it turned out wonderful. I will print out the tutorial and perhaps find some great prints to use for the focus blocks.

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  11. This is so adorable. I love that it would work well with larger prints. Definitely adding it to my list of tutorials to tackle someday! Thank you!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa