Thursday, June 12, 2014

Whig Rose Flimsy

Jo's Whig Rose flimsy is done....just a few minutes ago.  I couldn't wait to take a picture and share it with you.  I like the end result.
I mentioned in a previous post that I was able to find the same border fabric Jo Morton had used in her quilt.   It is called Broderie Perse and was by Kathy Hall. But that was quite some time ago.  I think a multi- color floral or paisley that makes you happy would work.  I had my doubts about the border fabric.  Not all the colors Jo used for her applique pieces were in the floral fabric.  I thought maybe there was more than one colorway of the floral printed but I could never find evidence of that.  I studied the picture of the quilt best as I could.  The pattern was also published in a Quilt Mania magazine which I had.  In those photos, every thing looked much lighter than in the pictures in Jo's book "Traditions".  I decided to just use what I wanted to get a similar applique look.

I managed to sew one border set of triangles all the wrong direction and had to un-sew and re-sew.  The quilt top is about 60 inches square.  Blocks are 18 inches finished.

Happy Dance!
Karen

30 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love it too, you did a beautiful job on it and that border is perfect for the design, I can see why you wanted to use it.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

Oooo, love it even more!
I think it would even look good in wool (which is the only way I would ever do the applique!). : )

Rebecca in AK said...

It is absolutely beautiful!! I love it!! You did a great job choosing your fabrics!

julieQ said...

Gorgeous!! I think the border fabric is just perfect, and I love those tiny triangles...yum!

Karen said...

Perfect in every way!

Doniene said...

Absolutely wonderful!! It is one of my favorites of all that you have done!!! Gorgeous, rich colors!!!

Blessings and hugs!

Kyle said...

The border fabric extenuates the colors in the blocks even if some of those colors aren't in the border. Love it!

paulette said...

Sheer perfection!! LOVe IT!!

Anonymous said...

That border fabric is perfect! It really pulls it all together. You've got another gorgeous piece! BTW....3am.

Carmen y Prady said...

Una belleza de quilt, nos ha encantado. Felicidades por ese maravilloso trabajo.
Un beso

cucki said...

so pretty..i love it so much x

Carol said...

It's beautiful Karen...that border is PERFECT!

Anonymous said...

Love it Karen!

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The border fabric really compliments and brings out the colors in the roses! Love it!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Fabulous, just fabulous! Love it!

Barb said...

beautiful! the dark border sets it off wonderfully

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It's just beautiful! Finding the border fabric was a perfect ending!

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a gorgeous finish Karen!
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Karen,

We seem to be on similar paths. I recently finished the Loch Lomond quilt and also did Jo's Whig Rose. I did mine in a somewhat different color and used the sheep print for the border. Love it. Yours looks gorgeous, wish I had found that floral print when I was doing mine.
Shirley

Unknown said...

Un treball preciós.
Bon cap de setmana !!

Nana said...

This Whig Rose is my favorite of all you have done. Colors and border are perfect. Great Job!!

Dixie Howard said...

Awesome Karen! It's a little bit prim and a little bit rock 'n roll! Just delicious!

belarmina said...

Maravilloso!!!!!
me gusta todo el conjunto.
los triángulos y la frontera, simplemente genial
buen fin de semana

Jennie in GA said...

Beautiful! Colors look great.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Wow! Your quilt is beautiful--love Jo Morton fabrics!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your flimsy. So cute!

Jeanna said...

Wow, it really is a beautiful quilt. I love all the flying geese and half squares...

Cheryl said...

It is beautiful! The flying geese smashing really makes this quilt!

Cathy said...

Karen it is beautiful. Congrats. Hugs

The Quilted Finish said...

Totally love this Whig Rose! The fabrics you have chosen are so perfect!!WoW!!!