Monday, March 16, 2009


This past week I took a class from my Guild ~
The Red Rose Quilters Guild with Ellie Levie
It was a new technique for me and thought it would
be fun to try. The above picture is all of our blocks
put together. My part in the process was to
applique the rose and the leaves in the center.
I draped some red tulle over it in order
for the free motion quilting to go easier. Then another
Guild member will add on the borders and yet another
one will finish the entire quilt.

The strips were cut 1" and 1 1/4". We also added
ribbons, rick rack, braiding and some lace for
different textures.

The first thing that we did was lay down and pin the vertical strips.

Then we added the horizontal strips. There are
technical terms for this process but I can't
remember them now. ( senior moment)

The blocks were worked as light, medium and darks.

We did audition a couple of different color
backgrounds but we decided the black looked
best. It really brings out the colors. We decided
to add a focal point - the red rose - for Lancaster
County - of course!
The wheels are turning in my mind for different
quilt projects that I can use this technique.
This quilt when finished will be donated to
an organization - who? - we haven't decided that