Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Makin' Rosebuds

I promised you yesterday that I would show you this top:

It is the Rosebud Quilt from Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift. I bought fabrics similar to one of the versions in the book, oh, about five years ago. Somehow, when I took them out last week, I was not-so-enamoured of them as I was when I bought them. Maybe it's because I have made a number of quilts in the last five years, and maybe my taste/style/whatever is evolving.

Not to say that it isn't pretty, and like I said yesterday, I have "takers" for this, if I don't keep it. Here is a little bit closer up:

And I'm doing a little-bit-fancier thing for the border, which will maybe be a little-more-exciting, as well.

(you're not looking too closely at my points-matching technique, are you? Remember, my Quilting Motto is Finished is Better than Perfect....)

More later on this one!


Inglesidemom said...

I will mail the book this week. I posted the publisher's review as I have not had time to read it yet. Hopefully it is not some weird tree hugging book! ;-) I did flip through it and it seems good. There is a link at the bottom of the post so you can see how I get the free books.


Anonymous said...

Oh, it makes all the difference in the world if I click on the picture to see it up close! LOL!

I actually like these fabrics, especially the background. But I know what you mean--it's not really "you". It's good to experiment once in a while, though.

Anonymous said...

Oops, that was me!