Rambling Roses is the name I gave to another quilt I made about 8 or 9 years ago. I had found 3 quilts in magazines that I really liked at the time, and combined them to come up with this design.
I just loved the idea of the vine climbing up the side and over the top of the quilt.
This quilt was handquilted using a cross hatch design in the flower borders, and an alternating floral and then diamond design in each square. A simple vine-like pattern was used to quilt the red border.
Once again I had a lot of leftovers which I used up in the back of the quilt.
I love the shapes of the flowers and the way they look scattered over the vine, and standing tall in this little inset block.
Rambling Roses is the only quilt I have ever entered into a competition and it won runner up and was photographed in a Patchwork and Quilting magazine about 6 years ago.
This is another quilt that is on our bed in winter, I love how quilts become so soft and snuggly after years of use. Because of the handquilting and needleturn applique (flowers and vine), I only handwash this one. My quilts that are machine quilted I just throw in the washing machine and hang out to dry (pref. in the shade). Christine at Once Upon a Quilt has a lovely little post on how she washes her quilts, check it out here!
Melbourne is having a wonderfully sunny spring day today and it was so nice to go for a walk in the sun this morning, so reviving to the soul after weeks of windy, grey, cold days. Have a wonderful week xo