Monday, September 14, 2009

Rambling Roses

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

37 comments:

Stina said...

WOW!!!!!
I love it.. love the colours ..the applique and the squares... just perfect!!!! :o))) Thanks for showing..:o))

Christine said...

Looks lovely Cathy, I remember a lot of the fabrics ( Robyn Pandolph )thank you for the mention in your post.

cheers
Christine

Andi said...

Beautiful workmanship in this quilt.
Love the hand quilting.
Andi :-)

quiltycat said...

Wow...it's wonderful! I love the combination of pieced blocks and applquè and your hand quilting is spectacular!
nichi

comfortstitching said...

I love the way you designed this one, with the flowers across the top and down the side and the one bit of needleturn applique within the blocks. Just stunning!!!

Janet said...

What a lovely quilt. I like that it isn't symetrical in the borders. The very best thing about a quilt is when it's soft from use.
Keep shoeing those quilts from the past, love seeing them.

Piecefully, Pam said...

This is soft and lovely! Your color palette is romantic and sweet!

Enjoy your sunshine! ; )

LeKaQuilt said...

It's a wounderful quilt! Love the vine and the flowers - and the inset block looks very nice.

Lizzie said...

Oh Cathy, that's most definitely my kind of quilt. I love it. What a treasure.
Lizzie
XXX

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous quilt...beautiful handquilting!

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a stunning quilt - and amazing hand quilting!

Fiesta said...

Cathy, it is just stunning. Congratulations on such a lovely finish.

alobsiger said...

Another beautiful quilt, Cathy! This one does look very cozy! I love the stripe in the border too. Your beautiful hand cross hatching over the stripe really sets off the border. What's next?? :-)

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Another lovely quilt! You sure have a great quilt stash! Stash envy...

Rita

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh so pretty! I like the pink stripe in the border as background for the rose vine and the asymmetry of having the border on only two sides and the applique panel not placed in the center. It does not surprise me that this was in a quilting magazine. In fact, I think it would make a smashing cover>

jaybird said...

i love how the vine border is only on 2 sides and the quilt is not symmetrical in the center either.. beautiful!!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Cathy, this is the prettiest quilt I've ever seen. Your workmanship is just beautiful and those fabrics are my absolute favorite!
~Karen~

kaiolohiakids said...

It is so beautiful I can't believe it was runner-up! Love everything about it!

paulette said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning!! Love the blocks and the way the roses go up one side and over the top! Well done...even the backing is beautiful!!
Paulette

AllisonK said...

Your quilt is lovely! I too love the climbing vine and was so thrilled to see that you hand quilted it. It's beautiful!!!

Nedra said...

I can see why you won an award for this one. The cross hatching is perfect for the quilt too. And the colors are the best.

Wendy said...

Oh my it's so pretty and one of a kind. You did a excellent job on this quilt, I love it.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this quilt. Like you, I love the way the roses vine up the one side. Great job!

paula, the quilter said...

What an absolutely lovely quilt! *applause*

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Ooo! I love it! love, love, love!

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful.........I hardly make anything exactly the same............usually change the size/shape different borders etc.........

Brenda said...

Lovely quilt. I so get what you say about a quilt that has been used. They have a charm that is indescribable.

In Awe of Applique said...

I have to say that I love everything about your quilt...it is absolutely stunning!

Deb said...

Lovely quilt Cathy - a worthy prize winner.

Rebecca said...

Well that is to die for how cute. Love the colours and pleased the weather is picking up for you.
Big Hugs
Bec

clare's craftroom said...

That is beautiful ! I love the flowers around it .

María Isabel said...

I love the quilts. Beautiful blog. Greetings from Uruguay

ranette said...

Such a pretty and inviting quilt. Makes me want to come over, grap the quilt and curl up on the sofa and have a nice chat with you!

Bunny said...

Oh my gosh I love your quilt and hour hand quilting is amazing. I admire you hand quilting it is not one of my favourite things to do. I love to machine everything LOL.
Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Donnelly said...

Beautiful!!!

Have a great day!

Kelly said...

Another gorgeous quilt Cathy! I love how the flowers in the bottom corner are spilling out of their block.

Rafael's Mum said...

amazingly enough I bought a secondhand old magazine last weekend as the cover reminded me of something I had seen somewhere and liked... mmm.... it was the rambling rose! (no doubt one of the three that you combined) amazing... looks lovely !