Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bed of Roses Project

Getting back to our regularly scheduled blogging.

If you have a GO! or thinking of getting one...this book may be a great help to you.
Mix & Match Quilts with the Accuquilt GO! can be found HERE.
The cool thing is that you can download it right away...no waiting to get started on that 'certain' project.
I was asked to review one of the quilts in the book.
My project for this book is the Bed of Roses quilt.
I decided that I wanted to try the 2 main blocks and see if the GO! would really cut an accurate block for me.
I have never tried blocks like these before.
So I grabbed a jelly roll of Modern Workshop by Oliver & S for Moda...and started cutting.
Wait no I didn't.
I realized that the block in the book is a 9" block made with dies I didn't own.
So I improvised.
I used my 2" finished triangles and squares....

 I auditioned several 'pink' prints...

It's amazing how these fabrics totally change the feel of the blocks/quilt.

I was trying to find the right print.
I settled on the light pink stripe.

Here's what I sewed up.
I did finish the 4 blocks. I did. I plan on making it some sort of pillow? not sure.
For some reason I didn't take a pic of the finished block.
Eventually I will.

In the meantime, If you'd like to see more of this book, visit the next tour guides:
or our previous guides:

Each of these bloggers can show you one of the cool quilts from this book.


Michele said...

Thanks for posting about it :)

Lee said...

Thanks for the review. The Bed of Roses is pretty!

Patty C. said...

Thank you
The Quilts posted are lovely

Anonymous said...

I like your color choise! It will be neat too see when you do finish the quilt.

Needled Mom said...

Very nice....good improvising!

WoolenSails said...

I need to finish a few projects and then try my go some more.
I haven't used the basic die yet, so maybe I will try a mini quilt with that.


Anonymous said...

Hey Vicki...good improvise girl! I too can only chat about the quilt I was assigned as I don't own the dies either!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for a straightforward review.

SewCalGal said...

Thanks Vicki.


Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

I agree that is a pretty cute quilt... I love that green and red!

Simone de Klerk said...

I LOVE the roses quilt! It is not often that I like a quilt on a bed, but this looks very pretty! Great color combinations.

quiltingnana said...

thanks for the review and improvisation ideas

Christie said...

Thank you for sharing, this looks like a fun pattern and it's amazing what just by changing 1 fabric can change the whole look! Looks great! HUGS... and stitches

autumnesf said...

Love the way you improvised with block sizes you had!

Carrie P. said...

I like this quilt a lot. thanks for the review and demo.

Unknown said...

This is a ve4ry cool quilt. Thank you for the review!

cannewa said...

Thank you for your review, nice looking quilt.

Karen said...

My favorite so far - thanks for the review!

Patty said...

I like the picture of Bed of Roses in the book. That would probably be one I would make.