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Quilting Motifs – Roses

on November 28, 2012

Roses are my favorite flower and I saw a rose motif over at Lea Day’s 365 + Designs and I started practicing on my sketch pad.  The first attempts looked cartoonish to me, like something out of the Grinch stories.  Friends helped me to see what I needed to do to calm the design down.

It was starting to look more like Leah’s design.  So I did a couple of pages of roses, but still I did not feel ready to quilt in a quilt, especially the one this design is for.

Project got set aside, then I started working on charity quilts and thought, great place to practice the rose motif!  Talked to a friend and she had a continuos rose motif as well.  To me it looked more like the flower, so I borrowed her copy and went back to the sketch pad. It took a while to get the hang of it.  I was struggling and getting frustrated.

So, I thought, if I could just figure out how to do one, then I could worry about connecting with a continuous line. Voile La!  It worked.  Then I worked on a page adding the continuous lines and I felt ready to put it with a quilt.

The quilt is quilted and I feel ready to work on the quilt that was made for this design!

How do you work thru your quilting dilemmas?


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