Sarah’s Rose Garden Quilt Is Done!

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Sarah brought me this quilt that stumped me at first.

Sarah's Rose Garden quilt with custom quilting by Angela Huffman - QuiltedJoy.com

The Dresden plates are squares but the other blocks are rectangles. Also the piano key pieced border is made up of all different sized rectangles. But I really liked how the unconventional Dresden Plate block was paired with the nontraditional block size. Most of the quilting motifs I have are very symmetrical and very square. Bending them into a rectangle shape is difficult. I also needed something for the borders that could change as the width of the pieced border changed. I like what I came up with!

Freehand curls in each rectangle of the piano keys border - QuiltedJoy.com
Freehand cabbage rose in the rectangles by Angela Huffman - QuiltedJoy.com

I talked it over with Sarah and we decided to go with a free hand cabbage rose in each of the rectangular blocks. I did a modified arch in the Dresden Plates with stipple filler. I really like the inner borders. I used a curl design in both. The outside border is called Spider Flower. I’m not sure why, though. It doesn’t look like a spider to me!  I love the way this design turned on the corner too.

Spider Flower design in the outer border - QuiltedJoy.com
Sarah's Rose Garden quilt with custom quilting by Angela Huffman - QuiltedJoy.com

The batting is Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 and the thread is Superior Thread Rainbows with Bottom Line in the bobbin. I’ve got one more of Sarah’s quilts on the frame waiting on me so I better get busy!

 

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