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Monday, July 27, 2009

Shabby Roses BOM - my finished quilt top!

I'm still adjusting to the heat of a tropical winter and my sewing room gets the afternoon sun quite severely, so I spent all morning stitching my Shabby Roses quilt top, ready to be posted off to Cheryl for quilting. The mornings are definitely going to be my machine stitching time, then I can sit in the air-conditioned living room of an afternoon and hand stitch. :-)
So, what do you think? Do you like it?

Now, the binding...I'd like some input. :-)
On my original quilt design I used the green stripe fabric for the binding, however, I've now decided it may be too much so I'm hedging towards the little rose and spot fabric from the applique as the binding.
I think the green stripe again will be overkill, whereas the more subdued and pretty applique print would look softer - what do you think? Blossom wants me to use the wild pink paisley print because she likes the brightness.

Might help if I show you the fabrics in detail. ;-)

I'll have the yardage for you tomorrow....it's almost all worked out! \o/

Hugs
Jenny

47 comments:

  1. ph Jeny that is blastedly beautiful well done girl-you do such beautiful work..I am with blossom on the border,cheers Vickie

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  2. Beautiful. I agree with your daughter about the paisley. Lovely work.

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  3. Very beautiful! The quilt looks stunning and I love the florals and pastel colors. I think I agree with Blossom, the paisley would look really good for the binding.
    Good luck!
    Synnoeve.

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  4. It's beautiful, Jenny! I'm for neither of those fabrics. I think it needs a solid binding. I prefer the green, but you could do it in pink or rose, too.

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  5. Jenny that is looking beautiful. I think a plain pale green would look nice for a binding.

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  6. Coming along very nicely. Very Pretty! Cathy

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  7. I love it Jenny. Can't wait to see it all quilted. Hugs, Jeanette

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  8. Oh Jenny,this is so so beautiful! I love the fabrics you used and I also prefer a a plain pale green for the binding.Really great work!
    Hugs Barbara

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  9. Quilt is looking good...I would go with the paisley too

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  10. Woaw, beautifull. I would go for plain green ro pink.

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  11. Beautiful! I have to start stitching the blocks :)

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  12. oh my god!!!so beautifull!!!!!compliments!!!

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  13. Jenny it is beautyful. Im started too en running in now. I have finished 1,2,en 3 en 4,5,en 6 are painted and ready to stich. I found some rosefabric and think of your BOM. It is so much fun. Thank you so much and i'm loking forward for the 7th and 8th blok.

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  14. What a pretty quilt, I really need to get myself organised and do some more of the blocks. I think a darkish binding would frame it well, either the paisley print or a plain colour.

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  15. My first thought, before I even read the post was the stripe cut on the bias, but since you don't want the stripe, I go with Blossom's choice.

    Crispy

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  16. Oh it is lovly and I think that you shold go for the paisly.Good Luck / Eva

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  17. Hi Jenny! I think the binding with the small rose print used for the applique would make it look even finer, as this is a very "delicate" quilt.

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  18. Your quilt is so pretty and I love your work. I've got to be different. I think you should use the pink that the squares are made of, or plain green would look nice too. Thanks for the picture.

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  19. Jenny, I would put a pink or green plain binding on the quilt if it were mine because it is very busy.
    Maryanne

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  20. That is so beautiful. I like the paisley too.

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  21. Jenny, I've given you a award. Check out my blog :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  22. Frame it in style! It is beautiful! My first thought was the green stripe cut on bias, but the paisley sounds great too. binding is so narrow and has such a big job to do in such small space...I say make it bright!

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  23. Jenny,
    It's BEAUTIFUL! Love it! Can't wait to see it completely finished but I know that will be a few months because the other blocks are secrets :)

    Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog :)

    Have a great day!

    Leslie

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  24. I love the quilt. Although, I love the stripes, I do agree with the paisley. I can't wait to see the finish project, and I am so glad you are back and up on your blog. Take care!
    Hugs!

    Pam

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  25. I'd go for the softer print for the binding! Love the look you are creating!!

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  26. Oh Jenny, That is wonderful, but dont ask me about the binding, I'm hopeless with mixing and matching!!
    I do love the fabrics you have chosen though.
    I cant wait to get started on this quilt. A project for after the school holidays so I can concentrate on it. Hugz xxx

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  27. GORGEOUS. Just flat out gorgeous. I have to agree with Blossom about the paisley - the darker tones will "frame" it better, I think. Audition, audition audition. Love it!

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  28. Hi Jenny--MY goodness girl--I just love the setting for the Shabby Rose blocks and I did not realize we were going to get 12 blocks to do Oh what fun!!!! I also missed you blog for two days in getting to read it--I love the tea pot and goodies and I wished I could of been there for the dark chocolate candy!!! and those gifts you got--JUST BEAUTIFUL--you are sooo lucky--have fun hugs, just, Di--Oh I given a challenge out for the month of August--would you like to join it--it's making 3 chmas items just out my blog site for the details--

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  29. What a question of course I like it!
    And for the binding I would use the paisley print just to please Blosom.
    KATRIN W.

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  30. Hi Jenny, I'm with Blossom on this one.

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  31. Just beautiful! I am on block 3 of the first 6... Almost caught up! :o)
    I agree with the paisley. Although I like the solid pale green idea that a couple gals mentioned too.... Decisions, decisions! :o)

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  32. Gorgeous, beyond gorgeous!!

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  33. Oh Jenny it's terrificly gorgeous!!!!! Everything is perfect!!
    Ooops: my eyes popped out of head: I have to go to pick them up ;)
    Hugs,
    Elisa

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  34. Hi Jenny,
    Your Shabby Roses quilt looks fantastic.
    My opinion, remember I still have learner plates on "go the pink".
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  35. Soooo pretty Jenny!! I just love it :o)!! I agree with Blossom - I think the paisley would look really good.
    Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful design Jenny ... so kind of you :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  36. I love it. Now if I can just get caught up. Only two to do.

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  37. Now that is one stunning quilt!
    Not sure on the binding, I'd have to audition fabrics. Sometimes for me its the one you'd least think.

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  38. Oh Jenny its stunning! I'm with the girls that have suggested a soft plain colour for the border. A soft green would be lovely.

    Could you plant some fast growing shrubs to help keep the heat off you sewing room wall, they do make a big difference.....just ask the cattle; you see them underneath them in the hot summer...lol!
    Hugs..Judith
    http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

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  39. OH Jenny its just devine I love it dont know much about colour but I love it the way it is and I think a pink border would be really nice.

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  40. I agree with Blossom. I have been working on my blocks and have 5 completed. I just love them and I enjoy how easy they are for a takealong pack. I love it when someone looks over my shoulder and comments on what I am making. I think I may try my hand at a scalloped border.

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  41. Jen the quilt is lovely and I am thinking wait until its quilted and you will know what binding to put on it. I, myself would go for something that 'frames' it and so a darker green or the pink is what I would use. Either one you choose I am sure it's going to look stunning.

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  42. A wonderfully gorgeous quilt with super shabby chic colors that give it a true cottage-y feel. I love it.

    My first reaction when I saw it was, you know what's missing? Polka dots! I think a polka dot binding would just send your design over the moon and back.

    But I'm an artist and a relatively newbie quilter so perhaps I'm way off base here.

    No matter what you choose, it's absolutely lovely. Go with your first instinct because that's usually the best one.

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  43. roccagal from Ontario ,CanadaJuly 29, 2009 at 6:07 AM

    your stitchery is flawless and the pattern is of course lovely so naturally the quilts is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-I LUV IT!!!-thanks so much and i think that i agree with Blossom for the binding-the paisley is fun!
    srocca2004@hotmail.com

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous! I like the idea of the tiny floral material for the binding.

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  45. Jenny is is beautiful and the fabrics you have used are simply gorgeous! whatever you decide for the binding will be right, because you have fabulous taste! (your right the green stripe wouldn't work) Bec xxx

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  46. I finally started making your shabby roses blocks and I am addicted. Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to the rest! kaholly

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