Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Shabby Roses BOM - quilt layout plan

Many of you have asked me for yardage on the quilt, and as yet I haven't been able to work that out because I've been busy designing the 12 blocks.
Today I drew the last blocks, traced them, fused the applique on, and added the Whisperweft! Yay!! Great sighs of relief were heard through the house. ;-)

Over the next 7-10 days I'll stitch these blocks and THEN I'll piece the quilt top...and finally you'll have your yardage sizes.

In the meantime here is the layout plan of the finished quilt top.

The finished quilt will measure 50 in x 51 in
There are 12 blocks - six blocks of 6 in x 6 in, and six blocks of 9 in x 6 in

Each square on the above diagram represents 1 inch, so you may be able to work out your own yardage before I do. :-)
If you click on the photo you'll get a much larger view.

My husband will be away this weekend so I'm stocking up on popcorn and DVDs for a marathon stitching session! My hand is much better today, so as long as I don't go lifting heavy things (like saucepans and plates) I should be fine to sew.


PS: Thank you all for your inspiring and encouraging comments!! If I don't respond via email it's because I've run out of hours in my day, so I just wanted to let you all know, from the bottom of my heart - {{{thank you}}} for being so lovely. You bless me constantly.


Vivien said...


I am loving doing your blocks and am looking forward to completing the quilt. I was wondering if you could please tell me how you will use the whisperweft? I have never used this product before although I have heard about it. Thanks for making this available so that I can make this lovely quilt.

Regards, Viv

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Viv, I trace the embroidery design on to the piece of fabric, then I fuse the Whisperweft to the wrong side of the fabric before stitching the embroidery.
Hope that helps!

Bec said...

Looks very enticing! Well done. Looking forward to seeing some more of Shabby Roses. The layout looks fantastic!
Loved the Wonky Houses in the previous post too.
Glad to hear your hand is ok at the moment, hope it holds out this weekend! My dh is at work both Sat and Sun but I won't be stitching - soccor one day and lucky me gets to sort the cattle on Sunday to send to market that night!
Enjoy your weekend of popcorn, dvds and stitching - it sounds so lovely I just might have to drive down to join you!
Bec xxx

Crispy said...

Love the layout Jenny. It will be fun to see how you complete the quilt.


Jenny said...

Hi Jenny, how long will these blocks be available to use? I can't start the project yet but I really want to do it someday.

el taller de sonia said...

gracias por dedicar tu tiempo a este proyecto, me encanta un beso

Denise said...

Many thanks for layout, i can start now but I collect all for one day...

Janice said...

The quilt layout looks great. I'm saving all the details for when I have a bit more time. Enjoy your lazy weekend.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Thanks Jenny! :-)

I love the layout... and am so looking forward to seeing your version of it all put together! Both you, and the lovely Vicki at Tozz's Corner, are keeping me very busy!!! :-)

Sounds like a PERFECT weekend ahead of you. What DVDs have you got stacked up for the viewing?

Enjoy! Hugs!!! Vikki xx

Myra said...

My goodness Jenny! Your wrist isn't getting any rest with this roll you are on! A wonderfully productive roll I might add! 8-)
You take it easy there... 8-)

Meire Aparecida Rubio de Amorim said...

I´m Meire from Brazil and I love your blocks. I hope finish this blocks and send a picture to you. Sorry my english is not very good but i understand. You have a new friend in Brasil . Bye

Margot said...

Jenny, began my blocks today. The quilt will be beautiful. I hope gets better soon of his/her hand. I love their blocks... the colors... the drawings... everything...thank.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Sounds like a great weekend!!!

Carrie P. said...

Just finished reading the posts I have missed. A lot going on. Love the wonky houses that others have done and the setting for the quilt is really nice.
Don't stitch too long and hurt your hand again. We can wait on blocks.

Marutska said...


I love the layout.
It is great to work out your patterns.
This is going to be my first quilt!


miss~nance said...

I have just completed you "Love" shabby roses stitchery and am about to make it into a swap gift, better not say anymore, I might give the suprise away.


MargiBear said...

YOU ARE THE BEST!! Thank you so much for the Shabby Roses BOM and the Wacky Houses, they have been so much fun. I have put all my other projects aside...oh no.!!! Please take it easy on the hand...we want you well.
Again, Thank You.....Margi

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your site. Thank's lovely.

Solstitches said...

Where have I been that I never knew about this beautiful BOM until now?
I love it!
Thank you so much.