I have been gathering some Kaffe Fasset fabrics and scrolling Pinterest and the Internet for a suitable pattern to showcase the gorgeousness. And then, a few weeks a beautiful quilt showed up on my Pinterest! The French Rose quilt pattern by Heather French was used to make a delicious quilt in Fasset fabrics. I wanted that for my daughter.
The pattern is available on Amazon, but not in downloadable format nor do they ship to India! Needing instant gratification, I had to draft my own pattern.
I cut out some fabric from my stash to see if the pattern would work…
The Rose is about 6″ on a 10″ square. I made a sandwich with the batting and backing and straight stitched 1/4″ inside from the outer edge, using a walking foot. I zigzagged the inner edge, just to secure the ring better.
In no time I was done with the flower and did some echo quilting around it. I trimmed it down to 9″ so that one width of the green fabric would suffice for the binding. But look at what I discovered as I reached the last edge of my binding!
There was a tear in the binding fabric! This is how I got around that!
And so we were done.
I soaked it in water overnight to fray the edges, but…we were not yet done! Discovered this the next morning!
A stain that wouldn’t go away. Simple enough to handle, right? Just stick a leaf on top!
So here it is, my little French Rose quilt – with falling leaf and petal! Sweet, isn’t it? Can’t wait to get the Dreamcatcher quilt over and done with so that I can start on this one.