Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Rouenneries Black Eyed Susan

The first time I saw Moda's French General Rouenneries fabric I started redecorating every room in my house... in my mind.  A few weeks later I was in a quilt shop with my Mom (DANGER) and she fell in love with it too.  Since it was my plan to make an epic quilt for my parents for Christmas 2010, I let her choose the Rouenneries.  Like an idiot, I bought all the fabric I thought I'd need for a queen size quilt during an after-Christmas sale.  My Mom ended up wanting a wall hanging instead of a queen size quilt - something I should have known before buying all that fabric.

Anyway.

This is my last project in the Rouenneries fabric.  I finally ran out of it. It's another Black Eyed Susan with a plain background and nine patches instead of four.  It measures 42.5" x 42.5" - a lap quilt or a wall hanging, I guess.  After trying to make the flowers random I decided on a more uniform placement.  It reminds me of a tic-tac-toe board a little.  I also did a real binding for the second time in my life, thanks to the tutorial on Old Red Barn (amazing - the pictures saved my life).  The result is much more soothing than my last Black Eyed Susan.  Ahhhhhh....

I did the machine quilting on this one.  You probably guessed that by looking at it.

It looks pretty good on the wall.  Too bad it's covering a light switch.

Outside on the porch rocker before the snow storm.

 

Maybe it was because I expected this one to go faster than it did, but I ended up getting a little tired of working on it by the end.  Also, hand sewing the binding is for the birds, man.  Ouch!  Thanks to Amy and Sew & Tell Friday, I felt like I had to complete it by the deadline. :)

20 comments:

beth said...

This is a lovely quilt!

Mom said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see ours.:) Guess this means I need to get the rest of the room finished and the furniture painted so it will be ready for the new wall hanging! I'm excited!

Karen said...

That is just so beautiful. I so love that fabric range.

bumblebeebags said...

WoW!!! this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Lauren said...

It's so beautiful. Don't you love having the sew n tell as a deadline? It always seems to get me off the couch on a thursday night.

Mrs Moen said...

That is so soft and pretty and the quilting looks great!

Diane said...

beautiful! I love this fabric and kinda made myself sick of it till I used it all :)Now I think I need more.

Leslie - she sews and scraps said...

oh this is BEAUTIFUL! You are making me want to do one! I will have to go look for that pattern :)
Thanks for sharing!

Dee said...

this is beautiful. simply. elegantly. beautiful.

I'm in love! googling the pattern now!

phenominal Friday Finish!

Candied Fabrics said...

I LOVE the way you arranged the flower colors...so many people would have tried to spread the red flowers out - but this way is very striking! Bravo!

Mary said...

This is so nice! I love the colors and the design you chose. What a satisfying finish at the end of the week!

Sara said...

Have to say that is a beautiful quilt...I really like it.

Mandy Noble said...

Your quilt looks gorgeous, what a great finish!

Lesly said...

I am hoarding my Rouenneries -waiting to find just the right project, and yours is about as close as I've seen! I love it!

allyn said...

i don't know nothin' about the rouenneries, but i love what you have done with it! it really is a soothing piece to look at. again, i am amazed that you do these things so swiftly, as if it could possibly be all that you had to do all week.

Leslie said...

this looks so pretty. the color palette is very soothing.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Pretty Pretty! I really like how the you placed the flowers with the rows of colors, it is just so pretty!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

This quilt pattern is so pretty, esp. done in the fabric that you used.

KQuiltyBee said...

I love this pattern. And the quilting really works for the flowers. Nice finish!

Rene' said...

Nicole, this one turned out great too! I really like how you placed the flowers on this. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.