Briar Rose

Briar Rose Quilt Top (2)_thumb (1)

I stewed over what to make with my Briar Rose bundle from Quilt Market…and after 2 weeks of stewing I  cut into it late one night without any plan.  In the morning I realized that was a stupid thing to do.   I should not make important quilting decisions late at night!

Luckily it all worked out once I started sewing.  :)
These little frogs are my favorite:
These wild daisies are beautiful but smell like wet dog.  I told Sophie to smell them and she agreed… they stink!


Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics is available next month…yay!

31 Responses to Briar Rose

  1. Tonya A. June 23, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    The quilt turned out cute! Love the pic of Sophie – that's definitely a keeper ;)

  2. Chelsey June 23, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Great quilt. Love the colours :)

  3. SoozeM June 23, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    Oooh gorgeous!! Love love love it, especially the little bee on the yellow fabric! I don't think you need to worry about making decisions late at night, I am sure you don't really know how to do "stupid" when it comes to quilts!! :)

  4. Lurline June 23, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    Sophie is just gorgeous! Fabrics/flimsy – divine! Very, very feminine.
    Hugs – Lurline.

  5. N. Maria June 23, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    Very beautiful quilting for a late night!
    That is one adorable photo of a true expression!

  6. Linda June 23, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    I am chomping at the bit for Briar Rose to come out! I just love Heather Ross' prints, but, of course, I think everyone does. That baby is so adorable. I can't believe she's getting so big. I started following your blog when you were pregnant with her. Time really does fly, doesn't it!

    xo Linda

  7. Lisa June 23, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    The quilt is really cute, but let's be honest…Sophie wins the 'cutest' title in these pics! She is adorable, love the face she is making. Now how to quilt this wonderful top???

  8. nerospost June 23, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Oh, this is so beautiful – full of summer! I love your photos!

  9. A Quilter's Mission - Vicki June 23, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    I absolutely love this quilt. It is simple, feminine and oh so sweet!

  10. Anne June 23, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    It turned out beautifully! I still haven't used mine. I can't decide what to do with it! :)

  11. traceyjay June 23, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    so very very cute! :)

  12. Amira@littlemushroomcap June 23, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    The quilt and the photo session and the photo session venue is perfect! I love it!

    Amira @

  13. Elsa June 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Love the quilt and Sophie is too cute ~ love her little wrinkled up nose!

  14. Colleen Potter June 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Me with a pair of scissors and no plan = disaster !
    You without a plan and great fabric = creative wonderfulness !
    Children do grow so fast.. your talent of capturing moments like these with your kiddos are priceless !

  15. The Cozy Pumpkin June 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    You are so much braver than I am. I JUST cut into my Seaside FQ bundle from last spring market. :/ I'm such a chicken. lol

    And the Briar Rose quilt is so pretty as is Sophie! Look at that little "pony tail!" :)


  16. Cindy June 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Love the quilt and I can't wait for the fabric to come out! Sophie is adorable and her expression is priceless!:)

  17. jan June 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    So adorable and the quilt is cute too!

  18. trish June 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Just look at that cute little crinkled nose!! :o) Adorable!
    Your quilt looks fabulous! What fun fabric to play with. :o)

  19. Carla June 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Oh Sophie……so cute.
    Your quilt is delightful!

  20. Liz June 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    The quilt looks so pretty :) I can't wait to get my BR bundle. What solids did you use? I'd love to have coordinating solids on hand before it arrives so I can get sewing right away :)

  21. Anne June 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    I think your quilt is lovely and your daughter a true sweetie. I know what you mean though about making decisions late at night that aren't quite as well conceived as they could be. I make more mistakes late in the day. Better for me to think things through and generate ideas, then tackle them fresh the next day.

  22. Malini June 23, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    This quilt looks great! Love all the colors. The frog print is super cute!

    Your daughter is so adorable.

  23. Lucy @ Charm About You June 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    A gorgeous quilt and great pictures! Shame those pretty daisies smelt so bad!

  24. Southern Gal June 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Pretty quilt, but prettier little girl. ;)

  25. kathy-o June 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Love the whimsy fabrics! Sophie – what a cute little face…and that hair!!! mmmm

  26. Charlotte Crawley June 24, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    Love the fun fabrics in the quilt. I love daisies. Sophie's expression is priceless and so honest.

  27. claudia June 24, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    What a cute little face that Sophie made! Makes me smile.
    I love that quilt! It turned out great!!!

  28. grannymaudsgirl June 24, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Haha! I can relate to that! I never wield a rotary cutter after 9 pm or after one glass of wine.
    Sewing is OK. I can unpick that. I just cannot uncut the tired oopsies.
    Of course, your late-night adventure ended beautifully.

  29. Annie June 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    That last one is a classic photo and definitely a keeper!

  30. Rebecca Grace June 26, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    That picture is hysterical! I have a rule in my house, no cutting anything after 10 PM. This is because, when we were first married and remodeling a kitchen late at night after we both got home from work, my DH was having trouble with a cabinet not fitting. Around 11 PM I was in tears as my husband was cutting part of the cabinet off with a hack saw — and in the morning, he realized that there was a simple solution that did NOT require Frankensteining the cabinetry, but he was just too tired the night before to think of it!

    But your fabrics are so lovely, the improvised quilt shows them off perfectly. You got lucky this time!

  31. Danny and Beth September 18, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Please please post a tutorial

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