Finished Briar Rose

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I finished this quilt just in time for the cut flowers to be in full bloom.  I like this top even more now that’s completed…all of the colors look a better together and not so busy after a little break from it.
I backed this one with a double sided minky fabric without any batting.  I have more info on how I do that at this post.
For some reason this one gave me trouble while I was quilting.  The minky had extra static, and I felt like I was pulling and pushing it through my machine…and then I was annoyed… so I just pushed and pulled harder and made a lot of mistakes a long the way.  ;)
Looking back it probably would have been 100x easier to quilt this one upside-down!  Luckily the result was worth it and it is so so so so so so so so soft.

52 Responses to Finished Briar Rose

  1. Terri nana of 2 August 28, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    Really like the fabrics and the pattern. And your choice of backing. Very nice!

  2. Kirsty@Bonjour August 28, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    I wonder if one of those anti-static sprays would have helped? It looks great anyway!

  3. Diane-crewe August 28, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    well looks as if your hard work was worth it .. no mistakes just design opportunities xx

  4. Christine Barnsley August 28, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I really love the finished quilt! Worth the struggle! x

  5. Megan August 28, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    I love this! It's taken me a while to get into Briar Rose, and this quilt makes me love it even more!

  6. Jennifer Bell August 28, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    The quilt is beautiful and looks soo soft. Thanks for the tips for working with minky. I am currently working on my first minky baby quilt, using flannel to make it a bit heavier. Scary!

  7. teresamnj August 28, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Absolutely beautiful!

  8. teresamnj August 28, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Absolutely beautiful!

  9. Actually Amy August 28, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    It's just gorgeous!

  10. Melissa August 28, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Once again, amazing!! The colors are all perfect. You're projects always make me want to sew more! Thanks got sharing!

  11. abengel August 28, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    What did you mean by the colors meshed together better this time around?

  12. Wanda August 28, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    The quilt is lovely. I've not used minky as a backing, so good to know. Briar Rose is on my "to get" list. I'm envious of your zinnias!

  13. Valerie August 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    This is the best use of Briar Rose that I have seen so far (in my opinion anyway). The pattern is perfect for the fabrics. :-) Very lovely!

  14. Elsa August 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Love how your quilt turned out! Really like all the solids used and the wonkiness of the blocks!

  15. Tina August 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I love your blocks. How did you do them? With a kind of wonky stack 'n whack approach? I'd love to give this a try some day.

  16. Jocelyn August 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Love it! I've got my fabric, now to cut into it. :) Have a great day!!

  17. Sheila August 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    What a beautiful quilt. Love the fabric collection!

  18. Linda at Roscoe's Ma August 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    This is so amazing…a work of art. It's for your little miss, right? It's a treasure Allison!

  19. El Rincón de Angostura August 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    That's beautiful, I love it.

  20. Paige August 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I'm almost finished with a Briar Rose top and have sort of fallen out of love with it. It's sad because I waited so impatiently for the fabric to come out. This inspires me to finish it up and then decide how I feel!

  21. Colleen August 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    I'm not a fan of Briar Rose (too busy for my taste) but I like this quilt because the pattern saves it from being "in-your-face", if you know what I mean. Good job with a difficult fabric.

  22. Graciela August 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Beautiful color combo!

  23. Angie August 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    O. My. Goodness—I am in LOVE with this quit—and your flower gardens are to die for!!! I want mine to look JUST LIKE YOURS'. :) (The flowers AND the quilt :D)

  24. kathy-o August 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    The bench! The flowers! The softness! mmmmmmm :)

  25. Jennifer Schifano Thomas August 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Your Briar Rose quilt is so pretty! My 3 y.o. said he likes your quilt and your flowers. How sweet! I like it too. Thanks for doing the Minky quilting experiment for us. Have a super day!

  26. Manualidades August 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Un trabajo precioso y fantastico, me encanta los colores tan alegres.

  27. Lostinspace August 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    What a pretty quilt and I love how the blocks have different size squares in different positions in them, kept my eyes moving which is meant to be a good thing, right?

  28. pandchintz August 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Gorgeous….and extra cuddly too!!

  29. Susie August 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    So very pretty

  30. sandra August 29, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    You did a beautiful job , minty can be difficult.

  31. Judith Blinkenberg August 29, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    It's adorable, that's for sure! I have two charm packs coming for a start. I want to order extra fabric but not just yet. My grandchildren are older now so may have to give it away.

  32. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books August 29, 2013 at 4:49 am #

    This is such a lovely quilt!
    I love the combination of pretty colors that you used.

  33. Vicki Posten August 29, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    Sew cute! The colors are great and the flowers in the background are wonderful.

  34. Unknown August 29, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    Your quilts are amazing! I love your attention to detail and modern twists. AND you really should think about doing a binding tutorial! Yours always turn out so great!!

  35. HeatherKN August 29, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    Binding tips and tricks would be a great blog post!!!

  36. zippyquilts August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Cute fabrics!

  37. Jeannie August 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    LOVE this quilt! I just purchased some Briar Rose and can't wait to get started on my quilt.

  38. Buffy Skolnick August 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Is this a pattern you are going to share??? Have been thinking of using your Juice Box pattern for a quilt for my daughter's "big girl bed" but am very drawn to this pattern!!

  39. Rein August 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    You did a great job, the quilt is beautiful!

  40. allison August 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    I won't be making a pattern off this anytime soon Buffy…sorry!

  41. PT in SC August 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    Love the quilt and your zennias too!

  42. Ellen August 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    So girly, in a good way ;-)

  43. Lisa Garrett-Bryan August 31, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    Just Be-You-tiful

  44. traceyjay September 1, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    so pretty Allison!

  45. trish September 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    This is such an adorable quilt! Your flowers are absolutely beautiful! I grew a couple of zinnias this year, but will try them from seed next spring. :o)

  46. Leigh Ann September 2, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Came out great. I'm wondering if the vast amounts of humidity we are having this summer was messing with minky?

  47. Kay September 3, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    I love everything I have seen in Briar Rose, this is such a snuggly quilt.

  48. sally September 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    I think it may of been said before but I love this! Is there any way you'd share the fabric and design of this quilt? I like how the fabric all works so well together.

  49. Amy Wax September 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I just finished my first quilt.. and I am thrilled to have found yours! Absolutely beautiful. I also appreciate you you used the flowers for your inspiration! I used my Color911 app to plan my colors, made it easy and fun for me. Can't wait to see your next project, well done!

  50. Live a Colorful Life September 6, 2013 at 3:51 am #

    so so so so so so pretty!

  51. Sarah September 9, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    The colours are gorgeous and look great in this pattern. Is this for Sophie's bed? Your flowers are beautiful too.

  52. Peg Botham September 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I love the colours, its so vibrant but not clashing. Like the name too.

    Peg xx

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