French Roses Quilt Class

This past Saturday I took an all-day quilt class called “Quilt ‘Till You Wilt”. French Roses, the pattern designed by Heather French featured raw-edge machine appliqued roses.

Georgi's Rose QuiltsHere’s Georgi, a member of our guild who taught the class with her two samples, one full size and another miniature version. Aren’t they both gorgeous?

Below are pictures of my quilt in process which I’m making using fusible web without raw edges.

I’ll stitch down my edges using my favorite decorative blanket stitch.

Cut Rose PiecesRose BudsI cut out rose petals in four sizes from each of 9 different pink and green fabrics. Then I mixed them up to make each flower.

I ironed each flower to a different 9 1/2″ cream background square, ready to stitch!Ready for Applique

Rose PetalsIrma's FlowersPeg's Mini RosesHere are some pictures from the class. It was “sew” fun to see other student’s fabric choices.

Pattern designer Heather French popped in to say hello during the class and to show samples of some of her other work and patterns using the same idea.

Georgi was a wonderful teacher and full of great ideas for the class.  Teacher’s pet Delores is one of the most enthusiastic quilters I know, appropriately wearing her “Quilt Till you Wilt” T-Shirt! It was a fabulous day!

9 thoughts on “French Roses Quilt Class

  1. Lynda says:

    This quilt pattern is such a fun project. I have recently completed a Queen Size using antique rose fabrics. I’ve had it stunningly and professionally quilted by Helen @ Quilters Needle in Donnybrook, a small country town in South West of WA, Australia.
    A beautiful quilt pattern.

    • Sue says:

      Wow. At present i am in a small village in France and ihad saved this photo because i want to make this quilt. Whats amazing is that i live in Boyanup which is a 10 minute drive to the Donnybrook patchwork shop. And i also have a quilt nicely quilted by Helen. Small world 🙂

  2. Karen Traweek says:

    Gorgeous! I have this pattern and have never made it. You have inspired me to get it out and make it up!! Thanks!

  3. Heather French says:

    Beautiful blog Christa! Love the layout of your 9 block FR quilt top… can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

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