French Roses Quilt in Black and White

This is a quilt I’ve been working on for a few months and it’s finally finished!French Roses QuiltThis is the second French Roses Quilt I’ve made and I followed the pattern directions a little more this time. Last time I machine appliqued around the edges, but for this quilt I followed the pattern instructions for the soft-edge applique technique. If you want to make a quilt like this, you can purchase the French Roses quilt pattern directly from my website.

Roses TemplatesThe pattern is well written and easy to follow.  I made my quilt smaller with fewer blocks and I did some recycling by cutting templates from an old plastic 3-ring notebook.

My favorite part of any quilt is picking the fabrics. A friend of mine requested a black and white quilt for her new baby girl and I was happy to oblige.

Cutting the FabricCut PiecesCutting out all the pieces with scissors was a very enjoyable take-along project! I cut these out at my weekend quilting retreat. It was fun to mix & match the flowers.

Since each block was a different, I never got bored of sewing. My watch matches the quilt!

Raw Edge SewingFrench Roses Blocks

My friend likes pink as an accent so I chose a soft backing that showed off the quilting. The edges frayed up nicely after a few washings. Black, White & Pink

9 thoughts on “French Roses Quilt in Black and White

  1. Cynthia says:

    Christa, the French Roses pattern says to trim the fabric from the backside of the rose after sewing the outline of each set of petals. Did you do that? Your quilt is beautiful,

  2. Sandra says:

    I’ve seen this quilt in many variations, but this black and white version is SO CUTE!! It would also be nice to do the black and white and then lime green for the leaves!! Great idea to use a 3ring binder for the template material. With your permission I’d like to use that tip for my guild!

  3. Amanda Lanham says:

    Love that quilt. I have just purchased a pattern from your website. Thank you so much for mentioning it – I have been trying for ages to find that quilt. I am so excited, although I am not familiar with the technique.

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