As soon as I saw Camille Roskelley release her Rosemary Quilt pattern I knew I wanted to make it in the new release Flower Power collection!
And as it takes two layer cakes (plus background), I thought I would also use A Blooming Bunch – the first fabric collection from Maureen McCormick (Marcia from The Brady Bunch) as well. Luckily I had one of those layer cakes sitting in my stash!
And FYI if you want to make one of these yourself, there are two Flower Power layer cakes in stock at the moment… I managed to get two more, however they are not on the EOFY sale. My background is Moda Bella 200
These fabrics are bright and cheery and take me back to my childhood (we had an orange kitchen… hmmmm… maybe that is why I don’t really like orange?!).
So I made a start with cutting at my first quilt retreat in May…. and then got stuck into it on my second quilt retreat last weekend.
There is a fair bit of prep work and whilst I was sewing all the pieces into small sections I started to think how I wanted to lay it out on the design wall……. and I went with a lovely gradient!
I sat in front of the design wall just admiring the colours and how happy it was making me for quite some time over the weekend! Even the orange wasn’t too bad!
The design wall did need to be bigger though! I tweaked the pattern from being square to being a rectangle… I do much prefer rectangles for quilts that will be used on the couch!
Finally the blocks were up on the wall and all the girls helped me to make sure that there weren’t the same print right next to each other etc.
And by 10:30pm on the Saturday night, I had a quilt top!! All the girls had stayed up to see the finished quilt top and there might have been some squeals and some dancing!
(apologies for putting my logo over it…. hoping this will stop other unscrupulous businesses from stealing my pictures!)
So, so happy! I almost want to make another one, as one of the girls at retreat fell in love with this and she is moving to a new house very soon, so I think it will be a lovely house warming gift! It is going to be very hard to say goodbye to it.
I am looking forward to seeing this Rosemary quilt in various other fabrics as time goes by…. Camille has created a lovely pattern that I think will look fab in pretty much everything it is made in!
And the other girls had a good weekend too…. a cat quilt materialised on the other design wall
and another Flower Power quilt from the Come On Get Happy quilt kit was made! There is one kit left in the shop if you want to make this fun, happy quilt!
So much fun in one weekend! There was sewing and eating and laughing, and a little crying. We had such fun we all want to do it again!