Earlier this year I was given the opportunity to piece a few quilt tops for Spring Market for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. And while I enjoyed making all the tops, and completely totally fell in love with the finished quilts, I didn't want to blog about them until the patterns were available to you, and now they are, and so I am!
First up, Freddy! This quilt is named for Freddy Moran, an amazing quilter who taught Carrie Nelson, among other things, "that through piecing and appliqué you're are essentially creating your own fabric" And that's what Carrie told me to do when I started piecing this top, take the Denyse Schmidt fabric and create new fabric. Since I tend to overthink and over fuss with the fabric for my own projects, I think I would have totally freaked out over the fabric placement for a market quilt if it were not for this advice. Advice I've used on every project since. Click here to see awesome Freddy Moran quilts on Pinterest.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 132
It finished at 81" x 81"
The fabric is by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit (mainly Ansonia)
The pattern is Freddy by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co
It has approximately 1,632 pieces.
This quilt can have a lot of different looks depending on your fabric choices, two colors, like this one, maybe entirely scrappy (great scrap buster) or maybe 9 different colors. You can use fat quarters, (23) or fat eighths (54).
This is what the quilt looked like when it left my home. ( Cooper loved it too)
And this is what Freddy looked like at Market after being beautifully quilted by Diane Tricka. I love what Diane did with the open space between those blocks, all the blocks.
Another quilt I pieced was Crop Circles. When Carrie asked me to piece this quilt I said no, I can count on one hand the number of appliqué projects I've completed, and I sure didn't want my lack of appliqué skills on display at Market. Carrie then asked if I would at least piece the arcs, to save her some time, and she would appliqué the blocks. Well once I started making this top there was no way I was going to let anyone else finish it, the appliqué was a breeze, and I didn't hear a single rumor at market that it looked like it was appliquéd by someone who can count on one hand the number of appliqué projects they've completed, so all is well.
I worked on this top in February, here in the midwest we had a very brutal winter, I rarely even left the house, but working on this happy project lifted my spirits and kept the winter blues at bay. Have you been looking for the perfect project for that April Showers bundle you've been hoarding, look no more!
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 126
The pattern is Crop Circles by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co
It finished at 76" x 78"
The fabric is April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It has approximately 1,010 pieces.
This is what the top looked like all finished in my sewing room.
And this is what the quilt looks like now, after also being quilted by Diane Tricka. I was very pleased and in love with this top when I finished piecing it, after seeing it at Market all quilted, I about cried. It's one of my top ten favorite quilts for sure. This pattern is also fat eighth or fat quarter friendly.
Besides Crop Circles and Freddy, Miss Rosie's Quilt Co has two other new large quilt patterns from Market that are available, Sugarboo and Seven Letters. Paper or PDF versions are ready for purchase here.
To celebrate the release of the new patterns I'm giving away any Miss Rosie's Quilt Co pattern, your choice. Of course I'm hoping you'll select a new one, because really, don't you want to make a Freddy or a Crop Circles, but they're all winners. Anyone may enter the giveaway, but if you win, and don't live in the US, your selection needs to be a PDF pattern. Just leave a comment on this post telling me what fabric you would use to make your own Crop Circles or Freddy, or maybe you would go with the fabric I used, and that's OK too. You have until Friday to enter.
I am not an employee of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co and this is not a sponsored giveaway, I'm paying for and giving away the pattern. While I am fortunate enough to call Carrie Nelson a friend, when it comes to work and the business side of things I'm more of a minion, volunteer, or nuisance, and that suits me perfectly.