Roses and Rubies

This quilt started out as a little pile of leftovers from friend WWanda.  She had fussy cut the big roses out and was going to ditch the remains. 


I took the scraps, cut 17 –  3″ squares, added a light aqua and made 4 patches.  With the addition of scrappy reds and creams, the 4 patches grew up to be log cabins…and today, they evolved into a quilt.  The border is a cream/tan/mocha stripe.

Pattern?  Nope.  I normally adlib and just start sewing.   This time, it worked!

The top finished out at 44″ x 68″.  I’ll bind it in red.  So…from 17 little 3″ squares, a quilt was born!  Thank you WWanda for the inspiration fabric!  I have loved that fabric since you showed it to me ages ago in your stash cabinet.

Are you noticing a trend here?  The last 3 tops I’ve made and the last quilt I bound…all have lots of red in them!  The last 3 tops all have teal too.  I like the combination of colors and with the addition of some cream to mocha browns, I’m even happier!

Back to the sewing room to see what other trouble I can get into for tonight.  Stashbusting happening here!!!

Susan ~ Patchkat