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French Roses Quilt Top Finished

The borders have been added onto my French Roses Quilt top and it is now ready for quilting.  The pattern I used is French Roses by Heather French.  It came together very quickly using raw edge applique.  The roses consist of four layers of fabric sewn on top of each other.


Before adding each layer, the backing is cut away from behind leaving only a quarter inch seam allowance on the back side–this eliminates the bulk you would normally encounter when sewing four layers of fabric on top of each other.

The edges of the roses will fray after washing–I sewed approx. 1/4″ away from the edges. I’ve decided to go with fleece backing again instead of the traditional batting/backing combo. Since it’s a raggy type of quilt I think that should be perfect.

Comments (24)

  • OOO SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL… wow… that is just sooo pretty.. the border is PERFECT!

  • So cute!! I cant wait to see it quilted! Nice work.

  • So so cute! And I LOVE the colour scheme!

  • This is really gorgeous! The borders are great. Good idea using fleece as backing!

  • That is so pretty! I am in awe!

  • Absolutely stunning! Will you show us again once the roses have started to fray?

  • Beautiful done up in this fabric!

  • We used this pattern in a couple of block exchanges. It worked great! Everyone brought 12 squares of each size and we exchanged them with each other. It turned out varied and beautiful!

  • WOW! That is stunning

  • It’s gorgeous and it’s going to be so snuggly.

  • Love these fabrics! Such a beautiful quilt.

  • This is sooo pretty! I am anxious to make my own French Roses quilt now!

  • Very Nice ,very pretty, very Oooooooable

  • Just fabulous!!

  • Love how your quilt came out! Great choice of fabrics. I made this quilt but used very bold colors/patterns: http://sewitupbaby.blogspot.com/2010/03/sew-tell-7.html

    • Fantastic take on this design!

  • Great idea for the flannel back, Corey. This is a gorgeous quilt!! And that border is perfect! It really sets off the flowers and is a nice contrast and a perfect frame. Lovin’ it!

  • I love this! So when you use flannel for the back, do you still have a middle layer? Just wondering what others do. I recently made one with batting and flannel on the back, but made it hard to quilt. Maybe I should try spray basting?

  • It is beautiful, Corey. I just want to curl up with a cup of tea and wrap the quilt around me!

  • I love your quilt. My saturday sewing group had decided to use up stash and this was the quilt pattern we all selected. One of us is finished, the other 3 are not! Seeing yours gives me motivation to finish it up!

  • Such pretty colors–very YOU.

  • Oh I do like that quilt top. Very Very sweet.

  • Boy!! I love this quilt.

  • I have that pattern and have been collecting fabrics for it. Ill look forward to seeing how it behaves after you wash it. I was also thinking of making the flowers without cutting the centers out, 1 cause Im lazy and it would be easier, and 2 it might be a cool 3D effect. Yours is darling!

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