Country Roses Four Patch Quilt

Country Roses Four Patch Quilt

I wanted to make a quilt for a very special lady for her birthday. She grew up in the country and so I wished to include some ginghams and tans, as I think it always gives a lovely country feel.  My initial inspiration for this Country Roses Four Patch Quilt was from a quilt I saw made by Robyn Pandolph.   I realised once agin the simplicity of a four patch works just as well with big four patches as it does with small ones.  See more about Robyn Pandolf Design Studio here at www.robynpandolph.com/  Her quilt was very feminine and decorated with a lot of appliqué on the outside. I wanted a feminine quilt but definitely no appliqué. I just wanted to use 5″ charm squares and of course roses.

Learn more about the history of Charm Quilts here  www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/charm.htm

The simplicity of using big four patches, is brilliant. When you have beautiful fabrics, then you can use bigger pieces. You want to show them off. Give them a beautiful frame to show their beauty.

This is what I came up with.

I looked into my stash for this quilt and cut up 5″ charm squares from mostly pink, red and tan/gold fabrics.   I included gingham a in red and pink.  The design is simple yet effective and I think it would work well in any colour way.

I’ve found over the years, I come back to the same things. In nature I love roses and garden inspiration.  That’s why Iove to include rose and floral fabrics in my quilts.

I free motion quilted it, with daisies, on a vintage Singer sewing machine.

 

© 2014 Susan Stuklis

2 thoughts on “Country Roses Four Patch Quilt”

  1. Are patterns available for this quilt and the floral fantasy friendship quilt? I ne d to print them for later please. Thanks.

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