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