Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Lucy made me do it!

Thank you Lucy!!!

As soon as I saw Lucy's beautiful Rose Star EPP blocks last year I just knew I had to make my own. And I have!

Rose Star Quilt Finished front

If I am honest I actually finished this months ago, the binding was sewn down whilst spending time with my husband in hospital. I just haven't had the chance to share it with you until now.

Of course for such a special quilt that I knew I would be working on for hours over months at a time I decided I had best use some precious fabric! I used my one and only fq of Snow White from Heather Ross for the center hexies and the lovely Kate at M is for Make sweetly dug out a couple of scraps for me when I realised I would be 2 short!


Rose Star Quilt Finished Detail

And there was no question that I could do anything but hand quilt it was there, despite the fact I had never hand quilted anything larger than a cushion!

I brought myself a large quilting hoop and decided very quickly that I hated the pesky rigid thing! I spent several weeks with sore holey fingers because of my stubborn dislike of thimble, spent evening after evening basting and piecing the hundreds of boring background blocks. But do you know what, it was worth it and i'd do it all again! My only regret is I lost patience and didn't make more blocks to make a bigger quilt.


Rose Star Quilt Finished Detail


Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, EPP and hand quilting, perfection!


Rose Star Quilt Finished


If you haven't tried EPP yet, I urge to you give it a go. It is highly addictive and very portable! There are great tips to be found here at Flossie Teacakes, great tips from Lynne too and if you like a book to read I can highly recommend Hexa Go Go by Tacha Bruecher.


Rose Star Quilt Finished

18 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Oh it's beautiful - love that colour combo, and the quilting is perfect xxx

Di said...

Just beautiful - colours, fabric and pattern. You aced this one. Di x

Fran said...

It really is absolutely beautiful!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
I wish I had your talent!!

Quilting In The Cold said...

Wow! That is so beautiful.

Charlotte said...

it's so lovely! I really must get on with mine - I've finished all the stars but now have to do the boring background bits. Gaaach!

Nicky said...

That Lucy has a lot to answer for! It was worth it though - it is gorgeous. Are you a convert to hand stitching then Emily?

SE20 said...

It's really beautiful :)

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

So pretty!

pennydog said...

Fantastic- I can't believe how much hand stitching you did! I have only ever made 3 rose stars and that's plenty enough for me.

Isisjem said...

Very pretty!

Cindy said...

WOW! Great finish. That Lucy will get you into all kinds of adventures :)

Catherine said...

Wow, it looks fantastic. I am a big fan of EPP and usually have about 3 or 4 projects on the go!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's stunning! I may need to start one, just not EPP ;o)

Sarah Lou said...

Beautiful version, the colours are great. I really admire your patience, I've done one block and really couldn't see me doing a whole quilt!

diane said...

it's so lovely

Elisabeth said...

It's absolutely beautiful. Well done for finishing this quilt and well done to Lucy for making you start it.

Katy Cameron said...

That Lucy, so terrible at leading people astray ;o)