fabric flowers mini quilt pillow quilted

Fabric Rose Projects to make for your home

Rose projects made with coming up roses projects

*fabrics in this post were provided by Penny Rose Fabrics as part of their Coming up Roses Blog tour. Projects and opinions are all my own

The first time I saw this Coming up Roses fabric by Penny Rose Fabrics two thoughts came into my mind. The first was that I needed to make an abstract rose mini quilt and the second was this quote by Anais Nin:

blooming flower Anais Nin quote

I have loved this quote forever. It makes me really think and want to try to bloom. 🙂

Coming up Roses fabric bundle

Don’t these fabrics make you feel the same way? I love the purples, but I chose to work with the traditional rose colors of red and pink.

abstract rose pillow

I wanted to mimic the abstract look of the flowers in the main print and found this great tutorial on Hey Let’s Make Stuff. I followed most of her instructions, although I didn’t do the final quilting until the end because I wanted to do a wavy spiral to mimic a flower. I started with 1 1/2″, 2″ and 2 1/2″ strips of fabric for the center and then moved to 2 1/2″, 3″ and 3 1/2″ wide strips for the outer petals. I just adore the green striped binding!!

I initially thought I would make a mini quilt, but in the end decided to make a fun pillow!  I used a 16″ pillow form and a simple envelope closure for the back.

Dimensional roses on fabric banner

The next project I did was this dimensional flower banner. I just love how these 3-d flowers look! I’ll be posting a tutorial as soon as I get better lighting. 🙂

banner with dimensional roses

And last, but not least:

Long stemmed fabric roses for decor

These fabric roses were a fun accent piece to make up! I used this tutorial from Snowy Bliss. The only changes I made were to cut the strips 3″ wide instead of 4 1/2″ and on the two smaller flowers I used 26″ long strips instead of WOF to make them smaller. A tip when making these: if you want the flower to be more open, gather the fabric strip more, it will push your petals out more.

use fabric to create rose themed home decor

I just love how these projects came out and I can’t wait to find a special place in my craft room to display them and remind myself that it might take courage to blossom, but it’s not as hard as staying small!

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  • Kathy E.
    July 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Both of your projects are beautiful, Amy! I've always admired the improv pillow design and this fabric collection is perfect for it! i need to look up the roses tutorial you used. It's so lovely with your quote! Great work!

  • Linda
    July 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Hi,my favorite is your pillow for the Fabric Rose Projects>just so pretty!
    (Joyful Snowflake Table Runner is neat too; Thanks for sharing it too!)
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  • Paula DiMattei
    July 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Love your pillow! I must consider making some fabric flowers as I do not have a green thumb. Not the slightest bit green. Your fabulous flowers would bloom even in my house.

  • Vicki H
    July 20, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    LOVE the pillow. The roses on the banner are awesome. Cute use of the pompom trim for the hanger too.

  • Lisa Marie
    July 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Lovely projects!

  • Jillily Studio
    July 23, 2017 at 2:34 am

    These are so beautiful! Thanks so much!

  • Martina
    July 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Ooh, so lovely. The roses are so sweet!

  • Kara
    July 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    So cute! The banner is my favorite!

  • wendy
    August 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Cute projects! May have to show my grand daughters how to make those flowers. They would love them! Thanks!

  • sam
    August 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Awesome projects. I want to try them all. Would like to embroider the quote in the rises banner and hang in my sewing room.

  • Kari @ That's-Sew-Kari
    August 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    These are gorgeous!! I am crushing on the fabric flowers!!

  • Lori
    August 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    oh your projects are wonderful. I love the pillow and saying
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  • Janarama
    August 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Love the roses on your banner and your pillow is awesome.

  • Helen L
    August 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I love your fabric roses: both the pieced one and the 3D ones. Such fun and pretty inspiration!! Hugs, H in HeaLDSburg