*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:
I have loved this quote forever. It makes me really think and want to try to bloom. 🙂
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.
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.
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. 🙂
And last, but not least:
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.
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!
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!
LindaJuly 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!)
Paula DiMatteiJuly 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 HJuly 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 MarieJuly 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm
Jillily StudioJuly 23, 2017 at 2:34 am
These are so beautiful! Thanks so much!
MartinaJuly 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Ooh, so lovely. The roses are so sweet!
KaraJuly 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm
So cute! The banner is my favorite!
wendyAugust 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!
samAugust 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-KariAugust 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm
These are gorgeous!! I am crushing on the fabric flowers!!
LoriAugust 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm
oh your projects are wonderful. I love the pillow and saying
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JanaramaAugust 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm
Love the roses on your banner and your pillow is awesome.
Helen LAugust 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