Build your quilting skills with the Vintage Rose BOM quilt this summer! Roses are red, but sewing fun has many more colors!
Let me introduce you to the Vintage Rose Block of the Month program that I designed for the Vintage Rose collection by Timeless Treasures! It measures 87” x 87”, and every block finishes at 12″.
Are you a beginner quilter? I’ve got your back! These blocks use regular piecing techniques – only one block requires the simplest paper piecing on the corners. You already have at home all you need to make them except… the fabric!
The fabrics in the Vintage Rose collection are so romantic! Roses in all sizes, many textures, and dreamy motifs were all I needed to unleash my creativity.
Although the main design evokes a medallion quilt, the Vintage Rose BOM quilt is assembled in rows. I designed the quilt and wrote the pattern with beginner quilters in mind. Thus, you will be making simple blocks such as log cabins, half-square triangles, flying geese, and… that’s it! Make them throughout 11 months, and put it all together on the 12th.
Do you see what I mean about textures? Dots, small-scale flowers, allover leaves, and roses! It took me a while to select the blocks that would best showcase the prints. The design came together bit by bit, even though I had an idea of what I wanted the quilt to look like.
I love the center of the Vintage Rose BOM quilt! With so many points and sharp angles, I wanted to add a circle without asking you to sew it. Fabric placement and a simple paper pieced block helped me achieve the roundness I needed. Yeah!
Don’t take me wrong: I like quilt blocks with circles. I just don’t like sewing them too often. I prefer to create the illusion of circles using paper piecing. If you are new to the technique, check out this tutorial. In the Vintage Rose quilt, you will use it in only a little part of one of the blocks. That is why I think this quilt is a perfect skill builder!
Speaking of fabric placement, that takes most of my design time once the basic quilt structure is complete. It can make or break a concept, in my humble opinion. The Vintage Rose collection has a great variety of contrasting colors, scales, and textures: a designer’s dream!
Ah, but it would not have been as much fun if I did not use EQ8 by the Electric Quilt Company to audition the fabrics in every block quickly. I can easily add blocks, replace fabrics, move blocks to other parts of the quilt – all without stitching a single block!
Once the final image was created and all the blocks were in place, it was time to write the pattern. The instructions are very detailed, and the diagrams eliminate the guesswork when assembling the blocks.
When you sign up at your local quilt store (you can also find it online!) to make the Vintage Rose BOM quilt, you will receive monthly the pattern for each of the blocks and all the fabric you will need to make them. The fabrics are shipping to stores now, and the program will start soon. Contact your local quilt store for more details or Timeless Treasures to find out where you can sign up.
Send me photos as you complete the blocks so I can post them here. I can’t wait!