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So, you know that fabric on your shelf that you just LOVE?! That fabric you can’t bring yourself to use because you love it TOO much?
Imagine this…if you love it that much on the shelf, how much MORE would you love it as a QUILT?!
This is the exact conversation I had with myself as I pulled all of my favourite Ruby Star Society and OG Cotton + Steel scraps and FQs down to make a scrappy Prairie Rose Quilt!
Based on the scraps I had, I decided to lean into a red, orange, purple and blue colour scheme. I went with Essex Speckled Linen in Navy by Robert Kaufman for the sashing to tie it all together.
I wish I could link all of the beautiful fabrics I used, but there are just too many! And many of them are unfortunately not available anymore. I had Feel the Void - Countour in Spring Lilac in my stash for a long time and realized it was perfect for the backing!
I’m often intimidated by scrappy quilts and I’m really proud of myself for pushing past the uncomfortableness. I have to say - it feels NOTHING like me, but I love it so much!
I then sent this Prairie Rose Quilt for a little spa treatment (aka long arm quilting) with Jenn G. Quilt Co. and I’m crazy about how it turned out! I chose the “Orange Peel” panto and the design ended up being even prettier than I could have imagined.
Jenn mentioned the design on the navy linen reminded her of Sashiko stitching, and I have to agree!
I’m not sure that I’ve ever considered myself a maximalist. HOWEVER, I have been told many times over throughout my life that I can be “too much”.
So, as I was working on this Prairie Rose Quilt, I chose to continually fight against my fear that it was going to be “too much”!
Would subtle navy binding look gorgeous on this quilt? YES! But on a scrappy, smorgasbord of colour and print quilt, why not go all out and finish it with scrappy binding too?!
So, in the wise words of Elyse Myers…“If this is TOO MUCH, go find less!” 😜
To keep a balanced and cohesive look for the binding, I went with the fabrics that had predominantly red and orange in them. I really like how it all came together!
This quilt has been a HUGE step outside of my comfort zone and isn’t that exactly what we need every once in a while?! I think so.
I dare you to try it. 😉
Interested in seeing all of the other Prairie Rose versions I made including behind the scene details? Check out the blog post here! Or, take a peek at all of the Prairie Rose pattern tester quilts here!
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