Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Rose By Any Other Name.....

Greetings from the dry tundra of southern Connecticut.  I hope we get the predicted rain tonight and tomorrow!

I was inspired to share this quilt after reading Barbara Brackman's wonderful post about Rose Krestsinger and her unfinished rose quilt.   You can read the post here.

The Rose Quilt - 1998   Is it wrong to say that I still LOVE this quilt?  I even changed my header in honor of it.


Here is a blood stain when hanna lost a tooth while it was on her bed.


This is the ONLY quilt that I had quilted by someone else and I still regret it.  It's lovely quilting, but not mine.

Here is Rose's work:

And mine.  I forgot how much I simplified the flowers.


I used only a few fabrics in this quilt.  The tiny berries are my favorite part.



I was struck today by how much it has in common with my Jubilee quilt.  I am back to quilting a little every single day and have just finished the top border.


coco looked on with her usual enthusiasm and confusion.


Our poor little Starbuck had 2 teeth pulled today and a cleaning.  If only he would have flossed more.... We get to pick him up early this evening :(


Anyone else do this block?  Or have another pretty rose applique' quilt to share?  I'd love to see them.

32 comments:

  1. When I first saw the little picture I thought it was my Jubilee quilt, so similar. Barb it's beautiful still after so many years. And your JQ us looking awesome. Sometimes I miss quilting mine. Maybe I should go back and start 1/4" crosshatching!! I think not.

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  2. Your rose quit is beautiful. So much quilting on it. I know you said you wished you had done it yourself but yet so well done.

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  3. Lovely rose quilt! I like your berries, too. I have an old appliqued (done with blanket stitch) rose quilt of my Grand'mere's --I need to take a pix of it and post....Hugs, Julierose

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  4. Your Rose quilt is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Hope you get some rain.

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  5. Wow and wow! Both quilts are jaw-dropingly inspiring. Thank you for the close-ups. Good lesson about having someone else quilt the quilt. Sure is tempting, but you don't get that additional bit of pride in the making. Then again, how else was a busy mom supposed to get this beautiful quilt on her daughter's bed in time for the tooth fairy? It's perfectly OK to be in love with them--and to say so--for as long as you like.

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  6. Your Rose quilt is stunning, Barb. I saw Barbara Brackman's post and I am (almost) inspired to make a rose quilt myself.....maybe just a small one.

    Your quilting is beautiful. Almost there!!

    Hope you get some rain soon.

    Hope Starbuck is OK. Our cat had teeth pulled last year.

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  7. What a lovely quilt! I envy your applique skills. Glad you are making progress on your Jubilee quilt. Love the diamond shape that forms where the border meets the center section in the middle. Hope you get the rain. We had it yesterday and also needed it.

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  8. Two incredibly gorgeous quilts, Barb! You say you simplified the flowers, but they don't look simplified to me.
    So do you hand quilt all of your quilts? Mine would never get finished if I did. What am I saying--even with machine quilting, mine still don't all get done. : )
    Wonderful progress on your Jubilee quilt!

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  9. What a beauty, and it makes a gorgeous header. You are making enviable progress on your Jubilee. I've been hand quilting again, too. I think Tim Latimer has been quite an influence on that for me. It was always my favorite part of quilting, and I'm enjoying it again.
    My Murray had his teeth cleaned, but it didn't improve his breath much. He is still a love, though.

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  10. Great header and superb quilts! Your quilting is coming along so well - it is an absolute masterpiece! Your rose quilt is a true heirloom - complete with family history in the stains ;)

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  11. This quilt is gorgeous! Love the pink/red/ green color combo. I used to love hand quilting but just can't do it anymore. My hands/wrists won't let me.

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  12. I absolutely adore your rose quilt! I don't remember seeing it before. It is beautifully quilted but I get that about doing it yourself. I love the bold initials and the date - even the little blood stain story adds to it. Hurrah for progress on your Jubilee quilt!! Have you found a special spot outside to stitch?

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  13. What can I add? A beautiful, classic hand appliqued quilt. Gorgeous. I have Barbara's book with this quilt pictured and have a hankering to make it - your post has got me seriously thinking! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  14. Please wait while I wipe the drool of my monitor. And I mean that in the best posssible way. The rose quilt is stunning. And you Jubilee quilt is turning out that way too. I love applique quilts. I always think that I will just settle down and try to really develop needle turn applique skills, but then I go on to do fast to finish quilts and well you understand right? Maybe I will try something small. I stand in awe of your skills.

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  15. I'm green with envy when I see such lovely applique work. My skills are sorely lacking in that dept and I enjoy seeing what others can accomplish with their much better set of skills. Thank you for the beautiful photos, especially the close-ups, of these very special quilts. I enjoyed seeing the difference between your simplified flowers and the originals. Your flowers have a a bit of a modern look, but still with all the romance and beauty of the originals.
    I had to look carefully when I read that you'd used very few fabrics in your rose quilt. It doesn't look that way. The bold colors and bold design hide that fact. It's stupendous! And your Jubilee quilt is looking just as wonderful. I love seeing your work, Barb. .
    And the best part of your story telling was mentioning Hanna's blood from the lost tooth. That's family history and a priceless bit of info. Love it!

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  16. Your Rose quilt is just stunning, and the Jubilee one is going to be equally beautiful.

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  17. beautiful beautiful beautiful quilts. I am so enjoying seeing the progress on your Jubilee quilt
    the rose quilt is incredible, I have always loved that one too.
    adding the birds on a border that did not connect and your initials were my favorite parts as soon as I first saw that quilt. Stunning…
    Kathie

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  18. It is gorgeous! I love that Hanna's blood is on there too. It means you use your quilts and don't hide them away!
    Your Jubilee quilt is coming along. You will be so happy that you spent the time when you are done (easy for me to say!)

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  19. Both of the quilts are beautiful! The rose pattern is so classic, and you made it your own by changing the rose pattern, adding your name and not to mention Hanna's blood stain! My first quilt I got quilted from a machine quilter came home and I was really sad.. not because of the quality of the quilting but it was done.. I had not lived with the whole process of quilting! Like LeeAnn said, how else would you have quilted this with little ones running around? She did an absolute amazing job. Your Jubilee quilt is almost there! You have been busy!

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  20. I love those beautiful antique appliqued quilt patterns & especially in those colors....never tire of them. Your quilts are wonderful! Every quilt has a story and your's is so special...you must add another label to mention Hannah's tooth! After all it's part of your family history and an oh so sweet memory. : )

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  21. My first large size quilt that took me ten years to do was a vintage Irish rose quilt! Boy that one should have scars from the learning pains I went thru to make it I will try to do a post on it soon! I think you know what you like so that seems to pop out in the quilts in we make LOL

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous quilts, Barb! Love the berries and the birds :-)

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  23. Ohhhhh wow, both quilts are just beautiful, I mean beautiful! I love the rose quilt, and I love the idea of making a jubilee quilt (I'd better get stichin'!)... I will think about that. I have a rose quilt made (well, 3/4 made) by my great-grandmother from a kit in the 40's. There are still blue quilting lines showing, where she sort of gave up on the hand quilting;). It's a beauty but doesn't hold a candle to your rose quilt.

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  24. Wow Barb -- your quilt is gorgeous! I've always wanted to make a rose quilt -- or at least a big four patch of some kind. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  25. I can honestly appreciate all the work that went into that quilt. It is so beautiful.

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  26. I really LOVE your Rose quilt - truly stunning!
    Your Jubilee quilt will be an equally beautiful one.
    Your hand quilting is wonderful - you are making lovely progress on this special quilt!

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  27. It is all lovely and inspiring. I think I, too, will plan on a little quilting every day. It will calm my nerves and thus accomplish much.

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  28. This quilt is just awesome. i never use that word loosely. Have put off making a red and red quilt for 25 or 30 years maybe this will get me off my procrastination butt and actually do it

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  29. Your rose quilt is just gorgeous! And I love that you put your initials and year on the top side of both of your quilts. It's such a great idea. I wonder if I can fit them on my Baskets of Blue quilt. I might do that. Your JQ is another stunner. BTW, I didn't know you used to live in Glen Ellyn. I grew up in Villa Park - my sister still lives in the house that my Grandpa and Dad built in 1948.

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  30. That is such a great quilt barb. I love how you personalized it and it's wonderful you say you love it!
    Hurrah! for working on your jubilee. It looks amazing!!

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