The Salty Quilter - Grandma's Roses - At the show

Grandma’s Roses

General Info

Start Date  Sep 10, 2011
Finish Date  Nov 8, 2011
Status  Finished
Size  Lap
Pattern  Austen and Lace by Anne Nadge
What it’s for  In memory of my Grandma Lois
Batting  Matilda’s Own cotton/poly batting


My quilt won first prize for a new quilter at the Braidwood Quilt Event 2011

Quilt Top Notes/Techniques

I wanted to make this quilt for my Grandma Lois for Christmas 2011. I had already purchased a fat quarter set and lace for it. Unfortunately, she passed away in June. I decided to finish the quilt to take to my Aunt Pam at home in California after I visit my Grandma’s grave to show her.

Finishing this quilt was a major challenge. I have never had so many things go wrong on one quilt. The fabric I ordered for the back didn’t show up as soon as I thought, so I needed to buy some locally. I bought a pre-cut remnant, but it was two inches too short. I went back and bought more. While cleaning my bobbin case, I dropped a screw from the needle plate down into the machine. After I got it back, I ran out out of thread and ended up buying the right colour, but wrong weight. After finishing the quilting, I was 10″ short on binding. Fortunately, the quilt shop had more. I managed to get it done a day earlier than I had planned and have sent it off to the quilt show.

Quilting Notes/Techniques

Quilted with roses and leaves in the diamonds. The rose border was quilted around the print in pink variegated thread.

I used Matilda’s Own cotton/poly batting for the first time. While it quilted very similarly to 100% cotton, there was definitely more bearding present. I’m not sure if I would use it again, but it is $5 cheaper per meter.

Progress Pictures

The Salty Quilter - Grandma's Roses - Finished The Salty Quilter - Grandma's Roses - blocks laid out The Salty Quilter - Grandma's Roses - Diamonds

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