Tea Rose

Tea Rosewtmk

The flower I kept saying I’d get to is finally done – the tea rose! When I started looking at pictures of tea roses online, I was captivated by all the variations. So this is very likely not the only tea rose to be included in the Gardens Gone Wild quilt.

Tea Rose backwtmk

The back, after pressing and grading all but the seams adding the background.

What’s next? I’ve started to work on the delphinium and, as of right now, have groups ready to prepare to print shapes for four more flowers, including their backgrounds. Finding a fabric in my stash that will work for a background is fun – even if I am using the “wrong” side. I may take some time over the next couple of days to see if I can get another three or four flowers sorted out and ready to print the shapes for as well. I’d love to have a big group of flowers ready to sew.

I began sewing these blocks on June 29th when the Inklingo Ribbon Flower collection was released. It’s now August 28th and I’m still having so much fun working with this design that I can’t imagine not wanting to keep making them even when I finish the flowers for the Gardens Gone Wild quilt. I know I want to make another quilt of ribbon flowers using fabrics to get totally different effects, including doing some fussy cutting/printing, because the effects one can get with this block, depending on fabric placement, seem endless. Right now I’ve set aside a couple of fabrics that I think might be just perfect for some fussy cutting/printing when I start on that second quilt.

tea rosewtmk

“Tea Rose”

Jake big toywtmk

Jake had possession of the big toy this weekend. His eyes look almost gold in this shot – and that’s definitely not their colour.

Baxter August 24, 2017wtmk

While Baxter was crashed on the couch.

17 thoughts on “Tea Rose

  1. Jake is getting into being photographed!
    Baxter is a hoot.
    The tea rose is so pretty…… I’m getting excited, I can’t wait to see them all together, Cathi.


    • I have a long way to go yet before I start putting them together – it will be at least another month and a half, I think, before I’m even finished making the blocks! I was surprised we were able to get that photo of Jake as he will almost always turn his head away.




    • You inspired me to make that tea rose – once you told me about the peach and pink together in one flower and I started looking at images of them online, I had to make it. I think I’m going to be alternating colours in a round for another flower, so now will definitely look at that for a second tea rose!




    • Thanks, Liz. It will be ages before I begin the second one! I’ve got to get this one finished and I have at least another month and a half to go to just make the blocks, let alone putting it together!




    • Thank you! The ‘toons are always a fun surprise for me as well – I just tell Mr. Q.O. what the post is about and then I don’t see the ‘toon until he’s finished!




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