A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time, now three years later, to begin this quilt. I bought the Rouenneries quilt kit, three or four years ago. Sadly, I can’t remember exactly when. Anyway, I have kept putting it off, working on other projects. But in the spirit of this blog, it was time to get this unfinished business done. So…my project manager kept a close watch on me while I cut, and cut, and cut the fabric into many different sizes of squares and rectangles.
Then I pieced, and pieced, and pieced, those squares and rectangles into 9 patch blocks and three patch blocks, and then pieced them again with other rectangles and squares into 16 scrappy strips of fabric.
Then, I began to sew the long strips together. It didn’t take too long to sew all the strips together. A few hours later, I had this lovely quilt top finished and pressed.
Now, I just have to get some fabric for the backing and find a long arm quilter to finish it up for me. I am excited that French General has put out Rouenneries Deux, because it will make it much easier to find the perfect fabric for the backing. This will be the first quilt that I will have someone else quilt, but it is so big, (80 x 80) that I think that having a long arm quilter finish it will be the best option. the top is even more beautiful than I had though from the picture on the pamphlet. The colors are muted just enough to make them look vintage and old, but they still have some vibrancy.
So…now on to other projects. I’m not sure what to work on next, but I did buy these lovelies a few weeks ago at my LQS. I used Instagram to make this photo look vintage and old. If you are not familiar, Instagram is an App that I have on my phone that adds filters and borders to photos with just a click. It is really fun and free! I have seen it used on some of my favorite blogs, and I decided to give it a try. I like it.
So, what did I buy? I got two charm packs, “Panier du Fleurs” from French General and “L’amour” by Sandy Gervais. I also got two jelly rolls, “Rouenneries Deux” from French General and “Strawberry Fields” by Fig Tree Quilts. I also snagged a honey bun of “Whimsy” from Fig Tree Quilts. I also got several fat quarters, they are mostly random fabrics that I don’t know the name of, but a few of them are from the “Etchings” collection by 3 Sisters from Moda. The yardage is an amazing find. I found a bolt of “Martinique” by 3 Sisters. I love this fabric and made a quilt, that my Grandmother bought from it. I also used it in the patchwork bag I made a few years ago. The other two fabrics are from French General’s “Panier du Fleurs” Line. What to do…what to do… We shall see.
Until next time…
2 thoughts on “Rouenneries Quilt Top”
Erica, the quilt top is beautiful! What a lot of work. No wonder it took so long to cut and piece. I didn’t know that it was such a large one that you were working on. Great job, nice to see you back at it. Love, Mom
Erica, I agree with your Mom, what another beautiful quilt top. I love the colors, and the different pattern sizes and pieces. Great job. No wonder you want to get someone to quilt it, as it is a good size quilt. I am surprised you got it done as quickly as you did. Keep up the wonderful work. I am sure your quality control manager will keep you working. Happy quilting, and have a great week.