If you haven't seen the previous two parts you should check those out. If you are one of those people who wants to see the finished product, then wait a day or so. If you are along for the ride, sit back and enjoy!
I left off yesterday wondering what to do with the sides. I was bemoaning the fact that the quilt was nearly equal long as it was wide. And I do so prefer the not square quilts. Although I had decided that if it wanted to be square, I would live with that. And it wanted to be square. It so wanted to be square.
And I was not happy with the free pieced roses I had made so I stopped at two. As I thought more about the roses themselves, I decided to check out EQ 6 and see if it had some roses to offer. And they did. Mostly applique roses, and I don't really like applique. Gee, this is sounding like I don't like this and don't like that, huh?
I did find a paperpieced rose that I could manipulate to fit the bottom row. I DO like paperpiecing and it went along well.
Roses, they look pretty good, don't they!
At least they look good on the cutting mat. There is a good lesson in this here rose. Contrast. I was really concerned about contrast with the letters because I read in Tonya's book (Word Play, by the way) that you have to pay attention to contrast if you want to see your wonderful words. And I listened, but did not generalize. ( I tell my dog clients all the time.......Dogs do not generalize, you have to teach sit in every room in your house!) But did I listen to myself......No.
Can you see the roses once they are in the bottom banner row? The answer is no. But that is fine, I know they are there, and hopefully some creative quilting will make them stand out, we KNOW I am not going to applique anything on there to help them!
This quilt really wanted to be square. Everything I did, kept making it square. So I tested a few things out on the design wall to see if I could make it "not square" and have it still retain its charm.
Here is an addition on the top:
Here is an addition on the bottom:
And here is a test with a leftover square all on the bottom. It looks kinda good so I will go with the bottom row. I thought that it should have the divisions with pink, as I had some of the pink polka dots left, enough to make it look like the purple on the side there. I need to fix that left bottom corner, hmmmm, for some reason I dipped when I sewed it together. I wonder how that happened. Here is what it ended up looking like tonight. It measures 51 x 67 so it is not square and I can sleep tonight.
Isn't that funny, it doesn't have to be king sized either! LOL.
glen: I am liking this Not Square Roses Quilt. and here is a rose close if you you can't find them in the quilt. Just make it larger and you can see them in their paperpieced glory!