Wednesday, 27 April 2016

What I'm Working On - Deer Rose

I recently received a bundle of sample fabric in the form of Lecien's "Princess Rose"

It's beautiful ... very sweet, very pretty, very gentle on the eyes, very garden tea party ... very pretty (did I say that already?)

I'm surprised that I like it given it's not my usual go to colour of saturated rainbow (yes, rainbow is a colour).

BUT .... my youngest daughter ... oh she more than like it, she LOVED it ...

"Look Mum! Roses, just like my name!" ... I couldn't deny her little beaming face, so I started planning a little something for her.

BUT ... if I was going to work with these beautiful, soft, pretty fabrics covered in roses we were going to have to find some common ground.

Ground ... yes, there's a good word.  I needed something to "ground" all this light, airy, prettiness that I had before me.

So I'm doing it with this ...

It's a fabric that I picked up last year from Spotlight ... to make my youngest a top ... well obs that never happened!

I don't like to see a purchase go to waste, so here I am, grounding Spring with a touch of Autumn.

I'm using a simple cross stitch pattern to make my daughter a Deer quilt for her bed ... yes I am.

Each square in 1.5" finished ... here's how far along I am ...

Almost halfway ...

I hope to have this finished before the last Autumn leaf twirls it's final pirouette to the ground below.


I'm being social over at Sew Fresh Quilts ... hope to see you there!


  1. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely adorable!

  2. This is so adorable and what a great idea!! I can't wait to see it finished!!

  3. How perfect! Using the cross stitch pattern is an amazing idea...and it is producing just the sweetest result!!!

  4. This is sooooo cute! And yes, that mustard fabric is just perfect.

  5. Oh wow, that is so cute and lovely, Serena! Is your daughter loving how it is coming together?? :)

  6. That is adorable i love how the fabric is perfect for the fawn and stands our so softly against the roses!

  7. Beautiful! What a clever idea:-)

    1. Thanks Amanda, I've been wanting to try sing a cross stitch pattern for a quilt for a while now, so far my experiment is working :)

  8. This is lovely - there are some good finds to be had at Spotlight.

  9. Sweetest pattern I've seen in a long time....what a lovely keepsake for your daughter! Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is a super cute deer. I love the fabrics for the background, they are so soft and perfect for the background of the deer. I believe you will get it done before the end of fall!

  11. She is going to love that. Of course, this means that black T-shirt wearing mummy is going to have to make another super girly pink something for the other daughter.
    I have long wanted to try the cross-stitch idea too. Great to see it working so well.

  12. Beautiful! Keep going :)

  13. can't wait to see it finished 💕

  14. I can hardly stand how cute this is. Hope you show us the completed top soon (no pressure - just loving what I've seen so far). Just found your blog, through Blossom Heart, and now I have to go through your archives and see all your beauties. Love your work.



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