Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Deer Rose Quilt

Whilst on a quilting retreat this weekend (I'll just drop that in now ... it was bliss ...)

I managed to get a few things sewn in-between gulping sipping wine, eating too much, sitting by the fire, singing along to a playlist of Queen, Savage Garden and Neil Diamond and, of course, sleeping ... so yes, a few things sewn ... but one thing finished (... new record ...)

This little retreat spot was the perfect place to take some pics of my finish in it's natural habitat ...









Quilt Deets
#deerrose on Instagram for progress shots
Size is 71" x 51" (to be precise)
Mustard fabric is Reprodepot #3 from Spotlight
Spring Rose background fabric is "Princess Rose" by Lecien
Backing is by Sarah Fielke
Binding is a butter-soft Japanese Linen purchased from Ava & Neve
Pixel pattern created from a cross stitch pattern found here
Straight line quilted.  First I quilted a straight line from corner to corner (diagonally) to make a large "x". Then I echo quilted, 1" apart, in and out of every "v" shape in the cross.  Hope that makes sense!  Here's an extra pic just in case it doesn't.



Photo shoot location

Dwellingyup Western Australia

One of the locals

My happy little customer

Thanks for visiting!

Serena x

Linking up with: Sew Cute Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, Let's Bee Social and Finish It Up Friday



23 comments:

  1. Absolutely precious! I've always wanted to turn a cross stitch pattern into a quilt design. So glad to see it turns out so well. :) Glad you had a good time on your retreat.

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  2. This quilt is so darn cute and just perfect! I love, love, love the colors you used! I have never thought about making a quilt design from a cross stitch pattern, but it totally makes sense! I really think this is the sweetest quilt!!!

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  3. I think that the last photograph says it all! The photos of the deer in a forest are pretty perfect, too, if you ask me. Congratulations on another lovely finish, and I have to admit I'm a wee bit jealous of that retreat. It sounds wonderful!

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  4. Love the deer quilt and the happy face says it all!!

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  5. Its beautiful!! Love all the fabric choices too☺

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  6. Perfect setting - looks absolutely fabulous!

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  7. It's even cuter than I thought it would be. What a great idea, too. That's one quilt your daughter is sure to treasure for a very long time.

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  8. This is the cutest quilt ever !!! Nice photos :)

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  9. There is something very special about a satisfied customer. And yours is sure a lucky one! I have enjoyed watching the progress on this sweet quilt. Wish I could have been to retreat with you. Those photos of the Deer Rose in it's natural habitat are gorgeous. And I love, love, love the quilting!

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  10. What a sweet, darling quilt! Great job!
    I love the choice of quilting. I hardly ever actually finish anything at a retreat, but it is a great feeling when it does happen. It looks like a beautiful venue for one.

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  11. Pixelated deer - what an unusual design. Great choice of colors.
    Popped by from Finish it up Friday.
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-whole-nine-yards-of-fabric.html

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  12. Great finish, love the pattern!

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  13. Singing along to Neil Diamond definitely helps sewing.
    That is one gorgeous quilt and one very happy little girl.

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  14. This is so beautiful Serena - the colours are just perfect and the photos are lovely too!

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  15. Do you have a pattern for this, would love to make one for my granddaughter

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  16. if I would read the fine print I would not ask about a pattern, but could you tell me how big the squares are on the deer, please. Many thanks, this is beautiful!!!!!!

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    1. Hi Ginger Smith ... you are a no-reply blogger so I can't email you back - eep! Hopefully you will see that I've replied to your question here. Each square is 1.5" finished (so cut your fabric 2" square). And please email me serena@sewgiving.com.au if you have any more questions or to show me your version :)

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  17. What a great interpretation of the cross-stitch pattern! The fabrics you chose made it really beautiful.

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  18. So cute! What size squares did you use? 1.5" unfinished? Man this is cute!

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    1. Hi Lisa! The size of the squares are 1.5" finished (so cut your fabric 2")

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  19. Serena, this may be one of my favorite pixelated quilts (besides Sherlock). I really like how the the background is made up of the large pieces and not the same small squares. Very well done!

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