20 April 2011

april finish

My "Roses are red..." was started back in sept 2009 in a workshop with the two brilliant designers Kaffe and Brandon.

Learning a lot, including the importance of having a design wall. Even if it is just in the form of a cotton batting...

The quilt top was finished not so long after the workshop. And the hunt for the perfect backing started. This is my most challenging quilt to find a backing for - so far. Let me just say it took several attempts and more than a year to find it.


The rich warm colors are photographed outside,

and inside...
Finished size is 70" * 84". I used Hobbs 100 % cotton batting. The backing (not shown ; ) ) is Suzani by Kaffe Fasset in red.

On a very personal note, Roses are red will also be my homage to my dad. Much too young, he lost the long and hard battle against cancer, earlier this month. And there was some beautiful red roses in the chapel. He was a guy that loved red...

Lately, I have been sewing a bit, and preparing a few more tops and backings to send off. I wish all of you a Happy Easter, with or without the company of some fabric temptations...

28 comments:

Mary said...

Marit this is a fantastic quilt and a wonderful tribute to your dad. How exciting that you had a workshop with Kaffe and Brandon! It is lovely!

Cathy said...

So beautiful! I like the contrasting narrow inner border - it helps set off the bright reds.

Amy said...

gorgeous quilt, I am sorry about the loss of your father.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

That is without a doubt the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen. The combination of all the reds is so vibrant & lovely. It is a perfect tribute to your father.

Kerry said...

Beautiful tribute to your father, so rich and luxurious, memories in textiles, a good thing :)

Margreth said...

I'm so sorry about your dad and the quilt is a fantastic tribute to him. I love Kaffes fabrics too and a I have a quilt started on my designwall. The wonderful colors gives energi!

Merete said...

En fantastisk flott quilt, jeg elsker rødt og jeg elsker Kaffe F :o) Har endel Kaffe-stoff, men jeg får meg liksom ikke til å kutte i det, de er bare så nydelig å se på. Så trist med din far, det blir tomt når foreldrene blir borte. Men hvis det kan være en liten trøst, sp lærer man seg å leve med det etterhvert. Du vil alltid ha de gode minnene å tenke på. Varme tanker fra Merete

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Trist å høre om din far!! Men takk for at du forteller!! Quilten er fantastisk!! Håper at du kan ha glede av sømmen og bruke den som terapi. jeg ønsker deg gode påskedager Marit!! Klem fra AnneKari:-)

Nifty Quilts said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. It sounds like you have good memories of him to carry you through, and a quilt to remind you of him always. Best wishes to you and your family.

Jennifer said...

It is a beautiful quilt and a very special tribute. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad... I hope that this quilt brings a bit of comfort to you.

Jennifer :)

Andi said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad Marit.
What a beautiful homage to him!!
Andi xxxx

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I am so sorry about your dad. The rose quilt is lovely and will give you some good memories. My best to you.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wonderful quilt. my condolences on the loss of your dad.

Anne said...

Nydelig hyllest til din far. Ord er vanskelige å finne når noen blir borte altfor tidlig. Da er farger og visuelle inntrykk gode å finne. Føler med deg. Ha gode påske-og vårdager...

Lisa Echerd said...

A gorgeous quilt and a wonderful tribute!

Carla said...

Oh, Marit. I am so sad for you. Having lost both of my parents now, I know how much you will miss him. The quilt is gorgeous and it will be lovely to have something like that to wrap up in and be comforted during lonely times. Blessings to you. I'm going to go look up that backing ....you have my curiosity up!

jenni said...

A lovely tribute to your father. I'm sorry for your loss.

Ann Marie said...

I'm sorry about your father. He was right that red is the best color!

Your quilt is beautiful. I can't believe you didn't show the back after a year of searching for it. ;)

Barb said...

What a lovely tribute quilt to your father - it's a stunning quilt!
the kitties in your header made me smile this morning!

Cathy said...

So sorry to hear about your Father Marit, so lovely that you have dedicated this divine quilt to him. It is truly beautiful I love the teal touches throughout too. Fabulous job. xo

Chris said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. The quilt is a lovely tribute. Blessings to you and your family.

Sharon said...

A beautiful quilt - very rich and vibrant colors and a visually complex pattern. What a wonderful tribute to your Dad. I lost my Dad too soon, and I know how hard it is. My condolences to you and your family.

Gari said...

Absolutly Beautiful!!

Janet said...

I was saddened to hear about your father, the quilt is a lovely way to remember him. It's stunning.

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous! I am struck by the balance of the bits of blue amongst the reds...love it!

Locket Pocket said...

So sorry to hear about your dad - and sorry to take so long to leave you a comment. Lucy xx

liz said...

I am so sorry to hear you lost your Dad. How fitting that you have a wonderful quilt to associate with him.

nicolette said...

Marit, I’m sorry to hear about your father. You made a wonderful quilt in honour of him.