The Calico Rose Quiltalong has been a terrific success. While I hope you have all enjoyed yourself, I am certain I have received the most benefit–It was a great push to take the time to write down this design idea. Good motivation.
Here is the finish–of this one. The original LARGE Calico Rose is with the quilter and I’ll share it when it comes home.
Possibly my favorite part of this quilt is the back: CHICKENS! I allowed this to set the colors for the front. As wild as the colors might appear at first, there is a plan.
As a finale, we have many versions and variations of Calico Rose to share. As you may remember, the original quilt was based on 2″ squares and offered in three different sizes–SMALL (3×3 layout), MEDIUM (5×5 layout) and LARGE (7×7 layout). Many readers were also interested in using 2-1/2″ squares as a foundation and have created MEDIUM (3×3) and LARGE (5×5) versions.
Following are some of the Calico Rose quilts created so far. If I missed yours, I am sorry. Please send along a reminder (and pictures) and I will add your creation as soon as possible.
Here we go!
Nora created this 3×3 version using 2-1/2″ squares. She is working on a large one, too, but the borders aren’t quite finished yet.
Judy also used 2-1/2″ squares and added an extra dimension with two different backgrounds. I like it! She also plans a second quilt.
Jennifer chose controlled scrappy for a dramatic version that is completely finished and, I believe, already with its new owner.
Jennifer in PA (a DIFFERENT Jennifer) used 3″ squares (’cause that was what was in her stash) to create this 76″ Calico Rose–NICE! It has been gifted to her friend Eileen, who loves purple.
Lynn tried several new ideas–she made it MEDIUM wide and LARGE long (5×7) with a different, less lacy but very effective border. That used a lot of her scraps. Eye catching!
Lee Etta completed the center of a 5×5 and shared it with her scrap quilting club. Sounds like my kind of club. Sad that it meets in Missouri.
Patricia just didn’t get quite enough from a LARGE and added additional borders to make it king size. You go girl!
Rutigt shared her top–borders to go!
Susan is still in progress–oh, those borders!
Bonnie, too, is working on borders. Sorry that there are SO many pieces, but it was all I could see when I looked at it. Plus, think of all those scraps you are using up. YAY YOU!
Several others are working away, but I don’t yet have pictures. This includes Emma, Veronica, Charlene, and, possibly, YOU. Don’t be discouraged. It is OK. This isn’t a race. Everyone who finishes is a winner. After all, you will have a finished quilt. And, that is a pretty good prize.
Thanks to all for your kind words, support and sharing. This was FUN! Let’s do it again soon.