Calico Rose Quilt – Finished

By | February 3, 2019

I found this pattern on the Wedding Dress Blue blog under the Calico Rose quiltalong tab at the top of the page. The quilt done in whites and scrappy fabrics didn’t interest me but I could imagine bright scrappy fabrics twinkling on a black background. I’m glad to say the finished quilt exceeded my expectations.

I’ve been working on this for way too long but with the thanks of my fiance Marc it finally got it quilted and after some brutal (black binding on black fabric is no fun to sew at all!) binding sessions getting all 30′ of binding completed, it’s finally on our bed!

And we are absolutely loving it!

14 thoughts on “Calico Rose Quilt – Finished

  1. Jayne

    As far as scrappy quilts go…this is up at the top! The colors are very striking against the black fabric. Hand stitching black on black requires a very bright lamp…it isn’t easy!

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  2. Preeti Harris

    Oh black binding (with black thread) is torture. Ask me how I know :-p
    But in spite of all the wait and the pain you did it!!! And it is a gorgeous finish. You should be so proud of it.

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  3. Roseanne

    Hi! This quilt is stunning. I love all the bright colors against the black of your fabric and your dark head/foot board. Ooh-la-la! It should make you smile each time you snuggle under it. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

    I can see why you love it – you have a beautiful quilt! I really like the black background. It makes those colors just pop! Congrats on powering through all that binding and finishing your quilt. Thanks so much for sharing it on MCM!

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  5. Jean Tanner

    I am making this same quilt and I’m using black and like you I like that it makes the colors pop. I taught this pattern to our Sowers quilt circle at my church in 2017. Just now getting back to finish it to give to charity. I get a lot of gifted scraps, but had to buy the black. Thank you for sharing. It was a treat to see it. A quilter from Iowa

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  6. Susan

    I love Deanna’s designs. This looks great with black background! Mine is white and batiks, but I love it, too. It’s just a classy design.

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