8/18/2014

Vintage Frogs

My floral/Briar Rose baby quilt is done and I LOVE it!


Light colored quilts are hard for me to photograph. I'm wishing I would have gotten the Canon Rebel, but I chickened out on spending so much on a camera, oh well!


I was ready for another simple squares quilt, they are my favorite. I have been collecting florals as I find them on sale. Mostly from my love of the quilts at Pretty Little Quilts and Quilting In The Rain
I bought some from Quilt Fabric Closeouts, they are the Shabby prints. Some came from one of my trips to SAS fabrics in Phoenix. There are three darker prints in there that I got at Fort Worth Fabric Studio, they matched with the Briar Rose backing so well.

 
I had originally bought the lilac bee print for binding to go with the Frog Pond backing but it just didn't work with the front of this quilt. Instead, I used a print called Pristine from Robert Kaufman. This is my favorite floral print that I had saved, it is SO pretty and soft. I found that at The Quilted Castle. Sorry for all the links but I've had readers thank me for including shop links :)


 I thought the Frog Pond print from the Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics was so cute. The other prints I wasn't sold on (even though they're all cute), so I just purchased a piece for a baby quilt backing at The Intrepid Thread awhile back when Julie had a sale. I was nervous about pairing it with the florals but in my opinion, it worked! 


I just love the cute little frogs, Heather Ross prints are just so darn irresistible!


This quilt is made up of squares finishing at 3 inches and laid out in a 13 x 14 pattern. It measures 38.5 x 41. I don't often name my quilts but I thought Vintage Frogs was a cute fit for this one! 


 I suppose if you don't care for flowery fabrics, you don't love this quilt as much as I do but this is one of my very favorites so far!
Thanks for dropping by, have a good week everyone :)
Linking up to:
 Needle And Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio 
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

20 comments:

  1. The frog pond print is perfect for the backing! Congratulations on the finish, it is lovely!

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  2. This is great! I just blogged a recent Briar Rose finish today, too! It is my second Briar Rose quilt, and the first one I backed with this frog scene, too. It's just so sweet. I think the florals work so well with it. Great job.

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  3. *sigh* so pretty and soft. This quilt really resonates with me xx.

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  4. LOVELY quilt! I know what you mean about the photography. I too want a DSLR camera but oh the prices! (My first camera way back in 1977 was a Canon DSLR, 35mm *film* of course, and I learned to make great photos with it)

    You have a lovely background to photograph your quilts with!

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  5. Christine your quilt is so fresh with prettiness. Love the fabric, design, colors! Amazing how you have used the fabric in a way that makes simple squares appealing to the eye.

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  6. I luv it! I've heard a lot about SAS but have still never been there. QITR is one of my favorite blogs and has been the MOST inspirational to me!! I've used several of her tutorials. Your quilting is awesome. Do you always do machine binding? Did you get your labels from JennifersJewels? I ordered some but I'm currently working on a brand/logo and will order some new ones. Is your blog design friend pretty reasonable?

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  7. Very, very pretty and feminine. I love how the triangles and squares label is square, but quilted into triangles :)

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  8. HI, this quilt is so pretty!
    Thinking how I can make one similar!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. Christine, I love all your front fabrics for your beautiful quilt, but your adorable froggy backing takes it into family heirloom treasured forever territory. Also - it is really great that you provide so much information and links for the fabric!

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  10. Very pretty! The frog print by Heather Ross is so lovely, I almost didn't notice the "fancy cut" little frog in the middle of your quilt, well done and so cute!

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  11. A beautiful and pretty quilt Christine! Love the backing too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much and thank you for visiting! You are a no reply blogger if you happen to see this! :)

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  12. Your front is so pretty, but my favorite is the frog print on the back! Whoever gets this quilt will love it!

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    1. Thank you Wendi, your quilt is beautiful too!

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  13. Oh I love this one too! The Heather Ross is perfect backing.

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  14. Love the fabrics, so soft and beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Katie! You are a no reply blogger, in case you weren't aware :) Thanks for stopping in!

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  15. Christine! This is such a sweet quilt! I too am such a fan of that frog print from the briar rose collection! Love the labels as well! They make the quilt look so finished! =) Happy sewing!

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