The Wind Rose quilt


Now the top is finished it’s time to decide how to quilt it. It has been suggested that I send it away to a more  experienced quilter for custom quilting. Of course that is an option however I think this will stay in house. If I pay for custom quilting I wont want to give it away and I could never recover my time and expense selling it. Neither have been considered at this point.

The background fabric is Quilters Choice muslin, the blue, red and green are Moda solids. The entire quilt was paper pieced and the best part,  NO CURVED PIECING. The medallion, all geese and the maltese crosses were drawn on paper, graph paper. I love the way the first geese border surrounds the medallion.

Ignore the wrinkles. It was warm and humid yesterday morning when I carried it to the shed to take a photo. I had to hang it around my neck and the humidity took quick action on the cotton. Quilting suggestions welcome if you have any.

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Un-quilted Wind Rose Quilt





  1. I was wondering how you were going to finish this and wow! You absolutely blew my socks off. Stunning, stunning quilt. Thank you for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.

    1. Thank you so much. I haven’t decided exactly how I am going to quilt it. Maybe echo the center medallion, originally for the negative space on the outside border I thought feathers but now I am thinking some cross hatching or quilting maltese cross to match the other side of the border. I am open to suggestion because really until I start quilting its up in the air.

  2. This is beautiful and inspiring. Congratulations on finishing the top. I look forward to coming back and seeing your quilting decision.

    1. Thank you, not sure how long that will be. Ive irritated my sciatica nerve and barely getting around. Hoping the Dr can fit me in tomorrow

    1. Thank you for the compliment and for hosting Susan. Its really hard to match something with all the flying geese that will balance well.

  3. Hi Denise,
    WOWEE – I have watched this project progress (and Cherie’s too) and it has to be better than you imagined?!! So beautiful. Love the red/white/blue – it really just give me the chills. With so many events around the country and world, I am still proud to be an American. I can’t offer quilting suggestions . . . but can’t wait to see what you do. ~smile~ Roseanne

      1. Denise – that sounds like a confidence issue. I can see that you have great skills – designing the pattern, piecing it all together, and an eye for what fabric look good together. Trust yourself! You are great and all these comments validate it. Truly – go with your gut on how to quilt it, and then do it. It will be fabulous. And then start dreaming about your next design, because it too will be well received. ~smile~ Roseanne

        1. Oh no I am confident or trust me I wouldn’t post these photos. But I like off the wall things and colors, it was a pleasant surprise to see other appreciate it as I do.

  4. I hope you are entering this into a juried quilt show. I can totally see a ribbon on it. What a gorgeous quilt!!! You should be so proud of it.

    1. Thank you so much. A friend of mine suggested the same to me. You and her both brought tears to my eyes and yes, filled me with pride. I’ve not even begun to quilt it so we will see. Thank you again.

    1. Thank you. Before I purchased my frame and machine I did have others quilt them and was always satisfied with the quilting just not with the length of time they had my quilts. It was really expensive too when you consider the number of quilts I do in a year. When I picked up my in-quilted tops when I brought my first frame home she had a total of 6 tops that had all been dropped off in an 8 week period. My frame was paid for by quilting those 6 myself.

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