Rows of Roses in McCALL’S QUICK QUILTS (December 2015/January 2016)


Hello Friends, I am happy to share with you my Row of Roses quilt today.  Row of Roses is a lap quilt that is featured in the latest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts!  Click here to purchase the exclusive quilt kit.


I love reds, but it seems like it is not often I get to work with a predominantly pink/red quilt.  So it was quite a treat for me making Rows of Roses because I got to play with the red Indigo Rose fabrics by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit Fabrics.  You have to check out these vintage, luscious floral fabrics if you are a floral person… the fabrics will work equally well for home decor purposes as well.


I quilted free-handed swirly plumes on the quilt, using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting. On a quilt with such pretty prints, I generally quilt for texture so that the texture highlights the prints, instead of having the quilting take the show.  Merely my personal preference. :)




Incidentally, I also designed a bed sized quilt with the same fabrics – you may purchase the kit here, and download the pattern instructions here.

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I hope you have enjoy my floral offerings today!  The profusion of flowers is the reason I like spring, and seeing this quilt again makes me rather impatient for spring to come.  But there is a season for everything… for now, I shall accept the wet, the rain, and the cold, because I get to snuggle with Miss Baby under our quilts!  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely rest of your week, while I get caught up with from traveling over Thanksgiving.




My 2015 Line-up

Note:  You may click here for the exhaustive list of my published work.

Editorial Features:

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration

Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 73): Over The Fence

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner

Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)

Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Snowbirds

Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Painted Snowball

McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines

McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2015): Cozy Town

McCall’s Quilting (September/October 2015): Twilight Trellis

McCall’s Quick Quilts (December 2015/January 2016): Rows of Roses

Quilters Newsletter (October/November 2015): Sherry’s Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags

Quilter’s World (Winter 2015): Square Dance

Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point

Free-to-use Designs:

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)

May: High Speed Racer using Vroom (Benartex)

May: Flower-Scapes using Blue Paradise / Sundrenched (Benartex)

May: Rusty’s Sleeping Hollow using Rusty & Friends (Benartex)

May: Christine’s Rose Garden using Christine (Benartex)

June: Treeline Drive (Hoffman Fabrics)

June: Frosty the Snowman (Quilting Treasures)

June: Jolly Old St. Nick (Quilting Treasures)

July: Memento (Hoffman Fabrics)

July: Monkey Business (Quilting Treausres)

July: Dream Blossom (Hoffman Fabrics)

August:  Birdhouse Neighborhood using Tweet As Can Be (Benartex)

August: For the Birds using Tweet As Can Be (Benartex)

August: Christmas Morning using Santa’s Here (Benartex)

August: Chelsea (Quilting Treasures)

September: Charlotte (Quilting Treasures)

September: Sassy (Quilting Treasures)

October: Devon (Quilting Treasures)

October: Ballet School using Tiny Dancers (Benartex)

November: Jenny Jane (Hoffman Fabrics)

November: Our Father (Quilting Treasures)

7 thoughts on “Rows of Roses in McCALL’S QUICK QUILTS (December 2015/January 2016)

  1. Love the fabs and pattern of the row of roses. I subscribed to that magazine and hope I get that one soon. Your work is so gorgeous!

  2. Oooh! a yummy collection of fabrics…… all my favorites, pinks, reds, and florals. I especially like the bed-sized quilt. It might have to be added to my “must do” list. Definitely a dreary time of year, but we do have sunshine in middle TN. Think that I will be in my sewing room today working on “much-need-to-finish” Christmas gifts. Thanks for your continued inspiration, Wendy. Always a bright spot in my day!!!

  3. Oh Wendy, I love these quilts. You are so inspiring.
    Thank you for the pattern, I will print it out
    Happy madness month.

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