Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Backyard Roses blog tour.
Backyard Roses is Nadra Ridgeway‘s second fabric line for Riley Blake, shipping now. The blooming designs in a pastel colour palette with additional deeper shades of green, red, orange and yellow give off quite the springy vibe – just perfect for this time of the year.
Going with the springy theme of new beginnings, we adopted a dog over the Easter Weekend. Meet Lupa, our spanish rescue.
Let me tell you, there’s nothing better than the unconditional love of a pet. And I love her back quite a bit, too – so naturally I had to make this dog a quilt and then some (it’s a quilter’s love language ;-)).
I hadn’t really worked with a bigger quantity of Riley Blake fabrics before and I was pleasantly surprised about the weight and structure. It has a very soft, velvety feel to it, while still being sturdy (much like RJR) I much prefer this to the silky touch of Art Gallery’s. The only issue I had, was that while basting, I couldn’t get to tape the backing fabric to the floor for some reason. It seemed like the backside of the fabric had an almost waxy texture to it. This might be a freak issue though or a simple prewash could clear the surface, I just didn’t want to not mention this.
I love how the Backyard Roses prints contrast with Lupa’s dark curls, just as I had imagined when I thought this project up. Lupa has several spots to lay down in our place and I’m sure the quilt will become one of her favourite ones.
See you all soon!
This post is linked with Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Please have a look at all the other past and future stops on this tour, there are so many great people participating!