a time for new beginnings

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.

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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.

veni vidi vicky | Backyard Roses

veni vidi vicky | Backyard Roses

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.

veni vidi vicky | Backyard Roses

See you all soon!

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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!

veni vidi vicky | Backyard Roses

veni vidi vicky | Backyard Roses

18.4.2016 Julia rileyblakedesigns.com/blog
19.4.2016 Christina onelittlepooh.net
20.4.2016 Dorthe lalala-patchwork.blogspot.com
21.4.2016 Liz simplesimonandco.com
22.4.2016 Sedef downgrapevinelane.com
23.4.2016 Vicky venividivicky.wordpress.com
25.4.2016 Erin whynotsew.blogspot.com
26.4.2016 Amanda www.jedicraftgirl.com
27.4.2016 Gesine allie-and-me-design.blogspot.com
28.4.2016 Peta shequiltsalot.com
29.4.2016 Sharon lilabellelane.blogspot.com
30.4.2016 Barbara das-mach-ich-nachts.com
2.5.2016 Jemima tiedwitharibbon.com
3.5.2016 Ashley mommybydaycrafterbynight.com
4.5.2016 Taunja carriedawayquilting.blogspot.com
5.5.2016 Judith septembersquiltdelight.blogspot.com
6.5.2016 Melissa ohhowsweet.com
7.5.2016 Iva schnigschnag-quiltsandmore.com
9.5.2016 Lisa aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
10.5.2016 Katharina greenfietsen.blogspot.com
11.5.2016 Andy abrightcorner.com
12.5.2016 Nadra ellisandhiggs.com


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