Introducing ~ As Roses Bloom (PART 2)

"As Roses Bloom" is the newest "One Day In May"creation. It's been quite a while blossoming from the early stages to a completed design… lots of experimentation with the dimensional aspects, trying to get them just right. A little while ago I introduced you to the baby sister of this design here.

As Roses Bloom ~ Quilt - One Day In May Creations by Melissa Grant

I began with the "As Roses Bloom" ~ Cushion design, but felt that I could expand on the theme. I also wanted to see my dimensional roses in a gorgeous red. After falling in love with these particular soft red and green fabrics… well I just couldn't resist. The "As Roses Bloom" ~ Quilt was born.

A close up As Roses Bloom Quilt ~ One Day In May Creations by Melissa Grant
The centre of the quilt is the same panel used for the cushion front. And yet it looks different. It's amazing to me how changing the running stitch swirls from ecru (as used in the cushion) to a variegated red can make such a difference in design.

3 dimensional roses ~ As Roses Bloom - One Day In May Creations by Melissa Grant

The top and bottom of the quilt feature more boughs of rosebuds and leaves, a curve of ecru script and a simple quilted panel, reflecting the diamonds and heart from the centre.

Script top - As Roses Bloom Quilt ~ One Day In May Creations by Melissa Grant
I hope you like the result. "As Roses Bloom" has been a joy to create, combining patchwork, applique, stitchery, working with felt, dimensional flowers and quilting. Lots of variation. The pattern includes instructions to complete both the cushion and quilt… and I've just about finished writing it!

Script bottom - As Roses Bloom Quilt ~ One Day In May Creations by Melissa Grant
As a celebration of it's completion, I'll be having an "As Roses Bloom" pattern giveaway in the next week, so keep an eye out.

Wishing you a very Happy Easter, filled with joy.

Easter vintage postcard

Melissa  x

4 Responses

  1. Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Love it …. those roses are simply beautiful :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

  3. Wow Melissa…. It is just so beautiful… I LOVE IT.

    Sandyn

  4. where can you buy it or do u have tutorial? thanks! by the way, absolutely beautiful how you made the roses stick out on the quilt. 😀