Sunday, January 20, 2013

Paris Flea Market Quilts

With the re-release of the Paris Flea Market line by Moda, I thought now would be a good time to show you what I made out of it when originally released.

This quilt is French Roses, from a pattern of the same name,  The pattern does not have sashing but I added it for a more traditional look.  The roses are layers of fabric, appliqued using the raw edge method.  In this case, they are sewn a quarter inch from the edge of the fabric, with the expectation that the edges will fray and become soft.  It is an easy pattern and fairly forgiving. 

Here's a closer look.  Some of the fabric, including the border, came from a later 3 Sisters collection called Seaside Rose.
This next quilt is not at all scrappy, using just three fabrics for the top.  In the photos, the pink in the sashing looks too dark but it actually matches the darkest pink in the floral print.
The blocks are set on point, with setting triangles then the border.
Here's a little boudoir pillow (it is 12" by 16", not including the ruffles).  The ballet pink floral ticking stripe is one of my favorite prints from the Paris Flea Market line.  I still have a lot left.  The center panel of the pillow is from a heavier weight fabric that was included in the original collection, but from what I've seen online, I don't think Moda is re-releasing it this time.  It is more of a light home decor fabric than for quilting.
Back to current projects later this week!


Wendy said...

I made the same French Roses pattern but not with Paris Flea Market fabrics. I didn't buy this fabric the first time and I'm so happy they are bringing it out again.

Kathie said...

just so pretty, I love this line too and made a few quilts for my girls with it
hmmm do I need to buy a few more yards????

straythreads said...

sigh....beautiful quilt I just melt for pastels.

Jan said...

What pretty quilts! I just love that sweet pillow, too!