This beautiful, classical quilt design was originally made in soft smoky mauve colours, reminiscent of an afternoon in the rose arbour spent enjoying freshly baked scones and sipping Earl Grey tea.
This version sold out very quickly, so a second version, in bolder mauves and deep purple was made ~ the Lily and Peony version. This, too sold out quickly.
A third version was made in soft pinks and bluse ~ An Earl Grey Romance ~ this has also sold out.
Many people have asked us for a kit in this design, as it appeals to the romantic soul and our love ot fea. So we have snaffled a beautiful range of fabrics in deep plum and butter yellow ~ all with roses just as in the first three versions, but with a more dramatic twist.
The quilt consists of nine embroidered/appliqued blocks, with broderie perse roses to highlight the theme. These are bordered by co-ordinating fabrics, then separated by wide sashing, as in the first version. The outer border just brings together the beauty of these blocks ~ an irrisistable fabric in soft plum with scatterings of rose bouquets and trails of smaller roses and vines meandering across a rich plum background.
Pictured are three blocks in this quilt, "Long Conversations" ~ the teapot block ~ "Chocolate Truffles" a delicious accompaniment to any afternoon tea, and "As Time Goes By" ~ a sweet old-fashioned water jug, complete with crocheted jug cover.
Please note: the lace pictured is not planned for the finished quilt. Because these blocks are works in progress, we have placed lace in the photos to hide the raw edges of the blocks.
If you are interested in joining the Expression of Interest list for this design, in these gorgeous new fabrics, scroll down, click on "Add to Cart" and this will take you to checkout. There is no charge for putting your name on this list ~ the website requires a dollar value to take you to checkout. Please ignore this and any postage charges that come up when you order. We process all our orders manually and will not be asking for card details until you are ready to sign up for the Block of the Month or to purchase the kit, if that is your decision. When you order, choose the payment option of direct deposit or cheque/money order, so no credit card details are taken at this stage.
We invite you to follow us on this lovely journey of remaking a design that has proven its appeal time after time. In these fabrics, it will be stunning (we hope so anyway!)
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