The Scrap Rose Quilt with Tread Painting and Quilting Designs

ThunbLast summer when Tom was here when he was cleaning up he sorted his scraps from a project he was working on. He was going to throw away scraps that he said he wasn’t going to keep. I got them and decided to use the throwaway scraps in a rose quilt. I kept his cut scraps in the shapes they were and designed roses.  I fused them and  did thread painting all over each rose, stem, and leaf. I caught the edge with a stitch and left some of the fibers/threads loose toRose 1 give it a rough edge. When the Hot Springs area Quilt Show was announced the Morrilton Sit and Sew decided to go and enter a quilt. I finished this one up last week. The quilting is free motuion with leaves and vines and stems with a stylized sun and meandering sky. I love the way this one turned out. Geometric and interesting. The name is “Rustling Roses.” I haven’t heard from you in a while. I hope, Tom, you are doing okay.rose 2rose 5rose quilted

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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10 Responses to The Scrap Rose Quilt with Tread Painting and Quilting Designs

  1. Brenda W says:

    Jim that is just gorgeous. I cannot believe what you did with those scraps and if Tom sees it he will be so pleased. I have enjoyed your post this morning – all of them!!!!!

  2. Margaret Miller says:

    Jim, I love this quilt!


  3. LOVE!!! I’m a fool for roses and once again, the quilting sets these roses off perfectly. I swear I don’t know when, or if, you sleep! I know Tom will appreciate your use of his tiny little scraps and also of your kind thoughts today. I send my best to him too….wishing him peace and joy in whatever he undertakes. Hugs, Mr. G. pat

  4. Charlotte says:

    I, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it!! Looks like a new class to me!!

  5. Deanna Taber says:

    Absolutely beautiful & unique… just like you!!

  6. Wendy says:

    I love it!!!!

  7. Wendy says:

    Speaking of Tom, where is he? Hope he is doing well.

  8. Jim Gatling says:

    I haven’t heard from hm since the week before Christmas. Joan talked to his mother and she said he was improving slowly.

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