Saturday, August 20, 2022

Rose's Tattoo Quilt

Another quilt that never received a complete post when I finished it! So here it is...

I'm a huge fan of Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky quilt designs. I've purchased many of her patterns over the years. When she started releasing blocks for what would become the Tattoo quilt, I purchased each one, knowing I wanted to make the quilt. I didn't have a recipient in mind at the beginning, but by the time the final pattern had been released, I knew I wanted to make it for our niece, Rose. Her favorite colors are fall tones, and I knew this would be the perfect quilt to make for her. 

My initial fabric pull. I thought maybe the brown essex linen would work. But ultimately I chose something else.

The first block was "truth." I already knew at this point that the background fabric was perfect. 
I worked my way through the blocks. I kept count of all the pieces along the way. The grand total: 1,798!!

I used one of my very favorite plaids for the backing.

When it was completed and quilted, Mark and I took it on a tour around Fresno, looking for photo ops at some of the local tattoo shops.

In the summer of 2021, we made a trip to Salem, Oregon, to deliver the quilt in person. Rose told me she had the perfect place for an additional photo op, and she was so right! Everything about it was perfect--from the size of the opening to the colors and the eyes. 

We love Rose so much. She embodies the words on the quilt. The fact that the flowers running across the heart in the center are roses was an added bonus. 

I think she is pretty happy with the quilt too.

Title: Rose's Tattoo
Pattern by: Berene Campbell
Date Completed: 2021
Size: 63" x 72"
Quilted by: Darby Myers



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Elizabeth said... #

I remember when you made this...and then gifted it. I'm so glad that we get another look at it, and that we have more description. Such a terrific quilt!!

charlotte m. said... #

I too remember when you were working on that quilt. I am so impressed with it all. And the photos are great.

FlourishingPalms said... #

What a labor of love! I remember you (and Stephanie too, I think) making these blocks. How wonderful that you could piece and finish it! ALL those pieces! Your photo locations are great! I'm always hesitant to head out on my own to do such a thing, so I can appreciate how much easier it is to do with a friend, or hubs, along. What a lovely finish this is, Cindy! I'm happy for you to have found a deserving and appreciative recipient. It's apparent Rose loves it.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

Wow, that quilt was certainly meant for Rose! The location for that final photo shoot in or near Salem was perfection.

Susan said... #

Perfect in every way! And the last photo shoot pic was made for your beautiful quilt!