I am pretty pleased with this one. Raise the Roof by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. Jefferson County fabrics, designed by Jeanne Horton for Windham. The finished size of the quilt is 74" x 74". There are 32 sawtooth star blocks and 32 log cabin blocks.
I love the "sunshine and shadow" effect the stars make against the log cabin blocks. It is a barn raising setting, fairly traditional for log cabin quilts. What makes this one special is the sawtooth star blocks. It is finished with a piano key border, which I tell you, even though simple, took me a long time to make for some reason.
It is rather an accomplishment that this quilt ever got made. I had set out to make the quilt a number of years back, and got most of the sawtooth stars done. I realized that the pinks and browns I was using did not make enough contrast to show off against the backgrounds. Alas, those blocks were scrapped and the pattern folded up and put away, with me feeling a bit of a failure. It was always in the back of my mind though, and I knew with the right fabrics, I could make a quilt I could be proud of.
However, there was an additional delay with making this quilt. It took me at least two years to unwrap my Jefferson County fabrics. They were purchased from Jeanne Horton's store, Country Sampler in Wisconsin. This shop is known for their adorable packaging, and these fat quarters were folded up like a present with a beautiful fabric bow. No way was I going to take that apart.
This is a picture of a collection by French General called Chateau Rouge that I bought from Country Sampler back in 2013. I will probably never have the courage to dismantle this beautiful bundle. Honestly, just look at that. I am such a sucker for nice packaging.
Despite my initial failure to make Raise the Roof, and my reluctance to cut into the perfect fabric for it, this quilt got made. I know I will enjoy it on my bed for many years to come.
Hope you have a great weekend everyone. There will be some Drunkard's Path blocks in my plans.