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Unboxed - Roselyn
Unboxed - Roselyn
Red and white never gets old.
I think back to the iconic Infinite Variety show in New York City more than ten years ago, how Polly and I were blown away by how strikingly graphic the quilts were. They seemed both old, and modern, at the same time.
But if you know me at all, you know I love scrap quilts. Even when it's a two-color quilt, I prefer to use many shades of each color.
Me? I'm Laurie Simpson - Moda asked me to share a bit about Roselyn when it was on the way to shops so here I am.
Since our first collection in 2005 - Nantucket - most Minick & Simpson collections have been in various shades of red, blue and white/cream. We've mixed large-scale florals and paisleys, litle ditsys with stripes and plaids. A few collections were limited to blue and white - those are Polly's favorites - and there have been other red and white collections. We've had a Halloween collection, and a couple of Christmas collections, but this is our first red and pink collection. (And I love it!)
If Roselyn was inspired by anything, it was my love for peppermints and polka dots, and a vintage restaurant china collection found in diners.
For variety and texture, Roselyn includes a few darker shades of red and natural.
Roselyn feels familiar and timeless; it has the warmth of home, wherever that might be.
The letters in the border are pieced, and the floral-vine blocks are appliqué. These can be done by hand, or using a pre-cut, laser-cut appliqué that comes with fusible webbing attached.
Moda has created a kit for this quilt - Moda A Is For Apple Kit - No. KIT14910. The kit will include the fabric for the background, pieced letters, and binding, and the laser-cut appliqués as shown in the picture.
While I was in the midst of hand-quilting A Is For Apple when I wrote this, I hope to be finished by the time you're reading this!
I liked the letters in Apple so much, I wanted to use them for another quilt.
So I made more and made them the central part of a simple pieced quilt I named Stitched.
That's Roselyn. I hope you enjoy stitching with it.
Be sure to ask about Roselyn at your favorite quilt shop.