Almost finished…

Lily of Rosenberry

Lily of Rosenberry

This is the third week in  a row I have been working on Lily of Rosenberry.

If you are getting tired of looking at it, I quite understand.  I am hoping that I will

complete it tomorrow.  Only 1 hour or so left of McTavishing to go.

I think that I have spent 50 hours on this quilt.  This may

be the longest time I have spent on any one quilt.




Here is a close up of the pebbling I quilted in the middle section.

Besides feathers, pebbles are one of my favorite background fills too.


The outer border consists of 16 swags.  This is one of the swags-feathers and

pebbles fill in the inner section.


More pebbles in the border swag area.


Thought that you might like to see what I see when I am quilting

an area.  It looks pretty bleak but the quilting brings it to life.


Another corner swag area that is awaiting McTavishing.


The swirly area is the McTavishing.  Basically, it is an “S”

shape that is repeated over and over.  The change in direction is

what gives the stitching movement.


One of the pink flowers in the central blocks.  Pink and  lime

green were the colors I chose for this quilt.  Very daring, I think.


Here are some of the berries on the quilt.  This quilt has a mere

1,004 of these berrries.  Yes, I am crazy.


The corner swags were given feathers and some cross-hatching.


Another outside swag shot.



More berries with McTavishing.


This is what the outside of the border looks like.

Swags were stitched in the area around the central 16 blocks.

It helps to divide up the border and the 2 different fills: pebbles and

McTavishing.  It also repeats the swags in the border area.  Due to the

2 layers of batting used: a wool and an 80/20 cotton, the swags puff up

nicely.  Even the berries are puffy too.

This quilt has certainly tested my patience but now that I am almost done,

I think that I will miss working on it.

I am linking up the Freshly Pieced.



6 thoughts on “Almost finished…

  1. Sandra says:

    This is stunning. Your feathers are beautiful, and your pebbling…wow, unreal. So much patience! I know Tula Pink always has Angela Walters use 2 layers of batting when she quilts her quilts so they gets that extra “pop”. Can’t wait to see the final pics!

  2. Karen Miller says:

    Ruth — congratulations this is absolutely beautiful! WOW…. The applique is stunning alone — and then you FMQ just sets it off. Loving both the pebbles and the McTavishing. Thanks so much for sharing… Karen

  3. jan says:

    Hi Ruth,
    I am visiting from Freshly Pieced – I love your quilt. It is really gorgeous! Your applique is beautiful! Your stitching is gorgeous! I am a new follower.
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow Farm

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