Friday, May 20, 2011

Miss Rosie Quilts

Last week I got to attend a class sponsored by the CornWagon Quilt Shop in Springville, Utah.

Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. was the guest teacher.  

This was the quilt which she gave instructions for in our class, Long Tall Sally (you can purchase it here).  It looks difficult, doesn't it?  I didn't want to take the class, because I thought it would be way over my head, but Carrie just looked like she was such a nice lady, that I figured it would all work out.

 I was shocked to learn just how easy it was.  There are basically 2 shapes to cut from your fabric, a bunch of them!!
 Well, I can't say "I never win anything" anymore, because I won this fun project bag.  It measures 14x14 square, and has a nice heavy duty zipper on the end.  I don't even know where you can buy them, I've looked!
 Carrie is genuine and fun to be around.  She's a great teacher.  She doesn't even looked annoyed if you keep bugging her.  If you ever get the chance to take a class from her, it'll be a learning AND entertaining experience.
 This is the back of her quilt "Scarlet Queen".  I took some pictures of the back, because I was so intrigued with her "label".   I'll do a post about her labels next week.
 Isn't it gorgeous?  you can read about it in this blog post of Carrie's.  I loved her explanation of the "creative process" in that post.  I was really happy to see that I wasn't the only one that used those resources for creativity or what ever.

Here I am after a week of working on this quilt.  There are 9 or 10 rows, and I've finished 4.  Mine is scrappy so, it will look different from Carrie's.  It's very therapeutic for me to have a stack of fabric next to my machine and to sit down and sew when I need 15 min. (or 5 hours) of mindless down time.   The great thing about this quilt top, is that when you're done with your rows, it's done!!!

I have to admit . . . I was quite disappointed that "Rosie" didn't make the trip.

Thank you Carrie !

UPDATE:  Check out the finished product.


  1. oohh, linda. this looks so good. it does look difficult, but seeing your quilt in progress makes it look easy.

  2. I have this pattern (and have won two of those bags from Carrie--though haven't even met her in person yet!) and now that I see it with this look I may be getting to it sooner rather than later. Your quilt is beautiful--I was reading the current post which brought me back to here but love the quilting on it too!


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