We were thrilled when the amazing team at Penny Rose Fabrics asked if we’d like to join in on Jill Finley‘s Coming Up Roses blog tour. You see, we love Jill. <3 Not just because she is one of our treasured Aurifil Designers, but because she is an incredibly talented fabric designer, quilter, maker, and generally an all around lovely person. Also, Coming Up Roses, her latest line with Penny Rose, is absolutely stunning. Just look at these feature prints!!
While we don’t have a new thread collection to coordinate with Coming Up Roses, we were happy to see that some of the colors from her Meadow Sweets collection work incredibly well! Take a peek at those colors right here.
To feature Jill’s fabrics, we turned to Aurifil’s own Kate Brennan, based in our Chicago office. Kate is a talented quilter with a keen eye for color and pairing patterns. She focused on Jill’s blue colorway, opting for the Roses Main, Roses Vine, Roses Hexi, and Roses Buds prints and added in a few Riley Blake coordinates with Swiss Dot Tone on Tone White & Confetti Cottons Color Riley Royal Blue. Kate says that she loves working with Riley Blake fabrics and is particularly taken with this collection. It has a lot of flexibility, a good range of scale and color in patterns, featured saturated solids, and is super high quality.
She grabbed a spool of Aurifil 6735 (Plumtastic) in 50wt for piecing and quilting and added in a spool of 2783 (Medium Delft Blue) in 40wt for additional quilting.
While Kate did not use a pattern to make Penny in the City she did use a Mariner’s Compass Ruler from Robin Ruth Design. The ruler allowed her to achieve a stunning Mariner’s compass block by strip-piecing.
We are in LOVE with Kate’s finished wall hanging and had so much fun checking out her photos of the piece around the city of Chicago. 😉 (with a bit of added help from her daughters!)
— Coming Up Roses Fabric by Jill Finley for Riley Blake Designs
— Meadow Sweets by Jill Finley for Aurifil in Large & Small
— All about Jill Finley & Jillily Studios
— Robin Ruth Design, Mariner’s Compass Rulers
This is FABULOUS! I love the quilt and the fabric placement. Good job! Thanks so much for joining me on my Blog Tour–I REALLY appreciate it!
Beautiful! Thanks for the eye candy!
Beautiful fabrics! Love the Blues! Thanks for sharing Jill’s new line.
Love this line!
Penny in the City is an awesome quilt! Great pics taken in Chicago too!
These colors call to me!
Beautiful quilt! Especially love the border of the circle!
How beautiful……it really shows all the gorgeous pieces of fabric in this wonderful line of Jills….thanks again….you are the best….can hardly wait for the fabrics in the stores….
I agree, everything is just so beautiful.
That is absolutely beautiful! Love it!
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