Sunday, March 29, 2015

Inspired by Van Gogh

Van Gogh and the Valentine's Rose Pattern

Inspiration:   March Calendar   .... Van Gogh's  Vase with Pink Roses ( 1890)

Vase with Pink Roses (1890)  Van Gogh

Block Pattern:    Valentine's Rose paper pieced block  
         inside the  Paper Piecing 1/4 " digital magazine by QAD Publishing  {here}

The pattern   Valentine's Rose
from Paper Piecing 1/4 "  digital magazine

My 12 inch block:

See.... you don't have to make a red rose....

Greens-  batiks  from  my stash
Dimples   by Andover  -  cream, beige and light gray

*** Dimples are my new favorite blenders!   My friend, Mad Max, and I go to Ladyfingers  Sewing Studio, for Gail Kessler's amazing Dimples collection. 

Van Gogh inspired Valentine's Rose    by Susie's Sunroom

I have decided to make  this block into a mini wallhanging.  It will be perfect for spring. 
Stop by soon to see the finished mini!!
I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:   Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                          Paper Piecing Party #12  @  Quilt Art Designs    and
                         Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio


  1. That is so pretty! I love your fabrics. That green with a swirl is really cool!

  2. Susie that is an amazing paper pieced rose you made there! I'd say that you captured the feel of the Van Gogh beautifully! Love that Dimple mint green background!

  3. Great job, your rose is beautiful. I'm with you on the dimple thing. They add a very subtle and effective texture. I shall have to check the dimple prints out.

  4. Pretty block Susie!! Your paper piecing is perfect!!!

  5. You sure can get a WHOOP WHOOP!!! Beautiful!!!

  6. This is seriously my favorite project that you've done. The balance of the colors is perfect. The fabric is perfect. You can easily see the inspiration. Well done, Susie! In all honesty, I can't stop staring at the pictures. I'm excited to see the finished wall hanging.


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