Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Rock 'n Romance Skull Quilt : :

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

I am so very excited to share this finished quilt with all of you today! A little more than a year ago I was so proud to share it here as just a finished quilt top, created for Pat Bravo, completely inspired by her then brand new Rock 'n Romance fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics!

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Designing this quilt was so much fun for me! I knew from the beginning that this skull pattern would be a bit taste specific, but I think it works so well with the sweet and dark, feminine and bold, girly-girl meets rocker vision of this collection.

The pretty florals combined with the modern & damask prints in shades of gray, black, pinks, purples, with little touches of yellow keep this quilt beautiful, regardless of the quilt pattern!

A Rock 'N Romance Skull 
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It wasn't until after I had sent it off to Pat that I found out Angela Walters, fabric designer and machine quilter extraordinaire, would be completing the quilting. WOW!! With the most amazing free motion swirls & feather quilting I've ever seen, Angela took this quilt to the next level!

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

It's finished with one big patched together piece of Ashen Rose in Smoke for the backing and is bound in Stardust in Twilight, two of my most favorite prints!

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

We had a lot of fun taking these photos last night! We started out at the Old Hickory where we had taken the finished quilt top photos. Could this house be any more perfect for this quilt?!

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

Then we moved onto the most beautiful cemetery, where the giant, aged stone staircases and weather worn monuments made the perfect backdrop!

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

A year ago when Pat had asked me if I were interested in designing this quilt I honestly didn't feel confident I could do it. With her gentle & generous encouragement I accepted the offer and believe that was a real turning point for me, my work, and my blog. I've grown so much as a quilter and in countless other ways since then, because of Pat and so many of you who stop each day to cheer me on. This quilt being delivered back to me was such a surprise and is such a gift!

And, it came just in time! I think this pattern makes a most perfect Halloween quilt. What you think? I'm really hoping you agree!! I plan to create a pattern to offer asap if the interest is there, so please do let me know!

Thank you for stopping by, for all the comments and kind words. From the very bottom of my heart, Thank you!!    Maureen

84 comments:

  1. I love it! It's not normally my style, but it is so perfect for the season, and the pictures you have taken are amazing. I feel like I'm reading some high-end quilting magazine. That house is so spooky and perfect. I have a friend who would absolutely love it if I made her this quilt.

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  2. Wow this is really cool and that house is perfect and so amazing! I hope someone saves it!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! It would be wonderful to see the Old Hickory restored, but I have no clue who owns it or what the plans for it are.

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  3. I love everything about this quilt and the photoshoot! Could that porch and doorway be any more perfect for this quilt?!?!?

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I know it, the colors and everything are just perfect!

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  4. Beautiful work! I would love to get that pattern!

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    1. Thanks!! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  5. That quilt is so beautiful (yet spooky) and the stitching is amazing! I love all the photos at the creepy house and cemetery.

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  6. Yes! Pattern please! I remember when you first posted about this quilt! I already knew you were awesome but this quilt was the icing on top of your awesomeness! :) Halloween is my favorite and I just love the old house you picked! It's also pretty awesome that Angela quilted it! Woot woot! Great job Maureen!

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  7. Very cool! Great top and the long arm is beautiful...great collaboration!

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  8. I absolutely love it. Can't wait to see the pattern! Were is the location where the photos were shot?

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    1. Thanks Bonnie!! This is at the Old Hickory located in Potter County, Pa! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern Enjoy!!

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    1. Thanks!! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  10. Love the settings you used for the photographs of this great kwilt! So inspirational and fitting for the theme!

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  11. The quilt is just amazing!!!! But I do have to comment on your photography! I swear, you must live in one of the most beautiful towns/cities in the country, because the places you find to take photos of your quilts are just STUNNING! I mean wow!!!! That house??? MORE THAN PERFECT for the quilt, the cemetery ? Again PERFECT place!!!!! You have a way with matching the places around you to your quilts that just BLOWS MY MIND!!!! LOVE IT!
    Oh, yeah, LOVE the idea of a pattern!!!!!!

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  12. Wow this quilt is awesomesauce!! And yes I think a pattern is a MUST for this!

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  13. Great quilt and obviously timely. I think I like the pic at the top of the stairs best, but that house is a classic!

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  14. Gorgeous! And your photography for this is amazing. Love that last shot with the steps, perfection!

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  15. You're on a roll! I remember this one! SO nice to see it all prettied up and in that fabulous setting again-- perfect photo shoot :D

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  16. My daughter & son-in-law would love this quilt. Would love to see you create a pattern. You showcased it with such beautiful photography.

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    1. Thanks!! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  17. Wow - the quilting on this quilt is amazing! What a surprise to learn Angela Walters was going to be quilting it for you!

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  18. This is the coolest Maureen!!

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  19. This quilt pattern is spectacular. And Angela Walters quilting is awesome!

    Yes, definitely would love to see the tutorial for this pattern.

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  20. I love that the house looks like it has a face behind the quilt. Like the house itself is holding it up to show it off!

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  21. Perfect backdrops for this amazing quilt.

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  22. OMG ... Maureen, this is absolutely stunning !! the quilt, the view ... what a perfect combination for Halloween ... and look at the shine comes to the quilt *pic #3* I think this is one of my fav. view ... :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! We are loving the photo shoots that come after I finish a quilt! I'm glad you like them!!

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  23. Fantastic quilt, but your locations for it are more than perfect!!!

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  24. I'm VERY interested in the pattern! Please! :)

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    1. Thanks!! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  25. It's a wonderful quilt ~ love how excited you are about it!
    I know someone who would love this quilt ~ where can I find the pattern?

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  26. I love it and love the photos, such a perfect place to take photos.

    Debbie

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  27. I love this! I always look at it on Flickr. So very Halloween. Thanks for making Rock 'n Romance rockin'!

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  28. This is gorgeous! I would keep this out all year long it is that pretty! totally interested in the pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! I completely agree, although I love this one so much and it's so special, I think I'll keep this one hanging in my studio! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  29. Great as always and the house truly IS a perfect setting!

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  30. As usual you highlight your fantastic quilts in great surroundings. Love the quilt.

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  31. Oh WOW! Such fabulous photos. I think you need to buy that house and restore it to its former glory! Enjoy your day

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  32. I agree with everyone else... Great quilt, PERFECT settings to show it off! (Your hubby is so good to help! I always imagine my hubby standing back there, complaining... "How long does it take to snap a picture? -He's so impatient. I hope yours isn't! lol)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he's the best and truly enjoys doing it! He's often the one who comes up with where we should take these quilt photos. :)

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  33. I love everything about this quilt and my 9 year old daughter has now requested one after I showed her your quilt. So a pattern would be great.

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  34. Oh wow this is wonderful. Angela did a fantastic job to match the skull, yet keep it pretty. You did a fantastic job. LOL and the backdrop for the quilt is so perfect.

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  35. Pattern please! I LOVE IT!!!

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    1. Thanks, Megan! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  36. The quilt is fantastic, the quilting beautiful. Love the setting for the pictures. Your "quilt holder" did a great job. What a fabulous house, do you know it's history?

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  37. What a wonderful quilt I love it! Those pics are great.

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  38. Oh my gosh, I love this quilt! I think of this quilt every time I pass this old house in town. I just showed the pictures to my husband (who said both the quilt & pictures are fabulous) and he said yes, make the quilt! I hope you'll come out with the pattern!

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  39. What a lovely quilt! What a perfect place to photograph it at, the house and the quilt compliment each other.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yes, we're very lucky to live in such an interesting and beautiful place!

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  40. wow! the quilt is beautiful and perfect for the season and...OMG...that house...that house!!!!!
    Perfect!!!!!!!
    Great Job Maureen!!!!
    Dany

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  41. I've been waiting for ages to see how this turned out, and it's fabulous (and I reallllly love the bottom picture with it on the top of the stairs) So glad you have it back in your hands!

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  42. Awesome quilt! Who doesn't love Halloween quilts???? You get a big 'yes please' from me for a pattern. What a perfect place for a photo shoot. I love the house and cemetery. Can you imagine that house when somebody actually loved it and lived there, it must have been beautiful. You live in a gorgeous part of the states. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen! You can now find the pattern available here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  43. Just love this quilt - your photos are really amazing too!

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  44. Oh my, I am in LOOOOVE with that whole photo shoot! Well done, well done!

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  45. I absolutely love this and would love the pattern so I could make it.

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  46. Maureen I LOVE this!!!! The quilt is so fun and perfect! You MUST MUST make a pattern for this!! And that house...uhmmm WOW!!!!!

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  47. Did you notice the entry way to the house has a face too?? Cool.

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  48. Oh how amazeing that quilt is. Love the fabrics you used in it...but I love that old house. Oh how beautiful it is. I wish I was rich. I would buy it and fix it up. I hope someone ill fix it up . I actually found it on a old houses site. My what a statement to time it is...so gorgeous and with so much character.

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  49. This blows my mind. I love it. Would love to get my hands on a pattern. Your work is amazing, thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! You can find the pattern here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/165342386/the-skull-quilt-pdf-quilt-pattern

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  50. Omg!!!!! I am allllllll over this quilt. I must make one for my 7 yr old skull loving kidlet. Please do make a pattern, what a fabulously fun pattern!!!!

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  51. I remember how cool I thought the quilt was when you made the top last year. And now it's even more cool with the amazingly beautiful quilting!

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  52. I absolutely remember this quilt from last year. It's still as amazing - and the pics are just fantastic!

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  53. Fantastic photos! I love the quilt.

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  54. This quilt is gorgeous. How lucky to have Angela quilt it. You couldn't have found a better place to photograph it, just perfect. I especially like the shot at the top of the stairs. It looks like the tree behind the quilt is on fire!

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  55. Love the quilt- you did an awesome job! And the quilting is gorgeous! Your pictures are amazing! What a perfect place for this quilt- every single picture - they truly belong in a magazine!!

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  56. Definitely a taste specific quilt and you did a great job. That house is amazing too! Wherever it is, I hope it gets preserved. I would love to know the history of that home.

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  57. 'Tis Hauntingly Beautiful, My Dear! ....( insert witchs' cackle here) !!!

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  58. Ha, love it, and another great location!

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  59. I LOVE this quilt! I've been checking back eagerly awaiting a pattern for some time now. The photography, the house, material, cemetary---perfection. Gorgeous :)

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