Briar Rose Giant Star

Finished: Briar Rose Giant Star

carla Finished in 2014, Finished Projects, Quilting 3 Comments

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I’ve finished my Briar Rose Giant Star quilt inspired by Jeni’s great tutorial. The fabrics used are Briar Rose by Heather Ross and Essex Linen Yarn Dyed in Black (a 50/50 blend of cotton and linen). I added a thin border to the star and then a piano key border made from other prints in the collection.

Briar rose giant star finished

Briar rose giant star finished

Since this is my entry into the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s gallery show I decided to go all out on the quilting. It took about 5 hours just to mark out all the quilting lines. The crosshatch is a 1″ grid. that fills in the negative space in the Essex Linen. Inside the star points is a “dot-to-dot” style design and in the border I did a similar style – three lines in a staggered chevron design.

Briar rose giant star finished


The back is more of my favorite orange bee print and a pieced column of larger pieces of the other prints in the collection.

Briar rose back


Quilt Stats
name: Briar Rose Giant Star
size: queen size, approximately 84″ square
pattern: Jeni Baker’s Giant Vintage Star with added borders
fabrics: Briar Rose by Heather Ross, Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in Yarn Dyed Black
quilting: straight line cross hatch, dot to dot, and staggered chevrons in light gray Mettler and Gutermann.

carlaFinished: Briar Rose Giant Star
  • Ann

    This is really beautiful!

  • Amanda Kattner

    Such a pretty quilt. Nice finish!

  • carla

    Thank you!!