Saturday, June 9, 2012

About Sugar Roses, Rouenneries Deux Version

I can honestly say that I've loved every fabric collection by French General for Moda, ever since they were first introduced in 2009.

Rouenneries Deux by French General
After spending many summers in France looking for the perfect French red, I finally found a collection of old prints that represented what rural life looked like in the 18th and 19th centuries. Based on our first collection, Rouenneries, this group of lovely prints is inspired by the red florals that were printed in Rouen, France in the 18th century. Old French red, faded cranberry and natural linen colors all make up a collection that is a perfect combination to create a French-inspired quilt.

This collection has both vibrant and muted reds. I chose to use the more vibrant red tones for my Sugar Roses quilt.

The applique vines, stems, tulips, and bubbles were made using Moda's prairie cloth. I really liked the results because the texture of the cloth lends visual interest and a less formal style, blending in well with the Country French fabrics. A few of the red flower prints from the blocks were used for the applique leaves.