I am so excited to talk about my Rosecity cover girl!! I waited to post about this quilt until I had the Add It Up Rosecity Kits available and I finally got the fabric for them this week! Nothing like a little two month delay!
The Rosecity Add It Up came about because I submitted the Rosecity Quilt Pattern to be used in the Fall 2021 Ruby Star Society Lookbook. I made my mock ups using Alexia Abegg's new line Warp + Weft Honey that ships to stores in April 2022. Here are the two mock ups I provided.
I cannot wait for this line to be available this next spring! But, because it is not available, I decided to go with Add It Up since it is a Ruby Star Society Basic and will continue to be available to customers for years to come. I pretty quickly settled on the color way that became the palette for the cover quilt.
I was anxious to get the fabrics in my hands to confirm the color palette. Every now again, I have an idea in my head and play on the computer but fabrics can totally read different tonely in person. Luckily, this one worked out beautifully!
This Add It Up Rosecity was actually the last sample we created for the release. I was able to use my handy little fabric labels for making this one - they are just flipped over in the photo below. Also, since this was the last sample to make, I was working against the clock and didn't capture as many process photos.
I intentionally wanted to play with cool and warm tones in this palette for a more vintage retro feel. I love how the colors play together in the blocks.
I love seeing the movement of the colors in the two different color ways created in this pattern - The A Blocks and The B Blocks. And then what it looks like when they are mixed together.
Sewing together these rows was so fun. I think the Add It Up print is one of my top 5 favorites of basics. I use them all the time. I love the small scale print that adds just enough interest without overpowering. Also, the colors are SO good.
The Rosecity blocks involve more seams than most of my patterns usually involve. And because of this, I always love to take photos of the back of the quilt top.
I am still learning the light in our new house. What time of day is best to shoot photos, what rooms get the best light, how it changes throughout the year, etc. And I had the idea to take a photo of this quilt hanging in the hallway and it turned out so fun!
We replaced the hallway light and I LOVE this light fixture from West Elm.
Once the top was done, Luke and I went out on a photo adventure day around Portland. And I think this wall and these full quilt top photos are in my top 5 favorites I've taken around Portland.
This quilt I sent off to Michelle of Mariposa Quilting. We merged two different quilting designs she has free arm motioned quilted for me before. A curved loose floral and a star burst explosion. They alternate and it is such a fun quilting design!
Isn't the quilting so fun?! I love how it turned out! I jumped into a few of the photos!
Ya'll I can't find this hat. I wore it for this photoshoot and then like once afterwards and now I can't find it! I hate when that happens.
I was being silly at the end and trying to run in and out of the shot. I am like my child! Also, my husband took some B-roll film for the tutorial video we made for Rosecity.
Oh also, I used this gorgeous Wide Back Sateen from Ruby Star Society that you can see in some of these joint Rosecity photos.