When I saw the new Sizzix Rose Dream die, I knew it was a must have for me! The Rose Dreams block is a traditional quilt block that also goes by the name True Lover’s Knot, Lover’s Knot, or Endless Chain among other things.
This is a design that I would like very much to use on a quilt but thought I’d like to test it out first on a pillow to see how challenging it was, you know, to see what I was getting myself into before I cut into a lot of fabric! I am pleased to say that the blocks went together quite easily!
Ebony Love has already done a very good job of demonstrating how to sew the Rose Dream block so I will not repeat it, but rather direct you to her tutorial.
As you will see, we chose different layouts. I didn’t include the Drunkard’s Path block that is also include on this die. Instead, I joined 4 of the Rose Dream blocks together in the more traditional manner. I did find it necessary to square up my blocks ever so slightly do to stretching on the bias. When I did that, the completed group of 4 blocks measured 13 1/4″ so I cut my white sashing strips 2 1/2″ wide by that length using the 2 1/2″ strip die. I added cornerstones cut using the 2 1/2″ square die.
I decided to use an envelope closure on the back of the pillow and bind using the same material.
Hope Chest by Blend Fabrics (backing and binding)
Kyla May Smirk Grey Grid, Timeless Treasures
I made this pillow as a gift for a friend. Did you see how I “signed” it with a fussy cut “A” in the upper left hand corner? I hope that makes it more special for her.
I’m looking forward to spending more time with the Rose Dream Die. I hope to have inspired you to try it out too!