The Rose-A Free Paper-Pieced Pattern

Rose:  Paper Piecing PatternGood Morning, Quilters!

Thank you to all those who left comments yesterday.  Seems everyone feels the same way–we must enjoy gorgeous weather whenever we can!

Today, we are continuing with the July theme:  Roses.  We started with Nora’s Rose:  A Free Motion Quilt Pattern…and Nora’s Rose a vase quilt.  Then we enjoyed a Monet painting with a rose garden in the background and of course, Silent Sunday’s Rose.

Lyndale Rose Garden

This week, our friend Peggy took the foreground rose from the Silent Sunday photo above and created a lovely, free Paper-Pieced Rose Pattern.  The finished size is 24 inches square.

Thank you, Peggy!  It’s gorgeous!

Rose:  Paper Piecing PatternDOWNLOADS

 JPEG of the rose pattern (Top photo above)

 Color Chart for the rose pattern 

Rose:  Paper Piecing PatternMORE DOWNLOADS:

For The Paper Piecing Sequence (Above)

Line Drawing Rose Paper Piecing  (9 Pages)

REVERSED Paper Piecing Templates (18 Pages)

I know I say this every time…but I think this is my favorite!  Or maybe it’s The Heron or The Fireworks or The Allium or The Hydrangeas or At The Window or The Seamstress….

Wish there were 24 hours worth of ENERGY in each day!

Happy Stitching or Gardening,


PS…All images, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  This paper pieced pattern is the property of Peggy Aare and is intended for PERSONAL USE ONLY.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin, etc. with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at  Thank YOU!

22 thoughts on “The Rose-A Free Paper-Pieced Pattern

  1. Oh, boy. Until now, I had “steeled” my resolve not to add more projects to my stacks…..but, this is soooo beautiful!!! I ….I…..oh, heck, I gotta try this one. 😉
    I better download everything and hope I can learn as I go. Whew, never have done paper piecing. I wonder…….can I paper piece the rose, and then applique it to another project???

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  3. You might like to take a peak at what other colorways look like. I’ve posted 4 variations on You’ll need 10 shades for the rose itself, 3 background shades and 5 more colors for the stems and buds. I’d be tempted by the peach one, myself.
    Peggy Aare

  4. Peggy, I hope there is a paper piecing How to Book in your future. Or possibly… Could you come to our guild in Michigan and do a lecture and trunk show as well as a workshop ! You are a breath of fresh air ! Mary

    • If, by chance, you are in the UP, I’d love to visit. I jump at any chance to visit the Keweenaw! I am glad you enjoy the paper piecing projects and take time to let me know what inspires you and what’s too daunting. I never would have thought I’d like paper piecing myself, as I’m more of a traditional quilter, but Lori’s concept of making the stitching personal made me take a deeper look at making piecing very personal as well…. I will work on a tutorial later this fall when the weather cools down and life slows.
      — Peggy Aare

  5. I am doing some simple echoing on a quilt that I have had a while. I am very inexperienced when it comes to free motion quilting. The problem I am having is I am going on fine for a little bit and then the top thread shreds. I did start with a new needle and lowered the tension a bit. Any suggestions anyone?? Frustrated and I have a long way to go 🙂

  6. I am currently working on this as a wallhanging …could you take a look at section “N”? Specifically, the sequence in which the pieces are supposed to be sewn together? I am finding that it may be simpler to sew what is now labeled as “N4” and “N5” together and then add “N1″….(unless I’ve been looking at it for too long and am not seeing something correctly)

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