While I wait for the velvet, I have started the French Roses quilt. I saw it made up at a quilt show here in town. It was so soft looking and beautiful! The roses are four layered fabrics and each layer is sewn in a quarter inch so that the edges fray a bit, softening the edges.
The quilt show was close enough to my birthday that my very thoughtful Hubby bought the pattern and stack of fat quarters for me. He is so good to me! Love that guy!!!
Three years later I think I finally have everything I need to complete the top. I'll still have to find a backing that I like and purchase the batting, but I have put the roses together from the stack of fat quarters. I may add a couple more fabrics because I'm not completely satisfied with the combinations, but here's what I have so far.
I don't know that I'll have time over the holidays to get much farther on it but I'm excited about it!