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Abby Rose Fat Quarter Constance Pattern designed by Robin Pickens

   
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HAVE YOU STOPPED TO SMELL THE ROSES LATELY?  TAKE A MOMENT AND ENJOY THE SOFT PINK OF THEIR DELICATE PETALS AND THE LOVELY FRAGRANCE THAT BRINGS SWEETNESS TO THE AIR.

ABBY ROSE WAS DESIGNED AS A SISTER COLLECTION OF BLUSHING PEONIES.   
I WANTED TO CAPTURE THE FULL PINK BLOOMS AND DEEPLY LAYERED PETALS OF THESE GLORIOUS BLOSSOMS.  CABBAGE ROSES SEEMED TO FILL THAT REQUEST FOR COLOR AND BEAUTY. BIG, FULL ROSES IN PRETTY COLORS.  THEY REMIND ME OF THE COORDINATES, ALONG WITH LITTLE ROSE BUDS YET TO OPEN AND DITSY LEAVES.  SWEEPING SIMPLE LINES ON ONE OF THE PRINTS REMIND ME OF THE SWEET FRAGRANCE WAFTING THROUGH THE AIR IN A GENTLE BREEZE.

I WANTED THESE CABBAGE ROSES TO STILL HAVE A POP OF COLOR AND LIVELINESS SO THE SOFT PINK AND CREAM BACKGROUNDS ARE JOINED BY LIVELY ORANGE, VIBRANT GREEN, SERENE SEAFOAM AND A DEEP PRUSSIAN BLUE FOR VIBRANCY AND DRAMA.  I LOVE THE PLAY BETWEEN PINK AND ORANGE, ORANGE AND GREEN, SEAFOAM AND DARK BLUE, EITHER TO TELL A TWO-TONED COLOR STORY OR CREATE A COLORFULLY RICH MIX OF ALL THE SPRINGY SHADES, SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE BIG LUSCIOUS CABBAGE ROSES.  SO STOP, SMELL THE ROSES, DRINK IN THE COLORS, AND ENJOY A COTTAGE GARDEN WITH ABBY ROSE.