Friday, September 27, 2013

ALYOF September Finish

After petering out of August's goal, I was worried September would be a repeat performance.

Not so!

I set as my goal finishing the Dogwood Blossom quilt (click here to see the details).

This past faux Sewing Summit weekend, I finished it.

Dogwood blossom top

the back:
Dogwood back, completed

I hand quilted around each blossom using perle.  I machine quilted (using a teal Aurifil) in the sashing.

I really love it.  I loved learning the new techniques, having never really appliqued before.  I don't, however, think it's supposed to stay with me.  My relationship with quilts is weird.  I kind of "know" when it's supposed to stay with me and when it's for someone else.  I just haven't figured out who yet.   Hrm.

Anyway, it's done!  So wooooo!  GOAL!!!!!!

Now,  I just have to pick something for October.  Hrm (again).


Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

It is beautiful Ella!

Katy Cameron said...

Go you! I'm sure someone will volunteer to relieve you of it soon!

Anne said...

This is beautiful! Whoever it ends up going to will be thrilled, especially with all that stunning hand work. :D

Anonymous said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Love the hand quilting idea.

Darcy said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabrics you used and the hand quilting :-)

Carla said...

So gorgeous Ella! You go girl!!

Michele said...

Nice. Congrats on the finish.

Kelsey said...

Stunning, I love this finish! I'm on a huge hand quilting kick and kind of want to hand quilt ALL the things right now. This quilt is a stunner! Also if it's looking for a new home, my house could be of service ;) I have yet to keep a quilt so our house is a tad chilly :D

Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous! Love your colors!

Sarah said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colours and the hand quilting.