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).

10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. So gorgeous Ella! You go girl!!

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  6. 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

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

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