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).


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

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

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

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

  5. So gorgeous Ella! You go girl!!

  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

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