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Friday, April 20, 2012

Flowers in quilts

By Ann-Mari Duffy

The theme for april is flowers, and this quilt is all about that.

I am currently hand quilting my Dresden plate quilt.
I used different fabric for all the petals. Most of them are 1930`s reproductions.  It is 15 of them in the quilt, put in 3 rows with 5 in each row.  The blocks  is 14.5" finished.
I used EPP to make the flowers. Then appliqued them on the background, which is a unbleached cotton.
Used wool batting in it, and a neutral coloured backing.




Had a professional longarm quilter do the basting for me.
I am outlining the petals, and quilting the background with lines 3/4" apart.



I had a note in my mailbox today. The quilting stencils I ordered for use on  border is waiting for me at the postoffice.  The parcel being to big for the box.


It should finish at about 64" x 91".


Inspiration for the quilt is from a old issue of  "Australian Patchwork and quilting" magazine.




I fell in love with the colours and hand quilting on it.
Started working on it about 3 years ago, had a problem finding the right pink colour for the small border and circels of the flowers. But got it at the end!  There is still a lot of work to do on it, but it is a really fun quilt to work on.

Happy quilting

Ann-Mari

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt, Donna. I am working on a Dresden Plate, actually I just started. I have cut all the blades for my quilt. But so far I've only sewn one plate together. I am going to handquilt it, of course. I'll use a grid in the plate blocks. Haven't decided what to do in the scalloped border as yet. Please let us see your border quilting when you get to it.

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  2. The dresden plate has been on my bucket list for a long time. Seeing yours, makes me want to move it to the top of the list. I love the traditional, simple designs and yours reflects all of what I love. Please post a pic of it once you finish it.

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  3. very beautiful. and the pink is just perfect.:)

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  4. This is looking really lovely. I particularly like the way that you are quilting it, something that always seems to be my biggest challenge.

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  5. Beautiful! 30's reproduction prints were the first fabrics I collected.

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  6. wonderful! I did one of these years ago and have no photo of it - years ago - means about 30!
    Karen

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