Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Pattern:  Garden Party by Teddlywinks
Material:  Country Orchard by Blackbird Designs 

See what happens when I don't blog much......I get projects finished.

I had a deadline for this romantic quilt and am very happy to say that I have made it with a few weeks to spare.

Just to recap, Garden Party is for mums 80th birthday and a combination of applique and embroidery. I purchased a layer cake plus some extra lengths of the plain colours for the borders.

Now that I have done my part, off she went to the quilters.  Mandy from Seams Sew Together has done a wonderful job on my previous quilt and this time is no exception.

I'm also linking up to the Stitchery Link party over at Super Mom - No Cape so pop over and take a look at the other beautiful embroidery on show.



 Mandy has done a great job of stippling around the embroidery in the panels, which still highlights the work and almost trapuntos the applique.

 Each coloured border has a different pattern -

  1.  blue:  continuous hearts on a string
  2.  apricot: feathers 
  3.  crimson: feather variation.
The square blocks around each panel have a quilted flower in each one



This pattern wasn't quite big enough for a bed so its going up on the wall as a feature

Of course all I have left to do is to pop on the binding, attached a hanging sleeve and Bobs your uncle.


Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Dawn! What a beautiful quilt. Your applique and embroidery work is stunning and the lovely machine quilting has really set it all off. Your mum is going to be delighted with it! :) x

Anonymous said...

Wow Dawn this quilt is amazing,love it,well done xx

Dasha said...

What a pretty quilt Dawn. The fabulous quilting really sets off your work.

Anthea said...

Hi Dawn, oh I'd noticed you weren't blogging much, now I know why!!
Dawn, you've done a really beautiful job of the quilt - I love your fabrics - & the quilting has really done it justice.
I'm sure your Mum will thoroughly love-love-love her gift & will smile to see it on her wall.
Congrats, It's gorgeous!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness Dawn this is one of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen! Your stitching is just perfect. I love it so much I've got the pattern in a cart in one of your Australian shops and waiting to see what the shipping is to the US. :) I'm a little nervous to order it because my blanket stitching (applique?) is not very even, and my embroidery skills are not what they used to be.
Are you going to go ahead and give it to your Mom early? Does she read your blog - has she seen it yet?
The quilting on it is beautiful.
Great job!

Renee said...

Dawn, what a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt! Wow. I absolutely love it! The quilting is fabulous, too. Beautiful work!

Debbie said...

Lovely quilt. I really liked the hearts on the blue borders...all so very cute!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Dawn. You must be so pleased with it.

Fiona said...

Its a stunning quilt and Mandy's quilting is perfect for it....

Linda said...

OK I ordered the pattern! I found it on sale at Maggie Robertson Designs. Hopefully it won't take me too many years to finish it. ;)

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Dawn,
such a beautiful quilt, wonderful fine colors, it looks so delicate. You have done a great job on applique and setting color combinations together. Beautiful fabrics too, I am delighted and motivated by your pictures.

SuperMomNoCape said...

The quilt you made for your mother's birthday is gorgeous! It must have taken you hours just for the applique and embroidery alone.

I'd love to have you come link this post up to my weekly Stitchery Link Party so that others can come enjoy seeing it too. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/07/20/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-15/

Karen said...

Stunning! This quilt is a work of heART! Your mother is going to just adore it and spend hours looking at all the little scenes. The quilting is amazing with all the different quilt stitches.

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