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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Giant Dahlia Quilt

I love this pattern and decided to try doing one. I got the Marti Michel giant dahlia templates and it wasn't that hard to make. With the templates you line up reference dots along the curves so you know you are putting them together right. The fabric is called Gypsy Princess and I got it on eBay.

The dahlia center has been applique'd to the background, which is Hoffman, Love is in the Air. I have the applique for the pillow area laid out and one of the large flowers and half the vine is done sewing. The small flowers all have their centers sewn on and the 1/4 seam turned under and basted. The applique is hand done and the dahlia itself was done on machine.

My plan is to put a thin blue border around the body and then use the white for an outer border and applique vines and the simple flowers on the border. We'll see how that plan comes to fruition if I can handle doing that much applique.

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