Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics

posted by Carlene Foster
Sun, Dec 4 2011


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On Thanksgiving morning, before the turkey went in the oven and the other cooking/cleaning chores of the day began, I got this "bug" about my Christmas fabric that was just waiting for me to do something with it.    By the end of the day, I had all of the main splines made and about 1/4 of them put together.  By the end of the weekend, the dahlia was complete and the first border was in place.  Then, I realized why I don't see many of these around anymore....that outer border is a bear!  It took more time to cut and sew the outer border than the entire dahlia piece.....Here it is, with the outer border attached.  Just need one more border to call it "complete"....something cheery and festive to square it into something I can quilt and bind. 

Comments

Debbie-do wrote re: Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics
on Sun, Dec 4 2011 8:54 AM

This is amazing!  Especially the row that appears to be fussy cut near the center.  I get that same focus when I start something that really speaks to me though I don't do anything nearly as phenominal as this (or your Flourishing Eclipse) .Great work Carlene.

Janelle wrote re: Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics
on Sun, Dec 4 2011 9:13 AM

this is so beautiful

Linda wrote re: Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics
on Sun, Dec 4 2011 9:32 AM

Beautiful quilt. I like this better than the Flourish Eclipse because I think you can see the fabric designs better. I loved Robt Kaufmann's Christmas fabrics this year. They are gorgeous!

Kathy wrote re: Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics
on Sun, Dec 4 2011 9:37 AM

You should be very proud of yourself.  The quilt is gorgeous.  Even though the border was a lot of work, it is well worth it.  What an amazing quilt.

Kathy wrote re: Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics
on Sun, Dec 4 2011 9:37 AM

You should be very proud of yourself.  The quilt is gorgeous.  Even though the border was a lot of work, it is well worth it.  What an amazing quilt.

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics
on Sun, Dec 4 2011 1:19 PM

This is a beauty Carlene!

Nana wrote re: Giant Dahlia Quilt in Christmas fabrics
on Sun, Dec 4 2011 5:45 PM

This quilt pattern is on my bucket list but I haven't found the fabric yet that says this is it.  Beautiful quilt.

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