HQAL: The Dahlia Project update #4

I have been working steadily on the Dahlia Project these last 3 weeks. At our last posting I had begun adding some quilting designs to the inside of the petals. I was using a clamshell stencil to create the design.

I have abandoned using the stencil and have begun free handing a pattern onto the petals.

My inspiration came from Carole Carter of From My Carolina Home Blog and FB page. Her Dahlia Quilt which was done for Bullington Gardens as a raffle fundraiser, is ‘magnificent’ and worth a look see if you have the chance. You can see her post and take a tour of the gardens and see her finished quilt here http://frommycarolinahome.com/…/a-visit-to-bullington…/

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and productive coming few weeks. Now I am off to visit the pagers of the others in this hand quilt along.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

18 thoughts on “HQAL: The Dahlia Project update #4

    • Sharon October 11, 2020 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you Carole. I was taught to quilt back in the 70’s by hand and never switched over to machine but would love too. What you did with your panel was beyond gorgeous šŸ™‚


  1. Texas Quilter October 11, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    Your Dahlia is so pretty Sharon. I purchased 2 of the panels on sale and hope someday to do something with them. Hand quilting is so special. I am hoping to do some Longarm quilting to catch up in 2021 and maybe some hand quilting. Fingers Crossed!
    Have a wonderful week Sharon! Hugs

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    • Sharon October 11, 2020 / 3:58 pm

      Thank you Nanette. I have enjoyed working on this. I would like to buy another panel (for myself) this one is for a daughter šŸ™‚


  2. claire93 October 11, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    you’re giving this so much texture! looking great ^^

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    • Sharon October 11, 2020 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you Claire, I really love how it is progressing. The texture is exactly what she needed šŸ™‚


    • Sharon October 11, 2020 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you so much. I am really having a lot of fun with this quilt šŸ™‚


  3. Deb October 11, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    Gorgeous! I love that you are doing the stenciled part free hand ,it gives it a special touch.

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    • Sharon October 11, 2020 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you Deb šŸ™‚ Now to come up with a few more designs to fill in with šŸ™‚

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  4. Karrin Hurd October 11, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Beautiful work on the Dahlia panel!

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    • Sharon October 11, 2020 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you Karrin, I am having fun working on this šŸ™‚


  5. kathyreeves October 11, 2020 / 6:12 pm

    This is so much fun to watch Sharon! I think you will be very pleased with the result of you going “rogue” with your quilting!

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    • Sharon October 11, 2020 / 6:20 pm

      Thank you Kathy ~ lol ~ going rogue feels great too šŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Sherrie Plummer October 12, 2020 / 1:51 pm

    Awesome quilt….have a great day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon October 12, 2020 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Sherrie šŸ™‚


  7. Susan Nixon October 13, 2020 / 1:52 am

    Your hand quilting looks marvelous!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon October 13, 2020 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you Susan šŸ™‚


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