Wednesday, 1 November 2017

17ufosin2017 October update

Inspired by a display of Michelle Yeo's quilts at Gippsbeary Cottage I decided to pull out my version of Michelle's Giant Dahlia Quilt that I never quite finished. I thought adding the final border was too much like trying to fit a round peg into a square hole and then over time I didn't like my colour choices. Anyway I've decided to take a class with Michelle this Saturday and so I've been playing around with some fabrics for the final border so that I can finish this quilt. I'm quite liking it again and wished I'd put it on my 17ufosin2017 list.

Giant Dahlia Quilt Michelle Yeo

I've made good progress with my Words to Live By and I've been deciding what to do for the final border/s. My initial choice of this FG border fabric just doesn't seem to relate any more.

Words to Live By quilt

I think the black fabric is too dark but I'll probably use it for the binding.

Words to Live By quilt

I think I will go with a dogtooth border - I've just used some leftovers from my CCCQ to get the idea, I will use cream/off-white shirtings from the quilt instead of the white.

Words to Live By quilt

I've finished all of the red & white pieced blocks for Reading the Fine Print and a few more applique blocks - only one more to go!

Faye Anderson applique

Faye Anderson applique



I've also been playing with possible layouts and borders for this quilt.




Linking up to Meredithe's 17ufosin2017 October post (when it becomes available), hard to believe that we're nearly at the end of this challenge.

Cheers
Carole




10 comments:

  1. I once thought about making a Giant Dahlia. That was about 53 quilts ago. Your's is lovely. I still have 2 more posts prepared for the 17 ufos for 2017. Wonder what the challenge will be for 2018?

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  2. Looks like you've been making lots of decisions. Sometimes that's the most challenging part. Love to see what you've working on.

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  3. I quite like the red triangles in place of your original toile. It has a similar outline which I liked although I can see why you didn't want to proceed with the toile. Enjoy your class. Congratulations on 17 finishes.

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  4. I have never done a Dahlia design. Your fabrics look oh so pretty in your Dahlia. I look forward to seeing how you fit the round peg into a square hole or vice versa.

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  5. Oh the black offsets it! It pulls the Medallion out!!! But that is what I would do. Such a lovely quilt!

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  6. I love how you have put together Words to Live By--so creative and striking! I'm really looking forward to seeing the finish!

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  7. Awesome,
    Thank you so much for sharing such an awesome blog...
    var north america

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  8. Ooh, so many fabulous projects! I adore your Words to Live By, and your applique is just delightful as always. Your dahlia intrigues me, too. That's one I've always wanted to make but haven't seen a pattern or instructions for it anywhere. Did you use a pattern, commercial templates, or figure out how to draft it on your own?

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  9. I want to start by saying a big THANK YOU! From your blog I "met" & MET Di Ford Hall. I'll explain: several years back I followed a link on Ester Aliu"s Blog and found your Blog. I read it quite often. You did the Morrell Quilt and had a picture with Di Ford. I ordered Di's quilt pattern. Then when her book Primarily Quilts came out I bought it. Two years ago I was online shopping and ran across a Retreat that quilt shop had. To my surprise Di Ford was scheduled as a teacher-----My friend and I signed up for the Retreat/classes. We went last week and I must say Di was a fantastic teacher/person. So again THANK YOU! Your quilting/Blog has helped at least 2 quilters in the states to be introduced to the wonderful quilters from Australia. I would also like to include you as you "get 'er done" I so enjoy the quilts you share. ginabeth

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  10. P.S. I also met Brenda Papadakis at the same Retreat, which was given by Gay Boomers (It Takes Two).

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