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Monday, March 11, 2019

Dragonflies Are Dancing!

I'm so excited with the finish of this quilt.
The kit was purchased in Rapid City, SD
by my sister-in-law
after I told her I would make it for her.

It took some courage to open the package
and begin the process,
but once I did,
things moved right along.

Here is "The Dance of the Dragonflies".

 The kit was so well organized with easy to follow directions.
The most important feature was the pieces were all laser cut.

The background fabric was digitally printed for these wallhangings.
The pattern is made in a square,
but the sample in the shop was in the round.
We both loved this version.

The shop sample had some fun quilting on the background
and I managed to do some, too.
 Each piece of fabric is machine stitched down with a 
straight stitch and monofilament thread.

The colors are a tad bolder in person and so striking.

The shop from which the kit was purchased
sold these support wires so the wallhanging could be hung on the wall
and not anchored all the way around.
I ordered these when I got home and will let my
brother and sister-in-law insert them into the quilt.
The binding was made wider so there is a pocket
around the back of the quilt to hold the wires.

I am excited about delivering this quilt to them in a few weeks.
The dragonflies will be dancing in their home.

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is so beautiful - I thought sometime back to get this one and I never did - I bet they will be happy with it

Churn Dash said...

What a neat way of hanging the beautiful quilt.

The colours are stunning, it looks like a piece of stained glass.


Libby in TN said...

Wow, you whipped through that one quickly! It is stunning. I bet it's going to be bittersweet to give it away.

chrisknits said...

How Stunning!!! And what a great idea for the wires to display it. They will love having it in their home.

Kim said...

Oh Wow!! Your dragonflies are dancing a most amazing dance of gorgeous design, pattern and colour. I am transfixed at this amazing quilt you have fashioned with your clever hands. So much of your love has gone into this most beautiful quilt. I am in awe!!

Julie said...

The Dance of Dragonflies turned out beautifully! It is the same pattern I have. I was surprised. I didn't remember what mine looked like until I found it again! The laser cut pieces are such a good idea and mine is just the pattern. I like the round idea, how fun! Love it!

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous. Your quilting is beautiful too. That sounds like a very interesting hanger for a circular quilt.

straythreads said...

Beautiful and beautiful machine quilting

Vicki in MN said...

Gorgeous!! And so fun to be able to hang this round one, I have never heard of that hanging wire.

Laura said...

I love this! It looks so much like stained glass.