Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dogwood Trail - another finish

My mother-in-law is turning 75 so it is the perfect time to make a quilt for her. I've wracked my brain to come up with a different name for this one but can't think of anything better than the name of the fabric line that I used....so here is my Dogwood Trail quilt.

Originally I had planned to make a different quilt for myself with this fabric but while organizing my stash a few months ago and coming across that "kit" I realized that this really isn't my style or colors any longer but it certainly suits my mother-in-law's taste to a T.
I think the Hot Pink So Fine thread that I chose does a good job of standing out a little without overpowering the piecing.  For the panto, Dainty mimicked the blossoms in the fabric perfectly.
The combo of the two produced a nice flowing texture across the top.
The pattern I used was Grandma's Dominos by Kymberly Pease for Moda Bakeshop. Since I was piecing this top in the middle of Girl Scout cookie season, I wanted to make something fast and easy that would also result in a pretty quilt that is her style.  The quilt finished at 62" x 77".
I found a pretty backing fabric at a terrific price in Pink with light Blue flowers.
When I went to piece the backing together, I found that the company I purchased it from shorted my order.  Rather than try to get the additional inches sent by them, I luckily had some other yardage of the same fabric line and decided to piece in that to make it large enough.
Since I like the added interest a pieced backing provides, I was happy in the end with this solution and the added yardage coordinates just fine.  It's always fun to see how the early morning sun shines through the quilt when hanging on my front porch.
My mother-in-law was thrilled to receive her quilt and I'm sure it will help ward off the chill in the evenings as she sits and reads in her favorite chair.
 Linking up with:

Sew Fresh Quilts
Fort Worth Fabric Studio

6 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. This is a lovely quilt; the pieced backing is so pretty and fits perfectly with the prints used on the front. This is a wonderful gift. I bet your mother-in-law is super happy with it!

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  2. Beautiful quilt! The pattern and quilting perfectly complement the fabric. Love it!

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  3. It is lovely - nice design for the soft fabrics.

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  4. SO good to see ya getting some quilting time in! It's a great finish!

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