Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dragonfly Applique Quilt is Finished!

I finally finished the quilt I blogged about on June 25. I have to admit, I had a lot of fun making this one. Bright and cheerful, in every color of the rainbow!

No two dragonflies, nor the frames around them are alike. Each one was appliqued using coordinating color thread using a zigzag stitch. The backing of the quilt is a soft, yellow cotton, and the binding is hand-stiched on, in a black with mini white dots, to coordinate with the dragonflies' bodies. All color and black fabrics are prints, and the background and sashing are white solid.
I hand-quilted with cotton quilter's thread around each dragonfly, inside and outside of each "frame", and along the border. I also washed and dried the quilt to test washability, and it's OK!

This truly one-of-a-kind quilt measures approx. 49" wide and 54" tall. It will be a great large sized throw to snuggle under in the winter - or when someone blasts the A/C. It would also make a super duper large baby/toddler quilt. If you are interested, it is currently for sale in my Etsy shop at MelodysUnchained!
I also make custom quilts, so if you know of anyone who is wanting one, let me know!