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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, August 3, 2012

Smilin' at Those Dragonflies!

TGIFF and Whoop, Whoop!!  I actually *finished* one of the Dragonfly Party flimsies today! Just in time to sneak it in for the Friday Finish link-up parties. :D

The first of twins, "Dragonfly Party" is a twin-size quilt.

I'm smiling big now, but I admit, I broke down sobbing right as I finished the last border seam. I was supposed to fly from Florida to Utah to spend a few days at my cousin's house during the summer of 2010, assembling the tops of our personal BOMs we were doing together. But her time came a couple months too early and everything got boxed up for a while. It really felt like Kelly was here with me as I sewed that last section together.



The name of these twin quilts comes straight from the feature fabric, which I thought looked like a dragonfly party.

I think this is my favorite block.



I know this was the hardest block - with its multitude of complex joints, it was rather a pain in the neck!



Here is the binding for these quilts. The green matches the greens of the corner pieces and the stop border, and the gold pin-striping between the black and green stripes matches the gold-work on the dragonfly fabric.



Super excited that this finished coming together today so I could list it on this week's parties. Hope y'all have a great weekend.  :D

16 comments:

Sharon said...

wow! this is GORGEOUS! This quilt is really special

Kate said...

It looks wonderful! Is that piping/flange or a really teeny tiny seam of the green outlining each block? I love the borders as well!

Jamie Lee said...

What a pretty quilt! That binding is absolutely perfect for it. My favorite color is purple and I love the way it pops in this quilt!

Erin said...

Fun quilt Lyn. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF. :)

P. said...

What a great quilt! Love the colors and that dragonfly print. Nice work!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Wow Lyn, this is a really pretty quilt. I love the blocks and the colours and the dragonfly fabric is gorgeous. Very nice!

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt and a touching story! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

What a story and a quilt. I love the way the quilt came together. I love yellows.

Janine said...

Thank you for sharing your story. This is a really beautiful quilt top!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love the dragonflies and the colors and the precise piecing. I'm looking forward to seeing it quilted.

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

This is so beautiful, and thank you for sharing the story of the twin quilts!

Captain StitchyPants said...

That's a beautiful quilt, and a lovely reminder of your cousin, too.

Pattilou said...

A beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see how the quilter quilts it. It's always amazing to me the memories are stored with each quilt. This one will always be special to you, I'm sure.

Nancy said...

Well done! Your fabric/color choices are wonderful, and that outside border really accents the top. Memorable story makes the quilt even more special.

jillquilts said...

Way to go! It looks fantastic!!

Susan said...

Love the dragonfly fabric and the blocks!