Dreamweaver Quilt - FINISHED

My Dreamweaver Quilt is complete. I am so very pleased with how it turned out and I'm even more pleased that I kept at this slow sew project until completion. 





I completely hand quilted Dreamweaver with Aurifil 12wt cotton thread. I'm glad that I made the switch from using the thicker perle 8 weight cotton which was my initial plan. The thread slid quite smoothly through the multiple layers.




I'll take a moment here to recommend the Jeana Kimball's Foxglove Cottage Milliners/Straw Needles Size 8 for the hand quilting. They're long and strong and you can thread the Aurifil 12 weight thread quilt easily through them. I bought them years ago from a quilt show and only just re-found them again (don't you love finding things you've forgotten you had?) and they happened to be perfection.




Initially, I wasn't sure how I was going to quilt the background. I'd thought perhaps some machine quilting would be easiest, but am glad that I decided to hand quilt. I used light neutral colours to quilt random wavy lines to represent wind and give the design movement.




This photo in direct sunlight shows the quilting lines quite well. The texture of this quilt is just delightful and I love running my hands over it.

I used a black and white stripe print fabric for the binding. It's my most favourite and I'm glad I bought a lot of yardage a few years ago as it's certainly my "go-to" to finish off a quilt.

I enjoyed working this project so very much and I do recommend slowing down and adding some un-rushed, deadline-free, slow sewing to your life. 



Progress posts can be found here:



The Dreamweaver Quilt is a gorgeous scrappy quilt by Aussie designer, Michelle McKillop. If you're interested in making a Dreamweaver Quilt, I purchased my copy of the Dreamweaver Pattern from Aussie store, Amitie Textiles.




I'm linking up with Elm Creek Quilts to show off my finish for the month of June. At the start of the month, my goal was to get more of the quilt done, but I surprised myself by actually finishing it. 


37 comments

  1. Anorina, I looove your quilt, what a beauty! Beautiful hand quilting

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    1. Thanks Joan. Now to think of the next big project ;-)

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  3. This is so lovely! I'm sure you will enjoy it for years to come.

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    1. Thank you so much Vivian. I have the perfect place to hang it in my home (when I can catch the tall people in my house to help).

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  4. Gorgeous! You are a wonderful quilter! Do you print a pattern on your quilt for the hand quilting or do you just do it free form? Whatever, it is all beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much :-)
      This one was all free form. If I'm quilting something with a specific design in mind, I usually use chalk or a hera marker to print a pattern to follow with my quilting.

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  5. Its just lovely... and I can hear how much you enjoyed making it just how you write about it.... well done its gorgeous..
    Hugz

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    1. Thank you Fiona. It was a pleasure to make. I'm a sucker for a scrappy project, and now need to go and find my next long-term project.

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  6. Congratulations on staying with it. A beautiful finish.

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  7. Your screensaver quilt is absolutely stunning! The quilting you did is amazing! I usually have a quilt for the machine and one to do by hand. This way I get a break from whatever one in working on! PHENOMENAL JOB on this quilt!!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. What a great idea to have 2 different projects on the go. Happy sewing xx

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  8. Oh my gosh that quilt is positively beautiful.

    Catherine

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  9. I know you are so satisfied with this quilt, because I am just looking at it and so very proud of your accomplishment. I adore the fabrics you used. Anorina, well done. What an absolute treasure

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. It was such a delight to work on xx

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  10. Your quilt is just wonderful! I have been watching your progress, and oh what a beauty! You should be so proud, I will have to do some hand quilting now! Thank you, Susan

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    1. Thank you! Yes do some hand quilting. It's therapeutic (if a little slow). Happy sewing xx

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  11. What a wonderful quilt, love it! You must be so pleased with it :-)
    And well done on hand quilting.
    xx

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful Anorina. And the quilting is perfect too...xox

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  13. It is quite beautiful, and so good to see a hand quilted quilt! What is the fabric line you used for the applique? It is so beautiful!! Hugs, H

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    1. Thank you Helen. I used scraps for the applique so it's just random pieces from previous projects :)

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  14. Gorgeous quilt. I love the colors that pop against the neutral background. Perfect!

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    1. Thanks Danice. I love a bright happy quilt too :)

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  15. Beautiful job! I too love and use Jeanna Kimball needles, in particular the straw #10 for needle-turn applique.

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    1. Thank you! I've ordered some more because I had a panic that I couldn't find where I'd stored them.

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  16. looks amazing Anorina....I can see why youre in love with it....such beauty! xox sugary hugs :o)

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal and congrats on your finish!

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  18. Love everything about this quilt, the colors, the dream weaver aspect and the hand quilting. What a wonderful accomplishment.

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  19. That is just beautiful - whimsical and also elegant. I like your quilting plan. Milliners are my favorite needles for all my perle threads! Hand quilting was the perfect finish here. Congratulations on your finish.

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  20. STUNNING...one of the nicest quilts I've ever seen. Well done you! xx

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  21. Oh my, this is gorgeous. I have just gone online and ordered a copy to be sent to England so I can make it with some gorgeous scraps. x

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