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

Frédérique said...

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

Calicojoan said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Vivian said...

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

Sam I Am...... said...

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!

Fiona said...

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

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on staying with it. A beautiful finish.

Ms. Nicholson said...

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!!

diamondc said...

Oh my gosh that quilt is positively beautiful.

Catherine

Rosemary B❤️ said...

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

rosemaryschild said...

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

Radka said...

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

Cheryll said...

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

Helen L said...

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

Danice G said...

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

Susie H said...

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

Wendyb said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you so much Frederique xx

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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).

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Karen xx

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you Catherine xx

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Radka x

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you so much Cheryll :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you so much Wendy x

Patty said...

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

Laura said...

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

Susan said...

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.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

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

Kay said...

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