Now that I've delivered this quilt to my mother, I can finally show it to you all! I absolutely love this quilt - it was a hard one to let go for sure. I couldn't help but take a million pictures of it - besides loving this quilt, my parents' house is probably the best backdrop I've ever had for a photo shoot!
I used Anna Maria Horner's Dowry pattern, but used fabric from all of her collections since Field Study (the first one I ever bought). I made the secondary design squares of hot and cold colours. I used silk batting and a gorgeous dark blue minky dimple dot for the backing. Canadian winters can be harsh, (especially the last couple of years - hello polar vortex!), and I wanted this baby to be really toasty. It's x 60 x 70", so someone can either cover up from toes to chin, or spread it across a few laps and share it.
I absolutely love the Dowry pattern. Since only half of the blocks are pieced, it comes together really quickly. While I was piecing it I kept thinking "how come nobody's done a Dowry-along yet?" It's such a great pattern - not very difficult skill-wise but the end result can be really stunning. In fact, I've added a queen size one to my list of future quilts!
Thanks for coming and taking a look - have a great weekend!
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