Friday Finish - A Special Dowry Quilt for Mom








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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12 comments

  1. This is gorgeous Annie and you certainly did find the perfect backdrop. I've never seen silk batting - does it require special care?

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  2. So very pretty! Yes the farm is a great place for a photo shoot. Love the old stone building ; )

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  3. Okay, so when are you going to start the Dowry-along? Haha! LOVE the quilt, so comfy looking and gorgeous. Too bad that stone foundation is not doing so well! I love old buildings - your photos are wonderful!

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  4. Oh what a gorgeous quilt! It's lovely to see so many gorgeous fabrics all together.

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  5. Oh yum! This is just luscious. I'd have difficulty giving it away. At least, with it going to your mom, you can visit it sometimes.

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  6. This is so lovely. What a wonderful gift!

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  7. This is so lovely. What a wonderful gift!

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  8. A beautiful finish! And a gorgeous setting for the pics too!

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  9. Nice colorful quilt and lovely pics! Well done!

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  10. Wonderful quilt! Also I really like the way you make a photos of quilt. It is like "here quilt is resting on the chair in the garden, and here he is posing in front of the fence.." It is so sweet:)

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