Monday, July 16, 2018

Flowers around the cabin!

I started this quilt in January of 2017 as a part of a Log Cabin Quilt along online.
I have always loved Kim Diehl and this is her pattern from one of the 5 books I own.
I easily got my blocks done in time, but wanted to do the applique by hand. 
There are 53 of those little circles which I used Karen Kay Buckley's circles. I also used Kim Diehl's paper for making templates. 

The quilt was started from my collection of Thimbleberries fabrics.  I love their rich colors. But  I did add some  pinks and purples and blues ( which I seem to use a lot). 

Here is the back which was quilted by Julia Rockwell who no lives up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. 
She does exquisite work . The center is an all over design. The first border is a small 1/4 inch lines. And the border is echoed. 

The back is just a tone on tone black. This shows more of the applique which took me 4 months to lay out and then stitch around. I am proud of my work on this one. 

More photos of the applique design and quilting. 


  1. WOW! Congratulations on such a hard earned finish! Your applique work is so lovely! I'm sure this will be a treasured quilt for years to come! The quilting highlights your work wonderfully! Congratulations!

  2. I love the name of your quilt. It is so fitting. I love the quilt just as much!

  3. Congratulations for your finish Dotti !! Your quilt is awesome and the quilting...phewww.... stunning ! Thank you too for adding a picture on the FB group ! ;)

  4. It's so beautiful!! I too loved Thimbleberries for years. Then Kansas troubles and well now Modern! Love them all,

  5. You should be very proud! It's a beauty!!! I did a double-take when I saw it ... a gal in my guild just finished the top to this quilt recently! It's gorgeous too.