Project

Amish Dahlia Doll Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Amish Dahlia Link to website or photo quilterscache.com/A/AmishDahliaBlock.html What are you most proud of? The thing I am most proud of it that I usually do not like pink. I think this turned out well inspite of that. As a matter of fact I considered making another one and keeping this one for myself. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have fun with it. I didn't piece the center square under the dahlia like the pattern said to do. I just cut a 6 1/2" square instead to applique the dahlia onto. It went together faster that way. I used green fabric with a leaf design for the star part behind the dahlia. I thought it would look like leaves that way. I used bias seam binding for the vine. I also tacked the tips of the flower petals down. I did a simple machine quilting "stitch in the ditch" around the green star part.

What you will need

  • This little quilt was made with 100% cotton fabrics with fusible batting inside.

Q&A with creativequilter

deidreste5657181 asked:
My dahlia petals don't look right. Followed the directions but do you have any advice.
creativequilter answered:
You can adjust the size of the petals. I left the end open to turn them through. Then you need to gather the open end. It will be hidden under the center circle.
kidhauler1948 asked:
This quilt is so pretty, love the colors. I have been looking for this pattern in full size for ages do you know where I can find it? Thank you again it is beautiful.
creativequilter answered:
Thanks for the compliment. This quilt isn't full size. It's only about 20" square. You could adapt the size of th petals and make them as big as you want. The center of this one is a 12" block. The block is called Amish Dahlia and it's from quilterscache.com. I just added the plain border then appliqued the leaves on. I made the stem part with bias binding. It's a really simple one to do. I hope this helps you. Linda