It’s a Wrap: Lilacs in September

Presenting . . . Lilacs in September. The little quilt started 12 years ago to use up some leftover blocks is finally finished. I stitched the label on yesterday. But there was one more thing to do before I could call it a wrap: the quilt got tossed into the washer and dryer. I love the look and feel of a freshly laundered quilt, don’t you? Such puckery goodness:

Here’s a look at the whole quilt:

It’s a very simple design: nine patches alternating with snowball blocks. I jazzed it up a little by angling the corners, adding a flange, and finishing it with a narrow and wide border.

Here’s a look at the simple pieced back, jazzed up with a single Quatrefoil block:

Lilacs in September finished at 50″ x 56″ — a good size for a lap quilt. I’ve just moved it to the back of my chair in the TV room. The next time I plop down in my chair to read a book or watch TV, I’ll throw it across my legs to keep myself warm. See what I mean? It’s a wrap!




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10 Responses to It’s a Wrap: Lilacs in September

  1. Vickie Rooks says:

    Great job! Love when a quilt gets finished! Enjoy staying warm!

  2. Charlie says:

    How did you come up with that name?

  3. Kristi says:

    It’s another great finish, Dawn! Enjoy!

  4. Suzette Shoulders says:

    Dawn, your timing is perfect! I love seeing the ‘Lilacs…” quilt, all done. I like how the quatre-foil block on the back echoes the shape of a lilac florette, by the way. I was in New Zealand in October of 2013, and I put my nose into lilacs and smelled and smelled, and told myself how wonderful it was to smell lilacs in October… so I love the name you gave your quilt, too. Hugs from Bend, Suzette

    • Dawn says:

      Omigosh, Suzette, I wasn’t thinking of a lilac florette when I chose the Quatrefoil block to put on the back. Do you suppose it was my subconscious at work? LOL!

  5. Sandy says:

    You are amazing. I love what you did on the back!

  6. Diane says:

    Another tremendous success!

  7. Char says:

    I love Lilacs! It’s beautiful!

  8. Linda says:

    It’s lovely!

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