First Finish of 2014

“First finish of 2014.” Ah, it feels good to say that. May I present Square Dance:

Square Dance, 55½” x 64½”

Just 18 months from conception to completion. Not bad for me! To read about the inspiration for this quilt and how it evolved, see my first post about it and a follow-up.

Square Dance was quilted by Melissa Hoffman, one of many talented longarm quilters in the Portland metropolitan area. Here are a couple of close-ups:

2014-1 Square Dance quilting detail
Quilting Detail


2014-1 Square Dance quilting detail 1
Feathers and Filigrees

Don’t you love the way quilting adds texture? The filigree motif in the inner black background was free-motion quilted.

The back of the quilt:

Leftover Blocks on the Back


Just for fun, the label is a square in a square:

2014-1 Square Dance label
Final Task: the Label

Square Dance
will hang in the Stitches in Bloom quilt show at the Oregon Garden next week (Jan. 24-26). If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Silverton, Oregon then, I hope you’ll stop by.




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7 Responses to First Finish of 2014

  1. Vickie says:

    Congrats on the first finish of 2014! It will be exciting to see this beautiful quilt hanging at the quilt show. I will certainly be looking for it.

  2. Lisa Phillips says:

    Dawn, your quilt is absolutely stunning! The color play is beautiful. Such a talented friend I have. 🙂

  3. Looks great, Dawn! I have been thinking about doing some sewing. Now that I got some stronger readers, maybe I will be able to thread the machine! 🙂

  4. Paula Yerger says:

    What a cute quilt! Very creative! I love it!

  5. charlie says:

    Look at that, you Oregon Garden judges. What excellence.

    • Dawn says:

      Charlie, you’re so funny! The Stitches in Bloom quilt show is not juried, although awards are given for viewers’ favorites.

  6. Virginia Hammon says:

    Love it! -the 3 dimensional drama.

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