Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Dahlias for Darilyn...
Darilyn (www.tropicalscreamer.blogspot.com) has been planning a dahlia quilt. She bought the templates and ordered the fabric. But she has recently chosen to set the dahlia aside in favor of a "sampler." I didn't know of this development when I snapped a picture of a dahlia quilt at the show in Chicago. I liked it for its unconventional colors and I figured Darilyn would enjoy how bright and cheerful it is. Of course the fabrics are hand dyed. It certainly doesn't look traditional and doesn't it seem to just glow? Enjoy, Darilyn! Are you sure you can't work on the "sampler" and the Dahlia at the same time?

4 comments:

Tonya R said...

That's not your grandmother's Dahlia. Wheee, bright colors.

Laurie Ann said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing!! Those colors are right up my alley!

Darcie said...

Oooh!!! That's one Dahlia quilt to drool about...I mean, dream about. How gorgeous! And that applique quilt with black and brights (off to the left of the Dahlia) looks to-die-for!

Tropical Screamer said...

Thank you so much for the picture!

And I love those colors.

I'll probably use the repro fabrics for the sampler quilt and get batiks for the Dahlia.

Yes, I'm about to give up my one quilt at a time thing. :)

And thank you again for thinking of me. I don't get to quilt shows so I loved seeing the pic.

Darilyn