Finished : Botanical Quilt

I finished this top up in February of 2016.  I hand appliqued the blocks ; they came from the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt project.  I just started calling it Botanical after awhile :) Initially Dawn from Collector with a Needle and Doreen from Aunt Reen’s Place were jointly sponsoring this sew-a-along.


Looking back over the blog, I see that I started pin basting this in August of 2017 in preparation for hand quilting.

I finished up the hand quilting awhile ago but took my good old time in regards to binding it. I was easily 3/4 of the way through and then put it aside when I got sidetracked on EPP Starflowers.

I finally finished it up on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and on the following Monday I washed it and hung it on the line to dry. It was 50 degrees or so and sunny and the weather forecast was for snow the next few days…better get it out there before more cold and snow! :)

So I took some photos once it was dry and sweet smelling from the fresh air and then walked it down the street to the recipients…. good friends who are to be married in May :)

I did not make this quilt in anticipation of gifting it.  Once they announced their engagement and were down at my house shortly afterwards, I gave them a choice between my recently completed Scrappy Granny or the Botanical which was on its way to completion. They chose the Botanical. It’s a nice couch sized quilt to display or cuddle under while watching TV.

Here are some closeups of the hand quilting : front and back…I alternated between echo quilting and crosshatch.

While this quilt looks very suitable for spring’s arrival, we have several inches of snow outside and it is still falling :)

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31 Responses to Finished : Botanical Quilt

  1. Glenda says:

    What a wonderful gift you gave them! How wonderful is snuggle under some thing so beautiful that looks like Spring in the winter and you dream of Spring and summer again. Cheers Glenda.

  2. Karen Beigh says:

    How very pretty. And it shows that you can make a nice quilt with using just part of the block designs.

  3. Plum Cox says:

    What lucky friends you have – they must be thrilled to have such a lovely quilt! Lucky them to be given a choice too…..

  4. Karen says:

    what a great gift – that was a lot of work (enjoyment) that you had creating it.

  5. Joyce says:

    This one’s a beauty – and your stitches are tiny and precise. Take that from someone in the middle of a queen sizer! I hope the granddaughter who will eventually be gifted with it will realize the enormity of thousands of stitches carefully punched in one at a time!
    I can see your gift being used as a wall hanging as well, dominating a room with its texture and pattern – but I know you want your quilts USED (snuggled beneath!) so I best not elaborate on that!

  6. Pat in WNY says:

    A beautiful finish, and a sweet wedding gift for your friends. Your storm is just missing us (thankfully), though it’s cold and dreary here too.

  7. Chris Forster says:

    Congrats on completing it. It is beautiful.

  8. Robin says:

    Lovely finish. I would have had a hard time giving it away after spending so much time hand quilting. You are very generous.

  9. FlowerLady says:

    You did a wonderful job and it is a lovely gift they will enjoy for a long, long time.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

  10. What an amazing gift to receive. It is gorgeous. :-)

  11. maxine lesline says:

    Awesome hand quilting ! The daily doings in your life are always interesting.

  12. Kat says:

    The quilt is so pretty and what a wonderful gift. Very special and will last them a long and happy marriage.

  13. Kim says:

    Beautiful! And snowing here, too…ugh.

  14. Pat Taylor says:

    Well done – and a lovely sight against the snow!

  15. Wow, Deb, that is just an awesome quilt. What lucky friends you have!!

  16. Eileen says:

    Hello, what a lovely quilt and gift. I am sure it will be loved. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  17. Ann says:

    A beautiful gift from your heart and hands. I’ve enjoyed watching you applique the blocks and know you’ve had more fun. What a comfort to know it’s just down the street; you can visit every day.
    Congratulations to you and best wishes to the bridal couple.

  18. Judy Miller says:

    Oh my! That quilt is beyond beautiful!!

  19. What a beautiful gift you made and gave! There is a whole lot of stitches in the quilt and you do such beautiful work. So sorry to hear about your son’s accident and I hope he will continue to mend quickly. Prayers for all of you…

  20. Kyle says:

    What a beautiful gift. Your quilting is lovely and the appliques beautifully done. Congratulations on your finish!

  21. Such a beautiful quilt, Deb! Your handquilting is wonderful, and all the work put into it makes it the perfect gift for newly married folks!

  22. Margie Miller says:

    You do such lovely work!

  23. barb says:

    I really like your version of the Botanical quilt – great work as usual!

  24. What an absolutely beautiful gift of love is that botanical quilt! I know they will treasure it.

  25. CathieJ says:

    This is beautiful and what a lovely gift for that couple. Your quilting is so pretty.

  26. Gail says:

    Your quilt is a gift that will be treasured forever!

  27. Deb says:

    This is just beautiful Deb! What a lucky couple to know you and be gifted this wonderful quilty hug. Hope your son is recovering and will not have any long lasting effects from the accident. So thankful he and Koopa were ok.

  28. Jocelyn says:

    I have watched many of the Shenandoah blocks being made around the net and admire yours so much. And what wonderful hand quilting. Lucky, lucky people to get such a gift.

  29. Sarah says:

    Beautiful quilt and amazing quilting!

  30. Kay L Butler says:

    It’s so fun to see another Shenandoah Botanical quilt out there! You must be pleased with the results! I hope the gift receivers appreciate all of the wonderful hand applique and hand stitching!

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