Friday, April 14, 2017

Dahlias and Marigolds

I was hoping to finish this quilt yesterday. I'm calling it Dahlia. I used to grow dinner plate dahlias when we lived in Oregon. For some reason this block reminds me of them.
I got the quilting done. Trimmed it to put the binding one.
  Just in time to fix dinner. Darn, my family thinks they need to eat.
 After dinner I went to cut and sew on the binding only to find that I didn't have matching thread. Grrr! I'll be of to the fabric shop for thread latter.
In addition to growing dahlias I also grow marigolds in my garden. I harvested petals last fall to make this soap. Good Morning is a blend of oils infused with annatto seeds and calendula (aka marigolds) to create a sunny yellow soap scented with citrus and mint. It is in my shop now.
Linking up with Sarah, Amanda and Cynthia


  1. I love your Dahlia. It is really a wonderful designs.

  2. Very pretty quilt. I like the border and backing, too!

  3. May I ask the source of your lye, for soap? I would love to make some!!

  4. That looks like a beautiful quilt.

  5. Great quilt, but which pattern is this?

  6. Hello Em, Dahlia looks lovely.The fabrics are pretty love the border.Citrus and mint scent soap ,nice.