Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Okay - I just can't wait.................

to show you my new pattern!

I absolutely love everything about this new pattern. It is by far my favorite pattern right now - I love all my patterns, but I just absolutely love this one. A lot of it has to do with the design - it is so my style - and the fact that I quilted it the way I wanted to. I took some great advice from a lot of you and realized that I am much happier when I allow myself time to work on my designs. I also took some help - thank you Sherri - she is a master piecer and did an excellent job piecing my quilt together.

I debated on what to call this quilt - but since it's a flower quilt I wanted to name it after a flower (I didn't care if it looked like the flower). So - I looked up names and went for "Dahlia" - it just sounds so beautiful (I hope I am pronouncing it right in my head). There you go - Dahlia - my newest pattern!

I have it available for pre-order now and it will be shipping out April 18th.

Silly me - you haven't even seen it yet and already I am offering the pattern for purchase.

So, do you want to see it?

Oh, I can't stand it - can you tell I am excited?

Introducing ------ Dahlia!!!!



Isn't she beautiful? Yesterday was a perfect day here in Saint George and I took some time to get a few pictures. Here is Dahlia on a chair hanging out in the yard.


Having a quiet picnic on the grass. Wish I could sit on the grass - allergies are crazy right now!


I like this picture because you can see the quilt and with the sunlight it shows the piecing. So cool!


Now - to the quilting. I think it turned out perfectly!

I have found that taking pictures outside works very well - since I don't have a cool camera yet -hint, hint Clint! The natural lighting takes on the colors and the quilting and shows it off so well.



Love, Love, Love the flower blocks!

This block was quilted differently from the other flower blocks - it started out as an accident - but I just may make that my signature. Ha ha!


I had some great help - more or less - mostly me telling the 2 year old to not step on the quilt.


I played with some colors in Photoshop to show off the quilting on the back of the quilt.


Well - there you go, my new pattern Dahlia and all her loveliness. I have more patterns in the works and will show them off when they are available!

Have a great day!

47 comments:

Mary Ann & Mother said...

Congratulations on your GORGEOUS, new design!!!

Bailey said...

It's absolutely stunning!

Sherri said...

It's just beautiful! The quilting is truly amazing! And it looks so good outside in the photos (you'll have to send me some photos, please?)!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your newest design! Sherri rocks! (but we already knew that)!
Your quilting on it is amazing also. The pattern is just cute!

Melanie said...

It's beautiful, Judy!!! Congratulations!

Carol said...

All I can say is WOW! The quilting is just beautiful. Great job!

Pauline said...

Oh tjhis is just gorgeous! Congrats on designing such a pretty quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful Judi! Especially with your amazing quilting.

Teresa Silva said...

It is gorgeous...I love the quilting you did on it. The quilting really makes it pop. You are so talented.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very beautiful quilt...nice pattern
and the quilting is fantastic as always Judi

Melinda said...

Beautiful quilting and a lovely design.

liberal sprinkles said...

congratulations, it's lovely! And the quilting is gorgeous!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congratulations, and the quilting is amazing!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Gorgeous!!! Amazing quilt!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Judi, I love the pattern. It is so Spring time cheerful, and your quilting is truly beautiful! Now if we could get a little of that nice weather up here in Northern Utah it would be wonderful too. How about sending some sunshine our way??? I can't wait to see your other new designs. Hugs...

West Michigan Quilter said...

Not only is the pattern beautiful, the quilting is stunning! Congratulations. You do beautiful work.

Maddy said...

Absolutely love your latest pattern.
It is bright and full of life.

seespotshop said...

Dahlia is such a happy springtime quilt. I can understand why she makes you smile! The big flowers remind me of the gorgeous red amaryllis bulbs that bloom in winter. I bet Dahla would be pretty in Christmas or wintry fabric!, too!

Vicki W said...

It's fabulous!

Barb said...

Totally awesome!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

So cheerful and fun! I just love the design and of course the quilting! Wonderful!

MGM

Renea said...

I love this pattern and the quilting is so,so gorgeous. Can't wait to see your next pattern. Keep them coming.

Kathy said...

Yea!! I finally get to see your amazing new design. Totally awesome! Love it! Congrats!

Wendy said...

What a beauty! Of course you should be excited!! Love the flower and the quilting ... Ultra Wow!! Great job!! :) :)

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Darling quilt that would be wonderful anywhere! Who wouldn't love this in their home? Great colors and design too! Love the shadows of the child playing even more....so precious

Maggie A said...

Beautiful....love the way you quilted the flowers

Net's Place said...

Lovely pattern and fabulous quilting!!!!

Dorian said...

Congrats Judy, LOVE your quilt. I love how you made your flower petals!! Great job!!!

Melinda said...

I clicked on this because I thought it was applique and I recently did some applique flowers that I was pretty proud of. This just blows my mind though! Amazing piecing and quilting as always!

onlymehere said...

Is this more for experienced piecers or can an beginner/intermediate piecer do it? I enlarged it and it doesn't look like only half squares but maybe something else. I love the pattern but don't want to buy something above my skill level....yeah, the voice of experience bz I've done that before. Any information you could give me would be appreciated bz I absolutely love this quilt and just know it would be so much fun to put together! Love the colors you used too!
Cindy

Merete said...

The pattern is wonderful, and the quilting is - WOW :o)

Stormy Days said...

That is gorgeous, I'm so glad you're following your dreams.

Shannon said...

I LOVE IT!! It is so great. You did a wonderful job!! That is the perfect name for her!!

Whosies said...

love the new pattern and the quilting is spec-tac!

Lori said...

Judi...your quilt is beautiful and the quilting is just stunning!
How did you learn to machine quilt like that?

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love the flower blocks! So beautiful....

Deb said...

I loved the quilt but your quilting is absolutely stunning! I would have trouble knowing whether to use the front or the back as the top! Wow!!!

Sis-O said...

Love! You are the most awesome quilter...i wanna be like you when I grow up...

Donna S. said...

Ah, so beautiful. Wish I could quilt like that. You are sooo talented.

Miki Willa said...

This is so beautiful! Congrats on this new pattern.

Sugar Town Quilt Co. said...

I am a little late but love this pattern. Your quilting is bad either. Oh my gosh it is awsome both the pattern and the quilting look forward to meeting you at market

MamaDaniel said...

awesome!

Jan Marie said...

Judi, that quilt looks beautiful. I hope you bring it to quilt walk so we can see it.

Michele said...

Judi, what a beautiful quilt! I love the detailed quilting :-)

Teala said...

This is my favorite of all your patterns!! Love, love love it!

maggie said...

Dear Judi
I love the Dahlia Quilt! What a great job on the quilting!
Blessings
maggie

CountryMom said...

I love this pattern and the way it was quilted! Beautiful!