Feathered Dahlia

It has been a long wait…… but it finally happened.  My Feathered Dahlia quilt and pattern have been published in the Dec/Jan issue of Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine.

Make sure you pick up a copy so you can make your own.  I would love to see what you do with this pattern.  Please let me know if you make one!



16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sammi
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 02:03:21

    I love your new header pic. I can’t imagine trying to make your dahlia quilt and coming even close to yours! It is awesome, Gayle.


  2. Vicki W
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 11:07:17

    It’s fabulous!


  3. Terri
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 18:23:20

    Congratulations, Gayle. It is a beautiful quilt!


  4. Gretchen
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 21:18:07

    How exciting, congratulations !


  5. Brenda
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 01:57:48

    A well deserved honor Gayle, and noone’s will be as pretty as yours!



    • Tammie
      Dec 06, 2010 @ 07:51:58

      I have to get out and find this magazine. I LOVE this quilt! Well deserved recognition – congratulations!


  6. Vero
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 03:01:59

    I’m afraid of Dahlia patterns (need too much care and attention), but this one looks perfect to me. Just the right balance between technics, effect and fun.
    Too bad we don’t have this magazine here.


  7. Tonya
    Jan 22, 2011 @ 14:40:58

    Hi Gayle,
    I saw this quilt in a magazine yesterday and when I went to purchase it today it was no longer on the shelves!! I checked out the link above and the shipping to Canada is ridiculous. Is there another way for me to purchase this pattern? Perhaps in a downloadable format? I noticed that it was once on ebay!



  8. Tonya
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 14:00:35

    no, I saw an auction for the pattern only, but the auction was back in december i think. I saw the magazine in a store on Friday, but I didn’t know that they changed their issues on Friday so when I went to purchase it on Saturday it was gone 😦


  9. Jill
    Apr 25, 2015 @ 14:55:08

    Hi Gayle, I am in the process of making your feathered dahlia and am having problems with the border – all my pieces are the measurements called for but when I try to attach the HSTs to the triangle units they are more than an inch off, is it possible there is an error in the directions? I have had a couple other quilters look at my parts and the pattern and they are coming up with the same problem. Any help would be appreciated!


    • Gayle
      Apr 25, 2015 @ 16:33:01

      I did not write the directions, Quilter’s Newsletter did. (I sent them pictures and diagrams and a description of how I did it, but they wrote the final directions.) I am glad to help you the best I can. Referring to the magazine directions, are you saying that the L’s sewn into strips of 3 reds and 4 reds are an inch too big to attach to a K ??? Or are you saying that the M pieces are too big? The M is intentionally bigger so that the white L’s are kind of floating…an extra bit of red is on the outer perimeter of the border. (This is described in step 6 of the directions.) Clear as mud? Let me know if you need further clarification.


  10. Jill
    Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:27:39

    Yes, the L’s are too big to attach to the K’s. I have re-measured and I’ve cut and sewn everything according to the directions but they just don’t fit. Thank you for spending. I really love this pattern and the border just makes the whole thing pop.


    • Gayle
      May 04, 2015 @ 12:46:05

      In that case, I am sure their directions are wrong. I would love to see it when you finish.
      stevequilts2 @ gmail.com (without those spaces)


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