Wednesday, 24 June 2015

making more daisies {a WiP}

I guess it's the mixing up of all sorts of fabrics that makes a quilt really yours, yes? 

I'm enjoying making this quilt, slowly sewing one scrappy daisy at a time. This pretty block is a re-make of a 1930's pattern, using templates by Meredithe Clark. {check out her blog pomegranate and chintz for some great inspiration!} The petals are stitched on to an octagon and squared up with triangles & squares, all with inset "Y" seams!
I'm having lots of fun choosing each set of fabrics. I've been getting the Amitie stash club alternate months, usually we receive 10 x 10" squares of their latest fabrics. They were late posting out this time, but when my parcel arrived, it contained a layer cake of Gardenvale as a 'thank you for your support' extra! Lovely surprise, so I'm able to use these along with my own earlier bundle, and combine them all with bits from my scrap basket to get some of that real scrappy variety happening!
And if you're thinking you have seen something similar to this quilt just recently, you'd be right... on the cover of Jen Kingwell's new book! Her version is called "Daisy Do" but in contrast to this block, her daisies are all connected with a very small background piece, and are just a bit more complex with inset seams too, and just a bit of applique, and just a few more pieces!

Linking up with Lee for WiP Wednesday
and to sew-cute-tuesday
and with Cynthia for 'oh scrap'
where you'll find lots more wonderful inspiration!

a bit more #31
Just thought I'd better check back to "the list"...
... you know, the 2015 Finish Along Q2 list! and 30th June is the 'Finishes' linky party
Hm-m-m, I've completed two out of my four things listed, if I hurry I could possibly make it three, or not! 
How are you all going with your FAL lists?


  1. Very cute! I love your daisies!

  2. Gardenvale looks like a really good collection for scrap quilts, as was her purpose in designing it I guess. I keep looking at it, then taking it out of the shopping basket. Seeing your stars has decided it for me, and I will redeem the gift voucher I won recently. Thanks for sharing your quilt.

  3. Well these are just the cutest and freshest flowers ever! I loathe gardening, but your beautiful quilt might just make me change my mind and go plant something!!!!! Can't wait to see it finished...what are your plans for quilting it?

  4. 'Daisies are such happy flowers, don't you think?' You have certainly proven that they are!! I love your fabric choices, too
    Happy stitching ~ Tracy

  5. One of the cool things about this whole "blogging thing" is finding new quilting blogs to read and to be amazed and inspired by people who have been quilting for years. I love your scappy daisies and plan to stop by again to see more of your beautiful work.

  6. Sometimes Y seams are worth it! Nice scrappy start!

    1. Thank you Claire! Yes, I’ve got into a little ‘system’ making the block now, and using the ‘needle down’ option on my machine certainly made all the difference! (Ha ha, and pressing seems to help with any wee discrepancies!)

  7. These are looking cute, you obviously have a great stash of scrappy bits. So nice to get a surprise in the mail too.

  8. Very pretty and you have a great vintage/modern feel to these blocks. They will make a lovely quilt.

  9. That definitely looks like a great block for using scraps. I am so impressed with your Y seams!

  10. Oh, I just LOVE your daisies. I was thinking they looked so vintage and then read they were a 1930s pattern. You are using some fun fabrics. I like to mix my own fabrics too!

  11. I think those daisy blocks are the cutest! Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing with oh Scrap!

  12. This will be a darling quilt. Daisies are my favorite flower. I just might have to look for the pattern and make one myself.

  13. Oh, what wonderful daisies! That's going to be a quilt full of smiles!


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