Monday, 17 June 2019

WiP Daisy quilt

For the next few weeks I'll be working on the Daisy String Quilt.
I'll show all the progress here on the blog so that those new to paper piecing would be able to follow along and maybe even join in.

When I designed the daisy, I wanted the background to be a blur of greens and turquoise fabrics (mainly because I have so many scraps in those colours) but then I looked over at the blues and they also seemed so left out, so I've changed my background to be done in all the blues I have.
The flower will be turning pink because I have them in my garden, but you are welcome to go in whatever direction you like.

The background is broken up into 3 shades of 'green' with one side dark and the middle part a 'medium' shade and then a corner with some very light shades.

After printing the pattern part out, I cut all my pieces and then put them into alphabetical order.

I know that its tedious and takes forever doing this, but believe me it works really great in the long run.

On the layout chart I saw that row one was piece A to J, so its easy to grab those pieces off the top and then lay them out on the desk.

I also grabbed the scraps I like and then made a "light to dark" parade of them along the top of the desk.

You can see I've started to sew on random pieces that will make up the background.

The Daisy String Quilt is extremely easy going, so it shouldn't take forever to finish up. I just want to take my time between designing the commissioned blocks and enjoy my sewing time again.

It measures 40" (102cm) . It also has 8 blocks in 8 rows. Along the same lines as my Farmhouse String Quilt.

The pattern in in my shop in the String Quilts  OR  Flowers category.


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bobbi said...

Simply lovely and so looking forward to seeing your pink version. Always happy stitching and designing, and thank you for all you do for us QAD fans! Hugs from Germany, Bobbi

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing how you even begin to approach such a design! It looks less complicated as you unravel the how-to. I really like this design and every time I see it, I think I should try it, but I still think it is way beyond my meager skills. I could probably do the background, it's the daisy that will trip me up. =) I love that it's turning colors.

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