15 July 2017

Daisy Do

The problem with tidying your fabric stash, is that you rediscover all your favourite fabrics and quickly abandon tidying in favour of starting a new quilt, or is that just me? 🤣

I bought this book 'Quilt Lovely' by Jen Kingwell a few months back, I normally like a muted palette but lately I have found myself drawn to these clear happy fabrics that Jen and other Australian designers favour.



I particularly liked the cover quilt 'Daisy Do'



I think it will look fabulous in some of my Liberty fabrics, mixed with others pulled from my stash



 so I bought the acrylic templates


There are templates in the book, but I like these acrylic ones as they are accurate and I can cut a few pieces at a time with my small rotary cutter; a rotating mat makes it really easy to cut these shapes.


I then mark the registration marks on the back of each piece with a pencil. this makes lining up the pieces much easier before you sew.


I like to lay out all the patches wrong side up on a flannel board to make sure they are all there and the right way up! They never look like they will fit together 😀


Linda Franz has an excellent video demonstrating how to stitch these gentle curves, you can find it on YouTube here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcF4jkDVwQo

I have pieced the first block, but my hand piecing skills are very rusty, I think I need a bit more practice



EDITED: I thought it would be fun to link up with a couple of new blogs this week:
Sew, Stitch, Snap & Share
Let's Bee Social
Needle n Thread Thursday

15 comments:

  1. It looks to me as though you will have plenty of practice!

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  2. So pretty! Curves freak me out. I need to watch that tutorial!

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  3. I am always surprised at how much more hand piecing the Australians do then the American's - where everything by many is done by machine and the point is to get done as fast as possible lol - where as I (an American) like to take my time and do things by hand. I don't do a lot of hand piecing anymore but I'm sure you will pick it up fast - it is very relaxing.

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  4. Beautiful work! i like your color choices...hugs, Julierose

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  5. Lovely and ambitious block. I think you're hand piecing looks great.

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  6. Love these colours, it's going to be a very pretty quilt.

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  7. You've inspired me, I've just ordered the book!

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  8. You've inspired me, I've just ordered the book!

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  9. Love Jen's patterns and I went to class with her here in Norway to start Daisy Doo. it is still in a box.

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  10. I did smile at your opening words. I did wonder how long your stash would stay tidy. Love this book. I think I might have to purchase one. Love the Daisy Do quilt. Yours will be wonderful, gorgeous fabrics......aahhh a little EPP. =)

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  11. This is such a lovely pattern! Can't wait to see it come together for you! And of course the tidying efforts are quickly abandoned for new and better projects.:)

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  12. Love your new project Elaine, it's going to be fabulous with your Liberty fabrics.

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  13. A sweet pattern which I've often contemplated too! Love your pretty fabrics. And great to have a slow sewing project on the go, sew relaxing.

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  14. Using our fabrics in new quilts is so much better than tidying them on the shelves. This pattern in your colors looks like a garden in front of your house. Great choices.

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  15. Oh that's a big job ahead of you, but it will be worth it! I have popped over from Sew Stitch Snap Share........in New Zealand.

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