Friday, April 12, 2013

Daisies

This is my latest creation, Daisies, from Carol Doak's Craftsy class,  Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing.

Isn't it pretty?



























I started the quilting last week, and blogged about stitching the rotating, repeated border with the use of a paper block template to keep track of the orientation.  You can read about that here.

And then life got in the way of my quilting!  But hey, the good news is that I've finished all the petal/leaf units that I was chain hand applique-ing!  Yeah!

Then finally got back to this one yesterday and finished up today.
Here's some detail shots:
 There was a lot of ruler work in this one but I wanted contrast with the freehand leaves in the diamonds, and the curves in the daisies.
 The combination of straight lines and curves provides interest, and helps define what it is that should stand out in the piecing.  Think of it as foreground and background.
And even though the border design was time consuming because there was no piecing to follow, it adds unity to the quilt.  Just a few things to think about when designing the quilting--it really does make the quilt!

Happy Quilting!

3 comments:

  1. Susan, it's beautiful. I have only tried paper piecing once. Maybe I have to give it another go.
    Thanks for inspiring me to try it again.

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  2. Very pretty - the piecing as well as the quilting

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  3. Your block inspired me to sign up for the Craftsy class.

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