With all of my distractions the last week from new projects, I almost forgot to post another finish. Introducing Diamonds and Daisies, a diamond class sample project now complete!
This quilt was started back in October for that class, which got rave reviews. Click here to read about the class, see the students projects, and the start of Diamonds and Daisies. I've also got a tutorial on sewing the diamonds, which can be found here.
The daisies are made of six hearts, drawn in EQ7, in three sizes, with edges overlapping.
Each heart has 1/4" of fusible on the outer edge, and a layer of batting was placed between the whole flower and the background. This was for two reasons: it gave the flowers extra poof and dimension, and it helped block the show through of the backing. The hearts were fused down, overlapping just one edge slightly, and forming that pretty hexagon in the center.
Then all edges were satin stitched, using a stabilizer on the back. The background was not cut away.
Pink free hand flowers with leaves was quilted on the background, and the flowers were given a white swirl heart on each petal. Leaves and stems were given green highlights. The pink flannel with hearts backing shows off the all over quilting beautifully.
The quilt just left the house this morning, on to it's new owner in Connecticut. Hope she loves it!