Quilting is my passion. The ability to be creative with colorful fabric just makes me smile. Of course, equally joyful is the love of my grandchildren. What could be better?
Food for thought.
Memory is a wonderful treasure chest for those who know how to pack it.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Well, I set myself a goal to have my "painted daisy" quilt top finished by the 10th. My last post on the blocks showed a layout that was from the original pattern, but I changed it out a bit.
What I did was make some mirror images of the original block to start with and alternated them. Then I laid them out in the design that I had in my mind's eye. By the way, the blocks finish out at 9 1/2".
A year and a half ago, along with all the black and white fabrics(other than the three that I was short and had to pull from my stash), the chartreuse and the yellow center, I purchased this great dasiy fabric for the border.
Then tonight after work, I ran to the quilt shop in town to see what I could find for a backing and found the best daisy fabric. It even has yellow centers like the appliqued blocks. It was made for it and it took me all of five minutes in the store to decide it was perfect.
So......I made my goal and even one day early by getting my top all done. I did have to piece the heck out of my chartreuse fabric to get the 1" inside border, but that's ok. At least it all matches.
This is "my" painted daisy quilt and since I made a few changes from the original pattern, I am going to have to come up with an original name for it; but HEY!!! it's done!!!!
I am known as Mimi by my four grandsons. They are 13, 10, 8 and 3 1/2 years old. They are what life is all about. I recently retired from my office job. Now I am just loving being a grandma who loves to quilt and is once again dabbling in knitting, I am a longarmer and an APQS retailer. I can see retirement being very busy!