|Clementine Daisy by Paige Alexander|
Clementine Daisy was the only quilt included in the exhibit and since it is small, just 21" x 21", it fit right in among other mediums like watercolors, drawings, photography and mosaics.
|Pretty Posies Exhibit in the Baiden Gallery Furman University|
|Daisy Pillow by Debbie Grifka, Sew Solid Sunday #4|
I found a few in-process photos. This little wall hanging is all about BIAS. Here the background has been pieced on the bias and the petals are cut and in place. I must have enlarged Debbie's templates by 110% because it says so.
|Clementine Daisy in progress|
The petals are outlined in bias stems which were fused in place and then topstitched on each edge with a straight stitching. This must have been the first petal I quilted. I remember not knowing what to quilt where, but that's usually how I feel about every quilt.
|Quilting petals of clementine Daisy|
Clementine Daisy after the quilting is complete.
Update: I added a circle over the photo so you could see where the bias strip is joined to make the circle. I measured the circumference of where I wanted the circle to be, added 1/2" for the seam allowance and cut the bias strip to that length. The join is also with a diagonal seam. So with a little math and a lot of luck it all worked out. I added the bias around the daisy center rather than a solid because I wanted to showcase one of the prints in the collection.
|Circle shows where seam is make the circle|
I even got 3rd place in our guild's show in the applique/mixed technique category. I remember being up against some stiff competition, so I was thrilled!
- Finished size: 21" x 21"
- Pattern: Daisy Pillow Tutorial (Sew Solid Sunday #4) by Debbie Grika
- Fabrics: Michael Miller - Petal Pinwheels and Cotton Couture in Clementine
- Thread: Aurifil 50 wt.
- Quilting design: Modified stipple in the petals, outlined elements in back ground, all free motion
- Batting: 100% Cotton Warm & White by the Warm Company
- Completed: July 2014
Linking to Let's Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.