Monday, May 2, 2016

Dancing Daisies: A Finished Quilt


I am thrilled to say that my WISP (work in slow progress) is now finished.  It mostly uses the Dancing Daisies tutorial at the Moda Bake Shop, but I decided to hand piece it instead.  I started this quilt, made with Sandy Gervais' Chance of Flowers, nearly two years ago.


I took it many places and worked on it a little at a time.


I even took it to a conference.


After coming home from the conference, I quickly finished the top.  


I basted the quilt and started the quilting while living at my mom's house.  The quilting was inspired by this dancing daisies quilt quilted by Kathleen.


Then I finished up the quilting in my new studio after moving.  (I love the natural light with my machine in front of the window.)


I really just kept adding more and more quilting until it felt done.  Then I did the binding by hand.


I decided to call the quilt Dancing Daisies.  It is the same name as the pattern, but I have been calling it that for two years and nothing else seems to fit.


I love the texture from all of the quilting with the double batting.  The bottom layer is Hobbs 80/20 and the top is Hobbs Wool.


The backing is a cute flower print I found in the clearance section at my LQS in similar colors.


While the quilting doesn't show up as well on the back, the print does hide the mistakes.


I really love this quilt!


It will live on my foot board until I decide to display it somewhere else.


Quilt Stats #179
Name:  Dancing Daisies
Pattern: Modified Dancing Daisies Drunkard's Path
Fabric:  Sandy Gervais' Chance of Flowers
Amount Used:  7 yards
Size:  About 48 x 64 inches
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs Wool
Date Finished: April 2016
What I learned:

  • Hand piecing is fun, but takes a long time.
  • The double batting gives great texture, but is very stiff.
  • A little steam around the edges can help the binding lay flatter.
  • I absolutely love playing with the FMQ.
XX,
Jasmine

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15 comments:

  1. Jasmine! It looks fantastic! SO glad you have a sunny spot in front of a window to sew at. Your FMQ has developed so well over the past few years. Hope you are enjoying your new home. (I know you are!!)

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  2. Oh, you must be glad it's finally finished, It looks fabulous!! Enjoy your new home!

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  3. I love how this quilt finished, Jasmine. The top is lovely, but I really love getting to see your beautiful quilting shine when viewed from the back. Do you think you will start a new WISP?

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  4. This is so pretty and I love your quilting! What an accomplishment, all that hand sewing :)
    I hope you're getting settled and are loving your new home!

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  5. Absolutely stunning, Jasmine! The quilting is perfect and your feathers are gorgeous! What an accomplishment! Congratulations!

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  6. I love it!
    This quilt has a lot of good memories sewn right into it, Jasmine
    Well done. I did print the pattern from MBS.
    One day i will make it

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  7. Wow! I can see why you love this quilt so much. I am so impressed with you dedication in hand piecing the top. That makes it so very special - you have created a wonderful quilt to pass down to your children. And the quilting! It's absolutely fantastic Jasmine.

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  8. Absolutely stunning! Your quilting really looks great. I am sure you will find the perfect place to show it off in your new home. Congratulations!

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  9. Love seeing it over the footboard, as well as seeing all the others in your bedroom! Great wall colour btw. The quilting is knock-your-daisies-out-of-your-hand fabulous! Intake of breath each time I gaze at it. Just so beautiful, Jasmine. And love that natural light, oh yeah, perfect spot to quilt.

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  10. I absolutely love all the quilting(that's where my eye goes first!). But the whole thing is just scrumptious!! What a great accomplishment.

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  11. So pretty! Congrats on your finish. Your quilting really enhances it - I see the beautiful quilting first and then the drunkard's path pattern.

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  12. Quilting perfection! Beautiful quilt.

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  13. Those blocks are beautiful, and I really love the quilting!

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  14. That turned out just gorgeous - I love that you hand pieced it.

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  15. I love this pattern and you did a great job quilting it - congrats.

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