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.
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