I am so super excited to be teaching this weekend at Quilt St. George, a super fun retreat in sunny St. George. I also have the privilege to do an Irish Chain Quilts Trunk Show while at the retreat!!!! I just love being able to share my book and the fun quilts from it!!! However, I realized a bit ago, that I had a small scheduling snag. Several of my quilts from Irish Chain Quilts are still in a quilt shop hop across the US and so I had some holes to fill. So time to make some more Irish Chain Quilts!!! So fun!!!! And you know, since the Trunk Show is Friday, of course I am just finishing them up and will share them over the next few days ;)
So here is the first remake . . . Daisy Chain!! Daisy Chain is from the Appliqued Chains section of Irish Chain Quilts and is a tribute to my mother and her childhood days of making Daisy Chain Necklaces and Bracelets in the fields of England where she grew up.
I have been holding onto my Flutter 10" stacker by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake since my very first quilt market sample spree. I was waiting for just the right project and I knew it was the perfect fit for this remake. I love those beautiful bold colors!! They just make those daisies pop!!!
Daisy Chain is such a fun little baby quilt to make that comes together fast, even with the applique. It is a great way to get started into applique if you are new to it as the project isn't that large ;) And I know I have said it before, but applique isn't as hard as it sounds and once you start, you are gonna love it!!!
When it came time to quilt this, I tried a new background design. I started with a Curly Q concept but then crossed it over itself a bit to make more of a Ribbon Curl design. It was a little rocky to start, but got better as I progressed. Overall, I am really liking the movement it gives it in the background without overpowering the applique. Yippee ;)
And that is Daisy Chain the Flutter Edition ;) I am just thrilled with how it has turned out and had so much fun making this quilt again!!! Have you made a Daisy Chain quilt?? I would love to see it!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Be sure to pop back in tomorrow for the second Irish Chain Quilts remake ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!