This is the last picture I showed you. Even though another quilt is in the way, you can see the colors pretty well in this picture.
It is threatening to rain today, so there won't be any glamour shots, but at least you will be able to see the current status. It will make the final quilt reveal more exciting.
This quilt is one of the few quilts I have made using a kit. I didn't have any batik fabrics at the time so getting a kit was very helpful. I did have to buy the background pieces, which required some time, since I was getting them slowly, one fat quarter at a time from the quilt shop. All of the fabrics has dots on them. The pattern is called Daisies Do Tell, but because of the dots, I call it Daisy's Chickenpox.
It sat kitted for a long time before I got around to making it. I wanted to use the batik fabric leftovers for other things and decided I'd better get this started and done before all the fabric disappeared. This picture is proof that the top is pieced and sandwiched.
The inner row of petals are two layers that have been fused together so that they can be seen on both sides. They are supposed to be free like that. The circles have been sewn through both the inner and the outer sets of petals using embroidery stitches on my machine. I don't remember if they are also sewn to the background or just fused in place. Some of the fused outer daisies are peeling off, which worries me, but hopefully sewing it down will hold it secure.
This is a lap quilt, but I am not sure I will be able to finish it by the end of the month. I am planning on using free motion quilting to secure the outer petals and add quilted leaves to the stems. Maybe a stippling stitch in the background. This is a big step for me - free motion quilting period is a big step for me - so making any progress will be a step in the right direction. I'd like to get all of the quilting done, but I can't promise that I will finish in March. I should be able to do at least half of the flowers done.
I have plans to do a thorough spring cleaning and want to limit how much time I spend quilting. I also have the daily circles and BOMs to try to keep up with.
One Monthly Goal