Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Daisies in a Row

When we say this one is quick and easy, we aren't kidding.  The strips can be pieced in a matter or minutes and the applique is created with fusible interfacing for a turned edge with minimal fuss.  The quilt is pure happiness and sunshine!

Cut the different width strips as indicated in the pattern. Randomly sew strips together along the length and press. Trim the selvage from both sides.   

Cut a 13 inch section from the left side of the sewn rows. 

From the appliqué background fabric cut two strips 12 inches wide by the width of the fabric.  After trimming the selvages, sew together end to end.  Measure the length of the row section and trim appliqué background to the same length.  

Trace 15 daisy petals and three center circles on to the non fusible side of interfacing.  Cut apart leaving about ½ inch of interfacing from the drawn line.

 Place the fusible side of the interfacing against the right side of daisy fabric and sew on the drawn line.  

Trim 3/16 inch from the line.  Cut a slit in the center of the interfacing and turn each petal right side out.  

Finger press the edges and make sure the interfacing is turned under.   

Arrange the petals to create 3 daisies on the appliqué background.  Add the center circles and press to fuse.  (Steam helps shrink the interfacing so it doesn’t show.) Stitch the daisies to secure.

Sew the appliqué section between the two row sections taking care to make sure the rows line back up evenly.

Sew the 2 inch first border all around the quilt.   Sew the final border around the entire quilt.   Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

We will be using fabrics from the Andrea Victoria line from Riley Blake Designs for the June Mystery quilt.  Please join us.


We would love to have you all stop by during Shop Hop June 3 - 7.  Becky is working on some great projects. We will be giving a free pattern for a really cute patriotic table topper Becky has designed.  Check out all of the participating shops at

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