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Thread: Kathy's Happy Daisies

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    Kathy's Happy Daisies

    I had asked for a girly girl pattern and was pointed toward Kathy's Happy Daisies. Then I noticed there were 8 pages of requests for the pattern. If you have made the quilt, please share your pictures!!

    Happy Daisies
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I love it too, it is on my bucket list. I have been known to copy quilts I see that I really like. I think that may be why some vendors at quilt shows forbid photos; they want you to buy the pattern. Many times patterns are simply different arrangements of age-old blocks that have been around as long as quilting itself. I do buy patterns when I cannot duplicate it myself.
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    She explained it in her post: "I copied it and named it 'Happy Daisies'. I played around with paper until I got the size petals and stems that I wanted. Then I made a template. The blocks are 13" square and then cut in half and sewed together, then squared to 12 1/2". I copy lots of things I see, unless it specifically says don't copy it. If that's not okay, then I'm a dead duck. I do not have a creative mind. Even though I don't know where it came from originally, I do remember my mom making a daisy quilt about 50 years ago. She didn't use the positive/negative color scheme, just the daisy petals. That's probably why I like this quilt so much, it reminds me of her."

    I loved it too and it's on my bucket list to do


    Here's another entry she made further down in the post:

    I do not have a pattern. I don't know how much fabric is needed. I don't know how to teach. This is basic instructions as I remember. My quilt is 59 X 81. There are 24 blocks, four across and six down, and a 6 1/2 inch unfinished border. I tried to not duplicate any colors. The best I can tell, if you had a white fat quarter and a colored fat quarter, you could get two blocks from that set, one with the color on the left and one with the color on the right. There would be a little fabric left over, but not a lot.

    I cut a 13 inch square of white and a 13 inch square of colored fabric. I then cut those 13 inch squares in half. I sewed a color to a white with a 1/4 inch seam. I used wonder under on the fabric that would make the petals, leafs, stem and center of the daisy. I did raw edge applique around all the pieces. Then I squared the blocks to 12 1/2 inch. "

    Last edited by virtualbernie; 09-23-2012 at 01:50 PM. Reason: to add additional info
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    If anyone made the Happy Daisies quilt, please post any pictures you might have remembered to take. I have to wrap a string around my whole head to remember sometimes!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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