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Thread: This Daisy quilt is adorable. Is it made using applique?

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    This Daisy quilt is adorable. Is it made using applique?

    https://www.facebook.com/accuquilt/p...416165/?type=1

    I stumbled upon this quilt while browsing the Accuquilt facebook page. The flowers are so cute and I have so many pastel fabrics that would look great with something like this.

    Are the blocks made using applique? I have not yet dabbled in applique or shapes other than rectangles, square, triangles, etc. But I would love to learn. Do you use a material that adheres the shape to your block and then stitch (carefully--how long does that take to learn to look nice???) around the edges with a blanket stitch?

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    That quilt was originated here on this board by a member and there are many pictures of people that made them. It is on my bucket list to do. I think at one time she offered the pattern to a couple people. You might try looking in the albums here to find them.

    Yes the petals would be appliqued onto the backing. There are some great tutorials on applique on line. Utube and I think even allpeoplequilt.com has them to watch to give you confidence enough to make it.
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    Thanks RedGarnet. I have done a number of searches here and can not find anything. Darn.

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    Here is one that a lady won a quilt show ribbon with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    That quilt was originated here on this board by a member and there are many pictures of people that made them. It is on my bucket list to do. I think at one time she offered the pattern to a couple people. You might try looking in the albums here to find them.
    Not exactly. On this board it was referred to as Happy Daisy and while very, very similar to the quilt posted by AngelinaMaria it is not exactly the same. KathyAire saw it in a magazine and decided to duplicate it. She did come up with her own templates. She then researched it and found the original pattern maker and posted it.

    AngelinaMaria, Here are links to several posts about it:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...es-t58236.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...es-t61997.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t156238.html

    Edited to add, I found a more recent thread. KathyAire no longer offers the templates but apparently the original maker still sells the pattern. Here is a thread from last year with more links.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t-t226589.html
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    Thank you feline fanatic. I am so glad you came to the rescue. I am so dang tired from the holidays and babysitting, I am almost brain-dead.
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    Thank you for posting the photo. That is absolutely beautiful. The link I posted in my original post is for a GO die that makes a daisy similar, but not exactly like this one. The only real difference I can see is the center is larger on the Go die. I love the contrast between the light side and the dark side.

    Is it my eye playing tricks or does the quilt above use a very pale shade of the same color as the "background" fabric in the block? It looks like the light petals on the pink block are pale pink while the light petals on the blue block looks light blue?? So pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    Thank you for posting the photo. That is absolutely beautiful. The link I posted in my original post is for a GO die that makes a daisy similar, but not exactly like this one. The only real difference I can see is the center is larger on the Go die. I love the contrast between the light side and the dark side.

    Is it my eye playing tricks or does the quilt above use a very pale shade of the same color as the "background" fabric in the block? It looks like the light petals on the pink block are pale pink while the light petals on the blue block looks light blue?? So pretty.
    It is most likely white petals with the darker fabric "shadowing" through to give that effect, which I think is very nice. AngelinaMaria, if you want to dabble in applique, I think this quilt would be the perfect introduction for it. The spade shaped petals are a very easy shape to make and applique. You can use any method you like. I think the quilt RedGarnet posted is needle turn or prepared applique. This method does not require any fusible to do the petals, centers and leaf shapes and leaves the quilt very soft and supple. I have yet to find a fusible that isn't a bit stiff feeling. Even the Mistyfuse which is the lightest you can buy leaves the end product a bit stiff IMHO. Maybe repeated washings soften it up. I think you should give this quilt a try and you may just find you really like applique and the simplicity of the design should give you good results right away.

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    I can't see that but the color would shadow through the petals on the one side. Maybe you have thought up a new way of making this quilt! LOL!

    We were posting at the same time! How funny.

    My favorite way to do this easy shaped applique is to buy the Knit fusible interfacing. It is soft and pliable. Pin the fabric shapes to the interfacing right sides together and sew. You don't have to cut out the interfacing shapes until after you sew all around. (my down and dirty fast method.) I sew it to the shape right sides together, carefully cut a "X" in the middle of the interfacing and then turn the shape right side out, then you use a non pointed object like a chop stick to smooth out all the edges of the petal. Then you cut away all of the interfacing except a quarter inch around the edges. That way when you iron it to the backing, it is much nicer to quilt later. Because there are only two layers of the top to go through. Make sense? I like to use a outline stitch to stitch it down. You can test out the stitch length until you find the width and length you like and that works well with the layers. Then off you go stitching it down on your block.
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    Love this! Have sorted, washed and folded 11 boxes of gifted fabric (for the past two days)...this is a cute block. I have several pieces of fabric that this will be perfect for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    I can't see that but the color would shadow through the petals on the one side. Maybe you have thought up a new way of making this quilt! LOL!

    We were posting at the same time! How funny.

    My favorite way to do this easy shaped applique is to buy the Knit fusible interfacing. It is soft and pliable. Pin the fabric shapes to the interfacing right sides together and sew. You don't have to cut out the interfacing shapes until after you sew all around. (my down and dirty fast method.) I sew it to the shape right sides together, carefully cut a "X" in the middle of the interfacing and then turn the shape right side out, then you use a non pointed object like a chop stick to smooth out all the edges of the petal. Then you cut away all of the interfacing except a quarter inch around the edges. That way when you iron it to the backing, it is much nicer to quilt later. Because there are only two layers of the top to go through. Make sense? I like to use a outline stitch to stitch it down. You can test out the stitch length until you find the width and length you like and that works well with the layers. Then off you go stitching it down on your block.
    I've never heard of knit fusible interfacing. Who makes it? is it an actual knit (which can stretch) or what is the deal with it? Thanks.

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    I would you a fusible, and the best one I have used is "Steam a Seam II lite, then use embroidery floss to do a button hole stitch by hand.

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    That is really really pretty.

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    Fusible non woven interfacing.....lite weight....it has little dots on the sticky side...at least mine does....works for me......EB does a lot of appliqué this way.......I like it better that just steam a seam or wonder under for "usable" quilted things......those raw edges are tucked under like in hand turned appliqué.....no raveling with wear.....

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    I think the " original" pattern was just white/color reversal on each block......but as in any block....change is optional

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    Here is one that a lady won a quilt show ribbon with...
    Love your style and color

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    I love it. I have 4 granddaughters I would love to make this for them.

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    This is my version, but I did start with the backing, then looked for the fabric for the front. It was fun to make. And yes, it was machine appliqued. It was for a grand-daughter and I knew it would be washed often.
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    I loved this pattern when it was first posted several years and I like all its variations. So cheerful...might be just the right project for the end of January and looking forward to spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingbuddy View Post
    I've never heard of knit fusible interfacing. Who makes it? is it an actual knit (which can stretch) or what is the deal with it? Thanks.
    I think Geri answered your question, all but the manufacturer, Pellon has a very nice one you buy off the bolt at most fabric stores. It is called non-woven interfacing, iron on. It is stable enough to use to make the applique piece, irons on so you don't have to pin it before stitching, but soft enough to make the finished block still soft enough when finished.

    Years ago I saw an episode of sewing with nancy that utilized an unused man's sweater to cut it down for a child's size. You ironed on cut up strips where you were going to cut to stabilize the knit so you could cut it down to size before you sewed (serged) it into the kids size sweater. I have incorporated this product into many of my projects since then. It is a nice alternative to the woven interfacing.
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    I made one similar for my DGD..it was fun and easy to make. I appliqued the petals while I watched TV..it was really fun to make.
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    AZ Jane,
    I love your version, the backing certainly did give you wonderful inspiration for the front flowers!

    RedGarnet222,
    Great information! I love applique, most of my quilts incorporate it somehow. And I'll be trying your way soon.
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    [QUOTE=AZ Jane;7024017]This is my version, but I did start with the backing, then looked for the fabric for the front. It was fun to make. And yes, it was machine appliqued. It was for a grand-daughter and I knew it would be washed often.
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Size:  491.3 KB]I have my pieces all cut out but other things came first--I'm using solid colors but I really like the various prints you have used--might have to make some changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Not exactly. On this board it was referred to as Happy Daisy and while very, very similar to the quilt posted by AngelinaMaria it is not exactly the same. KathyAire saw it in a magazine and decided to duplicate it. She did come up with her own templates. She then researched it and found the original pattern maker and posted it.

    AngelinaMaria, Here are links to several posts about it:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...es-t58236.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...es-t61997.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t156238.html

    Edited to add, I found a more recent thread. KathyAire no longer offers the templates but apparently the original maker still sells the pattern. Here is a thread from last year with more links.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t-t226589.html
    Yes, you are right. It is an old pattern. At our local quilt store, the owner was teaching this quilt long before the Quilting Board existed. In fact she is still teaching it. I have mine half done. It is really easy to applique the flower on the plain rectangle by machine. It is good practice for someone new to machine applique.. It comes out really neat.
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    Very pretty !!
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