Saturday, 23 January 2021

Daisy

Challenge 2 of Project QUILTING Season 12 is fussy cutting. I am going to try and make a placemat for each challenge, whether or not I'll be successful depends on what the challenge is. Time will tell if I succeed or not. The second goal I set for myself is to use fabrics from my stash/older fabrics.

Let's see how I do with this challenge and my goals. My favourite block is a star block, so that was the starting point. The fabric I choose to fussy cut was an Anna Griffin from 2013, yup time this one got used. 

decision time, what to fussy cut from this piece

I forgot to take pictures as I was working on this, everything just seemed to fall into place and I never thought to grab the camera.  I turned under the edges of the cutout and used the buttonhole stitch to stitch it to the square for the centre of the star. 


please excuse the colours, I think the sun went on holidays 

I tried to keep the quilting simple

For the quilting I echoed the daisy and stitched in the ditch around the cutout. The yellow squares got straight lines. As you can see I did do feathers on both sides, I love feathers and just couldn't help myself. I used Thermore batting once again for this one.


for the backing I used a piece of the Anna Griffen fabric

So how did I do on my goals? Made a placemat ✓ Used stash/older fabric ✓ A win on both counts.

The next challenge is January 31st. Wonder what it is and how I'll do on my goals? 

14 comments :

Kris said...

That turned out really cute!

Frédérique said...

Great project, and nice to be able to check so many goals ;)

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The clamshell shape in the center of the star is so unexpected from normal; what a great use of fussy cutting! I love that you were also able to use more of the older fabric for the backing. A win all around!

piecefulwendy said...

I like the idea of a placemat for each challenge, Cindy. This is such a nice placemat with that happy flower in the center! Why is it that the sun just isn't too cooperative these days, especially when we want a decent photo? I'm ready for spring and sunshine!

Kathleen said...

A placemat is a great idea for this challenge. I was not motivated...but this one changed my mind. Love what you did and that you did what you needed...used stash!

PersimonDreams said...

it's beautiful! thanks for joining in the fun!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW pretty, Cindy, and congrats on meeting your personal challenge goals!!

Mel Beach said...

Great choice on the clamshell design to showcase the beautiful print!!

Preeti said...

Lovely - like the promise of spring :-)

Canuck Quilter said...

Making a placemat for each challenge is a great idea. This one turned out very well!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done!! It turned out amazing. I made a second pillow, so I think maybe I'll try to make pillows for all the challenges this year. Good luck with the next theme.

Sandra Walker said...

Oh that fabric is just gorgeous! I like what you did with it to and of course I love the quilted feathers. These are going to look so pretty on your table when all six challenges are done!

Bernie Kringel said...

Love this placemat. I think the idea of one placemat per month is really fun- you will have a great collection. Plus it is sort of nice to have the framework for each challenge and then just fit the challenge into that idea. Know what I mean? Well done!

QuiltGranma said...

What a great idea, a placemat a month! By the end of the year you will have quite a collection!