Painted Daisy Quilt; Week 1 – Section I For those of you who are sewing along with me to make the Painted Daisy quilt, we are starting with the pieced block. Making all of these at one time will be the most efficient way to get them done in quick order. Only the pieces for the blocks will be cut at this time. When you are done with the blocks, press them and set them aside. This is so much easier and less confusing than cutting everything for the entire quilt and labeling all the pieces to be used later. This week you will be cutting, sewing and finishing the blocks to have ready for Week 2’s instructions. For those of you haven’t decided yet to sew along with all of us, I think you will want to print out the pattern as we go so you have it in your library. You might be sorry you didn’t get your fabric together to start today…but it’s not too late. Head to your stash or your quilt shop, get your fabric and join us.
You will find the instructions written and illustrated in the customary Thimbleberries fashion…guiding you through each step and reminding you as you complete each step, what your unit should measure when completed. That has been the #1 most popular feature of Thimbleberries patterns. So take the opportunity to measure when prompted before you go on so you can correct at the beginning of the process. It makes everything so much easier down the road and prevents the need for the dreaded ripping tool. Also, remember careful pressing can make a huge difference in a block’s measurement and makes general quilt assembly so much more pleasant. Let’s get started….”see” you next Monday for Section II.
Painted Daisy – Section I