Now that all the pieced blocks are done, you are well on your way to completing this quilt. I think the blocks take the most time for precise piecing. It’s nice to have that all done.
Painted Daisy Quilt; Week 2 – Section II focuses on cutting the center green squares and the side and corner triangles so that you can proceed to sewing the blocks, side triangles and green center blocks together in diagonal row. Note: the side and corner triangles are cut a bit larger than needed, giving you the opportunity to trim so you have a perfect quarter inch seam allowance and very straight edges on all four sides of the quilt before attaching the borders. Refer to the diagrams under the section titled Trimming Side and Corner Triangles. This is the point which pays to be precise because it will make the next 6 borders fit perfectly. All of the pieced borders balance the center of the quilt in a graphic bold fashion and make a lovely drop off the side of the bed with the pieced design centered on the top of the bed.
Painted Daisy Section II
I am looking forward to seeing the fabric selections you’ve made for this quilt. Share your pictures with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tops only are accepted, but I do hope you eventually get yours quilted. In Section III, I will talk about batting and quilting design choices.