IMG_1644Now 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 IIPainted Daisy Section II





I am looking forward to seeing the fabric selections you’ve made for this quilt.  Share your pictures with me at 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.

6 Comments on HALF WAY THERE

  1. Martha Wells
    October 29, 2016 at 9:56 am (3 years ago)

    After reading this was an overall quilting design, I have reviewed the photos. This is a wonderful quilting motif! The quilter appears to have used secondary motif as a filler around the blocks. If this is a specific pantograph that is available for sale, would you be able to share what the name is? I have searched online in vain to find it, or one like it, with no luck. I would be willing to use an overall design if it were a good one. There are probably other quilters who would try one, too. Hope this question is not out of order!

    • thimbleberries
      November 2, 2016 at 10:30 am (3 years ago)

      I will check into this…tell me which quilt you are talking about. I can’t tell from the question.

  2. Pat B
    March 28, 2016 at 8:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I have tried printing the pdf instructions for today (section 2, halfway there), and only the names and picture are printing full page.

    • thimbleberries
      March 30, 2016 at 11:40 pm (4 years ago)

      I am sorry you are having difficulty. We will look into it.

  3. Mary Corso
    March 28, 2016 at 7:29 am (4 years ago)

    HELP!!! I can’t print out the instructions to Day 2. Please help me with this problem.

    • thimbleberries
      March 30, 2016 at 11:41 pm (4 years ago)

      We will get back to you…sorry.


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