Yahoo!! It is finally finished. Another quilt is finished from my challenge to make all of the quilts in Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book.
Here is Daylilies.
I have to laugh now when I see it all done. When I first got this book, I liked the quilt but was sure I’d likely never make it. It had applique, in set seams…and I struggled with colors.
Fast forward. I set a goal. I wanted to, one time in my life, make EVERY quilt from a quilt book. I had SO many made in String Fling. I started thinking I could do it and this would be the book to do it with. Then I realized I would have to finish Pineapple Crazy if I were to reach that goal…but at the time, I have 3/4 of the blocks done so that wasn’t a terrible obstacle. But then there was Daylilies. UGH. Applique….In set seams. No. I thought that would make me pass.
Then I decided one block. I could do one block. If I hated it, I allowed myself to quit. Colors was my next problem….
About that time I was in my batik stage. So, batiks it would to be.
Well…I did one block. I wasn’t neccessarily proud of the work I did but hey…it wasn’t terrible. Read all about my first block here. I could see that it would be do-able. I could also see that I needed more practice. Making more blocks would give me that practice.
I decided that one of my goals for 2018 was to do something a little more challenging. Although you long applique quilters are laughing at me calling this challenging, it was to me.
I have yet to find a “LOVE” of applique but I can do it. That was a wonderful discovery.
I do like this quilt done in batiks….Each of my flowers is a different combo of batiks.
I think it’s a fun look.
The alternate blocks are string pieced. I add to my challenge and I sewed all of the strings on my treadle….This was a quilt of firsts….applique, treadle….
The binding was a batik that I had trouble previously finding a use for. It changed in color from purple to bright blue. When I was picking binding I was thrilled. This piece was finally getting a home!!
For the backing I used a piece I had bought on line for a different project. See? Continue reading