Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Here is Daisy Street

I have loved working on this quilt over the last couple of years.  The embroideries were great as handwork to take along to our quilting group.  It was in its box always ready to take, but of course that meant it took much longer to be finished.


This quilt is called Daisy Street, and was a Stitchery Block of the Month from Patch n' Daisies.  I chose to work on a very dark navy blue instead of the cream  as in the original.  I used pastel colours for the embroideries.


I redesigned the centre block, taking the top part from a design I had in another pattern (sorry, I cant think of the designer at the moment).  I then added the daisies as used in other blocks, arranging them to suit. 
I am not sure if it will show clearly, but the daisy I quilted in the sashings was the little embroidery pattern that Vicki gave us to use.  It worked perfectly for this quilt.  Thank you so much Vicki for being so generous. 

6 comments:

Allie said...

That is just lovely - darling stitcheries! Very sweet!

Fiona said...

I love the embroidery on the dark.. I have never tried this... how did you trace the design? It really is very effective....
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Those stitcheries look fantastic on the dark fabric Marilyn...

Lyn said...

It's a lovely quilt and what a change to see the stitching on a dark background...like Fiona i was wondering what you used to trace the pattern...

Dianne said...

A lovely idea to use the light stitchery on the dark. Something a bit different. It has turned out beautifully. You will have to start another now to have something portable to take to stitching:-)

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