Daisy Garland Wall Hanging »
InstructionsI got the binding technique from this blog because I was short on fabric, but didn't want to go buy more fabric: http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html
I still ended up going to the quilt shop because I was just a few inches short, but it was well worth it!
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Funky
Bollywood Bliss fabric by Quilt Poetry, White Quilter's Sateen, Warm and Natural Cotton Batting, Thread, Two color Binding
What was your inspiration?
I went a bit out of my usual color choices with the two vibrant prints in the star and border - Bollywood Bliss in the Pink Sari colorway. I also chose an unusual fabric for the background - it's Quilter's Sateen. Has a lovely sheen to it, a bit of a challenge to work with as it frays a bit more than regular cotton, and also is a bit on the shifty side. Also a challenge to photograph! I love the results, a very rich looking and fun quilt.
What are you most proud of?
Instead of doing a simple stipple as I did for my first sample, I used some designs from the book "Doodle Quilting" by Cheryl Malkowski. It took me a little longer, but I love the results.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Look to the fabrics to inspire your quilting choice. I wanted something similar to the curly vines in the border fabric and found the perfect design to go with that! Also, if you want to try some different quilting designs, a busy fabric is a great way to practice. You can't really see the quilting in the border, but I was able to practice a new design there and because it doesn't show so I was able to feel confident about doing it without being absolutely perfect.