Batik wildflowers

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Wildflowers by Smith Street Designs Link to website or photo What are you most proud of? How colorful it is & I created my own small block design in the flower frames What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use just about any batik you can find but be sure the flowers will show up good on the batik background

What you will need

  • Batiks
  • applique machine embroidery

Q&A with Darns

SandiePink asked:
I too did this quilt - 2 of them - BUT I LOVE what you did with the borders around each flower block! GREAT JOB! (but what 'Craftsy Online class or workshop did you put this under???)
Darns answered:
I also made two - gave one to my sister. I just added as a project & when it asked me what Craftsy class I think I said none or selected commercial pattern - something like that.
rthanna asked:
Beautiful quilt! Striking colors, borders -- just love it,
Darns answered:
Thanks so much - it's my second favorite quilt I've made - first place goes to a Stack-n-Whack design
Marilyn asked:
I just bought this pattern at the Road to California quilt show. Can't wait to make it! Congratulations, you did a fabulous job! I hope mine looks half as good as yours. What type of machine do you have? I have a Babylock Ellegante 2.
Darns answered:
Thanks for the good words. I did this on my Bernina 430 with embroidery module. However since that time I have purchased a Bernina 830 - love the jumbo hoop and all the features for embroidery.
Za Manaf asked:
hi..i just fell in love with this quilt..i love batik and flowers but just dont know how to work with batik due to the multitude of designs. You have definitely do wonders here...did u appliqued those flowers yrself?? Just love this...congrats for such a wonderful piece of arts :)
Darns answered:
Thanks, ZaZa, this was a machine embroidery design called Wild!flowers by Smith Street Designs. The pattern came with the embroidery design CD and quilt directions. The flowers are applique so they had to be cut out using the provided templates and then machine appliqued as part of the embroidery process.
Surfside6 asked:
I was checking out more of your pics that I might have missed and I don't recall this one........Gorgeous. When do you sleep???? LOL
Darns answered:
Thanks - I did this quilt about 3 years ago - but it turned out so good I decided to post it - one of my favorites - makes me want to get back to some other embroidery projects that are currently in the UFO pile