Friday, January 9, 2015

Daisy Applique Quilt

Happy Friday! This is my first finish for 2015. One UFO down and a few more to go. I can't remember how I ended up with these fabrics, but I wanted to use them up. I thought some sort of floral appliqué would be nice. I drew the daisy freehand than cut them out to create a template for the appliqué block.

 I then hand appliqué the petals and did a sort of satin stitch for the circle. It looks pretty random. I did free-motion quilting in a loopy pattern. I also quilted the petals so the back doesn't look like it's got a large empty space.

This is another close-up of the quilt. On another note. As I took this quilt off my machine, I noticed how thin it felt. I don't know what's going on with the batting, but I am not liking it. I used Warm 'n White because of the cotton batting. My older quilts have never felt like there's nothing in between it. I have to say that I am not going to be buying anymore batting from the Warm Co. It felt like they have made it thinner. I have also used Hobbs but those are really thin too.  Does anyone have good results with other types of batting? 

Linking up to Finish It Friday


Terry said...

It's beautiful...I love those colors! :0)

Angie in SoCal said...

Darling applique quilt - that turned out great. Congrats on your first finish for 2015. I'm working on mine.

Missy Shay said...

I do not what kind of batting I bought, it is not the warm and white, but I have a bolt and I was thinking it was very thin too. Mine is also cotton.
I love your quilt, the colors are beautiful!

Jeanna said...

You were very creative with this on Kim. I love the flowers and your quilting is so perfect for it.

Congratulations on a finish and completed UFO!

Anthea said...

beautiful quilt there Kim... I hope 2015 is a year of more equally lovely work