It is time for a Daisy Chain Quilt update - my slow sewing project. As you can see I have started sewing together the Daisy Chain units in rows. I am joining the individual units with a connecting diamond shape. All sides of the diamond are 2" in length to match the surrounding shapes.
I arranged all of the 150 Daisy Chain units on the design floor into 12 rows, then played with the layout. Once I was happy with the overall balance of colors I collected all units for each row, placed those units in order into separate snap lock bags - one bag for each row - numbered the bags and started working on joining units into rows and then sewing rows together.
I quickly realized that this was going to be quite a task. The papers make the long rows difficult to handle and I wasn't comfortable yet with removing too many of the papers. I then worked out that I could do a lot of preparation prior to joining the Daisy Chain units together. I have since been sewing three diamonds to each Daisy Chain unit prior the units joining into rows (see photo directly above). All rows except for the last row will be prepared in this way.
The Daisy Chain Quilt ~ An English Paper Piecing Project
Fabrics: from Stash and
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White for the connecting diamond shape.
Pictured here today are rows 1 to 4 from a total of 12 rows. I am a third of the way through sewing the quilt top together. That's exciting but also daunting for I know how much time was spent on completing just these four rows. But I am still enjoying the process and watching this quilt slowly come together.
I will continue to take it one day at a time and one stitch at a time, and plan to show you the progress on this quilt when the first 8 rows have been completed.
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