Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bliss Daisy Chain Quilt


This one has actually been finished for almost a month now, but I've had a dreadful time getting any good photos of it so I've put off showing it to you. The weather and lighting has been dark and dreary up here for a long time now, making outdoor quilt photo shoots out of the question. You'll just have to take my word for it that this one is much prettier in person.


It's easily the most "traditional" of all the quilts I've made, so a big departure from my usual style, but I really ended up liking it. I had a couple of jelly rolls of Bonnie and Camille's Bliss line, with no real direction to go with them until I was browsing around my LQS and found the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lincott. I'm not usually a fan of using pattern books or regimented cutting and piecing instructions, but when I saw the Daisy Chain Quilt pattern and remembered Brioni's gorgeous quilt, I decided to try it out. It was a very simple pattern to follow and came together quite quicky for all those little squares. The neutral is Kona Bone.

This was actually a birthday gift for my mom back in October, but due to the quilting time I grossly underestimated, she didn't get to take it home until Thanksgiving! Good thing moms are patient people. I think the timing was okay, though, because it sort of has a holiday feel to it, don't you think?
I quilted it with a free-motion cathedral circle design, something else that was inspired by Brioni's quilt. It was surprisingly easy to do once I got in the groove, just time consuming. But totally worth it and I think it adds to the old-fashioned charm.


I was thinking I haven't shown you a glimpse of old Norm in ages! The poor guy is having a bit of cabin fever these days and really isn't interested in mom's new fabric or quilts. For his Christmas gift this year, he's asking Santa (aka Mark) to take him one day a week to Camp Happy Paws for some play time, so if he can manage to stop eating off of Lucy's high chair and running through our backyard mud puddles, he might just get his wish. 
This pretty stack of fabric is from Tula Pink's new Parisville line, and let me tell you how beautiful it is in person, especially if you love bright gum drop colors. I have a pattern all picked out for these, but for now they are just going to sit on my shelf and look pretty.




20 comments:

  1. Your daisy chain quilt is beautiful!! Lucky Mom! I hear you about trying to get natural light pictures lately. I gave up today and am going to post dark photos.

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  2. Your quilt turned out beautiful. Merry Christmas

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the Bliss line and this design for a quilt is perfectly suited to it. Great free motion quilting. I bet your Mom loves her gift.

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  4. Such a beautiful quilt! Your Mother will love it!

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  5. It's beautiful Megan! I'm finishing the last side on a queen size Bliss quilt for my Mom!! Like you said, no good photo light. I'm going to try later today. Yes that stack of Parisville looks so pretty just sitting there -- hummm....what will it be??

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  6. Fabulous quilt Megan! Lucky Mom :) Seriously jealous of your Parisville stack....I must get some of this soon!

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  7. I actually braved 20 MPH winds and snow to get an outside shot the other day - the things we do for a good picture!!

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  8. It is lovely lovely! I might try it sometime. And let that lovely stack of Parisville sit until it calls out what it should be.

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  9. Until I read down further I thought you'd made this as a holiday quilt, as it does have a very fresh take on the holiday colours. It's subtle enough for all year round, yet also whispers Christmas.

    I love the Parisville line too - I'm just on a fabric diet :-(

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  10. I love this quilt. I have been looking at the pattern in ages so I'll move it up the wish list. I'm using my Bliss Jelly roll on another pattern in the same book - Floral Bouquet. It's gorgeous fabric that's for sure! Merry. Merry!

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  11. Your daisy chain quilt is wonderful! I'm sure your mom will treasure it. You did a great job quilting it too!

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  12. This is so pretty! I have a pile of Bliss coming my way that I have not yet decided what to do with....

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  13. I love your quilt - I have a layer cake of the Bliss and I am stumped what to do with it - I just know I love the collection, maybe you have inspired me!:)

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  14. The daisy chain looks lovely - and I am drooling at the pictures of your new fabric - sigh. How pretty! :)

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  15. I have this book and this pattern looks totally different to me now. I never thought about how it would look in these colors. fabulous!

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  16. This is sooo pretty. I love this pattern, and the bliss fabric looks perfect in it. I can't wait to make one of these. And I love your pup in the background, so cute.

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  17. i really like this quilt! Any suggestions for a quilt pattern for me to try? I read you don't like pattern books. Where do you go for patterns? Did you get a chance to look at my finished tomatillo quilt?

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  18. Bliss is one of my favorite fabric lines...love it with the pattern you used! :) Your pickledish is fabulous too...adding it to my project list! :)

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  19. WOW...that looks like a lot of work, but completely worth it, it's gorgeous. your quilting is amazing, I can't free motion for anything, so I am in complete awe!! I am sure your mom will feel it was totally worth the patience and truly treasure it. Can you imagine the day our girls make us quilts?! the thought just makes me all tingly inside.

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  20. I love traditional patterns made with modern fabrics. Your quilt looks gorgeous. The Bliss range is so lovely.

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