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Daisy Cot Quilt
By Linda Clements,
Author of The Quilter's Bible
Skilled Practised: Piecing squares; fusible web appliqué; blanket stitch edging; straight borders; machine and hand quilting; binding
Quilt layout: 5 x 3 appliqué squares with two borders
Finished size: 46in x 30in (117cm x 76cm)
Fabrics: Fifteen 81/2 in squares for appliqués; white border fabric 2in wide x 140in; print fabric 21/2 in wide x 155in; backing fabric; wadding (batting); binding 21/2in wide
Threads: Anchor perle cotton multicolor 1304; stranded cottons in mid green and cream and machine threads
Detailed instructions are found in The Quilter's Bible for stichings, borders, making a quilt sandwich, and bindings.
- Piece together the 81⁄2 in (21.6cm) white and cream squares in a 5 x 3 layout.
- Using the daisy template (enlarged) and fusible web, appliqué a daisy in each square. Edge the daisies with blanket stitch using one strand of perle cotton.
- Embroider flower centres with a circle of whipped running stitch in three strands of green stranded cotton, whipped with cream.
- Add the borders. Make a quilt sandwich. Machine quilt in the ditch between the squares and across flower petals. Hand quilt a loop pattern in the borders using variegated thread.
- Bind the quilt to finish.
Copyright © 2011 Linda Clements, author of The Quilter's Bible
Linda Clements, author of The Quilter's Bible, spent many years nursing in intensive care but, after completing her MA in creative writing and degree in publishing and book production, she switched careers in 1990 and is now an experienced project editor and writer, specializing in craft and particularly quilting titles. Over the years, Linda has contributed her writing skills to many of the David & Charles titles, particularly in the cross stitch list, as well as penning stories in her spare time and writing a non-fiction book, The Spirit of Christmas Past, which was published in 1996. Her main passion, however, is quilting, and she has been in the fortunate position to be able to learn and improve her skills from some of the best quilting teachers via her editorial work. Linda lives in Totnes, Devon, with her science-mad son, Rory and two demanding cats, Kiki and Boo Boo.
"an essential resource for every quilter's library."
-- Lynn Edwards MBE