Wild Daisy

The idea for Wild Daisy was born after Driftwood was spotted by American Quilter Magazine editor, Christine Brown. It was hanging in the 2010 AQS Lancaster Quilt Show.  I am not known for subtly colored quilts - but Driftwood certainly looked a little dull hanging next to two very brightly colored quilts.  "I'd love to publish a brighter version in the magazine", she said.  No problem!! 

While working with American Quilter Magazine's pattern editor, I received the best compliment a pattern writer could ever get!  "Your instructions are so complete," she said, "if my dog could read - he could make this quilt!"  I guess that's why the pattern for Wild Daisy was published over two issues of American Quilter Magazine - Nov 2011 and Jan 2012!  It was even a contender for the first ever public voting for the December issue's cover quilt.  It didn't make it - but that's ok.  The chosen quilt certainly had a more wintery theme! 

Wild Daisy is certainly not a quilt for beginners to tackle, but hopefully you will find that the directions are complete!  The quilt is pieced except for the small triangles within the blocks, which are paper-pieced.  It measures approx. 62" x 86".  The focus fabric is Painted Daisies by Philip Jacobs for Westminster Fabrics and is mixed with batiks by who else, but Island Batik!

Wild Daisy by Helle-May Cheney

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