Vintage Daisy Quilt

Remember this? I think I’m finally ready to quilt it. I debated for a long time about adding borders, but in the end, I decided to leave it as is. I don’t think the fabric in the blocks was prewashed and I’m concerned about uneven shrinking.

Now, how to quilt it! I played around with an app called Doodle to get some ideas. My first thought was an all over random grid.

Maybe swirls.

Maybe a grid that doesn’t go over the daisies.

Hmmmm…..maybe the straight lines?

Actually, I rather like the combination of swirls and grids.

I’ll have to think about that. But then, what about the daisies themselves?

Lots to think about here.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Vintage Daisy Quilt

  1. I think I like a combination of swirls and grids, too. It will add a little punch to the vintage feel and make it really interesting.

  2. I’ve been watching to see what you do – I have a quilt almost exactly like this and it needs quilting too!

  3. robyngotch says:

    Lovely colors, composition and overall design. What is your overall feeling about using the Doodle app? I have tried it, but still tend to print out copies of the blocks/top to doodle on with a pencil. Thanks for sharing!

  4. It will be fun to see what you decide on. I think you have some good ideas brewing. Thanks for the tip on the app. It’s very handy for drawing out those quilting ideas!

  5. blackeyedsewsan says:

    Oh goodie-time for 1 of my favorites! Love this 1-I like the combo of swirls/grid work. Have fun with this! Susan

  6. I always have the same problem when the big decision comes. I usually make the ‘final’ decision about four times.

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