The pattern is by Eileen B Sullivan and I used Kona solids to piece it, with blue Color Weave for the border.
I think she’ll like it. Considering she thinks her present from me this year is just this boomerang pillow cover:
And she is getting that. It’s to match the XOXO quilt I made for her birthday last year. I managed to try the case on the pillow while she was playing with the kidlets. Thank goodness it fits! Those things are such an awkward shape! But it was a rather quick project, so the daffodils are her big present.
I had planned to find a pattern with yellow roses (Mum’s favourite) but roses don’t seem to translate to paper piecing quite so well. So when I saw the daffodils… well. It's a long story. But here we are.
I wasn’t sure what to use for the border, but I couldn’t go past Color Weave in blue. It just set the daffodils off beautifully.
The binding very nearly didn’t happen. I had it all made up ready to finish the quilt. Then discovered that while I was cooking dinner, my
Oh and the mucked up piecing I did?
I managed to fix that. I didn’t bother unpicking all that section. I flipped it over and traced the paper templates onto some thin paper and just redid them. It worked. Thank goodness.
I added a little label to the back because I know Mum will be looking for one! Excuse the terrible embroidery – I really need to work on that. It gets the message across and that’s what counts. And more importantly, everything’s spelt right
Here are the two paper pieced wallhangings together. The irises are mine and hang in my sewing room, and as of tomorrow the daffodils will belong to my Mum. Just have to find somewhere to hang it!
So I’m a happy gal. And I think my mum will be too.
Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas! Hope you find some fabric-y goodness under the tree!!