Linda, the cheerleader for this blog hop told us the meaning of her name (which is from the Spanish and means pretty). The meaning of Daryl, which is my name is Old English, means beloved or dear. I don't know if there were many female Daryl's when I was born, but as the story goes, my dad wanted a different name for me if I was a girl. I had an older brother, so I wasn't named Daryl because my dad wanted a son, as he already had a son. I was the second born (I have a younger sister). So my mother decided on the name Daryl as (uh oh this will date me) the famous movie producer at the time was Darryl F. Zanuck, so she named me after him only she spelled my name with one "r' instead of 2. Okay now on to my quilts...
My first idea was to include as many of the 83 words (or phrases) I had written down that I could fit on the first quilt I made below. I could only fit in 65 words below onto the heart of the quilt. As I was making this quilt I thought of the caterpillar from the Disney animated movie Alice in Wonderland, when he asked Alice, "Who...are...YOU"? So I added those words to the quilt. The applique letters are from the Alphabet Quilt Pattern I designed and sell on Craftsy and here on my blog too. I also found an orange fabric in my stash that had printed words on it that were autumn words & phrases such as: cool, love, butterfly, leaves, crisp, fall day, believe, this will be a very good year, a beautiful season, courage, fall day, and I thought that fabric was perfect for the border, especially since I was born in the fall. I used a background fabric that has all sorts of tools for a person to create things, such as paint, pens, buttons, ribbons, scissors, spools of thread, so that was a perfect fabric choice for this little quilt too. I am pleased with the results.
I saw this somewhere too and it really describes me:
using my heart,
is an important
part of who I am.
I had also cut out a lot of applique letters in felt, but just didn't have time to use those for this blog hop. So hopefully I will be using those felted applique letters on one or more projects in the future.
I then made the second quilt (Garden Quilt) using a lot of fused applique shapes that I already had on hand (beginnings or leftovers from other projects) including the stamped words. My friend, Susan, had given me the 4 sunflower seed packet prints and the sunflower fabric for my birthday in November and I thought it was perfect for this quilt. After I quilted this quilt, I thought I would try Sharon Schamber's binding method to bind this quilt. I used bits of fusible web to fuse the binding pieces together instead of using spray starch as Sharon does in the video. I have chemical sensitives and that spray starch would have made me sick. I did follow the rest of her method and it worked well. Since this is a wall quilt, I won't be washing it, so the glue won't be washed out, although I may spray the binding area with water and see if I can get the glue to wash out somewhat. Since this was my first attempt at this method, my glue was thicker in some places and made it a bit harder to hand sew through. I guess I have mixed feeling about doing this binding method. I picked up some great tips from her video even if I never use glue on my binding again.
Piece Peace (Patricia G.)
A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
Marjorie's Busy Corner (Marjorie)
Grandmamas Stories (Jane H.)
Mrs. Pickles Garden (Hayley)
Patchouli Moon Studio (Daryl P....that's me!)
Till We Quilt Again (Helen E.)
The Slow Quilter (Felicia F.)
Quilting With Terry and the Cats (Terry S.)Pin It Now!