Sunday, May 26, 2013

Taking things apart ... so I can put them back together again

Here's my completed test version of the Little Daisy, adapted to English Paper Piecing and appliqué.

Friends suggested how I could use these templates to make something that looked more like the original plan ... or how I could use EPP to prepare those original flower-ish diamond shapes for appliqué, which were both excellent ideas.  But, in the end, I decided to take the original shapes apart and reuse the red diamonds to make more of these. I think the octagon centers make them a little more flower-like while maintaining the diamond petals.

Pieces and Parts of an Old UFO

I'm not sure yet, but I think the left-over blue diamonds could become leaves for my new red daisies ... or blue star cornerstones for the border.

This afternoon, I'm feeling scattered and find myself jumping between some spring-cleaning chores and a couple projects, unable to settle into any one thing and make some real progress.  I figure that deciding to move forward on this idea for Slow Stitch Sunday will give me something focused and meditative with which to end my day.


Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love the flower with the centers. They are darling and the blue leaves would look great. I am thankful everyday for my stitching, I think without it I might be a basket case some days. Happy Slow Stitching!

Quilter Kathy said...

Some days are like that, with lots of questions and not many answers :) Hope you enjoyed some relaxing stitching today!

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