introducing my prairie daisies quilt ~ and newest pattern!

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hello everyone ~

spring has come so early here to montana that i was amazed to see a caterpillar crawling on the sidewalk yesterday!  all our lilac and apple trees are budding out too… sure hope we don’t get a big freeze, as it’s so very early for us.

meanwhile, i’ve been happily working out the details of my new quilt pattern…

it’s quite like spring too!

introducing:  “Prairie Daisies!”  i hope you like it:


this new pattern features one of my favorite, classic quilting shapes, the “orange peel” utilizing a fusible appliqué technique.  And of course, just a few black and white flowers fused on top of each daisy for that graphic punch i like so well, and a sprinkling of butterflies and other gems.

the other fun aspect was adding a trapunto affect too, which i did underneath each daisy petal, so essentially there are two layers of batting under the petal shapes.  hopefully you can see the fullness in the photos below:

once the big 8.5″ blocks were sewn into a larger, four-patch block, i auditioned used each flower petal within the block, and then stitched around each petal in black thread to add the trapunto batting layer.  once each block was done, i auditioned the blocks placement, and sewed them all together, layered with more batting and my backing fabric, and quilted this beauty:

IMG_5845 IMG_5844 IMG_5833one of aspects of this pattern is that while this is sized at a lap quilt size of 48″ x 48″ and can easily be made into a table runner, using less blocks, or more blocks for a larger bed size quilt.  super easy!  and even moreso, as i also utilized my accuquiltGo! cutter to cut out the blocks and orange peel petals nice and quick!

pattern is available in my shop! and for a limited time, until march 20th, you can purchase it for $7 {regular price will be $10}.

let me know what you think?  and thanks so much for stopping in!

happy spring!

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  1. Hi Leslie! I just found out I wasn’t subscribed to your new blog. Evidently I subscribed to the landing page and wasn’t getting updates. I hope I’ve fixed that now! I love seeing your stuff on instagram, but am glad I’m back to keeping up with your blog.
    It’s beautiful, by the way.

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    Well, Hi Renee! Nice to see your “smilin’ face” here… And if there was something on my part that I need to do to help fix that issue of subscribing, let me know…? I’ll have to check that out. Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement! XO

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