It’s A Daisies Galore Flower-Power OMG and TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF – Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday! For our October, 2020 One Monthly Goal we elected to quilt and finish our Flower-Power table runner. Not only to quilt it, but to use the inspiration shared by Rebecca of Rebecca Grace Quilts called Daisies Galore. While she shared a pantograph that is used by longarm quilters, I felt that it was a design that would carryover well onto a domestic sewing machine. After a few days of trying it on paper with a pen, it was time to transfer my mental acumen and thoughts to thread and the quilt top.

Flower-Power Daisy-esque

The appliqué flowers in the Flower-Power quilt top do resemble a daisy, or perhaps a simple sunflower. I guess a daisy only has five petals and a sunflower many more but you get the general idea. This table runner was started in September as our monthly OMG project. It never even had a whole post sharing the details of its creation until we set the goal to finish it this month.

Once the borders were on, it was time to start thinking about quilting and thanks to Rebecca, I had a plan in my head. Practice makes perfect . . . or at least better, in my case. Here’s one of my attempts at trying to get the petals to be a similar size and shape.

On To Quilting

Once I had enough worry time in, it was time to jump right in and get ‘er done. Since it’s all about free-motion quilting, it was time to swap out the regular quarter-inch foot for the FMQ/ruler foot.

Once we had it layered up, I took a deep breath, changed the thread to a purple-ish gray thread, and let ‘er rip. Quilting that is!

Flower-Power It’s a Wrap

Quilting really didn’t take very long, but I kept telling myself to keep the petals uniform. That worked most of the time . . . but there are a few missteps.

We used this fun retro-looking fabric as the backing and I used a soft white thread in the bobbin. You can see some of the quilted daisies in this photo.

 

The same green fabric was chosen for the binding for a seamless finish.

Ta-da! One Flower-Power Daisies Galore table runner finish complete with a peace fabric cozy. Sue’s Mom even had a lava lamp we were going to add to the photo shoot but it was broken. Darn it! I had also hoped to eek out one for finish this month but it will have to count as an early November one instead. We will be linking this finish up to Patty’s Elm Street Quilts October OMG party, too.

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31 Responses

  1. This is adorable! It would make a nice dresser scarf too! Your FMQ is spot on and as far as I know, daisys have as many petals as they need to land on “he loves me”….
    Love, love, love that backing fabric!

  2. chrisknits says:

    I love it!!! Makes me think of hippies and fun! LOL

  3. Oh wow! This is such a happy quilt! I love love love the big flowers and the colors!

    I plan to be back with To Do Tuesday this week.

  4. Love the daisy quilting! It is perfect!

  5. patty says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  6. So bright and cheerful! Love it xx

  7. What a bright, happy runner. Great finish!

  8. Love the runner……sooooo colorful!!

  9. So many panto designs I find can be quilted FMQ either on a DSM or a longarm. I just did pumpkins on my latest quilt thanks to a panto I saw somewhere on someone’s blog. You did an awesome job! It is such a happy runner. 🙂 (let ‘er rip lol sometimes that’s exactly the attitude for FMQ)

  10. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Such a cute, cheery quilt! Love it!!

  11. I love this! And, I spy your new ‘go-to’ neutral, olive green. Works great!

  12. Such a happy table runner! Love those flowers and the quilting.

  13. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    It turned out great. Wonderful quilting motif.

  14. Cute finish – nice work on the fmq too!

  15. nanamickie says:

    I love Flower Power! The quilting is perfect! Have a great day Roseanne!

  16. Frédérique says:

    Lovely flowers, bright and beautiful!

  17. Kathryn says:

    It is gorgeous, so bright and happy looking and love the ladybird. The quilting is great, love the pattern, I know how challenging it is, I reckon you’ve done a really good job on it.

  18. Rochelle Summers says:

    Congratulations on the finish for Flower Power. The quilting looks great. This is just so bright at happy it makes me smile!!

  19. Cheree Hull says:

    Congrats on this finish! It’s groovy baby, yeah!

  20. Vicki in MN says:

    Oh I am so glad you got it finished! It turned out just so sweet. You know you don’t have to keep the petals all the same, funky is fun too;)

  21. Gretchen says:

    Flower Power is so cute, it reminds me of the 60’s! The flowers will brighten the house up this winter when the sun doesn’t shine, happy stitching!

  22. Barbara Esposito, @TheQuiltedB says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I love everything about this! the colors, the pattern, the flower, the ladybug, THE FMQ! All of it. PS – real flowers do not have uniform petals…A beautiful and fun finish! Bravo!

  23. lenneamw says:

    Yay! Congrats on your finish. It’s a fun piece and will brighten any table.

  24. Sue H says:

    Very nice table runner. I love the daisy FMQ and I think you did a superb job! Ta-Da! is right!

  25. quiltinggail says:

    Love that you tried the new quilting motif! One of the FMQ instructors I had said that in nature, not all flowers or leaves or pebbles are the same size – so don’t worry about it! Im’ seriously impressed that you made your petals all the same size! And, it looks great on the table runner! 🙂
    PLUS … I do love that table runner! 🙂

  26. Karen Moore says:

    Such a happy and bright runner. Good job on the quilting.

  27. Laura says:

    Bright and cheery! So much fun to display on the dining table! Love! 🙂

  28. Janice Snell says:

    Fun finish! Congrats!

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