Crazy Daisy

QMMS-150044-cover_95Welcome to the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 11 blog tour! This is my fourth time participating and it is so much fun. I have had a block in volumes 1, 7, and 8, and it’s great to be back for volume 11!

My block is called Crazy Daisy – block #1062 on page 42.

Crazy Daisy

Crazy Daisy

Crazy daisy was inspired by a most serious daisy in the quilt I am currently working on – a birth flower for the month of April. Here it is, in my quilt about time.

Daisy 1

Daisy 1

I enlarged it considerably, used black-and-white prints for the daisy petals, and set it on a bright green background. Could it look any different from the original?

Detailed instructions for constructing the background are available in another post.

To appliqué the daisy, you have a number of options. For fusible appliqué, you might like to check out my Step-by-Step Guide to Fusible Appliqué. Rather than leaving the edges raw, find out how to cover them with an invisible zigzag stitch, blanket stitch, satin stitch, or with tulle and a couched cord.

For turned-edge appliqué, you could use the needle-turn or freezer-paper method or you might like to try a new method that is taking the quilt world by storm. It’s called Apliquick and here’s how it works.

Trace each petal (patches E-U) and the flower center (patch V) onto light-weight fusible interfacing.

Trace shape onto light-weight fusible interfacing

Trace shape onto light-weight fusible interfacing

Cut out the interfacing on the marked line and iron onto the wrong side of the appliqué fabric. Cut out the fabric leaving a quarter-inch seam allowance.

Cut out interfacing, fuse to wrong side of fabric, and cut out fabric with a seam allowance

Cut out interfacing, fuse to wrong side of fabric, and cut out fabric with a seam allowance

Apply water-soluble glue to the seam allowance then turn under the seam allowance using the Apliquick rods. These tools provide excellent control and dexterity: one has a forked end for gripping the fabric; the other has a flat tapered end for easily and accurately turning the seam allowance.

Turn seam allowance with Apliquick rods

Turn seam allowance with Apliquick rods

The prepared patches can be stitched to the background by hand or by machine.

Stitch prepared patches by hand or by machine

Stitch prepared patches by hand or by machine

You will be amazed at how easy it is to achieve outstanding results with these innovative new tools! You can get a starter set that includes the Apliquick rods, a glue stick, and 1 meter of interfacing and save $5 from ordering each item individually. And as part of the fun of the blog tour, you could get it for free!

Apliquick turned-edge applique

Place your order for an Apliquick Starter Set by midnight, Friday May 8th. If your name is drawn, we will refund your money and send you your prize!

You can also enter to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 11 by leaving a comment below or by Liking my Facebook Page Kathy K. Wylie Quilts.

Please note that each comment submitted below must be approved before it will appear on the blog, so it might be a few minutes before your comment shows up. But don’t worry – I’ll get it! Winners will be announced on Monday, May 11th. Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Beautiful block and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Flowers do make beautiful blocks!

  3. Nancy Roraback says:

    I liked your facebook page. Love your block! Daisies are my favorite!

  4. Cyndy Knapp says:

    Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine! Your daisy block is really cute! thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Your block is so striking in the green and black! You have created a beautiful block.

  6. Brooke says:

    Cute block, I love flowers in quilts. Fun to see a new method in applique!

  7. Thanks for the demo of the appliquick tools. They look like a great help for appliqué. Love your colorful block.

  8. Sandy Curtis says:

    cute block, applique is my favorite, usually needle turn and I have used interfacing, usually on light colored fabrics

  9. Margaret Andrews says:

    What a unique block! Nice to see how you made it. Looks like spring, such a happy time of year. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Janet Frank says:

    Looks like very handy tools! Just getting into applique… it!

  11. Esther G says:

    I love the colors in this block!

  12. Quilting Tangent says:

    Pretty block.

  13. Lisa Marie says:

    What a great block! I do mostly piecing but like to add a bit of applique sometimes — I think it makes a quilt extra special.

  14. Thank you for the very clear applique tutorial. I look forward to seeing more daisies pop up.

  15. Nancy A says:

    Love your block. Congratulations in being chosen for the new 100 blocks issue.

  16. Thanks for including the very clear tutorial for this charming block. I’m looking forward to doing this one.

  17. Donna Joy says:

    I| have done applique, but all those edges were never as smooth as yours. The glue would be very helpful and those tools would work better than fingers. You have inspired me to try this. Thanks

  18. Patricia Cash says:

    Crazy Daisy love it!

  19. Barbara Bailey says:

    Haven’t tried applique, it’s a bit scary to me! Lol

  20. Cute block!

  21. Delaine says:

    I LOVE this block! You are very talented. Thanks!

  22. Debby E says:

    Great block! I love daisies 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  23. Michele says:

    cute block! Green was a nice alternative to yellow.

  24. cute block — love the black and white polka dot petals.

  25. What a lovely block! The Apliquick method looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Fun block–I’m intrigued by those tools–looks pretty slick!

  27. Jennifer says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this issue, just love your happy block!

  28. I like it a lot and thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Cute block.

  30. Marcia Hoekstra says:

    I learned something new today – Appliquick. Sounds like something that I’d like to try.

  31. Cathy B says:

    Love you block! Congratulations getting in the magazine!!

  32. NancyB from Many LA says:

    Love your daisies!

  33. I struggle with applique. I would love to win the appliquick set just so I can try it! Thank you for sharing your talents and sponsoring the giveaway.

  34. I love your daisy block. The frame detail is a nice effect.

  35. I am really liking the Daisy 1 version!

  36. Gotta love a bouquet of daises – beautiful!

  37. I love how the one daisy looks like you did punch needle in the middle, adds nice texture to the daisy. I like the appliqué method with fusible, I am always fumbling to turn small or tight edges and want to try more fusible.


  38. Deborah DeBerry says:

    Applique is on my bucket list and the use of the appliquick tools make it seem easier. Love your block, and maybe one day I will be able to make it. I liked your facebook page.

  39. Great tutorial!! Lots of info on this site–I will be back. Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I would love to win the appliquick set… will look into buying it.. Love the block I love daises.. I am a April baby.. thanks..

  41. Cute block! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  42. Julie B says:

    Thanks for sharing your block.

  43. Diane Paul says:

    The hand applique looks like a great project for doctor’s waiting rooms. I’ll have to print out the instructions.

  44. Great block! And thanks so much for showing the making process. That is really helpful. I love appique and might have to try this methode,lol!

  45. Darlene says:

    Daisies are beautiful in a bouquet. Thanks for the tutorial.

  46. Great flower block! Glad to have so many options for applique–I’ll have to try them all!

  47. Super cute. Looks a little complicated for me as a non-applique person. But I’ll be happy to try anything.

  48. Gorgeous block!

  49. Allison says:

    Cute block!

  50. Nice block. I love daisies.

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