Dizzy Daisy Quilt

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     This is what I am working on right now.  To make one block You start o
ut with 4-5 inch prints, 8-2 1/2 inch white squares and 4-2 1/2 inch square
s of yellow or color of your choice for the centers.  Take a pencil/ruler a
nd draw a line diagonally on all the 2 1/2 inch squares.  Now take a 5 inch
 print square and one yellow square and pin it to one corner, I use mini pi
ns with glass tops. Two pins to each square.  Now rotate counter clockwise  
and add a white square, then rotate the same way again and add last white s
q.  When done you should have a "U" shape made with your pencil marks.(if n
ot it is wrong) I start sewing on the beginning "U" white sq. when you get  
to the corner, one stitch off material, stop and raise presser foot(I have  
a 1/4 inch foot), pivot the material lining it up with pencil line  and con
tinue sewing that line.  Stop when you get one stitch off material again an
d raise pressure foot, pivot and sew the last line of the yellow square.  A
lways make sure all your square are lined up and does not go off the 5-inch
 print.  
   Repeat this on all 4 prints.  Now cut 1/4 inch from the pencil line "U"  
3 outer corners only.  Now press your quarter sections and sew together by  
putting all 4 yellow sections together making the daisy center. I always ma
ke a sample to go by.
I hope these instructions are not too confusing.  You can always go to the  
web site: https://www.missouristarquiltco.com/land/tutorials/dizzy-daisy-qu
ilt/    
Then press the header that says what I just posted above.  For some reason  
my computer does not underline the whole web address, so make sure you inte
r it all.  I am using 2 1/2 wide sashing on this quilt to separate the bloc
ks.  
                              Sandy$
  

Re: Dizzy Daisy Quilt
On 04/28/2017 09:32 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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I watched the video of Jenny making this quilt, or at least the blocks  
for the quilt.  I thought the "Dizzy Daisies" kinda looked like rocket  
ship docked at a space station (perhaps you need to be a science fiction  
fan to see them this way).

Maybe you could make the "petals" out of some kind of silvery-metallic  
fabric so they look even more like spaceships, and use dark blue or  
black material with white dots for the sashing and make a quilt that  
sort of looks like a spaceport for a science fiction fan.

Maybe you could even sew in to one of the outer borders strips that  
spell out the words "Space docking port DS9," using a technique some  
thing like this: http://thedesignest.com/sew-on-letters /.

I was about to say "a quilt for a boy" instead of "a quilt for a science  
fiction fan."  I don't think that I am going out on a limb to theorize  
that there are more male science fiction fans than female ones, but I  
think there are plenty of males that just hate science fiction, and  
there are plenty of females that quite enjoy it.

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Re: Dizzy Daisy Quilt
Hello Brian,
     Are making fun of me and my dizzy daisy quilt. Laughing here. You are so funny.  I really thought it looked more like a "windmill" than a daisy.  Not sure about the silver metallic material but do like science fiction and space ships.  
                           Sandy$

Re: Dizzy Daisy Quilt
On 05/02/2017 12:11 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Heavens no.  That is what the "dizzy daisies" looked like to me - space  
ships docked around a docking station.



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Hello Brian,
    Have you ever thought about making a quilt of different UFO's?  Like th
e saucer, cigar, triangle, bell shape and pyramid plus several more.  Would
 be a great quilt for those that are interested in UFO's.  A real conversat
ion piece. I have personally seen a saucer hovering over a gypsum plant whi
le living in Arizona.  Also saw a black triangle UFO that stood on it's end
 and started changing shape which really scared me.  I turned away and did  
not look anymore.  
                        Sandy$  

Re: Dizzy Daisy Quilt
On 05/04/2017 07:55 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Not really - I watched the video of Jenny making that quilt and got this  
idea about making a "space station" themed quilt, and I don't really  
have any plans to make one or even refining this design.


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