During the first evening we had fun trying to decide where to put each daisy square to create maximum impact.
The quilt was made in 2 halves. A 2 column panel and a 3 column panel were made and I then used the 'quilt as you go' technique to sew them together.
Trying to machine quilt a 25 daisy panel double quilt would have been near on impossible! This way, once you have created your daisy columns, you baste the front, wadding and backing together, then start free machine quilting the 3 layers together to secure.
This was my first attempt at Free Machine Quilting. Never one to start small and build up, I went straight into a double bed quilt. My quilting technique leaves a lot to be desired and I certainly learnt about playing around with the machine tension. Achieving a nice stitch on top and below the quilt took some practise. But not bad for a first attempt I think!