Sunday, April 28, 2024

Pattern Testing

I was asked to be a pattern tester for Rachel at Kohatu Patterns last week.  She is releasing a new pattern on May 10th in time for Mother's Day!

Since Rachel gives 2 different sizes for her Daisy pattern, I decided to make a Daisy in both sizes.  (Rachel also tells you how to make other sizes, too).

I picked a 'Sunset' background for the 12"x18" block.

I decided to do a blue sky background for the smaller block (7"x10").  Sorry, it was raining when I took the photo, so the blue looks a bit washed out.

I used the blue in the Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt (almost done with that) and the white and yellows are from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks that I've been making (April's colors).

Of course I sewed both Daisy blocks on my 1927 Singer 15 hand crank.  I do all of my paper piecing on hand crank sewing machines, since the needle stops exactly where I want it to, and they make such tiny stitches, so the paper tears off easily.  I started both Daisy blocks while I was teaching a paper piecing class to a few of my little quilt guild's members at our sew-in last Thursday (they worked on spool of thread and sewing machine blocks).  Those blocks are way down towards the bottom of the page at this link.

stitching on one of the Daisy blocks

1927 Singer 15 hand crank

Go check out Rachel's website and all of her patterns.  These Daisy blocks were fun to make.  


  1. Thanks for sharing Cheryl, I’m glad you enjoyed making the Daisy pattern and that Orange is so striking!

  2. Neat block . Thank for sharing.

    1. Thank you. Sorry I can't reply privately, but you are a no-reply commentor. Check out Rachel's other patterns.

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