Happy St. Davids Day from Port Talbot - Wales
This is the third of my contemporary quilt challenge quilts.
And being March's I thought a daffodil most appropriate.
With it being St. Davids Day today (1st March)
St. David is a patron Saint. of Wales
The Daffodil is our National Flower
You'll see lots of these worn in Wales today.
If you see someone with a daffodil on elsewhere in the world on 1st March
Chances are they are Welsh and showing their Welsh pride.
This is another project using my new needlefelting machine.
I cut out the daffodil shapes in felt
and needlefelted them onto the back of the black felt background
to create a 'painterly' effect on the front.
I then freemotion stitched around the outlines
into the leaves and flower
I stitched a grided 'nine patch' effect
and then stitched around the edge using yellow thread and a zig zag stitch.
I had intended finishing the edges with a self binding
coming over from the back of the work
Preferred the look of seeing the yellow zig zag stitch.
I was going to ask you all which you preferred
I just screamed at me YELLOW ZIG ZAG SHOWING PLEASE
Yellow zig zag showing it is
(with a hind of pink backing peeking through and cut with pinking scissors)