Display Them in a Vase or Use Them to Embellish Other Projects!
My Mom loved daffodils and had a silk bouquet that she kept on her work table all year around. My dearest friend loved daffodils, too, and I cherish the photos I have of her in my daffodil garden taken the spring before she died. Daffodils always make me think of these two special women, so it’s no wonder that I love daffodils too.
Every spring my garden bursts to life with huge drifts of many different daffodil varieties. It’s such a treat watching the colorful blooms open up and dance in spring breezes. Part of the fun is that there are so many variations in color, shape and size.
It’s no wonder that I fell in love with these fabric daffodils. At first glance they could be “real”, but they’re even more charming once you realize they’re made of fabric.
The blooms are lovely made up in subtle soft yellow prints. Peach, white and stronger yellows would add variety, such as that seen among the many daffodil strains available to gardeners.
The tutorial, by Crafty Staci, includes instructions for three daffodil variations. A felt circle is glued to the back of each to stabilize the blooms. Then, for displaying them in a vase, she covered wooden skewers with florist tape and glued them to the backs of the flowers.
You could add loops instead and hang them, or use them to embellish other projects. For example, attach one to accent a tote bag or apron pocket. We can easily imagine a variety of them lined up on a small wall quilt, with fusible appliqued stems and leaves. Or, add a pin to the back of a flower for a broach.
Regardless of how you use your fabric daffodils, your heart is sure to lift a bit whenever you see these cheerful blooms.
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest has featured many patterns from vendors participating in the Craftsy Marketplace, most of which have been deleted by Craftsy. It's going to take awhile for us to hunt down new sources for those patterns. In the meantime there are many links to patterns on our site that no longer work. We apologize if this article contains one or more of those links and appreciate your patience while we straighten things out. Thank you!
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest does not sell or otherwise provide patterns directly. We showcase patterns and projects from various vendors, bloggers and other sources. Please make a note of where you access a pattern (the link in the yellow box toward the end of each Quilting Digest article). That way you can contact Support for that source if you have downloading problems or other issues. Thank you!