It's March and I have daffodils on my mind.
I'm photoshopping photos to make them look like paintings.
And thinking about daffodil quilts
Actual quilt block above. I redrew the daffodil from Eveline Foland's 1933 Kansas City Star pattern Memory Bouquet
Here's the original Memory Bouquet
Another fabulous quilt design is Mountain Mist's "Dancing Daffodils". The basic unit here is an asymmetrical stem.
Flipped over twice and rotated to make a 4-way symmetrical block
You could also repeat the daffodil unit
I've sketched a pattern for the asymmetrical stem. Click here to see the PDF file for a flower that would fit in a 9 or 10 inch block.
I combined Eveline Foland's flower with the Mountain Mist stem.
An interesting vintage quilt from an online auction.
See a few other vintage daffodil quilts by clicking on the links below:
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has a perfect copy of the Mountain Mist design:
And several are on display in the Quilt Index.
Quilt dealer Stella Rubin has one for sale
And here's a picture of an unusual quilt from a Marie Webster design, called Daffodils and Butterflies. It wasn't often made.
As far as the daffodil paintings: I photoshopped some seed catalog photos by applying an "artistic filter". I wish I could paint this well.