Inspired by the La Passacaglia Quilt from the book Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein, Ann Gonzalez couldn't bear to cut away the finished blocks to square up her quilt, Daddy's Delight, as the pattern instructed. So she instead hand appliquéd it to the background fabrics and added additional floating stars.

Daddy's Delight by Ann Gonzalez of Surprise, Arizona was featured in the Balanced Piecing and Appliqué category at Houston 2019.

#16 Helen Ducker 2020-07-27 18:50
Quilts do not have to be square or rectangular - unless they are to go on a bed. No one in their right mind would even think of letting children jump on this quilt on a bed.
If I had made something as wonderful as this, I wouldn't cut the sides off either. What are you supposed to do with the bits you cut off ? Make a handbag ?
#15 Patti Gay 2020-07-27 09:36
Ann this is beautiful and I love the little pops of color, you truly made this your own design with the floating stars as well. Well done. Congratulations and well deserved
#14 Jan 2020-07-26 17:01
This is magnificent! I actually like the design a lot better as appliques than as an allover. I think the "fiori" are better enhanced the way Ann has done them here.
#13 artsyal 2020-07-26 16:19
#12 Old Quilter 2020-07-26 13:39
I feel like I am looking at the inner workings of a fine watch. This is beautiful. I can understand not wanting to cut them up
#11 BlueMarina 2020-07-26 13:24
Ann Gonzalez, you are so brave and adventurous to go outside the directions and envision a quilt that turned out more than fabulous. You deserve the award. WOW.
#10 J Elliott 2020-07-26 13:19
This quilt is extraordinary. The colors and execution are something else. I love it.
#9 pennyELM 2020-07-26 11:38
Creative adaptation. After all that hard work! Love you design choice and the quilt is beautiful!
#8 KathyB1 2020-07-26 11:13
You made a wise design choice not squaring it up. Now it is your own spectacular quilt. Fabulous!
#7 Laura in McCall 2020-07-26 09:54
Taking the time to hand appliqué makes this quilt a real treasure!
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