So I'm going to blatantly rip a page out of her book and make something along the same lines. I've had a play on Touchdraw (the ingenious iPad vector graphics app) and decided to space the flowers out a bit more (so I have to make fewer of them), arrange them into a hexagon shape (so I have to make fewer of them) and add two more borders than Katy had, top and bottom so the finished quilt will end up a bit squarer then hers.
I'm using the Oakshott sunrise F8 bundle for the flowers since it has the most beautiful array of colours in it and Oakshott Lyon Zest in the flower centres. I haven't chosen a background yet but I like the Timeless Treasures sketch fabric Katy used so this really will be quite the copycat project.
Oakshott Lyon Zest is the yellow, second one in in the picture below. I think it will add some lovely texture to the centres of the flowers.
I cut the hexagon templates in small, medium and large using my hexagon Accuquilt Go Cutter die (an ingenious suggestion by Laura Needles, Pins and Baking Tins (although I don't think it is recommended by the manufacturers as it will blunt the blades) and got about 400 cut in about half an hour from paper heading to the shredder. And I'm basting them using the brilliant technique shown to me by my real life friend Mandy Simply Solids where she bastes the back without sewing through the paper so the papers can be removed without having to remove the stitches. So I'm basting, spray starching, pressing and removing papers to make a little stack of Oakshott flowers awaiting the delivery of the Lyon Zest (second from the front in this picture) to give the centres a little added zing and texture.
But one little thing. I am going to have to applique circles, leaves and vines in this project so please - what are the best and simplest applique methods? Do you know of a good tute I could use? Any top tips?