Monday, December 16, 2013

Mae's Daisy Quilt

Hi Y'all! I shared this over at Sew in Love {with fabric} last week and now get to share on my blog. I am so super proud of this fun bright quilt and I hope you print, pin, share, or like (or whatever your "must make" list method is) my free quilt pattern. Go on, I'll wait....

Mae's Daisy

I love to sew just about anything, but my heart belongs to quilting. So of course, when I was asked to create a tutorial for Benartex it had to be quilty.

Mae's Daisy

At first, I thought I would be conservative and just do a quick little pillow and call it a day. But what was the fun in that? Why not do a quilt AND a pillow? Before I designed anything, I went onto Benartex's website to check out all the fabric goodies. Oh. My. Word. How can I pick? So many choices! I thought I had finally picked out a collection, then another collection's name caught my eye. Daisy Mae. So I clicked on it and what I saw was a page full of colorful and happy daisy prints and polka dots. Sold! Anything with the name Mae just makes my heart smile. That's my big relish's middle name, but it's also a special family name and both my husband and mine's initials. Once I had the fabric, the idea for the pattern was simple. I just busted out my newly acquired EQ7 quilting software and got to work.

Mae's Daisy Quilt

I have created an easy little printable for you to print out or your can follow along below to create your own Mae's Daisy Quilt. Remember, you can make your quilt to be any size, just adjust the amount of blocks you use. I have provided instructions to make the lap quilt and pillow/mini size. I left the border off my quilt because I actually forgot about it and cut the backing fabric before I realized my mistake. These instructions have the border included for the lap size. Also, the pillow fits a Euro pillow insert perfectly. I get mine at Ikea but I am sure you can grab one anywhere like Walmart or Target.

Mae's Daisy

Fabric Requirements:

Daisy Quilt Pattern fabric requirements for quilt

Daisy Quilt Pattern fabric requirements for mini

*less than 1/8 needed
**assuming fabric is 43 inches wide
***2 1/2 inch wide

Cutting Instructions:

Crib/Lap Quilt:

  • You will make 16 flower blocks that measure 10 inches each once finished (10 1/2 inches unfinished). For this pattern, I picked 16 different prints from the Daisy Mae collection, but you can do multiple fabrics for the flowers.
    • Cut (4) 5 1/2 inch squares per block/fabric. Set aside.
  • For the leaves (green), cut (192) 2 inch squares. Mark a line on the back of each square across the diagonal. Sorry! You can also place a piece of masking tape on your machine to line up with the corners to avoid having to mark all your diagonals. See picture below.
  • For the flower center, cut (64) inch 2 1/2 inch squares. Mark down the center as well. So sorry again!
  • For the sashing, cut (20) 2 x 10.5 inch strips & (5) 2 x 50.5 inch strips.
  • Border consist of (36) 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch blocks (9 on each side) & (4) 3 1/2 inch squares for each of the corners.

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Daisy Quilt Pattern fabric cuts for quilt

Mini/Pillow:

  • You will make 4 flower blocks that measure 10 inches each once finished (10 1/2 inches unfinished). Cut (4) 5 1/2 inch squares per block/fabric. Set aside.
  • For the leaves (green), cut (48) 2 inch squares. Mark a line on the back of each square across the diagonal. Sorry!
  • For the flower center, cut (16) inch 2 1/2 inch squares. Mark down the center as well. So sorry again!
  • For the sashing, cut (6) 2 x 10.5 inch strips & (2) 2 x 26.5 inch strips.


Daisy Quilt Pattern fabric cuts for mini

Piecing the petals:

  • To make one of the petals, take one 5 1/2 inch square, three of the green squares and one of the center squares. Place one of the green squares on the corner right sides together and stitch ON the line. Do this with the other two green squares and then the center square. Trim off the corners and press seams open.


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Construct flowers and add sashing:

  • Take the four completed petal squares and piece together as shown above.
  • Add a sashing border to one side of all 16 flower blocks. Then, select the 4 flower blocks that will make the first column on the left and add a sash to the opposite side of the side that has the sashing. Press sashing towards flower blocks.
  • Make a row of four flowers with the sashing in-between.
  • Add the long piece of sashing to the top of each row and one row will also have sashing on the bottom.
  • Piece all the rows together and set aside.


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Piecing the border:

  • Take 9 of the 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch blocks and piece short sides together. Do this for all four borders. Add the 2 1/2 inch squares to the ends of only two of the borders. Press. Add the short sides first, then the long sides. Press.


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Mae's Daisy Quilt

For the envelope pillow back, cut (2) 25 x 16 inches. Hem on the long sides by folding over 1 inch once and press then fold again 1 inch and press. Stich along the hems. Sandwich the pillow with wrong sides of fabric to the back side of mini quilt top with the hemmed edges overlapped. Pin liberally to avoid shifting when binding. Bind as you would your quilt.

Mae's Daisy Quilt

Baste and quilt as desired.

Mae's Daisy Quilt

And there you have it! I so hope you make one of these fun quilts. Please share with me if you do!

Melissa

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. A real eye catching design. I think I will have to bookmark this for the new year! Thanks so much for sharingx xx.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! Please share if you get a chance to make it! Enjoy!!

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  2. a lovely quilt, have downloaded the instructions many thanks

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    1. Thanks so much Margaret! You are so sweet! Thanks for that and your support!

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  3. What a fabulous design! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing, Melissa!

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    1. Aww, you are so welcome! Thanks so much for your sweet words and support!

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  4. I love this so much!!!! I downloaded it and have big plans to do this first of next year! Thanks for sharing your pattern!!!

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    1. Oh goodie!! Glad you like it! Please share if you make it! ThAnks for visiting, your sweet words, and support! Enjoy!

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  5. Great block! that is super cute and cheery!

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    1. Thanks Becca! You can't tell from the photo but there was a full on ice storm outside when I took these. Thanks for visiting and your sweet words!

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  6. I love the link between the florals and the block design. Thanks for the tutorial - have a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. This looks like a fun quilt to make!The prints you picked look great, but I bet it would look so pretty with solids too!

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  8. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS DOWNLOAD !!!
    HAPPY SUMMER!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THIS AT? WE SEW TWICE A WEEK FOR THE VETS AND THIS WOULD BE GREAT

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