Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway

BTS logo 200 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and GiveawayOn to Part 2 of the Dozens of Daisies quilt! Today’s post covers making the bands and the block Y’s. Have fun!

Dozens of Daisies Part 2

Join 2 fabric #1 strips with a fabric #2 strip as shown below to make a band A. Cut the band at 21⁄2″ intervals to make 12 unit 1’s.

Assembly BandA Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and GiveawayCut the remaining fabric #2 strip into two 20″ sections. Sew these strips to each side of the fabric #3 strip as shown below to make a band B. Cut the band at 21⁄2″ intervals to make 6 unit 2’s.

Assembly BandB Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and GiveawaySew the units and patches together as shown to make a block Y. (A’s are from Fabric #4 and B’s are from Fabric #2.) Make 6 block Y’s.

Assembly BlockY1 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway


Assembly BlockY Pattern1 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway

Download and print the C pattern here: QM_DozensofDaisies-applique. Check to be sure it printed at the correct size by measuring; the petal should be 3 1/4″ tall. Prepare the petals (C) for fusible applique.

Fold a block Y in half horizontally, vertically and diagonally and lightly crease the folds.

Assembly BlockY Applique1 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway

Use the applique placement diagram and the creases as guides to arrange the petals on the block and fuse in place. Use matching thread and a small zigzag stitch to sew around all of the petals. Repeat for all the block Y’s.

freespirit 200 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway

Today’s fabric sponsor is FreeSpirit. FreeSpirit provided fabrics from the Taza line by Dena Designs to make this pretty version of Dozens of Daisies. This quilt was made by Nicole Brouillette, a member of the Back to School sewing team.

nicoleyes Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway

Dozens of Daisies in Taza fabrics by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit. Quilt made by Nicole Brouillette.

If you’d like to use these FreeSpirit fabrics in your quilt, they are in quilt shops now. Here’s how we named them. Also see the preparations post.

fabric #1        5/8 yard       green tone on tone
fabric #2       5/8 yard        blue print
fabric #3       5/8 yard        pink dot
fabric #4       1/2 yard        yellow tone on tone
fabric #5       5/8 yard       pink solid
fabric #6       1/2 yard        light stripe
fabric #7       1 yard            pink  multiprint
fabric #8       5/8 yard       light blue dot

freespirit 2001 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway

And now to the giveaway! We have three bundles of FreeSpirit fat quarters along with some batting and thread to give to lucky winners. Leave a comment here by midnight Monday, Sept. 12 describing your favorite part of the quiltmaking process. We’ll randomly pick three winners to be announced next week.

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See you next week for five full days of the pattern, giveaways, tips and fabric sponsor love!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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92 Responses to Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 2 and Giveaway

  1. It was great! About time Christians begin to stand up for their rights.

  2. Lorri says:

    I just love doing the whole thing. From picking out the fabric and pattern to the binding. Knowing that who ever is receiving knows it was done for them with love.

  3. Angie says:

    I love buying the fabric! I get an idea from just looking at the fun colors and patterns

  4. Lisa says:

    My favorite part is taking the last handstitch in the binding – because that means the quilt is finished!

  5. amorette says:

    sewing on the binding! i love finishing it up!

  6. Sue says:

    Such a girly quilt, it would make a great baby gift!

  7. Judy W says:

    My favorite part of the quiltmaking process is enjoying the synergy that comes from putting together a great group of fabrics and a quilt pattern or layout that highlights fabric(s). It all comes together at that point for me!

  8. Joanne Barry says:

    My favourite part is when I’m inspired by a pattern & am able to use at least some fabrics from my stash for the project. I like feeling creative but often get bored so finishing it is a challenge, but oh so wonderful when it is done!

  9. Emily says:

    Maybe I’m twisted, but my favorite part is making, sewing on, and then hand stitching the binding. It takes me awhile, but the finished product is totally worth it.

  10. Karen A says:

    I’d have to say my favorite part is whatever part I’m doing right now( how’s that for being diplomatic!). It’s like having to name your favorite child. All the parts have their good and not so good aspects. But, they’re all wonderful!!

  11. Bev Gunn says:

    Okay, I didn’t read the comment requirement! I love to pull fabric and cut and sew the tops. I refer to myself as a “topper” and thank the Good Lord for creating long arm quilters so I can have ‘done’ in my vocabulary!

  12. Elisabeth Ivarsson says:

    My favourite part is sitting on the floor surrounded with fabric, trying to figure out the most beautiful design.

  13. Bev Gunn says:

    this may be a pattern that I use again to make donation quilts for Linus or other charity projects!

  14. Vickie says:

    My favorite part is when I am getting started and starting to feel jazzed up by the pattern and fabric selection. Things just flow at this point and the time flies by.

  15. Meredith says:

    Basting together the layers of the quilt is often very painstaking, frustrating, boring and back breaking. Everything else I love!!

  16. Nicole says:

    Putting that final stitch into the binding and then holding it up for my hubby to see. ALL DONE! :D

  17. Lynn Telke says:

    My favorite part of quiltmaking is everthing, selecting the pattern, the fabric, cutting
    the design, sewing it together, quilting it, binding the quilt and showing it off to my
    family and friends.

  18. Judy Johnson says:

    the binding! I like to put the last stitch in the quilt!

  19. MarciaW says:

    My favorite part of the quilt making process is choosing the fabrics and making that first block. I also like to lay it out on the floor so can look at how all the blocks together. And, looking at the finished quilt knowing that it is done done done…

  20. grace says:

    The best part is being immersed in the process, with a vision of a finished quilt imbedded in my mind. I love each task, equally, with the exception to not matching my point and having to reverse sew. For me quilting is a labour of love and though challenging is worth savouring as there is a goal to be achieved that I have faith will be worthwhile in the end.

  21. Pat S says:

    My favorite part of making a quilt is choosing a pattern I love and picking out the fabrics.

  22. Carol says:

    Oh boy… what if we have two favourite parts of the quilting process? I would have to say that the most satisfying part for me is the challenges of freemotion quilting. It is hard at first to figure out what to do, but once you get going it all seems to come together and all of a sudden – WOW!! A little harder without a long arm tho lol. Really having fun with this pattern too!

  23. Donna W says:

    My favorite part is making the blocks and watching the quilt come together

  24. I get excited by the whole process – from starting with a pattern, selecting fabrics, cutting, sewing, block placement – to the reveal. Very seldom am I disappointed.

  25. Barb Colvin says:

    I love choosing fabrics and designing. Sometimes the design comes first, sometimes the fabric.

  26. robin says:

    I like planning the quilt the best, including choosing fabrics. :) Fun, fun, fun!

  27. Mary says:

    I like sewing the pieces together the most. It is fun to see the colors come together.

  28. Kylie C says:

    I love piecing and as odd as it sounds I really enjoy hand sewing on my binding, it gives me a chance to think about the quilt and how it came together.

  29. Dian Hoff says:

    My favorite part of quilting is sewing the blocks and counting to see how close I am to having them completed. Thanks, Dian

  30. Tara A says:

    I love choosing the fabrics and pattern, but I think my favorite part is finishing the binding while enjoying what I’ve made.

  31. VickiT says:

    What a pretty quilt pattern. Since I’m fairly new to quilting and don’t have a lot of practice doing many of the different blocks yet, I’d say my favorite process so far is finding a pattern I like. And also, choosing my fabrics for the pattern. Just seeing a pattern and thinking ahead to what it might look like using the fabrics I’ve chosen is fun for me. In my beginning quilting class I’m in right now, we did a nice flying geese block and I was very pleased when done with the 8 flying geese that made up that block to see every one of mine were perfect. I was thrilled because I’ve read so much negativity toward that block and how hard it is to get perfect points. I found making it quite easy which surprised me after going into that class knowing we would be doing those and all I’ve read about how hard that block is.

  32. My favorite part is the designing part. Then matching fabric with design. Least favorite… cutting out pieces!

  33. Mary Ferreter says:

    Hmmm, I thought that I left a comment the other day. Maybe it was on another page.
    Anyway,……My favorite part of the quilt making process is choosing the fabrics to put together. That is what has kept me quilting since I started.

  34. Bev Gunn says:

    Thought I had missed out on several steps as was too busy to check on Thurs and Fri! But, I see I am ready to do the step here. Please choose me for the Free Spirit Fabric drawing! Thanks loads.

  35. Carrie P. says:

    I am enjoying seeing the process. Wish I had time to make it along with you.
    I enjoy most of the quilting process except for the borders and backing.

  36. Donna Amos says:

    A great looking pattern. My favorite part is the fabric selection. Lots of good examples here.

  37. My favorite part is thinking of the person/persons who will receive the completed quilt. I love to handsew the binding/label….completion is satisfactory!

  38. Donna says:

    My favorite part of quilting is sewing the blocks together. Just seeing how the fabrics come together and loving the creativity and just the fun I have while sewing. I enjoy the look of the blanket stitch around appliqué. Thanks for sharing about the different kinds of fusible products.

  39. Denise says:

    my favorite part is the pattern that was picked for this project.. Also picking out the fabric for this project………….

  40. Claudia says:

    My favorite part? Choosing the fabric I think. It gives my journey a destination.

  41. Claudia says:

    Working on my petals today.

  42. EllenB says:

    My favorite parts are choosing the fabrics and stitching the first block.

  43. Jayne L. says:

    Love the whole process, except……cutting. But how else do you do it?

  44. Cari Marshall says:

    I love cute fabric. Sometimes I think I started quilting just so I could buy more fabric. I started quilting at age 10 with scraps of interior design samples my mom had collected some 20 years prior that were kept in a cedar chest. Using “the wrong” kind of fabric actually helped me to get creative in design and the sewing skills I learned in a mini-course taught by a mom at my grade school have served me well.

  45. Henria O. says:

    My favorite part of the process is deciding which fabric to use. It’s so fun to play with different fabric patterns! My second favorite part is seeing the finished product!

  46. Connie says:

    I think I love cutting my fabrics out the best and the second is when I start freemotion quilting it.

  47. allgoodthings says:

    I am a purist and still hand quilt all my creations. So, I need to say seeing how the actual quilting changes the appearance of the actual quilt. Love it!

  48. PJ says:

    My favorite part of quiltmaking is just after cutting all the pieces out – when I lay them all down beside each other in order to see how the quilt will come out. My next favorite part is finishing the last two stitches & celebrating its completion.

  49. Lyn says:

    My favorite part is assembling a block by hand, particularly applique.

  50. Sheri says:

    I often create projects in my head, taking a pattern then adding something I have seen some where else. Actually putting it together and it works is my favorite thing.

  51. Jennifer Stevens says:

    My favorite part of quilting is the planning and designing of the quilt and then sewing the tops of the quilts together (with the exception of the borders!!)

  52. Regina says:

    the cutting…. I find it relaxing!!! I know – wacky and weird!

  53. Deb says:

    My favorite part of quiltmaking is the beginning of choosing fabrics to match and deciding my whole color scheme.

  54. Helen says:

    I love sewing the blocks together and seeing the project finishing, but probably the part I love best is sewing the binding by hand and seeing the finished quilt!

  55. Mary Ferreter says:

    I love choosing the colors/patterns of the material to be used. It’s like creating your own puzzle pieces.

  56. Ryan says:

    I had never thought to cut out the center of my fusible before ironing it down to the material. This does make the applique much lighter in weight! I will probably use this idea from now on. Thanks! The best part of making a quilt is when it’s finished and you can show it off to everyone.

  57. Pat V. says:

    My favorite part is piecing. I love to see those blocks come together!

  58. Tammy Milburn says:

    My favorite part of the quiltmaking process is after I’ve pieced the first block. To see how the fabric choices I made work together and feel that tingle in my fingers to keep going…sometimes I forget to go to bed!

  59. KT says:

    My favorite part is finishing and stepping back to admire my hard work!

  60. tina hatch says:

    I love the process of designing the quilt top, to match the fabric to the patterns, to sit for moments in meditation and memory as a I gather the ideas which will become something tangiable, each quilt is a book that tells a story, or reflects an emotional place in my life. I hand quilt, and enjoy the healing process of each pieced segment of the quilt block.

  61. Ray J says:

    My favorite part of quilt making is always the handwork, and my super-favorite part is finishing!!!

  62. Jennifer says:

    My favorite part is planning the quilt, choosing the colors and fabrics. The anticipation of the finished product carries me all the way through to a completed quilt.

  63. Madeline says:

    my favorite part is when I get the blocks done, at least some of them, and start laying them out the way they will be put together. I go around grabbing my family and saying, “look, just look at how pretty this is going to be!”Of course, no one quite has my enthusiasm…..they mostly smile and say, that’s nice.

  64. DebrafromMD says:

    I love picking just the right fabrics to make the design. I often get an idea of the perfect fabric in my head and then the hunt is one to find a print to match my vision. Of course, this entails many visits to the local quilt stores (which is never a hardship).

  65. Diane Harris says:

    Hi everyone, to answer a question that has come up: the parts to the pattern will remain up, so you can make it whenever it works out for you. Of course it’s the most fun when others are working on a project simultaneously, but we know that’s not always possible. Whenever you can try it, please just enjoy it courtesy of Quiltmaker!

  66. BettyStallings says:

    Hmmmm….how does one decide which part of making a quilt is the best? I just cannot decide for I love it all.

  67. paskiaq says:

    I love piercing the top and seeing the quilt come together! Makes up for the tedious part of cutting fabric :)

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  69. Barb in MI says:

    For me piecing the blocks is the most enjoyable part. And of cours eteh final stitch of a project – when it is done and can be used! Thanks so much – I guess I do love all of the color/ fabric schemes that you have chosen!

  70. carolyn Halt says:

    The best part is making the blocks and to see how the colors are working
    together.(good and bad).

  71. carolyn says:

    The best part of sewing a quilt top is to see how the colors work together.
    (both good and bad) it is also the greatest part is to see the quilt quilted and
    the last stitch of the binding is complete. (enjoy)

  72. Charlotte Dudley says:

    Like many others, my favorite part is seeing the pieces come together. It’s then that my fabric, color and pattern choices reveal their interplay. :)

  73. Jan says:

    OK so this is crazy but I love sewing down the binding. I know most hate it but not only do I love the handwork I know I am finishing the quilt!

  74. Jacqueline Hughes says:

    I love to plan the quilt and choose the fabrics . My most favorite is piecing the quilt top and seeing the design come together, seeing my paper plan transform into a beautiful quilt top.

  75. DeAnn says:

    I love picking fabrics and watching the quilt emerge!

  76. Nancy says:

    While I love the entire process, I think my favorite part is cutting the pieces. I have always loved playing with scissors.

  77. Heather Seibel says:

    I love the possibilities and beginnings of a new quilt – selecting a pattern, auditioning and choosing the fabrics and getting them ready for quilting; then starting the piecing. Love it all. It’s the adult – and legal – version of being on an adrenaline high!

  78. Shirley says:

    I like the piecing the best. I like to watch the pattern unfold. Even though you have picked the fabrics carefully, it is still a surprise to see it finished!

  79. Sandra says:

    I enjoy all of the steps, but my favorite part is hand-stitching the binding. While doing this I can admire the beauty of the quilt, touch it, feel the fabric. As the binding is completed I have a sense of accomplishment – wow! I really did this!!

  80. Kelly B says:

    My favorite part is the planning stage… so many quilts, so little time! Often something I see in a magazine or on a quilting site online will inspire me to start jotting down ideas and sketching on graph paper.

  81. Kristen says:

    My favorite part is the binding…I love hand sewing it on and when its done, the quilt is done! :) Although I do have to say that I love each part, picking out the fabrics, cutting, sewing, I even love the quilting part.

  82. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    My favorite part is either picking out the fabric or when it’s finished. Alpha or omega?

  83. Johanna says:

    We are all artists creating our own masterpiece. Putting the quilt top together is our way of adding beauty to our lives.

  84. Kristen says:

    My favorite part is the piecing. There’s something very soothing about cutting up fabric and then sewing it methodically and perfectly back together.

  85. Gill says:

    I love hand stitching the binding down!

  86. cynthia says:

    Actually I really like the pressing. I mean I like every part but the pressing is just fun to see what you just sewed!!!!! I also like basting and making the binding. Thanks Cynthia

  87. Antonia says:

    I love selecting the fabric for my quilt. Sometimes it’s hard to decide because there are so many possibilities. It’s also fun to pick out the pattern for the quilt top and then to begin sewing it together and watching it come together as you go along is fun.

  88. Michele Rutolo says:

    It would be easier to tell you the parts of quilting I DON’T like (binding). However, my favorite is a tie between picking the fabrics (playing with fabric and knowing a new creation is about to begin) and then putting it all together in rows to finally see how it compares to my original vision.

  89. Carol Vickers says:

    No question, piecing the top is my favorite part. Watching the secondary patterns emerge is such fun.

  90. Susannah says:

    I am always so excited to watch the quilt top unfold. It always looks different than the pattern because of fabric choices. It feels like such an accomplishment when the top is finished, all points matching!!!

  91. Karlene says:

    I love all aspects of quiltmaking from start to finish, but like a favorite child, would have to admit that I mostly love making the tops.

  92. Karen G says:

    My favorite part of quilting is sewing the top together. I love to watch the blocks because a beautiful quilt that will be loved and treasured.

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