Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 6 and Giveaway

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Welcome to Day 6 of Quiltmaker‘s Back to School Party. Today’s post covers the quilting plan for Dozens of Daisies. By the way, did you know that Quiltmaker always gives you a quilting plan, for every quilt we publish? No “quilt as desired” here!

Dozens of Daisies Part 6

Download the free Dozens of Daisies quilting motifs (pdf file). Refer to the quilting placement diagram. Mark the Lazy Days Quilting in the block Z’s as shown. Mark the Perfect Petals Quilting in the block Y’s and the ’Round and ’Round Quilting in border #2 as shown. Layer and baste together the backing, batting and quilt top.

quilting111 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 6 and GiveawayQuilt the marked motifs. Outline quilt inside the C’s and quilt a loopy meander around the C’s as shown. Quilt border #1 in the ditch. Quilt freeform leaves in border #1.


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Today’s featured fabric sponsor is RJR Fabrics. They provided fabrics from the Desired Things line by Robyn Pandolph.

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The featured quilt was made by Nancy McNally, a member of QM’s Back to School Sewing Team. Here’s Nancy’s finished quilt.


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Dozens of Daisies in Desired Things fabric by Robyn Pandolph for RJR. Quilt made by Nancy McNally.

If you’d like to use these RJR 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       yellow print
fabric #2       5/8 yard        green tone on tone
fabric #3       5/8 yard       blue print
fabric #4       1/2 yard        tan tone on tone
fabric #5       5/8 yard       pink tone on tone
fabric #6       1/2 yard        blue tone on tone
fabric #7       1 yard            pink print
fabric #8       5/8 yard       green print

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And now for the giveaway! RJR Fabrics has provided three bundles of fat quarters for lucky readers. Some winners will also receive batting or thread. For a chance to win, please leave a comment here by midnight Friday, Sept 16 on whether you’ve been able to start your Dozens of Daisies yet and how far you’ve gotten. (It’s perfectly fine if you haven’t started yet, it won’t hurt your chances at all.) We’ll pick three winners at random. YAY!

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Come back tomorrow for a fun printable label to finish off your quilt and of course, more giveaways! IMPORTANT: We’re hosting a GREAT BIG GIVEAWAY next week for one lucky reader. Receive a fabric bundle from all seven of our sponsors! Woohoo! I hope you’ll be here.

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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70 Responses to Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 6 and Giveaway

  1. Sally says:

    I love seeing all the color options for this-or any other quilt for that matter–I have a huge stash ….don’t we all…..but have soooooooooo many other projects on the burner, that it will be a while before I can get back to this one. BUT am excited to make it .

  2. Donna Rae says:

    Was kind of late getting started. So will finish in approx. 3 to 4 weeks hopefully! Don’t want to add to my other ufo’s. LOl…… I like that this is piecing and applique too. Good learning tools.

  3. MarciaW says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. I hope to try this quilt later in the year – after my back heals and can cut out fabric / lean over more easily. Of course, would love to win any of the fabric so have the proper “kit” to try it.

  4. Bev Gunn says:

    Applied most of my petals, but ran out of fabric of my choice. Picked another on close and decided to put one different petal on each block. Odd petal is not in correct postition and am thinking of calling the quilt “Loves me not”‘.:) Almost moved the petals to the simple ninepatch to kind of jaz it up, but chickened out. May try that on another one. LOL-like that will happen-usually only make 1 of a kind quilts-so many patterns to try and so little time to play!

  5. Kerri J. says:

    I am ready to sandwich my quilt. I have really enjoyed this process, hearing about other quilters and seeing their ideas for the quilt. I would love to do another quilt with quiltmaker and everyone online (maybe in January when things have calmed down after Christmas?).

  6. Sandra Timmons says:

    No, I have not started the quilt yet. This lesson was very interested and helpful to those quilters who want to learn and have someone there to help out by your step by step tutorial. Great Job by all of you. Do you think that, just maybe, we could do another one again? Thank you for everything.

    Sandi from Sonora

  7. tina hatch says:

    I have enjoyed the inspiration from all the quilt samples, and loved the helpful tips, so much to learn and practice! thanks for shareing and making this project so inviting.

  8. Jennifer Stevens says:

    This quilt and experience has been great and so much fun!! Getting ready to start quilting, am a bit leary of this but will give it a try, call it one of my first experiences quilting but this quilt is for me so it doesn’t have to be perfect!

  9. Cecilia says:

    I haven’t started yet, but I hope to start this one soon. Thank you for the step by step directions and for all of the different colorways. This will help me alot.

  10. Sue says:

    I haven’t started…it’s another one of those “someday” quilts…so cute!

  11. Claudia says:

    Mine is morphing right along. The blocks are done, the applique is done, can’t find enough buttons for the center of the daisy, so may improvise there. Put the first border on and it is too dark when I put the second border beside it. So, tried another option tonight. My first project in black and white with a couple of accent colors. When it is finished, I will donate it to a fund raiser in about a month for the local library where I am a Friend of the Library. Am working on three projects at the same time, and have yard work to get done before the snow flies too.

  12. Jane Freeman says:

    I have not started yet but it is at the top of my list. As always, thank you for the quilting pattern! As you say, “no quilt as desired”.

  13. Lynn Telke says:

    I have not started this quilt yet because I have been spending my spare time
    this past week on a quilt shop hop in Connecticut. There are 16 shops
    participating and I have three more to visit on Saturday. My plans are to start
    working on it next week and complete it before Christmas but I am also working
    on two block of the month quilts and have to complete a raffle block before my
    next quilt quild meeting. Oh well, you know that saying So Much Fabric, So Little

  14. Henria O. says:

    I haven’t started yet but I’m enjoying following along with the progress of others!

  15. Mary says:

    Still working on putting the blocks together. Didn’t have the time that I thought I would.

  16. Carol says:

    I’ve been making small things right now, so have not started this.

  17. Lisa Marie says:

    I haven’t started yet. My sister needs a new bed quilt so that is my top priority right now.

  18. Lyn says:

    Very nice pattern, and I like several of the colorways it’s been done in…it’ll be hard to choose what to do it in (unless, of course, I win a fabric bundle! :-) )

  19. Sally says:

    I like to have everything gathered before I start a project, so haven’t started this “Dozens of Daisies” but am anxious to get started ! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas & tips also….they sure help a novice ( ME ) quilter !

  20. SewLindaAnn says:

    No, sadly I have not started yet. I keep trying to get some time to sew and it just hasn’t happened yet. I’m catching up on blog posts with tired eyes and will hopefully be able to sew again this weekend. I’ve enjoyed seeing all the different sewers doing the quilts and the fabrics they use. It’s fun.

  21. Michelle O says:

    I haven’t started yet. My old sewing machine died a very painful death, and I’m working on getting to know my new machine. Thank you for the giveaway!

  22. Donna Amos says:

    Haven’t started yet. I really do like the pattern and will make it soon. Seeing all the different versions is helpful in making the fabric selections. Thank you for having the giveaway.

  23. Bev Gunn says:

    My blocks are put together and am working on applying the applique pieces, then will join the squares and do the borders! My work schedule picked up steam this week and I haven’t had the time to do as much as I would have liked. Think I will use the fabric I had considered for the binding for the small border and find something else for the binding. Have a bit of my large, focal fabric left and might be able to get the binding out of that! Time will tell! A having a great time with this project-thank you! :)

  24. Shelley says:

    Haven’t started yet but I love seeing it made up in the different fabric lines.

  25. Meredith says:

    I haven’t started it yet, but I’m thinking of resizing it into a miniquilt/wall hanging. If/when I get it done, I’ll be sure to post a picture!

  26. Johanna says:

    I have been enjoying making this quilt. I felt like I was doing it with friends. Told everyone about the blog. They all thought I was crazy……well now they love how the quilt looks. I am sure they have all signed on to do it too.

  27. robin says:

    I’ve not started yet! I love Desired Things in this quilt!

  28. Sheila Holloway says:

    Finished? Not even started! :( Can’t decide on color options—- Such Decisions!!! And of course- it may require more trips to the fabric store before I decide! Have been working on other projects this week though.

  29. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been working on a twin quilt for my little guy right now, so that’s taking priority. His ‘big boy’ bed still has his crib quilt on it :)

  30. Jayne L. says:

    Definitely a project in my near future. Finishing up UFO’s is my current project for my new retirement.

  31. Jo Anne says:

    I’m a little late coming to the party, so I haven’t started yet. I have enjoyed reading all the posts and I really like the pattern.

  32. Sunnybec says:

    No I haven’t started mine yet, too many other things to finish first! Linda

  33. jerice M. says:

    I did mine in bright colours — pink, purple, blue and yellow with a sparkly white. It looks good. It’ll be for my neice :) I’m just about finished the quilting on it.

  34. Genny Bresett says:

    Mine is almost done.. Will do steps 5 and 6 on the weekend. :) I did mine in monochromatic colour scheme of black, grey and white.

  35. Donna Joy says:

    Have enjoyed following along and seeing all the different fabric combinations.
    Love the quilting. Sure wish I could do that. Thanks for sharing and love the giveaways.

  36. Helen says:

    No, I haven’t started my quilt yet, but loved the look for a Christmas quilt and wanted all the directions, so when I found my material and had time I could start. You can’t have too many patterns!!!

  37. I have selected my fabric & will start the second week of Oct. which will be a donation for raffle quilt due Dec. 1st. Right now I am finishing up 3 donation quilts that are due the last week of Sept. It has been a fun process and I look forward to more of the same type of activity. Thanks for the opportunity to win prizes.

  38. Karen A says:

    I haven’t started the quilt yet because I can’t decide on a color scheme. I love them all… choices are so hard!!

  39. Gwen says:

    No I haven’t been able to start the Dozens of Daisies Quilt as I’ve been canning and harvesting the garden for the last week, lots of garden work at this time of the year, it’s very rarely that I have any time for quilting in the summer and fall and right up till early December I’m busy with work and year end. But I do intend to make this little cutie, I’ve printed out all the instructions, just have to have the time to sit and sew… I am missing my machine so much.

  40. Barb in MI says:

    I have all blocks sewn (minus the applique) – my quilt may end up being a “Oops, no Daisy” quilt. Will try some applique today and see how it goes. It is a charity quilt for Basics and timing is an issue… Thanks so much – I have very much enjoyed this quilt along and all the color/ fabric options were a great inspiration.
    Do you have a flickr group to post pictures of our current status?

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  42. Pat V. says:

    It will be a while before I can begin this project. There are several others that need to be wrapped up first! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern.

  43. Jennifer says:

    I’m saving this one for a quilt retreat I’m going to next week in Deer Lodge, MT! It’s so cute I know some of the other gals will want to make one too!

  44. carolyn Halt says:

    I have all of the blocks pieced, but need to fuse the tear drops on block one
    then buttonhole stitch them. Then it will be readt to sew together and put the
    borders on. Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt pattern.

  45. Barb Colvin says:

    Haven’t gotten started yet, still pondering a color palette, and lots of other projects to finish before starting a new one. Hope to start soon-maybe I’ll use some oranges and browns with a splash of green and a touch of cream.

  46. PJ says:

    I really wanted to do this with everyone else but sadly haven’t been able to start yet. I enjoy reading along every day & I’m saving the instructions so I can do it later. So glad you put close-up pictures of each quilt’s fabrics – I’ve changed my mind on which fabrics to use & by following the sponsor’s links have discovered two great quilt shops close enough to visit!

  47. Carol C. says:

    I haven’t started the quilt yet, but have the fabrics from my stash in mind. I love this fabric from RJR — it is beautiful!! I have really enjoyed this quilt pattern — just delightful!! Thanks so much!!

  48. Jan LaBeause says:

    Have picked out my fabrics and cut a few pieces. Hope to begin sewing this weekend. Really love the helpful tips.

  49. Angie says:

    Considering I have infant twins and a toddler…quilting is a thing of the past for mow. I am very good at getting fabric and laying it out for my mom and leaving a pattern…but not creating myself at this time

  50. wilma young says:

    What a delightful pattern. All the colors make a great looking quilt.

    Thanks for doing this.

  51. Nina says:

    haven’t started mine yet but am printing off the instructions. Have a few quilts to do for Christmas first.

  52. Caralyn Turner says:

    I’ve got the borders on and I love my bright blue color choices from my stash.

  53. Susannah says:

    I am ready to sew the rows together, and then the borders. Hopefully I can do that today. Have had a great time though. It is looking great!!

  54. Danielle says:

    No, I have not gotten started on mine. I have row robin rows still to finish and my husband said I cannot start any other quilt until I finish his. lol But I have the pattern ready.

  55. Lee Ann L. says:

    I have to say that I’m loving the variety of fabric options (designs) given. Thanks for a chance to win. :-)

  56. Heather Seibel says:

    Despite my great intentions, I haven’t gotten passed the cutting stage yet, unfortunately. This next week I’m on holidays, so I’m going to get the top put together – at least! I’m enjoying reading all the comments and seeing the fabrics unfold from each sponsor!

  57. Linda Cates says:

    Haven’t started yet. Deciding on fabric. Could use the giveaway!

  58. Kelly B says:

    I loved this quilt pattern and I wanted to follow along. But when I went to look at my fabric “stash”, I realized that there was no way I could find 8 fabrics that coordinated with each other… I just don’t have that much fabric. So that’s why I’ve been entering the giveaways every day!

  59. Charlotte Dudley says:

    I have tried to sew each day along with the instructions. It was fun and motivating to keep up. I’m adding a couple extra borders to make it a bit larger, and I need to add the last 2 today. I repeated the block designs in the corners of the border. Where can we post pictures?

  60. Jocelyn says:

    I love this pattern but I have not started on it yet. Robyn Pandolph’s fabric is so beautiful. I’ve always loved her fabric lines.

  61. Joanna says:

    I haven’t begun making this yet. I do love the design and hope to get to it. I also love seeing the different versions. Thank you for the pattern.

  62. KT says:

    I haven’t started this quilt yet–it’s on the list, but I’ve had too many other things going on to even pick out fabric yet!

  63. Betty Simmons says:

    I love this quilt! I have it all ready to quilt, plan on doing that today.
    I want to make a few more of these quilts, I think they would make great baby gifts.
    Can’t wait to see what quilt is next! Will be ready and waiting. :)

  64. Martina says:

    I didn’t start yet. But I love this quilt. Perhaps i will make a tablerunner with just 3 blocks… We will see! Thanks so much for the fun!

  65. DebrafromMD says:

    I haven’t started yet. We are about to put on our guild’s biannual quilt show so most of my spare time is taken up preparing for that. I will be glad to get back to my regular quilting.

  66. Antonia says:

    I haven’t started the quilt yet. Right now I am piecing another quilt from my quilting group, it’s a log cabin pattern with stars. I am also trying to work on making a set of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for my granddaughter for Christmas. I am anxious to start this quilt though and have downloaded all the instructions so far. My sister saw the pattern the other day and said she liked it so who knows I might make one for her and myself.

  67. Paula G says:

    I have not started yet, but I am so enjoying seeing the quilt done in all of the different fabrics.

  68. Debi Montgomery says:

    Although it was hard at times to wait for the next step, I have followed along and made the steps each day as you offered them. Today I will layer and quilt. So much fun! Can’t wait for you to do it again :) .

  69. Karlene says:

    Just need to put the binding on tonight and it will be done. This has been so much fun. Thanks, and am looking forward to more.

  70. Pamela Nees says:

    Am loving the cute quilt! And thanks for offering this giveaway! I’d love it!

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