Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 7 and Giveaway

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We’re down to the very last step of Dozens of Daisies, the free quilt pattern we’ve been releasing in tidbits during Quiltmaker‘s Back to School Party. Today we have a fun little freebie for you! It’s a quilt label you can print and add to your quilt—one finishing flourish.

Dozens of Daisies Part 7

It’s pretty simple really! Part 7 is just this: Bind the quilt.

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QM Graphic Designer Denise Starck designed a custom label for your Dozens of Daisies quilt. It’s yours to use with our compliments. Download and print the label.

BTS Label111 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 7 and GiveawayToday’s featured fabric sponsor is Robert Kaufman.

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They provided fabrics from A La Maison by Terri Conrad Designs for the quilt shown below.

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The quilt was made by Terri Costa, a member of the Back to School Sewing Team.

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Dozens of Daisies in A La Maison fabrics by Terri Conrad Designs for Robert Kaufman. Quilt made by Terri Costa.

If you’d like to use these Robert Kaufman 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       blue print
fabric #2       5/8 yard       pink print
fabric #3       5/8 yard       dark red print
fabric #4       1/2 yard        cream print
fabric #5       5/8 yard       dark blue solid
fabric #6       1/2 yard        black stripe
fabric #7       1 yard            red print
fabric #8       5/8 yard       black solid

RobertKaufman 2501 Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 7 and GiveawayAnd now to the giveaway. First, a reminder: please come back next week when we’ll have one final giveaway to include a bundle of fabric from each fabric company plus batting from The Warm Company and thread from Sulky. It will be like Christmas for the person who wins!

To be entered in today’s giveaway for a bundle of Robert Kaufman fabric, please leave a comment here by midnight Sunday, Sept. 18. We have The Warm Company batting and Sulky thread for some winners, too. In your comment, estimate how many quilts you have completed in your quilting “career.”  We’ll choose three random winners and announce them here next week.

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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74 Responses to Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 7 and Giveaway

  1. Debbi says:

    I’ve probably finished 30 to 40 quilts, but have twice that many that are UFO’s and tops waiting to be quilted. I’m great at starting quilts, good at piecing a top, but not so good about the quilting and binding.

  2. Lorri says:

    I have only done one twin size quilt. The rest have been baby quilts or wall hangings. I have lots of UFO’s. One that is about 10yrs old, but that’s ok because it is mine to keep. I have 4 baby quilts this yr to do. One is done. One I’m working on and two more that still in the planning stage. So I really need more fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Mary Mahan says:

    I have been quilting for myself and others for several years. I can always use more fabric since I still have several projects I would love to do.

  4. Susan says:

    I haven’t been quilting very long, but I have completed 2 quilts and have 3 more in various stages.

  5. Diane Trei says:

    I have been quilting since the 1960′s. I was making quilts as a teenager long before the new quilting resurgence began and have never stopped. There have been a few years that no quilts were made as I was interupted by other things going on in my life. How many quilts have I made? Hundreds! I have only kept one quilt that I made and it was made when I was 16. I have given away all of the other quilts that I have made to family and friends with the vast majority of them to Project Linus and other charitable organizations. One year I set a goal to make one Project Linus quilt a week for the entire year and am happy to say that I met my challange. I love making bright and colorful quilts for children. I have no UFO’s and 3 quilts in the works right now.

  6. Gail says:

    I have been quilting for about 8 years. Have bought more fabric and do-da’s than actually completed work. I have completed 5 queen size, a number of table runners, several works in progress, and trying to learn how to use embroidery feature on machine.

  7. Sheri says:

    I have made about 15 quilts so far. Do UFO count? Enjoyed the quilt along.

  8. Jeanne says:

    My total completed quilts come to 6 with several tops ready to quilt.

  9. KRISTY EVANS says:

    My first quilt was a four-patch made with my Grandma when I was 12 years old. She had it quilted for me, and I have been hooked ever since. I have probably made about 50 quilts.

  10. Mary Ferreter says:

    I’m not sure how many finished quilts I’ve done. I have about 5 that are in the UFO stage. Some just need binding others need a little more quilting and some are in the top only stage.

  11. Bev Gunn says:

    If i don’t get off this computer, there will not be many more quilts getting started or done! Had hoped to get the “Dozens of Daisies” top together yesterday, but somehow I ended up being Mam-Maw in charge of 2 two year olds for the afternoon and evening. They are so cute I really didn’t mind, even though my daughters were supposed to be babysitting! So, back to the sewing machine for me now! :)

  12. Henria O. says:

    I’m a quilting beginner…I’m working on my first! :)

  13. myra says:

    Completed not very many. Maybe 20,but if we also add in the UFO’s & works in progress,well, I might have to double or even triple that 20!! LOL!

  14. Lynn Telke says:

    I have been quilting since 1973 but more seriously since I joined a quilt guild
    in 1990, so I estimate I have completed at least 50 quilted items and have at least
    20 more that need to be quilted. My works in progress list has at least two hundred items on it including the first quilt I tried to make, a double bed size Storm At Sea quilt.

  15. Madeline says:

    I started quilting about 5-6 years ago, and I guess I make about 6 quilts a year for charity, and about 8 for family, and then there are the holiday gifts, so i’d have to say I’ve probably made about 150 so far, that I’ve finished. There are half a dozen tops hanging on the walls waiting to tell me how they want to be quilted….I tried taking a picture of each one, but the pictures got lost in a move, so I dont remember all of them.

  16. Bev Gunn says:

    Just for the heck of it, I looked around at how many quilts I have blocks made for that I need to finish putting together-got to 13 and quit counting! Made a list about 5 years ago and have only crossed 3 things off of it! But Iusually make an average of 1 quilt top every 4-6 weeks! Think I had better get to putting some together so I can at least count that high on the ones that need to be set together! :)

  17. sheri says:

    I have probably completed 50 or so quilts, and have tops for about 10. most of my quilts go to charity, so I don’t know for sure how many I’ve done.

  18. Lisa Marie says:

    I take photos of all my quilts and put them in photo albums that each hold 100 photos. I’m on album number 4 so it’s over 300 for sure. It has taken many years, but it has been so enjoyable.

  19. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    My completed vs made ratio is not very good. I have 3 that need binding… that’s all I am going to say on the subject! LOL!

  20. EllenB says:

    Totally completed quilts – 6. And more UFOs and flimsies than I can remember!

  21. SewLindaAnn says:

    By “made” I’m assuming you mean completed, so I’d have to say 5. I’ve got 3 in still going stage and a million in my head. I like the La Maison style quilt and the format you’ve done with this is interesting. I like reading about all these different people.

  22. Claudia says:

    I started quilting in 1988 when I was a caregiver to my in-laws. I have no idea how many quilts I’ve made, but (are you going to believe me?) none that are bedsize! I just finished a project using Robert Kaufman fabrics and they make very nice products. I’ve donated to auctions, am off to a Quilt of Valor quilt-til-you-wilt today, some for Project Linus and have competed 5-6 times in the Hoffman challenge. The Kaufman I just referred to will be donated to a fund raiser for the local library, as well as my Dozens of Daisies quilt. Guess I’d better pack up my cookies and go quilt-til-I-wilt!

  23. Darlene B says:

    I’m trying to remember who I’ve given quilts to….I’m thinking I’ve made about a dozen lap size to queen size quilts, and lots of smaller home dec accent quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  24. VickiT says:

    There are so many here that have done so much with their quilting from hundreds of quilts to all sorts of wonderful donated quilts. I am way behind them, but, everyone starts somewhere so I certainly can’t feel bad when posting my tiny little number here. lol

    I’ve only made 3 quilts so far and those were small baby quilts with each being a basic squares quilt. On each square I did machine embroidery which takes alot of time on its own because I’m not one afraid of a lot of color changes while doing any embroidery designs. Anyway, those were all done prior to me having any knowledge at all about quilting and they turned out very nice and were given to new Mom’s who were each thrilled when they saw them. I am now taking beginning quilt piecing and this next week is class #4 of 6 total. I’m having a lot of fun now that I feel as though I’m doing ‘grown up’ quilting vs. what I consider as a comparison ‘kindergarten’ quilting. lol The biggest frustration I’ve had so far in my classes is trying to learn the new ruler the teacher required because I’ve been using the same ruler since I started buying some of the tools I would need as my learning progressed. But, that learning curve is pretty much done now and much easier than it was the first class. It’s so much fun when I finish the block and go to the ironing board for the last pressing to see my finished block. Of course, the perfectionist that I am makes me sit after admiring my block and look for all the places that it might not be perfect. I’ve surprised myself because so far of the first three block, I’ve only had one area that wasn’t lined up perfectly but that doesn’t upset me too much; it just helps my learning process.

  25. Donna Rae says:

    I have finished about six quilts so far but do have some UFO’s. I have made lot’s of runners and mats too. I love quilting. It really helps with stress! Thanks for the Q-Along and the give a ways!

  26. Jane Freeman says:

    I have made 8 quilts, but have several in the process of finishing!

  27. Gwen says:

    I’ve made lots of wallhangings and tablerunners, but maybe inly15 or so large quilts. I’ve enjoyed the Dozens of Daisies intructions and different colourways, and the giveaways are awesome… thank-you so much!

  28. Mary says:

    I’m new at this. I’ve only made 6 quilts.

  29. MarciaW says:

    I’ve completed 5 bed sized quilts and 2 baby quilts which I count as the 7 quilts I’ve made and hand-quilted over the 5 year period that my mother has taught me quilting.
    I also made 3 dollie quilts, 3 lap quilts, and 2 charity quilts which I don’t count because of the style of the quilts.
    Thanks for the giveaway as see that I need to get cracking on my quilt-making which also calls for fabric. Now, my dear mother has made over a 100 quilts with most given away as baby or huge bed-sized quilts. Then again, she has quilted for more than 50 years.

  30. robin says:

    I’ve made about 6.

  31. Bev Gunn says:

    Career??? I guess I never considered quiltmaking a career, just the thing that made my career barable! I have sewn most of my life and just jumped into the quilting areana after my kids grew up and I finished college. I next to never sew garments anymore, although a lot of my quilts still have pieces of leftover fabrics from my garment making years. Since I also make quick quilt tops that are finished by others for charity quilts, it is hard to say how many I have done. I have approximately 55 finished quilts in my house, close to a dozen given to family and friends (with 4 in Russia), 10-12 with grandkids and kids, and probably around 30 have gone to the camp for kids with cancer over the last 17 years. I am just glad you did not ask how many UFO’s are in my possession!! j:)

  32. Judy W says:

    I have been quilting about 8 years. While working full time and raising two kids, I think I have completed about 25 quits or wall hangings. I photographed almost every one before I game them away, so I do have photographic journal of sorts.

  33. Kerri J. says:

    Like someone before me said, most of what I make I give away so I truely don’t have a good idea of how many I have made. At least in the last few years I have started taking pictures of my work so I can recall what I have done.

  34. Carol says:

    I’d say about 30 quilts – plus hundreds of little things.

  35. Sandra Timmons says:

    I actually took a quilting class. Then, I just decided to make quilts in my own way and in my own time. These quilts were made for family. I did make a quilt in honor of my cat, in black, white and gray and actually entered the quilt by request by the person who had quilted the quilt in the fair. Believe it or not, that cat quilt took lst place. My husband and I were standing by the quilt in tears. It was done for me and my cat only.

  36. Meredith says:

    Completed? You mean like completely completed? And ‘quilt’ as in ‘blanket?’ Uh… well… then I would technically have to cop to zero. :( I have three, 18″ square wall hangings that are the first pieces that I’ve ever quilted. I have a twin size quilt top that’s pieced, but then I decided that I want to hand quilt it, which led to buying the materials to make three 14″ pillows on which to practice some hand quilting, and I have completed one of those pillows. I’m almost done with a lap quilt on my sewing machine (it just needs about one hour more of quilting and then the binding stitched on). I’ve crazy quilted a 6″x6″ name tag for my quilt club, and I have fabric and patterns to make at least six more quilts. I don’t supposed you could give away some spare time? ;)

  37. Lyn says:

    I’ve only made one quilt, but I’ve made several quilted pillows and wall hangings!

  38. MaryEllen says:

    Quilts i have not made many ,maybe 12 or a few more have some the top are done ,but not finished lots of tablerunners and Wallhangings and other small projects . sure need to work on some ufo Mary Ellen

  39. Barb Colvin says:

    I’m still pretty new to quilting. I’ve completed lots of sewing related projects over the years-clothing, bags, accessories, etc. As for quilts, just six, but there seem to be a lot of WIP’s so that number will be growing soon.

  40. Kaye M. says:

    I started quilting about 30 years ago–before rotary cutters and self-healing mats! I’d estimate that I’ve made 40 to 60 quilts over the years.

  41. KT says:

    That’s easy, since I’m a new quilter–I have made 1 quilt so far, but have several more in process–one for each bed in the house!

  42. tina hatch says:

    I taught myself to quilt with a bent metle ruler and a quilt book that had old patterns from the pioneer days, every year I have tried to learn more and keep making my little ametuer attempts, so far I am up to quilt number five. I am currently working on a Kitty in the Corner quilt, in fall colors.

  43. Chris Swenson says:

    Quilts made in my career? Well, let’s see—-I have been quilting since 2001 and including runners, placemats, gifty things, etc, I have probably made in excess of 500 quilts!

  44. Jennifer Stevens says:

    Oh my, I am not sure if I can guestimate!! I know I have made quite a few myself and then I have helped with a lot of group quilts to make for fundraisers and charities. Then the number of ones I have done with my mom… All I know is I made my first ‘quilt’ when I was maybe 8 or 10, I remember helping my grandma make my ‘blanky’ when I was a kid and then my first actual quilt not long after that (it took 12 years to get the borders on, that’s how much I dislike borders!!) but it and many more have been done since! I enjoy this so much and hope to have a lot of time to do lots more quilts. It is enjoyable to see younger people interested in quilting and would love to pass this on to young kids as it is such a rewarding experience. (I am 28 so I feel out of place sometimes getting involved in quilt clubs, so an online quilt club is right down my alley!!) Yea Quiltmaker, you have made my day again, as always!!

  45. Melissa says:

    I suppose I have made about 20 quilts? I’m not really sure as I have given most of them away!

  46. Angie says:

    I am notorious for being the person to buy the fabric, make up a design, cutting and pressing, but when it comes to sewing…it is my mom behind the machine. I have 100% completed 2 quilts. However, I have assisted in over 30!!!

  47. Helen says:

    I started quilting about 6 years ago and have finished about 8 quilts, and have several work in progress!

  48. Debi Montgomery says:

    I made about 10 quilts several years ago and circumstances wouldn’t allow the money to keep the habit :( . Things have changed in our lives mow and in the past eighteen months I have completed about 20 more. I also have four (including this one) ready to quilt with my Ansley. And one I am designing on the design wall. Can’t wait for you to have more parties like this, I loved it!

  49. PJ says:

    I started quilting almost three years ago when I heard my first grand-baby was on her way. So far I’ve done 7 baby quilts and am in the middle of making 2 lap quilts, all gifts. Some are sewn better than others but fortunately my husband is a great supporter – he actually believes flaws are what makes a quilt great. I’d love to make a queen size bed quilt but am not that confident yet. I keep improving so maybe by next Summer. : )

  50. Jennifer says:

    I’m getting close to having 200 quilts made, though about 30 are WIP.

  51. Rebecca says:

    I’m guessing 8 large quilts (around twin size), and 25 toddler or crib size quilts.

  52. Barb in MI says:

    Well, I estimate about 20 to 30 quilts – and yes, there are quite a few tops at my house too… Thanks again – I really enjoyed this Back-to-school series!

  53. LizA. says:

    I made my first quilt for a high school Spanish teacher who was having a baby. I’ve been quilting off and one ever since (35+) years. I’ve probably made well over 100 quilts, most of them have been given away. I make a lot of QOV’s and other charity quilts.

  54. What a fun process this has been & I’m looking forward to more of the same. Quilts I have made since I began quilting in the past nine years have numbered in the 200′s. I still have 14 tops finished & waiting to be quilted when the occasion arises to give them away. I see a fabric or a pattern & just make them up for future use. These come in handy for donations to families in need, recent home fires & a fund raising item for an organization. I love the process of making them & the feeling of giving them away. Currently,I’m finishing up three donation quilts & am planning several others as I look at children’s books for new ideas. Thanks for all the fun.

  55. Carol C. says:

    I have completed 12 bed-sized quilts (baby to queen size), and too many to count small and wall-sized quilts. I love quilting!! Thanks so much for the pattern and the opportunity to win!!

  56. Jan says:

    About 6 with many wip!

  57. Virginia Hendricks says:

    This has been neat to watch come together.

    Quilts done in my career. Finished or tops?

    I’d say finished, probably…20? at least.

  58. Sunnybec says:

    That’s easy for me as I have only been quilting for a year! I have made 8 quilts so far. Thanks for the giveaways. Linda

  59. Charlene says:

    I think I’m at around 36 but that includes quilt tops yet to be quilted, can’t help starting new ones before the old one is done.

  60. Michelle O says:

    I’ve just started quilting, and haven’t finished anything yet, but I have 5 quilts in the works. If rag quilts count, I’ve made 4 of those, and I’ve made probably 10 quillows. I think it’s a natural move from those things into quilting.

  61. DebrafromMD says:

    I’v started documenting my quilts now but I don’t have the early pieces written down. My guess is that I have made about 30 quilts thus far (and don’t ask me how many UFOS I have).

  62. Debbie says:

    I’ve probably made somewhere between 50-100 quilts. From bed quilts to small wall hangings to miniatures.

  63. Johanna says:

    My first quilt was from a kit for my new Grandson. Since then, I fell in love with quilting. Each Grandchild since then gets a quilt. Many gifts made with quilting. I am hooked. Cannot even begin to count how many things I have made.

  64. Kristen says:

    I’ve been quilting for 24 years now (I started when I was 18 after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes). I used to give away everything I made…until I got married and my husband wanted me to start keeping them. I would have to guess I’ve made somewhere around 100…a lot of holidays I used to make a quilt for each sibling and in law…that is just a guess…it may be more.

  65. Charlotte Dudley says:

    I started quilting in my early 20′s. I’ve quilted through years of raising a family, through a long teaching career, and now am happily quilting through my retirement. I can only bring to mind 24 quilts, but I know there were more. I wish I had started a photo journal back in my 20′s.

  66. Lee Ann L. says:

    this is an interesting variation on this quilt. Man, I’m going to have an hard time deciding what to use/do! LOL. :-)

  67. Betty Simmons says:

    Oh boy, I can’t even begin to think how many quilts I have made. I am sure it is well over 100. I was making so many that my husband thought I should make them for other people. So I started machine quilting for people. I love to sew the quilts together. I just have to sew or quilt every day. Some of the quilts have a lot of meaning to them…If only they could talk, they would have a story to tell! ! !…and others are just for fun. I am ready to start another quilt….I hope you have one ready for us, soon.

  68. Linda Cates says:

    I’ve made 4 quilts. I need more fabric!

  69. cecillia says:

    I’ve recently started quilting and have finished one quilt top so far…hope that I”ll have that one completed soon and many will follow :)

  70. Cecilia says:

    I’ve been quilting about 4 years and I have made approximately 20 quilts. They were mostly baby quilts, with only 4 being larger ones.,-)

  71. Susannah says:

    I just started quilting about 4 years ago, shortly after my mother passed away. I have probably made about 10-12 quilts.

  72. Antonia says:

    I haven’t been quilting that long. So I think I’ve made about six and I’m waiting for two more to come back from the machine quilter’s. I also have another quilt that I haven’t finished hand quilting.

  73. Karlene says:

    Since I’ve been making quilts for half-a-century, it has amounted to a lot of quilts. Wish I had kept a picture of all of them.

  74. Jane says:

    I’ve only made 12 quilts so far and that includes gifting and charity quilts. I really need to get busy!

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