QM’s Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 3 and Giveaway

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Welcome to a new week and Day 3 of Quiltmaker‘s Back to School Party. Part 3 of the pattern for Dozens of Daisies covers making the Block Z’s.

See the preparations post, which includes the yardage.
Use our helpful fabric chart to track your fabrics.
See Part 1
See Part 2

Dozens of Daisies Part 3

Using A’s from Fabric #6, B’s from Fabric #1 and a D from Fabric #7, sew the patches together as shown below to make a Block Z. Make 6 Block Z’s.

blockz QM’s Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 3 and GiveawayToday’s featured fabric sponsor is Northcott.

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Northcott provided fabrics from Saturday Afternoon by Jane Spolar for their version of Dozens of Daisies.

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The quilt below is the finished Northcott version. The quilt was made by Patricia Szymanski, a member of QM’s Back to School sewing team.

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Dozens of Daisies in Saturday Afternoon fabrics by Jane Spolar for Northcott. Quilt made by Patricia Szymanski.

If you’d like to use these Northcott fabrics (which are in quilt shops now), here’s how we named them. Refer also to the preparations post.

fabric #1        5/8 yard       black print
fabric #2       5/8 yard        cream print
fabric #3       5/8 yard        multicolor print
fabric #4       1/2 yard        green print
fabric #5       5/8 yard       magenta print
fabric #6       1/2 yard        gray print
fabric #7       1 yard            black multiprint
fabric #8       5/8 yard       brown stripe

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And now to the giveaway! We have three bundles of Northcott fat quarters along with some batting and thread to give to lucky winners. Leave a comment here by midnight Tuesday, Sept. 13 with three adjectives you feel describe the Northcott quilt above. We’ll randomly pick three winners to be announced next week.

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Please come back tomorrow for Part 4 of the pattern, a “clip and flip” technique and another talented Back to School sewer introduction.

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: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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99 Responses to QM’s Back to School Party: Dozens of Daisies Part 3 and Giveaway

  1. Lee Ann L. says:

    I’m reading through older posts. Now, this one is my favorite color variation so far!

  2. Lorri says:

    beautiful, comfy, cozy

  3. Nancy D. says:

    Handsome, warm and cozy

  4. MarciaW says:

    striking unique contrast
    The geometrical design of this Northcott fabric is wonderful.

  5. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    happy, cheerful, vibrant

  6. Lisa says:

    Inspiring, glamourous, fresh. The use of these colors together (especially the gray) is fresh, the amethyst and emerald jewel colors are glamorous and the gorgeous border fabric is inspiring.

  7. Jo Anne says:

    Tiled, path, brown

  8. Mary Jo Parker says:


  9. KT says:

    Rich, regal and royal!

  10. Jan LaBeause says:

    Love it! Old-fashioned, cozy and comforting all at the same time.

  11. Carol C. says:

    Romantic, charming, beautiful!

  12. Martina says:

    Bloomy, elegant and happy!

  13. Mary says:

    Floral, retro, seventies.

  14. Henria O. says:

    My three: whimsical, joyful and mysterious!

  15. Rita Goshorn says:

    splendid, cheerful, snuggly!

  16. cindy dahlgren says:

    Colourful, fun, vibrant.

  17. Jocelyn says:

    Elegant, modern, and colorful

  18. DeEtta Mitchell says:


  19. Beautiful arrangement of pretty flowers in a earthy edging.

    Beautiful, pretty, earthy.

  20. Sue says:

    I’m into the pops of color – the pink is great!

  21. corina says:

    Fresh, Funky, Flowericious

  22. Judy W says:

    Sophisticated, cheerful, fun

  23. Sara LaHood says:

    feminine, romantic, inviting

  24. Sheri says:

    Pretty, fresh and cheerful

  25. DebrafromMD says:

    Dramatic, sophisticated and lovely

  26. Tracy says:

    3 words… Hmmm….
    Fresh, Fun, & Funky

  27. Antonia says:

    I will send my comment again as I think it didn’t go through. The three adjectives I would use to describe this quilt are springlike, dainty and pretty.

  28. NutellaNutterson says:

    Retro, fun, fresh

  29. Angie says:

    My three words are: Pretty. Movement. Classy.

  30. Jennifer Stevens says:

    Elegant, Stylish, and Fall-like

  31. Emily says:

    To me, these fabrics are funky, colorful, and modern.

  32. EllenB says:

    Modern, cozy, girly!

  33. Jayne L. says:

    That quilt is definitely pretty, enticing, and a real eye-stopper.

  34. robin says:


  35. Karen A says:

    I’d call it rich, playful and energetic.

  36. Amy Bouchard says:

    flourishing, relaxing, magnificent, glamorous just to name a few. Absolutely beautiful!

  37. Donna Russ says:

    I could really use that beautiful, amazing, and glamerious fabric.

  38. Sandra says:

    Coordinated, colorful and warm. Also inviting – snuggle,snuggle.

  39. Donna Amos says:

    These fabrics are just great. Look so good together

  40. My first glance put me in the frame of fall coming and it isn’t going to be too bad as these fabrics/colors give a relaxing & comforting sensation of the approaching season.
    I usually dread fall because of the resulting winter, but perhaps it won’t be too awful after all.

  41. Bev Gunn says:

    Wow, really like these fabrics! Need to check with my local store in case I don’t win :(

  42. Nora Lee Condon says:

    Warm, inviting, cozy, feminine, different!

  43. MaryEllen says:

    Warm ,adoreable, colorful Mary

  44. VickiT says:

    I think the first ones that come to mind are; alluring, stylish, and beautiful.

    I really love those fabrics and with my love of all things purple, they really are calling my name.

  45. Amanda Stelmach says:

    Comfy, warm and feels like Fall.

  46. Kate says:

    cozy, colorful, comfortable!

  47. Kaye M. says:

    I’d describe it as cozy, springy and quaintly charming!

  48. Kelli Hasley says:

    crisp, vibrant, warm

  49. Elisabeth Ivarsson says:

    Fantastic, flowery fairytale

  50. Debbie says:

    How’s purple, neutral, geometric!

  51. PPardue says:

    Sophisticated. Rich. Radiant.

  52. debbyk says:

    bright, comfy, warm

  53. Vickie says:

    sophisticated, surprising, elegant

  54. Jeanne says:

    Relaxing, pretty, classy.

  55. Elizabeth says:

    The quilt looks, inviting, cozy and homey.

  56. Elizabeth says:

    The quilt look, inviting, cozy, and homey.

  57. Ray J says:

    Pretty, warm, classic.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  58. Mama Lynnie says:

    Chic, modern, and delightful. Utterly delightful!

  59. Jennifer says:

    Classy, sassy and elegant!

  60. Dawn says:

    Warm, subdued and luscious.

  61. Meredith says:

    Sophisticated, chic, beautiful!

  62. Carol Vickers says:

    Warm, subtle, beautiful

  63. Sheri Whiteley says:

    Romantic, elegant, and rich. I will be making this quilt. Would love to make it with the same fabrics if iam able to find them. Thank you for your giveaway and chance at winning FABRIC!!


  64. Yvonne Hamilton says:

    very pretty!

  65. Heather says:

    Rich. Warm. Daisified.

  66. Tammy Milburn says:

    feminine, warm, royal

  67. Sue says:

    Autumnal, grape-y, BEAUTIFUL!

  68. myra says:

    fabulous,fun,and fantastic!!!!! I love it!!!!

  69. Betty says:

    Colorful, contemporary, and (mmm,mmm) cozy.

  70. Movement, shading, subtle

  71. Gwen says:

    Fun, exciting, cuddly. I absolutely love the feel of all of Northcott’s Fabrics, it’s so soft, warm and cuddly and I just love the fabrics in this quilt. Hope my LQS gets them in.

  72. lisa says:

    oh crud, what’s an adjective again…

    sharp, invigorating, inspiring.

  73. Allison Wade says:

    comforting, fallish, warm

  74. Rebecca says:

    Fun, beautiful, elegant.

  75. Nicole says:

    decorative, fancy & fun. Great quilt Pat!

  76. Claudia says:

    I would have soooooo fussy cut that flora. Nice selection of fabrics. Mine is coming along. Should get to the borders today.

  77. Barb in MI says:

    How about colorful, warm and classy. Love the combo and am working with a similar color scheme. Thanks alot!

  78. Helen says:

    Classic, beautiful and rich!

  79. Donna says:

    Fun, cheerful, cuddly

  80. LizA. says:

    I love the richness of this fabric line. Just beautiful.

  81. Kristen says:

    Extraordinaire, intriguing, inviting. :)

  82. Debi Montgomery says:

    Cute, cute, cute! This one may be my favorite so far! But I guess that’s only one adjective, so adorable, fun, flowery, and fascinating all are good too! Thanks for sharing!

  83. Heather Seibel says:

    Elegant, warm, mellow!

  84. carolyn Halt says:

    The colors I picked from my stash are working up beautiful.

  85. Charlotte Dudley says:

    Young, fun, cool

  86. Ryan says:

    movement, bright, interesting

  87. Jean MN says:

    Fun, Autum, Rich.

  88. DianeH says:

    Funky, fabulous and fun.

  89. Sandi Price says:

    Beautiful, classic, colorful

  90. Paskiaq says:

    classy fun cozy :)

  91. Susannah says:

    Stunning, soothing and gorgeous!!!!

  92. Lynn Telke says:

    Sorry, I have not logged on the last two days. There is a quilt shop hop going on in
    Connecticut and I was shop hopping. The fabric selection is one of my favorite
    steps in making a quilt. In fact many of my friends ask for my advice when they
    are not sure about a fabric. I plan to select fabric from my huge stash for this

  93. Kelly B says:

    Bold, sophisticated, autumnal

  94. Barb Colvin says:

    Classic, masculine, warm.

  95. Paula G says:

    Warm, classic, rich

  96. Karlene says:

    Fun, lovely, spectacular

  97. Karen G says:

    Rich, colorful, fun.

  98. Pat V. says:

    Cool, sophisticated, fun!

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