Rainbow Featured in the Stars Quilt

This is the rainbow version of my “Featured in the Stars” quilt pattern. The pattern also comes with monochromatic instructions.

Featured in the Stars quilt by Daydreams of Quilts using fabrics designed by Guicy Guice.

I used all Guicy Guice fabrics for this quilt and Kona snow for the background. The centre squares were from two panels.

This digital pattern can be found on our website and in our Etsy shop.

Rainbow Featured in the Stars Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.

I used striped Essex yarn dyed linen for the binding. I do love stripes on the binding!

Essex yarn dyed linen stripes on the binding.

This quilt was given to my co-worker and friend for his high school graduation.

Fabrics by Guiseppe Ribaudo. Quilt by Anita LaHay.

The backing is a Moda polka dot wideback called ombré dots by Vanessa Christenson.

The back of the quilt with ombré dots wideback.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! 🙂

Mountains Pixel Heart Quilt Digital Pattern Release

Exciting news! The newest Pixel Heart Quilt pattern by Daydreams of Quilts is out now! Discount code and links are below.

If you’ve been following me for a while you know I love vacationing in the Rocky Mountains. It only made sense for me to design a quilt that expresses my great love for this place. My quilt features mountains, pine trees, blue sky and a turquoise lake all within a Pixel Heart.

Mountains Pixel Heart Quilt in front of trees and grass.
Mountains Pixel Heart Quilt designed and pieces by Daydreams of Quilts.

This quilt measures 60” x 60” and it’s a great way to use up scraps and small cuts of fabric.

Mountains Pixel Heart Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.

Use code MOUNTBLOG for 30% off during release week until July 31, 2022.

Close up of trees and mountains in the Mountains Pixel Heart Quilt.
Close up of trees and mountains inside the pixel heart.

This PDF pattern is available on our website and in our Etsy shop.

Mountains Pixel Heart Quilt on a background of trees and grass.
Mountains Pixel Heart Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.

Glitched on Loading Quilt Pattern

Glitched on Loading is the newest quilt pattern by Daydreams of Quilts. This fun modern quilt is a spin-off from the Around the World Quilt and it has one block that glitched on loading.

The new Glitched on Loading Quilt designed by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.
Glitched on Loading Quilt by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.

This quilt is strip pieced to save time and fabric. I made mine using fabrics from my stash of Carolyn Friedlander fabrics.

Carolyn Friedlander fabrics were used in the Glitched on Loading quilt.
Made with Carolyn Friedlander fabrics and Kona Snow all from Robert Kaufman fabrics.

One block, seen below, “glitched on loading”, a common computer problem many of us face from time to time.

The one block that "glitched on loading" with only some of the pixels in the block.
The glitched on loading block.

I used “Mystic Mushroom” from Cotton + Steel for the quilt back.

The quilt back is Mystic Mushrooms fabric from Cotton + Steel.
Mystic Mushroom on the quilt back.

This quick-to-make strip pieced quilt pattern is now available in our Etsy shop. All PDF patterns are 20% off through May 2nd to celebrate!

The Glitched on Loading Quilt flapping in the wind. It was a windy day on our photo shoot.
We were fighting the wind on our photoshoot yesterday but managed to get a few good shots.

Thank you for stopping by my blog to see my new quilt today!

Union Jack in a Pixel Heart Quilt Pattern

Quilted Union Jack Flag

This new Union Jack pattern is the latest to be released in our Etsy shop. I have been wanting to create this quilt for quite a while and finally felt that my Foundation Paper Piecing skills were up to snuff.

Union Jack in a Pixel Heart Quilt by Daydreams of quilts.

I love the Union Jack. It was the original flag of Canada until we got our Dominion of Canada flag which was then replaced by the Maple Leaf flag in 1965. As a teenager in the late 80’s / early 90’s I was a major British heavy metal band fan and attended many concerts thanks to my high school boyfriend. (Basically, every one that came through Edmonton at the time.) I saw Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Def Leppard (of course! That was my first concert) just to name a few. So the Union Jack was, and is, naturally cool by association. As an homage to my heavy metal fan days I have put Tula Pink’s Heart Eyes Skulls on the back of my quilt.

Heart Eyes Skulls by Tula Pink are on the back of my quilt. The binding is also a Tula Pink stripe.

I think too that for those of us in Commonwealth Countries like Canada that the Union Jack is like the flag of the Mother Ship if you will. I am very proud of our monarchy. HRH, The Prince of Whales is Colonel in Chief of my husband’s regiment and we see the Union Jack in several buildings around the military bases as well. We also sing “God Save the Queen” at major events such as Remembrance Day.

Foundation Paper Pieced Union Jack Flag.

I felt the best way to achieve the degree of accuracy needed for the National Flag of the United Kingdom was to foundation paper piece it so my pattern does require a knowledge of how to foundation paper piece. I have created a demonstration video for my YouTube channel but it is not a comprehensive tutorial. Check it out if you want a peek in my sewing studio.

Quilted with sippleing, half feather in the border and loops and wavy lines in the flag.

I quilted the Union Jack in a Pixel Heart quilt with stippling in the heart and background. I quilted wavy lines and loops in the flag and half feathers in the border.

Close up of some of the fabrics.

The background is almost all Lizzy House Whisper Palette fabrics with the exception of the city houses print. These have been treasured in my stash for a couple of years now and were from Studio 39 Fabrics.

So, I am very happy with how this quilt turned out and I made it within a week. 🙂

The Union Jack in a Pixel Heart Pattern is 25% off through Sunday June 16th. Newsletter subscribers will be receiving a discount code in the next newsletter for an additional 20% off. Subscribe to the newsletter here.

Hidden Zig Zag Quilt Pattern Release

Hidden Zig Zag charm square quilt

The Hidden Zig Zag Quilt pattern is finally out in the world! I started this pattern a year ago but hit a few road blocks that I’ll tell you about below. I am so happy with my finished quilt though. It has pride of place on my bed.

Hidden Zig Zag charm square quilt
Hidden Zig Zag Quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

This is a charm square quilt that uses three charm packs. It’s called “Hidden Zig Zag” because you don’t see the zig zag until the end when the quilt top is put together.

The Hidden Zig Zag Quilt is available on our website, Etsy and Craftsy and is 50% off through Sunday.

Hidden Zig Zag half square triangle quilt
Hidden Zig Zag Quilt as the sun was going down over the horse paddock.

This quilt is more challenging than my Pixel Heart Quilts. I had it basted and ready to quilt last summer and then I made a complete mess of the quilting. I tried to quilt the colourful triangles with curves on each edge. I don’t know how quilters do that. They must use curved rulers because mine looked terrible free hand.

I don’t know why I didn’t quit after the first few but I kept going until I had quilted almost every coloured triangle. I think I thought it would get better as I went along. It didn’t. It looked awful. So then I was faced with the task of ripping out all the quilting. The quilt sat. Then I ripped out about half the quilting. And the quilt sat.

Finally I finished ripping out the quilting in January but in the process I also accidentally sliced a one inch hole in the backing with my seam ripper.  🙁 I was so upset.  So the quilt sat some more. Finally on Monday I looked at this quilt and decided that this week was the week this quilt was getting finished.

It had sat for so long that it was dusty and had dog fur on it so I had to lint roll it first. Then I set to work creating feathers in all the zig zags. I am happy with this quilt now but what a struggle I had with this one!

I quilted all the white background fabrics and left the coloured fabrics alone. This was the first time I have ever ripped out the quilting on a quilt but my final choice was a good one.

This quilt is made with all Fig Tree fabrics including “Farmhouse”, “Strawberry Fields” and “Strawberry Fields Revsited”. I love it and I’m thrilled to finally have it washed and on my bed!

charm square quilt pattern
Hidden Zig Zag Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.

On another note: Just a quick heads up that our quilt pattern prices on individual patterns are increasing from $10 a pattern to $12 a pattern on June 21st so if you’ve had your eye on some you may wish to pick them up before the price goes up.

American Flag Heart Quilt and PDF Pattern

American Flag Heart Quilt Pixelated Heart

I’ve had the idea for this American Flag Heart Quilt for a few months and yesterday I decided I better hurry up and make it or it would be the Fourth of July and quilters wouldn’t have time to make it until next year.

American Flag Heart Quilt Pixelated Heart
American Flag Heart Quilt made with strips. It is also possible to make it as a scrappy pixleated heart quilt.

I cut it out yesterday at lunch. Pieced it yesterday afternoon and quilted and bound it this morning. And in between I wrote a pattern. So you can probably tell that this is a quick and easy quilt to make.

I quilted it with wavy lines to make it like a flag flying in the wind. I think this would be perfect to spread out on the grass for a fourth of July picnic and fireworks.

I had the fabrics left from a custom order for an American Flag quilt and you know me and my love for heart quilts…

My three kids came to help me hold up the quilt. They are very helpful most of the time. 🙂

This quilt is for sale on our website and Etsy.

American Flag Heart Quilt Pattern

The pattern to make this quilt is available on our Website, Craftsy and Etsy.

This American Flag Heart Quilt pattern is easy and quick to make. You can make it with strips of fabric for a really quick finish or you can make a scrappy patchwork pixelated heart quilt. Cutting and sewing instructions for both options are included in the pattern.

This pattern makes a 75″ x 65″ quilt. To make it 75″ square just add and extra background strip to the top and bottom of the quilt.

The PDF pattern is six pages long and includes computer generated cutting and piecing diagrams with written instructions. There are also binding diagrams and instructions for finishing your quilt.

Happy Quilting!