Greenhouse Quilt Finish

Greenhouse Quilt

I did it! Goal achieved! Huge thanks to Lisa and Diane for keeping me motivated to finish my Greenhouse quilt and any other phantom quilt alongers out there.

Greenhouse Quilt
Greenhouse Quilt designed by Elizabeth Hartman. Pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.

I finished my quilt on Saturday and when we took it out for photos after supper it was very windy. There are actually five people behind the quilt holding it against the wind – my husband, son and three neighbourhood kids who were playing nearby.

Ombré 108" Wideback Quilt Back
Ombré 108″ Wideback on the back of the Greenhouse Quilt.

I loved the backing so much that I wrapped it around to the front for binding. As you can see I quilted circular flower heads and leaves on vertical lines on the quilt. The Ombré Spectrum wideback is available in our shop.

plant themed free motion quilting
Plant themed free motion quilting on the Greenhouse Quilt. Quilted by Anita LaHay.

Prize Winner: The only other person, besides me, to post an assembled quilt top in the #greenhouseqal hashtag was Lisa Taylor so she wins $50 to spend in my shop by default. Congratulations Lisa!

I am thrilled to have my quilt finished and on my bed in time to enjoy for the remainder of the summer and beyond! Thanks for coming by to see my quilt today!

New De La Luna and Tim Holtz Holiday Fabrics

Our much anticipated order of Tula Pink and De La Luna Fabrics have arrived! We have brought in a selection of De La Luna by Tula Pink and Tim Holtz’ Merriment and Materialize. Both are available as half yard cuts and are also bundled together for savings.

Tula Pink De La Luna and Tim Holtz
Fabric delivery days are the best days! Our newest stock for our shop is here!

All fabrics are available separately or purchase the bundles for a savings of 15%.

De La Luna by Tula Pink available at Daydreams of Quilts.

Click here to shop De La Luna.

A selection of Tim Holtz Merriment and Materialize collection.

Click here to shop Tim Holtz Merriment and Materialize fabrics.

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Pixelated Skull Quilt Free PDF Pattern

Hello! Welcome to the Daydreams of Quilts Blog!

I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s only two months until Halloween! I know, we’re all still enjoying the fabulous summer weather and Halloween is far from our minds. Still, with only two months to go until the big spooky day, if you want to make this amazing Pixelated Skull Quilt you might want to start now. So I’m releasing this free pattern today!

Free Pixelated Skull Quilt Pattern

I have created this Pixelated Skull Quilt pattern based on a Perler bead craft that I saw on Pinterest. My pattern offers five quilt sizes and has a colouring page as well as the instructions to make this quilt a reality. I’m offering this pattern as a free PDF download to all my newsletter subscribers so make sure you’re signed up!

Once you complete the sign up process you will receive an email with a link to download this pattern and many more free PDF patterns! If you make the quilt I would love to see it so please tag me on Instagram or Facebook @daydreamsofquilts.



Canadian Summer QAL Upstream Block and Halfway Point Check-in

Fish quilt block

Welcome to the halfway point in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along! Wow! You quilters are doing great and I am loving the variety of the blocks in the Instagram hashtag #canadiansummerqal.

Upstream Block

Today’s block is the “Upstream Block” designed by Natasha Just of “Just Sewing.”

Natasha’s block is inspired by summer trips to a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan and depicts three fish swimming upstream.

Fish quilt block
Anita’s version of the Upstream block using cotton and steel fabrics with a Carolyn Friedlander crosshatch background. Quilted by Stitched Quilting Co.

I, like many Canadian girls, have fond fishing memories too. There are so many great places to spend time outdoors in Canada.

Head to Natasha’s website to read about her block and download her block pattern and keep reading here for the Halfway Point Check-in prize information.

Halfway Point Check-In Giveaways!

To celebrate reaching the halfway point in the Canadian Summer Quilt along three fabulous Canadian quilt shops have joined us to giveaway four fantastic fabric bundles!

How to enter:

At this point in the quilt along six regular blocks and four bonus blocks have been released for a total of 10 quilt blocks. To enter the halfway point giveaways you need to post a photo of 6 of those 10 blocks in the Instagram hashtag #canadiansummerqal before the next block comes out on July 23rd. If you’ve sewn 8 or 10 and you want to show them all that is fine too but you need a minimum of 6 blocks in your photo.

Halfway Point Sponsors and Prizes:

Here are our wonderful sponsors and their prizes:

Clinton Modern Creative in has sponsored two prize bundles pictured below.

Update: Winners are @nicoles_co_creations (top bundle) and Samm from @inkwell_quilts

Troll Brothers Quilt Designs has sponsored the bundle below.

Fat Quarter Bundle from Troll Brothers Quilt Designs (one for halfway prize and one for grand prize)

Update: Winner is Tamra Hunt of Alberta

Studio 39 Fabrics has sponsored the bundle below:

Prize bundles from Studio 39 Fabrics. One for the grand prize and one for the halfway check-in point.

Update: Winner is Becky Keizer of BC.

You have four chances to win! I can’t wait to see your blocks in the hashtag! Happy sewing!

Please show our sponsors some love and visit their online shops to see if they have the fabric you are looking for for your next project!

Sugarplum by Heather Ross is here!

Flannel Christmas fabric

Any day that Heather Ross fabric arrives at my house is a fantastic day but more so if it’s Christmas fabric! Sugarplum has arrived at Daydreams of Quilts and we are thrilled. My Mom is already texting me that she would like pillow cases for Christmas.

Sugarplum Christmas fabric
Adorable sugarplum prints in cotton.

We have all the fabrics except for two bolts that are on back order. (We are missing aqua mice and Nutcracker mice on pink.) I have suspended bundles until we know for sure we are getting those but in the meantime all the fabrics in stock are listed. We also have all the flannels which are so nice on the back of a Christmas quilt in the wintertime.

Flannel Christmas fabric
The four flannel prints in the Sugarplum line.

Click here to shop Sugarplum in our shop.

Thank you so much for supporting our small family business.

Flourish Fabric by Mia Whittemore is here!

Flourish fabric fat quarter bundle

At long last Flourish fabric has finally arrived! I ordered this in September and it’s three months late but worth the wait!

This is one of those fabric lines that is more beautiful in person than in photos. I am very happy to have it in my shop and after a short Google search, I’m not sure, but we might be the only shop in Canada to have it. (? have you seen it anywhere ?)

Flourish fabric fat quarter bundle
Flourish by Mia Whittemore for Windham Fabrics

I love the big focal print! I definitely want to put that on some bags. I think these will be great in a Greenhouse Quilt too and have had a lap quilt planned with them for quite some time!

Find these beautiful water colour print fabrics in our shop here.

We have fat quarter and half yard bundles plus yardage of the whole line.

Here is a link to the look book.

Flourish swatch card.

Mia was the winner of Uppercase Magazine’s most recent surface design competition. So cool! I love Uppercase!

Handmade Quilts are 30% off through July 20th

Handmade quilts ready-to-ship are now 30% off through July 20th at Daydreams of Quilts.

Click here to shop quilts

Here’s a look at what is available.

A modern twin sized tulip quilt
Modern Tulips Quilt pieced by Daydreams of Quilts. Quilted by Geeky Bobbin.
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.
LIttle Apples Child’s Quilt or Lap Quilt.
Pecking Order Quilt pieced with April Showers on Kona Nightfall.
Shweshwe modern plus child’s quilt.

Please share with those you think may be interested. Thank you! 🙂

Kinder is now Clearance Priced at more than 40% off!

We have just heard that Sugarplum and Flourish are shipping to us so we need to make room! Kinder is now on sale more than 40% off at $5.00/half yard. Help us made room and take advantage of this great price! This includes the last of the full collection fat quarter bundles and fat eighth bundles.

Shop 40% off sale!

Thank you for supporting our small family business!

Kinder fabric on sale
Kinder is now clearance priced at 40% off!