Colour Blocked Modern Hexagon Quilt

I made this colour blocked modern hexagon quilt this week. It was finished yesterday but it was too windy and rainy for taking quilt photos. My son was my quilt holder today and he helped me get photos of this newest finish. This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop.

A hexagon quilt with eight inch hexagons grouped in blocks of color of pink, yellow and blue.
Colour Blocked Mermaid and Ocean Themed Hexagon Quilt by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.

This quilt is made entirely with fabrics by designer Alison Glass from her fabric line called “Diving Board.” The fabrics are mermaid and ocean themed. The quilt is backed with a blue fabric by Mia Whittemore from her Flourish line.

Blue fabric on the back of the quilt.
The backing is a blue print by Mia Whittemore from her Flourish line for Windham Fabrics.

I used the Hex n’ More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts to cut the 8″ hexagons and tried to fussy cut the mermaids whenever possible.

Blue mermaid touching her palm to the tentacle of an octopus.
The blue mermaid touching her palm to the tentacle of an octopus.
Florescent pink mermaid hexagon.
I needed just one more piece of pink in my pink block of colour so I added this florescent pink mermaid in.
Pink mermaid touching her palm to the tentacle of an octopus.
The pink mermaid touching the octopus.

This quilt is quilted a quarter inch on either side of all the vertical seams with bright pink thread.

The modern color blocked mermaid and ocean themed hexagon quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop.

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.

Modern Tulips Quilt

A modern twin sized tulip quilt

A quilt finish to show! Hooray! This is the Modern Tulips Quilt. This quilt was pieced by Daydreams of Quilts and professionally long arm quilted by Geeky Bobbin.


A modern twin sized tulip quilt
Modern Tulips Quilt pieced by Daydreams of Quilts. Quilted by Geeky Bobbin.

This quilt was made with “Sweet Orchard” fabrics by Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane on the tulip flowers. The base of the flower heads is a Kona green solid. The stems and leaves are Carolyn Friedlander crosshatch fabric in green. The background is Kona Nautical.

Sweet Orchard fabric in tulips
A close up of the Sweet Orchard fabrics in the tulip flowers and Geeky Bobbin’s quilting.

This was a fun quilt to make because other than the tulip flowers and leaves it was improvised. Bobbie from Geeky Bobbin said she had a lot of fun quilting it too. She has hidden a butterfly, a snail and a dragonfly in the quilting. The bottom edge of the quilt has ferns and grass quilted in green thread.

The tulip pattern was from the Fat Quarter Shop 2011 Block of the Month for the tulip heads and leaves.

Machine Quilting Details:

Butterfly machine quilting
The butterfly hidden in the quilting.

Machine Quilted Flowers
Some of the details of the quilting in green thread along the bottom edge.

The quilt is backed with wideback of Carolyn Friedlander’s Crosshatch fabric in grass green.

Crosshatch Wideback Quilt back
Wideback crosshatch fabric quilt backing in grass green.

I am so happy with the custom work Bobbie did on this quilt! This is only my second time sending a quilt to a long arm quilter and I see more travelling to Bobbie in Toronto in the future.

The Modern Tulips Quilt will be in our booth this weekend at the Etsy Made in Canada Pop-Up in Edmonton.

This quilt can also be found on our website.