Pot of Gold Rainbow Quilt Block Free Pattern

Hello! Today I have another free block pattern for you! This one is for the month of March with a Pot of Gold Rainbow Quilt Block for St. Patrick’s Day.

Pot of Gold Rainbow Quilt Block by Daydreams of Quilts.

This block is a great scrap buster for your tiny scraps! There are cutting instructions for two sizes in the free pattern – a 12″ finished block and a 24″ finished block.

Download the free block pattern here:

I have also created a companion YouTube Video tutorial for this block as well. Click here or click the image below to get to it.

Companion YouTube Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/GPjD6YOA6P0

I hope you enjoy making this quilt block for St. Patrick’s Day! Tag me on social media @daydreamsofquilts so I can see your finished blocks! 🙂

Free Sailboat PDF Quilt Pattern

I have written a free quilt pattern for this sailboat quilt! It’s fun to make and finishes up at a good size at 64″ x 76″. Scroll down to the bottom of this post and sign up for my maker’s email list to get this free pattern. If you do not wish to subscribe to my email list you can purchase this pattern in my Etsy shop here.

Sailboat quilt made by Daydreams of Quilts with Daysail fabrics.

I used a charm pack for the sails and a few fat eighths for the boats. This is a nice quilt for any gender and of course it’s perfect for sailing enthusiasts.

Free sailboat quilt pattern.
My husband and son are behind the quilt struggling to hold it against the breeze.

Subscribe to our Maker’s email list for free pattern downloads, discount codes and exclusive content. Plus be the first to know about new pattern releases! You will receive a welcome email from Daydreams of Quilts with the download link for the pattern inside as well as links for several other free patterns from us. Check your junk and/or promotions folder if you don’t see it in your main email folder.


* indicates required

Daydreams of Quilts will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at anitalahay@shaw.ca. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.

Free Pixelated Skull Quilt Pattern

I thought this Pixel Skull quilt would be a great quilt for Halloween but several people are enjoying it year-round. It’s a fun scrap buster quilt.

This pattern was created from scratch and was based on a photo of a perler bead creation. I worked on this pattern for hours mainly because I wanted to figure out how it could be made into a quilt. I always had the intention of making it a free pattern. You can subscribe to my email list for the pattern or if you do not wish to subscribe you can purchase it in my Etsy shop here.

The pattern includes five quilt sizes, a quilt layout diagram and a coloring page.

I hope my quilting community will enjoy this free pattern. Please click the sign-up link below for a free PDF pattern download of this Pixelated Skull pattern and several other free patterns I have made available. You will receive a welcome email from Daydreams of Quilts with the download links inside. Please check your junk and promotions folders if you don’t see it in your main email folder.

Canadian Summer QAL Blue North Strong and Free Block

Traditional quilt block

Welcome to week 7 of the Canadian Summer Quilt Along! This week we have a block pattern designed by CĂ©leste of Meerkat Shweshwe.

CĂ©leste imports Shweshwe fabrics from South Africa and sells them here in Canada. She is my wholesaler for the Shweshwe fabrics I bring into my shop. She sells to both wholesale and retail customers and gives great service!

Traditional quilt block
Here is CĂ©leste’s version of her block “Blue North Strong and Free”

Meerkat Shweshwe is sponsoring a giveaway this week. Post your Blue North Strong and Free block in the hashtag #canadiansummerqal on Instagram and tag @meerkatshweshwe for a chance to win a bundle of four fabrics that CĂ©leste used in her block.

Four fat quarters of Shweshwe fabrics are the prize for this week.

You can download the Blue North Strong and Free block pattern for free from either CĂ©leste’s shop or from Craftsy. CĂ©leste tells a bit about the inspiration for her block inside her block pattern.

Have fun sewing this block! I thought of it as like a Farmer’s Wife block as I was working on it.

Traditional quilt block
Blue North Strong and Free block by Meerkat Shweshwe.

Canadian Summer Quilt Along Beaver Block

Quilted Beaver

Welcome to Week 5 of the Canadian Summer Quilt along! Time is flying! Do you know what this means? This means next week we are halfway and we are having a halfway check-in with prizes from our sponsors. So keep sewing and I will have more information on that in next week’s post!

This week’s block is designed by Lesley Chaisson of Berry Birdie Designs. Lesley has designed a block of one of Canada’s iconic animals – the beaver.

We have quite a few beavers around here (Wainwright, Alberta) in ponds nearby. A couple of years ago we were in an animal look-out tower on the Battle River and we (my husband, kids and I) watched a beaver swimming and dragging branches along the shore for about half an hour. It was quite fascinating as you don’t often see them up close in the wild. I love their leathery tails!

Here is my version of the Beaver Block:

Quilted Beaver
The Beaver Quilt Block pieced by Anita of Daydreams of Quilts. Quilted by Dara of Stitched Quilting Co.

Dara of Stitched Quilting Co. is a longarm quilter in Nanaimo, BC and she quilted by Canadian Summer Quilt Along quilt for me. This is the amazing detail she put into my Beaver block.

Head to Berry Birdy to download Lesley’s fantastic Beaver Quilt Block Pattern.

Check out the main Canadian Summer Quilt Along page for the schedule and links to blocks that have come out so far. Photos of prizes for the grand prize package have been added now too!

Canadian Summer QAL Wind Power Quilt Block

Welcome to today’s bonus block in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along! Today’s block is the Wind Power Quilt Block which is inspired by the many wind turbines that Canada has to create eco-friendly wind power.

Pinwheel Quilt Block
The wind power block is inspired by wind turbines that create electric power from the wind.

I hope that Canada will create more and more eco-friendly solutions for all aspects of our lives and commodities we consume and that Canada will be a world leader in environmental change. Because of this I chose the colours of red and white for my block.

The Wind Power Block is a free pattern here CSQAL Wind Power Block

This is the last bonus block of our quilt along. Keep checking for the weekly blocks on Mondays. We are loving all the posts in the Instagram hashtag #canadiansummerqal.

Visit the main Quilt Along post for links to all the blocks that have been released so far and all the prizes in the Grand Prize.

Canadian Summer QAL Improv Curve Pieced Inukshuk Block

Welcome to week 4 of the Canadian Summer Quilt Along!

This week’s block is called “True North” and is designed by Katy who is known as @lethargiclass on Instagram.

Katy’s block is an improv pieced block using improv curves and an appliqued Inukshuk. I was really pushing to get my quilt top finished before the quilt along started so I took a short cut and improv pieced mine with straight lines and used “slash and insert” strips for the Northern Lights. I encourage you to take a little more time and try the improv curves though because they add to the effect.
I love the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and consider it very special when I get to see them. We do sometimes see them here in Wainwright, Alberta and I also saw them vividly in Cold Lake, Alberta (just north of here) when we were there one weekend for a hockey tournament.

Inukshuk quilt block
Anita’s interpretation of the improv pieced Inukshuk quilt block with “slash and insert” strips and fusible appliqued stones. The applique was finished with blanket stitches.

Katy is here today to guest post and tell you about her block. Take it away Katy!

Hi everyone! Happy post Canada Day 😊
I spent Canada Day at a family BBQ and it was really nice to just be together. I hope you had fun yesterday whatever your activities were.
I have a confession for this block. This was the first time I had done improv curves! So, if I can do it, you can do it. Don’t stress too much about it and start with larger pieces if you think that will help.
I designed this block with my nieces and nephews in mind. They are Inuit, hence the Inukshuk and they live in Inuvik now and so I wanted the northern lights. I have never seen the lights in person as I have only gone up in the summertime and there is no night. I love artwork with the lights and so used some of those as inspiration. I used to go in the northern lights display at the Canada Science and Tech Museum and you can sit there surrounded by videos of the lights and it is spectacular!
I hope you all enjoy making this block and all the rest on our trip across Canada 😊
Click here to download True North , Katy’s block pattern.
Thank you so much to Katy for this block pattern and guest post!


Post your True North blocks in the Instagram hashtag #canadiansummerqal for a chance to win four fat quarters of Heather Ross’ “Kinder” line from Daydreams of Quilts.
Visit the main Canadian Summer Quilt Along post for the schedule and to see a list of prizes in the Grand Prize. The grand prize will be drawn on Labour Day from all the quilt tops posted in the Instagram hashtag #canadiansummerqal.

Canadian Summer QAL Week 3 Bonus Impressions Block

Welcome to the Week 3 Bonus Block in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along!

This week’s Bonus Block is the Impressions Block by Christine from Sew Coole.

Christine has some time saving techniques in her free pattern for this block. You can choose to use them or piece the block as you prefer. I ended up piecing the block traditionally without using the time savers. I also flipped the bottom row of my block around because I wanted it to look like mountains surrounding a lake or a river in a valley based on the fabrics I was using.

Impressions Quilt Block
Anita’s interpretation of the Impressions Block using Northcott Naturescapes Fabrics and Kona solids.

Here’s another note from Christine:

Hi again, friends! I’m back with another block that’s subtly inspired by the beautiful Canadian Rockies. I love spending time near the water in the mountains, seeing the mountains reflected in surfaces that are so calm, it’s almost glass-like. For me, this block is about the ever-present impression left by the mountains and those beautiful glacial-fed lakes and rivers.

Photo by Christine McCourt Reid.

The pattern is available on Craftsy  and will remain a free pattern; it actually makes a cool quilt if you were to use this block on repeat (I might need to do that one day!). And the you can actually switch up the direction of your flying geese (pointing up or down), and it still looks awesome.
Like my previous block, I am giving away a beautiful bundle of @uppercasemag fabrics to one lucky maker. All you have to do is make this block and post a pic of your creation by July 7, being sure to use the hashtags #CooleImpressions and #CanadianSummerQuiltAlong. A winner will be chosen at random on July 8.
Happy sewing, my friends! Can’t wait to see what you all create.
– Christine
Visit the main Canadian Summer Quilt Along post for links to all the blocks that have been released so far and a list of prizes in the Grand Prize package.

Canadian Summer QAL Week 3 Peaks Block

Mountain Peaks quilt block.

Welcome to Week Three of the Canadian Summer Quilt Along!

This week’s block is the Peaks block brought to you by Christine from Sew Coole and Christine is guest posting on my blog this week.

This is my version of the Peaks block made with Kona Cotton Solids. I love the mountains and try to get away to them as often as possible so this block is near and dear to my heart.

Mountain Peaks quilt block.
Anita’s version of the Peaks Block in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along.

Without further ado, here is Christine!

Hello Quilters! I am really so delighted to be a part of the 2018 Canadian Summer Quilt Along. I have long been a fan of Anita’s beautiful quilts and her blog, so I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this quilt along she was creating.

I am so proud to be Canadian, and love to share that fact, so things like this all-Canadian quilt along are right up my alley. Canada Day is my very favourite holiday (well, OK, second favourite, because Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year), so I’m super-duper excited to have my two blocks coming out in this week leading up to Canada Day. (Full disclosure: probably part of the reason I was initially so drawn to Anita’s work is how she makes such beautifully patriotic pieces. How could you not love it?)

As a girl who grew up on the Prairies, we were only about a 4.5 hour drive from the Rocky Mountains, so it still amazes me that it took until my late teens to actually make it there to see them in person. And I fell in love, hard and fast, as soon as I saw the majestic beauty of those mountains from a distance, and then even more so as I saw them closer up.

Canadian Rocky Mountains
Photo of Canadian Rocky Mountains by Christine McCourt Reid.

I still marvel at the mountains every time we visit (and am delighted to be celebrating Canada Day in the mountains this year). So because of this, both my blocks are mountain-inspired.

Canadian Rocky Mountians
Photo of Canadian Rocky Mountains by Christine McCourt Reid.

My first block pattern, released today on Craftsy is Peaks, and it’s a simple block with some half-square triangles and flying geese… nothing too intimidating!

Peaks Quilt Block by Christine of Sew Coole.

I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretations of this block pattern!


For everyone who makes the block by July 7 and posts it on Instagram with the hashtags #CanadianSummerQAL and #CoolePeaks, I will be doing a random drawing for a 5 fat-quarter bundle of Uppercase fabrics.

Uppercase Fabrics giveaway from Christine of Sew Coole.

In keeping with our Canadian theme, these fabrics are designed by Janine Vangool – creator of Uppercase Magazine, and super-cool Canadian (the magazine is a really great resource for all you creative types out there, you should check it out if you’re not already familiar with it).

Be sure to check back on Thursday when my bonus block will be released (hello, flying geese and QSTs!). Thanks for sewing along with us!

  • Christine

—> Visit the main Canadian Summer Quilt Along post for links to the blocks that have come out so far and for the list of prizes in the grand prize. The Grand Prize will be drawn on Labour Day from quilt tops posted in the hashtag #canadiansummerqal on Instagram.



Kinder Crayon Quilt and Free Pattern Hack

I woke up this morning not knowing what I was going to work on but after a bit of web surfing I found this adorable free Crayon Box Mini quilt pattern by Riley Blake and decided to write a free pattern hack for a  Kinder Crayon Quilt. I created this quilt with the Kinder Fabric.

Sign up to get a free PDF pattern download of my Kinder Crayon Quilt Pattern Hack along with other free patterns I have available.

Crayon Baby Quilt
Kinder Crayon Quilt made with a free pattern hack.