Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt Dark Version

Holiday Lodge Christmas throw quilt by Daydreams of Quilts

This is second Holiday Lodge throw quilt that I finished last week. You can see the first one (the light version) in this post.

This quilt uses a Holiday Lodge panel as well as some of the fabrics from the “Holiday Lodge” line by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. I have added in fabrics from Tula Pink’s “Holiday Homies”, Basic Grey’s “Evergreen”, Kate and Birdie’s “True North” and other fabrics from my stash. There are also Kona snow and Kona black solids. The Holiday Lodge fabrics were purchased from Funky Monkey Fabrics and Thread Count Fabrics.

Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt Dark Version.
Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

The Holiday Lodge quilt is available here in the Daydreams of Quilts Etsy shop.

We did actually get some snow here the day before this photo was taken which would have been nice for photos but I’m not sad that it melted quickly.

Close-up of Christmas stag.

These fabrics fit in perfectly with the farmhouse decor trend. They make me wish I could spend Christmas in a cozy cabin in the mountains.

Close-up of quilting.
Close-up of some of the quilting motifs.

I quilted this quilt with various custom quilting motifs including stippling, wishbones, straight lines and loop-de-loops around the plaid bears, trees and stags. The border is quilted with feathers.

The black shooting star fabric as the background for the trees is a Figo Fabrics print from Studio 39 Fabrics.

The dark wood grain fabrics are what really make this quilt! The wood grain background on the bows is a Northcott fabric.
The back of the quilt is red and black buffalo plaid.
The back of the quilt is the red and black buffalo plaid check from the “Holiday Lodge” line.

The present block is from Thimble Blossoms “Handmade with Love” pattern. The ornament block is from Thimble Blossoms “Vintage Holiday” pattern.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt Light Version

Holiday Lodge Throw Quilt

Here is the first of two quilts I have finished in the last week. This quilt uses a “Holiday Lodge” quilt panel designed by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. I used some Holiday Lodge fabrics and mixed in other fabrics from my stash including: Basic Grey’s “Evergreen” line, Tula Pink’s “Holiday Homies” line and some Kate and Birdie “True North” fabrics. The “Holiday Lodge” fabrics were purchased from Birdie and Dot Fabrics. There is also Kona Snow and Kona Black fabric in this quilt.

Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt.
Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

This quilt is available here in the Daydreams of Quilts Etsy shop.

Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.
Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.
The back of the quilt is red and black buffalo plaid.
The back of the quilt is the red and black Buffalo Plaid from the Holiday Lodge fabric line.

I added ornament blocks, tree blocks and present blocks to the panel pieces to expand the quilt to a throw size. The quilt measures 54.5″ x 65″.

Close-up showing quilting.
The quilt is quilted with various custom quilting motifs throughout.

Quilting motifs include wishbones, straight line, loop-de-loops and stippling. The outer border is quilted with feathers.

Close-up of quilting in the border.
Close-up of the feather quilting in the border.

The present block is from Thimble Blossoms “Handmade with Love” pattern. The ornament block is from Thimble Blossoms “Vintage Holiday” pattern.

Thank you for coming to see my quilt today.

Black and White Animals with Rainbows Child’s Quilt

Black and white animals with rainbows child's quilt.

I bought these adorable animal panels and the white border from Funky Monkey Fabrics in the summer when they had a sale on Dear Stella fabrics. I didn’t have a real plan for them other than I thought I might make pillow covers with them.

Black and White Animals with Rainbows Quilt made by Daydreams of Quilts.

Then I thought I would like to make a kid’s quilt with them but needed to add to the panels to make it bigger. I collected fabrics in rainbow colours from my scrap bins and cut the panel in half. Then I added the strips of rainbows. I then added the coordinating white border. I felt the quilt should still be a bit bigger as I was thinking it could be for a toddler bed so I ordered the black border and the binding from Thread Count Fabrics. This quilt is 45″ x 51.5″.

Close up of the borders and binding.
Close-up of borders and binding.

The black fabric has a white print of mountains on it and the binding has sticks. So cute! This quilt would be lovely for a family who loves camping or spending time in nature. It’s perfect for my own family actually. 🙂

The bear panels says "Be Brave"
The bear panel says “Be Brave”. All of the animals have virtues to go along with them.

The animal panels are adorable and they all have virtues. I quilted around them in stipple quilting with variegated rainbow thread in 80 weight from Aurifil.

The llama panel says "Be Silly"
The ever popular llama.

This was a fun quilt to make and a great one for using up scraps. This quilt is available in my Etsy shop.

Black and White animals with rainbows child's quilt.
It’s a beautiful fall day today to go out and take quilt photos.
Animal panels quilt with rainbow scrappy borders.
Such a cute quilt for a child or even a lap quilt for an adult. Available here.

Rainbow Hot Air Balloon Panel Quilt

My Rainbow Hot Air Balloon panel that I designed for the Cheater Quilt Panel challenge on Spoonflower has arrived. I have it all quilted and bound now.

This baby quilt is available in my Etsy shop and the panel is available in my Spoonflower shop if you want to make your own.

Rainbow hot air balloon baby quilt designed and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.
Rainbow hot air balloon baby quilt designed and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

Having the grid lines printed on the panel makes it so easy to quilt this modern quilt in an equally modern grid. The only spot that’s a bit tricky is the white part of the heart. I wobbled a bit but you can’t tell right? 🙂

It’s a lovely September fall day for quilt photos. The rainbow really pops in the shade of the trees.
This is the backing and binding. I used a gradient chartreuse from Cotton and Steel for the binding that worked out very well. The backing is a Flourish print from Windham Fabrics.
A closer look at the quilting. It’s so easy to quilt this quilt with a walking foot.

Thank you for checking out my fun modern quilt today! I hope your day is going great!

Sailboat Quilt in Daysail Fabrics

This sailboat quilt was finished just over a week ago. Made with Daysail fabics by Bonnie and Camille for Moda with a white on white background. The Kona for the inner border and sashing is Kona Splash available here from Studio 39 Fabrics. The Sailboat quilt can be found here in our Etsy shop.

Sailboat quilt in Daysail fabrics pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.
Sailboat Quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

I had originally planned to write a free pattern for this quilt but maybe there are enough sailboat patterns? Leave a comment below and let me know if you want me to hurry up and finish the pattern for this. 🙂

I quilted clouds in the white background and waves in the sashing and inner border. The sails are quilted with back and forth lines and the border is quilted with meandering stipple quilting. The boats have waves quilted on them too. I switched out threads to match the fabrics. All threads are Aurifil 50 weight 100% cotton threads.

Close up of quilting of waves and clouds on the Sailboat quilt.
Close up of the quilting on the Sailboat Quilt.

I used a pretty ombre rainbow wideback for the backing (I believe this one is from Windham fabrics.)

The ombre rainbow backing on the sailboat quilt.
The backing is this pretty ombre wideback.
Vertical photo of the Sailboat quilt.
My husband and son are behind the quilt fighting the breeze to hold the quilt for me.

This quilt is a generous throw or shorter twin size and is available here in the Daydreams of Quilts Etsy shop.

Vertical image of the Sailboat Quilt.
Sailboat quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

Garden Vines Quilt in Flourish Fabrics

Horizontal photo of the Garden Vines / Morning Glory quilt.

We, very happily, had a bit of a run on quilts in our shop last month so I’m needing to get moving on some works in progress and get them listed! This quilt was finished a week and a half ago but haven’t had a chance to write about it until now with all the busyness of back to school. I am calling this quilt the Garden Vines Quilt but it was made using the Morning Glory quilt pattern by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew. Made entirely with the Flourish fabric line for quilt top and we still have some of these fabrics available here.

Garden Vines Quilt / Morning Glory Quilt in Flourish fabrics.
Garden Vines / Morning Glory Quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

I quilted ribbon candy all down the stems and leaf shaped loops on the leaves. The yellow background is quilted with meandering stippling. It took a full day to quilt this quilt on my Juki.

Machine quilting on the vines and leaves of the Garden Vines / Morning Glory quilt.
A close-up view of the quilting.
Close-up showing the machine sewn binding.
The binding is double folded and machine sewn to the front and back of the quilt.
The backing of the quilt is a mottled green fabric.
The back of the quilt is a mottled green fabric.
Close up of my maker's label.
Here is a close-up of my maker’s label from JJ Labels.

Here’s a pretty vertical image below for you to pin on Pinterest. 🙂

Vertical photo of the Garden Vines / Morning Glory quilt.
This quilt was fun to make and was a great pattern for these fabrics.

This quilt is available for sale here in the Daydreams of Quilts Etsy shop. Sold! Thank you. 🙂

Canadian Flag Heart Quilt

Canadian Flag Heart Quilt

I finished a quilt yesterday! This one was for a custom order from my Etsy shop. The customer who ordered it said it is for a gift for a new family coming to Canada from Syria. What an amazing welcome gift!

Canadian Flag in a Pixel Heart Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts

These Canadian Flag quilts are available both as a PDF Pattern and as a custom order quilt in my Etsy shop.

Yesterday was a perfect prairie day for quilt photos. I am thankful I finished yesterday because today is windy and stormy and I would not have been able to take photos.

The fabrics are almost all Moda. Mostly from Kate and Birdie’s “True North” line but there are also some French General fabrics, Moda grunge and Moda grunge dots.

There is a horse paddock at the end of our street and the horses seemed interested in what my son and I were doing with this quilt near their fence. I like to think this quilt is horse-approved. 🙂

I hope the family love their new quilt and their new country! <3

A Minecraft Quilt Friday Finish

Minecraft Quilt with sixteen Minecraft character blocks.

Today I went down to my studio and looked at the pile of quilts waiting to be finished. This Minecraft Quilt was on the top of the pile and was more than half quilted. I decided that today was the day to finish this quilt and that it would be done before the end of the day. Mission accomplished! 🙂

A Minecraft quilt with 16 Minecraft character blocks.
Minecraft quilt pieced and quilted by Anita of Daydreams of Quilts. Tutorials for blocks written by Kelli Fannin.

I quilted each block with stipple quilting and switched out the threads to match the fabrics as best I could.

Pink pig Minecraft quilt block.
The pig block quilted in pink thread.
Steve and Creeper Minecraft quilt blocks.
Minecraft Steve and Creeper blocks.

The tutorials for all of these blocks and many, many more were written by Kelli Fannin and are available on her blog.

The Mooshroom Minecraft quilt block.
The Mooshroom (red cow) block.

I backed the quilt with the paper dolls fabric from the Heather Ross Kinder line which I thought was appropriate for my kids who are thrilled to finally be receiving this quilt.

The quilt back with paper dolls fabric.
The back of the quilt with paper dolls fabric.

I am so happy to have this quilt finished! I hope to get quite a few more WIPs through to the finish line over the summer. A huge thank you again to Kelli for all the amazing block tutorials!

Minecraft quilt with sixteen Minecraft character blocks.

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. 🙂

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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!