Star in a Pixelated Heart Quilt

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I did a major four-day clean of my sewing room at the end of December and in doing so I found several bundles of fabrics that I had tucked away for various project. As often happens, the original passion for the idea had faded but these fabrics needed their time to shine. Originally I had planned a quilt of all eight point stars so I had two star blocks. One of those blocks is shining front and centre on this recently finished pixel heart quilt.

Star in a Pixelated Heart Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts available in our Etsy shop.

The front of this heart quilt is made entirely out of the fabrics from the first Uppercase fabric line by Janine Vangool for Windham Fabrics.

To make this quilt I used my Canadian Flag Pixelated Heart pattern and put the star block where the maple leaf block was. Then I changed the red bars on either side of the maple leaf back to regular pixel squares. I added two inch borders of black fabrics from the fabric line.

Canadian Flag Pixelated Heart Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.
The centre star block. Fabrics are the Uppercase line by Janine Vangool for Windham Fabrics.

The centre star block is made up of 16 three inch squares. Four regular squares in the corners and half square triangles make up the star.

Free motion quilted with wavy lines in the heart and stipple quilting on the background.

This bright beautiful throw quilt is available here in our Etsy shop.

Angular Rectangular Layer Cake Quilt Pattern

This pattern uses two layer cakes! And you don’t have to buy additional background fabric. That’s my kinda pattern! The Angular Rectangular pattern is the newest PDF quilt pattern from Daydreams of Quilts and it’s currently 20% off!

Angular Rectangular layer cake quilt pattern uses two layer cakes.
“Angular Rectangular” designed and Pieced by Daydreams of Quilts.

I used a layer cake of “Honeymoon” and a layer cake of “Paper Bandana” from the original group of Cotton + Steel designers for my quilt. This shows that your layer cakes don’t have to be the same but can be coordinating.

Angular Rectangular quilt pattern cover.
The pattern includes computer diagrams, written instructions, photographs and a colouring page. Find it here.

The cover quilt is also available for sale and is part of our current 20% off sale! This is a nice throw size at 59″ x 64″.

Angular Rectangular layer cake quilt pattern by Daydreams of Quilts.
There are sloths on this quilt and this is not the environment you would find them in but one can dream. This quilt is also available for sale 20% off.

This quilt was a fun one to make and it’s very satisfying to use up layer cakes from my stash! Thank you for visiting my blog 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.

Sailboat Quilt in Daysail Fabrics

This sailboat quilt was made with Daysail fabics, designed 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 have written a free pattern for this quilt for my maker’s email subscribers. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to subscribe and receive this free PDF pattern.

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.

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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.