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Daisy Days summer quilt

I was so excited when Keera Job first announced that she was a new fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs – especially because I’ve always loved Keera’s style and colors. So it was no surprise that I would love her first, collection Daisy Days.

Aren’t those colors just pretty and cheerful? So when Keera asked if I’d like to sew with it, I couldn’t say no. They looked so pretty just sitting in my new baskets from Target, that I almost couldn’t bring myself to cut them up.

Here’s a better shot of the prints. Lots of florals in different scales and colors. I also loved that orange peel print.

Because the colors and prints are so summer-y, I went with a classic 4-patch quilt in a good picnic size. Perfect for playing with color and fabric.   

In my never-so-humble opinion, you can never go wrong with a traditional patchwork 4-patch. And putting them on point gives them a little extra charm. I am working on a tutorial for this quilt design. My Fast Four-Patch Quilt tutorial is the most visited post on my blog. It’s crazy! I guess other people like simple patchwork too. So I thought it would be fun to take that simple look and give it a twist on point.

I had high hopes to have the pattern/tutorial ready today, but the reality of summer and life set in. Especially after finishing a new quilt/tutorial just last week.  So stay tuned for this one.

A big thanks to Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting for helping me get this quilt finished the Daisy Days blog tour stop today. She’s the best. I chose the pattern called Blissful for this one. It was calling for a good allover floral design. I can’t wait to throw this quilt in the wash and make it all soft and crinkly. With the soft colors and traditional pattern it’s going to feel like a vintage quilt after it’s washed. I hope.

Daisy Days is available in stores now! Look for it in your favorite local quilt shop, or find it online at the Fat Quarter Shop.*

Be sure to check out the other projects on the Daisy Days tour through the month of August. Sedef shared her Desert Windmills quilt last week and it’s stunning! It’s always amazing to see what people do with the same fabric. I can’t wait to see the rest this month!

  • Tuesday 25 July                 Keera Job                                             www.keerajob.com/blog
  • Tuesday 1 August             Sedef Imer                                          www.downgrapevinelane.com
  • Tuesday 8 August             Amy Smart                                          www.diaryofaquilter.com    (That’s me!)
  • Tuesday 15 August          Amanda Herring                               www.amandaherringdesigns.com
  • Tuesday 22 August          Samantha Dorn                                 www.aquapaisleystudio.com
  • Tuesday 29 August          Emily Dennis                                      www.quiltylove.com

Thanks again for the invitation to play, Keera! Congratulations on a gorgeous collection!

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Robby H.
    August 8, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I’ve been excited to see this new fabric line for just the reasons you mentioned. I think your pattern choice was perfect for showing off these charming prints.

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    Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
    August 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

    This is a really darling collection of colors and prints.

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    Jocelyn
    August 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I absolutely love this quilt on point!

  • Reply
    Linda
    August 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Hi what a pretty Quilt! Love this collection! Thanks for sharing!

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    cindy harris
    August 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I will look forward to this pattern, it is beautiful. I’m trying to use the fabric I have (I have plenty) but I just might have to purchase this–soon.

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    A.J.M. Bouwman
    August 9, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Lovely fabric and great quilt.

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    farmhousequiltsblog
    August 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Oooh, love that cheery fabric and that on point design! Can’t wait for the tute!

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    Cyndy Knapp
    August 9, 2017 at 7:08 am

    This is such a beautiful quilt! I agree that putting the 4-patches on point really make it special.

  • Reply
    Lea
    August 9, 2017 at 9:49 am

    That is a beautiful quilt! The fabrics are wonderful.

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    Rosemaryflower
    August 9, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Oh Amy, this fabric is so cute. I love your pattern very very much

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    Lynette
    August 9, 2017 at 10:38 am

    ooooo – Daisy Days really is pretty! You did a great job of showcasing it, too.

  • Reply
    Barbara McDonald
    August 9, 2017 at 11:39 am

    ❤❤❤ this quilt!!!

  • Reply
    Vicki H
    August 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Love the quilt and fabrics.

  • Reply
    Keera
    August 9, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Oh Amy!! This is just so gorgeous! I LOVE this quilt – thank you so much for agreeing to join me on the blog tour. Big love xx ❤️

    • Reply
      Amy
      August 12, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much for inviting me! They are beautiful fabrics to play with!

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    Tonia Conner
    August 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Really like the 4 patch on point quilt. And thank you for the tutorial in the news letter as well.

  • Reply
    Carlotta
    August 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    This email was my first from you. I love your beautiful quilt!!!! I’m looking forward to each or your emails now because this first one was great. I can’t wait to check out some of your tutorials, your patterns & just ‘eye’ your quilts.

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    Joy H
    August 13, 2017 at 6:40 am

    A “summer perfect” quilt! So pretty…so perfect.

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    Therese W
    August 13, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Four and nine patch quilts have always been my very favorite! Might be time to make one again, thanks for the lovely quilt!

  • Reply
    Sue W
    August 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Another gorgeous quilt! You are so generous with your sharing of patterns and tutorials. Thank you!

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