Thursday, 20 July 2017

Rainbow Bundle Giveaway

Hello! In celebration of the Shweshwe Rainbow Bundles, plus yardage, being back in stock in my online shops I am hosting a giveaway on Instagram and Facebook. Head to one or both places to enter! :) If you cannot comment for some reason then send me an email at daydreamsofquilts (at) gmail (dot) com and I will comment on your behalf. These fabrics are 100% cotton 3 Cats Shweshwe printed in South Africa. Happy entering! Open worldwide, closes Sunday night.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Pixel Star in a Pixel Heart Quilt in Pink and Aqua

I had this quilt top ready to piece together on April 10th (I know because I posted the layout on Instagram). Finally three months later I have the quilt finished! :D I got busy with custom orders which I am certainly not complaining about. Nevertheless, I am thrilled to have my quilt finished.

This is the Pixel Star in a Pixel Heart quilt version 2 from my pattern. 


(The pattern has two versions of the quilt.)

This pattern can be found at Daydreams of Quilts, on Etsy and on Craftsy.


Pixel Star in a Pixel Heart Quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.
 This quilt is made entirely of Bonnie and Camille Fabrics. There are fabrics from about six of their lines in here.


The backing is the strawberry print from the "Hello Darling" line.


 I even used some of my long treasured "Marmalade" fabrics in the heart and the star. The star is quilted with big loopy springs. The heart is stippled and the background is what I call "balls on strings".


A closer look at the star.



Here's an out take shot (too much mottled light) with my Border Collie mix puppy. He's about 5 months old and we've had him for a month. He is very high energy. I wish I had his level of energy! :)

Thank you for stopping by to see my quilt today.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Sneak Peek at Christmas in July Pattern Bundle

The Christmas in July Pattern bundle sale is coming up next and today I would like to share a sneak peek of some of the patterns that will be included.


My Pixel Tree in a Pixel Heart pattern is part of the bundle as is Blossom Heart Quilt's "DIY Block Design ebook".




We also have this beautiful "First Snow" pattern by Woodberry Way which I definitely have on my list of quilts to sew. I also love this Christmas tree by Quiet Play.


These are just a few of the patterns that will be in the bundle coming available next week! I will have a link to purchase here on the blog as soon as the pattern sale goes live on Monday. It will only be available for 72 hours.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Christmas in July is coming soon!

Heads up: The annual Christmas in July Pattern bundle sale is coming soon! Keep an eye out here for the link to purchase your bundle starting next Monday! So exciting! I am totally ready to get my Christmas sewing going!


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Purple and Turquoise "Pixel Heart in a Pixel Heart Quilt" Wedding Gift for my Cousin

Hi! I have been waiting a few days for the winds to subside here but to no avail. There have been several wind and rain storms moving through and I had to get this wedding gift wrapped up because the wedding is in two days! So here we are again in the sheltered corner of our back deck shooting quilt photos. :)

Purple and Turquoise Pixel Heart in a Pixel Heart Quilt made by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.

You may have seen this post where I showed you the matching throw pillows I made to go with this quilt. And here is the finished quilt! This quilt was made with my Pixel Heart in a Pixel Heart Quilt Pattern.  (Pattern can also be found on Etsy and Craftsy... links in sidebar or search for Daydreams of Quilts.)

One of the main wedding colours is Purple so that is what I started with. I was trying to make the quilt all purple with a purple low volume background but I was not liking that and couldn't make headway on it. When I changed my plans to a turquoise background it was all happiness over here and I had the quilt top together in one day.


I used Lizzy House mini pearl bracelets and butterflies for the borders and mini pearl bracelets in purple for the binding. Many of the interior fabrics are from Kate Spain's Horizon line.


I used Tula Pink Free Fall wide backing for the back. It is so soft to the touch!


I am so pleased with how this turned out and I hope my cousin and his soon-to-be wife love it! :) Thank you for stopping by to see it.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Introducing Clinton Modern Creative - A new Canadian Online Quilt Shop


Hi! Today I would like to introduce you to Clinton Modern Creative! A new Canadian online quilt shop in Saskatoon, SK. 

Clinton Modern Creative has a fantastic selection of fabrics. I just ordered the Alison Glass bundle from them this morning. Darla, the shop owner behind Clinton Modern Creative, is an online friend of mine whom I met on Instagram and although we've never met in person yet I feel like I know her personally. She has curated an amazing selection of modern fabrics and the shop has a fantastic notions section as well. I have ordered several Pellon interfacing products from her Interfacing and Stabilizers section that are favorites for bag making.

Alison Glass Chroma Handcrafted Batik.

Clinton Modern Creative is now a sponsor of the Daydreams of Quilts blog so watch for more news from them soon!