Hello and Happy Thursday! Today is the start of Week Two for the Daisy Chain Quilt Along and I am so excited to start seeing your Lil Daisy Blocks. I hope you enjoyed making the Big Daisy Blocks! I have really enjoyed seeing all the blocks come through on instagram and Facebook and I hope you all are enjoying the Daisy Chain pattern!
My Week One blocks:
On Monday I was able to sit down and get all my Big Daisy Blocks finished. I just love how quickly these blocks go together. I am using my Corey Yoder stash for my Daisy Chain Quilt Along quilt. Corey Yoder is my favorite fabric designer through Moda and she always has the best bright and happy collections! I am using a mix of Strawberry Jam, Canning Day and Lulu Lane. I have had many questions on what fabrics I am using are so I thought I would share them here. I’m not sure if you are able to still purchase them, maybe through Etsy or a swap shop page. See all my Week One blocks below:
Weekly PDF pattern GIVEAWAY:
Thank you all who have shared your blocks using the hashtag #daisychainquiltalong I took all the entries and the winner of this weeks PDF pattern giveaway is: Sandi Sweeney @sandi.sweeney on instagram, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the PDF pattern you would like. Keep posting those blocks for a chance to win next week's PDF pattern Giveaway. Did you know the more times you post using #daisychainquiltalong the more chances you have to win. So don't be shy, post away!
Just joining in on the fun?
If you're just joining us that’s great! It’s not too late to get started. Head on over to my shop and purchase your copy of Daisy Chain (PDF or Paper) and head on over to your favorite quilt shop (or pull from your stash) and get started! We just finished Week One so you won't be too far behind. The Big Daisy Chain blocks go together quickly so you should be able to get both The Big Daisy Block and Lil Daisy Blocks finished this week.
There is no Week 2 video (I have a painter coming to finish out our basement and need to prep for that) I will do a check in video sometime this week!
Quilt Along Details:
For this quilt along you will need to purchase the Daisy Chain Quilt pattern from my website or Etsy shop. It is available in both paper and PDF form. You will also need your fabric, the fabric requirements can be found on the back cover of the pattern. I also included optional fabric requirements for using fat eighths and fat quarters in an earlier blog post.
I have several sponsors offering prizes for this giveaway on top of a weekly free PDF pattern of your choice from my shop. To be entered to win prizes you must post your progress each week on instagram and Facebook using the hashtags #daisychainquiltalong and tag @mysewquiltylife in each post. Doing so allows me to be able to see your progress and it makes it easier to see all the posts for the Quilt Along. You can also join my Facebook Group at Our Sew Quilty Life to post your progress. If you are not on Facebook or Instagram you can email me your pictures to be entered to win a prize.
Check out the wonderful sponsors below:
2 Online Gift Certificates to My Sew Quitly Life
A free PDF pattern each week by My Sew Quilty Life
15% off your Daisy Chain Edge to Edge quilting by:
Megan of Siren Stitching
Janiel of Quiltingwithlove
Gina of Pieceful Longarming
Leslie of TheQuiltedSunflower
If you have any questions you can privately message me through Facebook or Instagram or email me at email@example.com
*Please remember to not post any portion of the pattern online, if you have questions about the pattern or instructions please email or message me directly.
Ok so let's get started! This week’s block is the Lil' Daisy Block. It can be found on page 2 of your pattern. You will make 12 of these blocks. Don't forget to post your blocks using #daisychainquiltalong
Consider laying out all the block pieces on a design board and chain piecing. This will help you stay organized and making sewing go faster.
Layout your blocks on a table or floor and take a picture directly above in a well lit area during the day. This allows for the fabric to be true to color and results in a well exposed photo. Did you know that I currently take all my photos with an Iphone 7??
NEW TIP: If you feel overwhelmed making a large quantity of blocks at once, consider making a couple blocks a day. This really helps me because I can have a few completed blocks and then before I know it, I have all of them completed!
Join me for next week as we make the End Chain Blocks and Big Stem Blocks. Easy Peasy!
See the Quilt Along Schedule Below: