Sunday, January 19, 2020

Fresh as a Daisy Sewalong!

After many requests, I've decided a sewalong for the Fresh as a Daisy quilt NEEDS to happen!! πŸ™Œ

Thanks to Sewtopia and The Next Stitch for teaming up with me to make this sewalong happen πŸ’— (Because hosting two sewalongs at the same time is HARD πŸ˜…) They will be prize sponsors during the sewalong too! Be prepared for six weeks of FUN starting February 1st! πŸ’ƒ✨

Some of you might be thinking "SIX WEEKS?! I thought we were supposed to be slowing our roll over here!" πŸ˜‚ We decided, for those that like the slower paced sewalongs, that we're not only doing a six-week schedule, but a more doable four-month schedule too. It's a choose-your-own-adventure sewalong!

Sewtopia, The Next Stitch, and I have some fun things planned during the sewalong! There will be prizes, a freebie exclusive to newsletter subscribers (Sign up for the newsletter HERE), AND tips and tricks for making your Fresh as a Daisy quilt!

Keep in mind that if you follow the Slow Your Roll schedule, newsletters will stop after Week 6 and the monthly prizes will differ from the six-week schedule.

Want to participate?! First sign up for the newsletter HERE, post the "I'M IN!" graphic that you will receive a link to after signing up for the newsletter to Instagram using the hashtag #daisysewalong and tag @penandpaperpatterns, @thenextstitch, and @sewtopia in your post! You will then be entered in for the "I'M IN" prize which is fat quarter bundle of an upcoming collection from Ruby Star Society and your choice of four of my patterns! There will also be a separate "I'M IN" prize for Australian participants courtesy of The Next Stitch!

The Fresh as a Daisy pattern can be found HERE and check out the quilt kits Sewtopia and The Next Stitch have available for the pattern as well!

More information about prizes and the sewalong schedule will be in the first newsletter that's going out February 1st so don't forget to sign up!

If you're a shop interested in being a sponsor during the Daisy Sewalong please email me at

Fabric Requirements! This pattern is pre-cut, scrap, and yardage friendly!
We are soooo excited about this sewalong and can't wait to start! πŸ’—

Friday, January 10, 2020

Fresh as a Daisy Testers

Today I'm sharing the Fresh as a Daisy quilts (and pillows!) my testers made!

But first, I have to brag about my testers...I gave them a pretty short time frame to make their quilts AND give feedback and they still knocked it out of the park. They all did an amazing job on their Fresh as a Daisy projects πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ And so much great feedback about the pattern too! So grateful for their help with this!

All testers have been linked to their respective Instagram accounts in the captions below the photos! Go check their talented-selves out!




Apples and Beavers


Fresh as a Daisy Quilt Kits

My two favorite online shops, Sewtopia and Fabric Bubb, have SUPER cute quilt kits available for the Fresh as a Daisy pattern! Click on each image below to go to their corresponding kit!

Kit from Sewtopia! Includes the pattern too!

Kit from Sewtopia! Includes the pattern too!

Kit from Sewtopia! Includes the pattern too!
Kit from Fabric Bubb!

Kit from Fabric Bubb!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fresh as a Daisy Quilt Pattern

The Fresh as a Daisy quilt pattern is now available! You can find the printed copy HERE and the PDF copy HERE!
The Fresh as a Daisy pattern is traditionally pieced (no paper piecing! πŸ™Œ) and includes instructions for two different versions - modern scrappy AND comes in two sizes - baby (48" square) and throw (59 1/2" x 63 1/2"). I also give instruction for making a single block! Perfect for mini quilts, pillows, and more! And bust out those fat quarters and jelly rolls if you're making the scrappy version of this quilt! The pattern is pre-cut friendly too!

The Fresh as a Daisy pattern was inspired by my love, er, obsession with florals πŸ˜πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸ˜‚ Even before I released my official first pattern, Rainy Day, I immediately knew what type of pattern I wanted to design next - FLORAL! That pattern, Marigold, is pictured below!

I love sewing with floral fabrics, wearing clothes with flowers on them, decorating my home in florals...I think you get it πŸ˜‚ Anyways, I've toyed around with the idea of making a flower quilt using the asterisk (ie - *) design for awhile now, but was unsure how to make it happen without having part of the block be paper pieced. And then one day I finally sat down and figured it out and that's how the daisy idea was born! I didn't even have to use templates to make it happen either πŸ™Œ I love when that happensπŸ˜†

Hope you all love this pattern! I'll be sharing my amazing tester's versions soon and where you can find kits for this pattern soon too! Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Won't You Be My Neighbor Quilt FULL REVEAL

The pattern is now available! You can find it HERE!

It's almost Won't You Be My Neighbor quilt pattern time (14 more days! aka October 18th!)!! Because I give the option of making the Won't You Be My Neighbor quilt during the Slow Your Roll Sewalong, which starts October 20th, I want to make sure you have enough time to pick out your fabrics!

Before I share the fabric requirements for this quilt, I probably should share what the actual quilt looks like, right? πŸ˜„ I haven't shared a full shot of the quilt yet and, let me tell you - no matter how many patterns you release sharing the full shot never gets less nerve wracking. Basically all my fingers and toes are crossed that you guys love it!

And on that note, HERE'S MY NEXT PATTERN πŸ˜¬πŸ˜…πŸ™Œ
The Won't You Be My Neighbor quilt pattern was inspired by the Village quilt I made for a friend's baby last year. I love house quilt patterns and really wanted to put my own spin on one. I wanted my version to have a Utopian neighborhood feel (maybe one Mr. Rogers would live in? πŸ˜†) so I threw in some trees and flowers too!🌲🌳🌼 I also wanted the colors in the quilt to be soft and the prints to have a scrappy vibe so Annabel Wrigley's Penelope line and Kaufman's Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Silver for the background fit the bill perfectly. I think this quilt would look amazing in solids and higher contrast prints too!

This quilt finishes 62 1/2" by 70 1/2" - a good throw size quilt! This pattern is fat quarter and fat eighth friendly too!

The printables I've included below are the first two pages of the pattern + the back of the cover. I really recommend using the tags on the Quilt Layout page to label your fabrics. Especially if you're like me and think you'll remember where you planned to use each print and then a week later you can't remember even picking out the fabrics πŸ˜‚

To print the pages below, simply right click on the image and save to your device. I also recommend printing the images to "Fit to Page".

For more information about the Slow Your Roll Sewalong and how to participate check out the blog post HERE.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Slow Your Roll Sewalong

The Slow Your Roll Sewalong! The purpose of this sewalong is to give those who are struggling to keep up in this community permission to sew less and say no to the unnecessary pressure we put on ourselves to make ALL THE PROJECTS. I also want to encourage participants to spend the next seven months focusing on their own goals and what their version of happiness in this hobby looks like (i.e.: Stop comparing our progress or productivity to other quilters!).

The Slow Your Roll Sewalong starts October 20th and ends May 20th! I've given two schedules - one for my upcoming Won't You Be My Neighbor quilt pattern (Pattern will be available October 18th!) and a blank schedule for you to fill in with whatever your goal(s), sewing related or not, are for each month. Completely up to you which schedule you'd like to follow!

To participate all you have to do is post your progress to Instagram each month (as many times as you'd like). In each post tag me, @penandpaperpatterns, and include the hashtag #SlowYourRollSewalong in the caption. Each post = an entry in that month's giveaway. Oh and all prizes are non-sewing related and are fun encouraging, self-care type prizes instead!

And, on that note...


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bunny Basket Pattern

The Bunny Basket pattern! I wrote this pattern over 4 years ago while working at a local fabric store and then later offered it as a free pattern on Craftsy. Well, when Craftsy overhauled their site, this was one of the many patterns that got the boot from my shop. Recently I've gotten some requests for the pattern, so I've decided to put it on the ol' blog instead 😊

There are three pages in this pattern and each page is posted below. To save this pattern to your device, simply select a pattern file and then select "save photo". You'll need to do this for each of the three pages/files. Since the last page of the pattern contains templates it's very important that it's printed at 100% or Do Not Scale so the templates are the correct size. Hope you all have fun making this pattern! Happy Easter!