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!