Classic Blue and White Quilt Pattern
Quilt making is one hobby that takes a lot of commitment and patience. Creative combinations of shapes and colors provide an exciting uniqueness to each project. From beginners to experts, the delight of accomplishing a quilt project is never-ending.
The internet now has thousands of free patterns for those interested in quilt making. I looked around for a nice project and found a pattern I like designed by Ann Weber. The dozens of daisies spilling playfully across this quilt are anything but blue. Two shades of blue combined with true white make Ann’s design a beauty.
Skill Level Beginner
Finished Size 59″ x 75″
White-on-white print 2¼ yds.
Blue daisy print (piecing, borders) 2¾ yds.
Light blue print 1 yd.
Blue/green print (binding) ¾ yd.
Backing (piece widthwise) 3¾ yds.
Batting size 68˝ x 84˝
(cut in order listed)
= cut in half diagonally
40 squares 3⅞˝ x 3⅞˝
40 squares 6⅞˝ x 6⅞˝
Blue daisy print
*2 strips 5¾˝ x 64˝, cut on lengthwise grain
*2 strips 7¾˝ x 64˝, cut on lengthwise grain
40 squares 3⅞˝ x 3⅞˝
80 squares 3½˝ x 3½˝
Light blue print
40 squares 5⅛˝ x 5⅛˝
8 strips 2½˝ x width of fabric
*Strips include extra length for trimming.
Piecing the Blocks
1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of white-on-white print 3⅞˝ square. Place white square on blue daisy print 3⅞˝ square, right sides together. Sew ¼˝ seam on each side of marked line; cut apart on marked line. Open and press to make 2 pieced squares. Make 80.
2. Sew 2 rows using 4 pieced squares. Sew rows together to make pinwheel square. Make 20.
3. Sew light blue 5⅛˝ half-square triangles to sides of pinwheel square. Repeat by stitching white 6⅞˝ half-square triangles to sides to make large pieced square. Make 20.
4. On wrong side of blue daisy print 3½˝ square, draw diagonal line and place on upper white corner of large pieced square, right sides together, aligning raw edges. Stitch on drawn line. Trim and discard excess fabric; open and press. Repeat on remaining 3 corners of large square to complete Pinwheel-in-Double-Square Block. Make 20.
5. Sew 5 rows of 4 blocks each. Sew rows together.
6. Stitch blue daisy print 5¾˝ x 64˝ strips to sides; trim even with top and bottom. Sew remaining blue daisy print strips to top/bottom; trim even with sides.
7. Layer, baste, and quilt. Ann machine ditch quilted the seams. She added a continuous daisy chain in the outer white area of the blocks and straight parallel lines on the borders intersecting at the corners. Bind quilt with blue/green print.
Hair Accessories for Little Girls
I love my daughter’s long hair that I enjoy buying ribbons, bows or clips from shops selling hair accessories every time I go shopping. I would fix her hair everyday before she goes to school or when she attends children’s parties. As I try to mix and match her clothes with hair accessories, I started to make little bow hair clips in various colors as these are not readily available.
Some websites have very nice designs that I started making these cute hair accessories for my daughter. It has become a little hobby that I also began making them for my nieces and my daughter’s friends.
I particularly like this site that features 15 Adorable Kids Hair Bows To Make which shows the various designs with links to the steps on how to make them.
The 15 designs include:
Simple bow hair clip tutorial from Make It and Love It
Spring felt flower from I Heart Nap Time
Ruffled Rose Tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets
Crotchet bow tutorial from Happy Together
Flower leaves tutorial from 30 Days Handmade
Box fold flower tutorial from Icandy Handmade
Flower loop hair bow from Factory Direct Craft
Ruffled flower tutorial from Smashed Peas and Carrots
Pinwheel hair bow from Instructables
Cork screw bow tutorial from Craft Rookie
Felt bow tutorial from I Heart Nap Time
Hand sewn hair bow tutorial from Family Ever After
Doily hair flower tutorial from Lil’ Blue Boo
Hair bow tutorial from Skip to my Lou
Felt hair accessories for baby from Make It and Love It