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Block of the Week- The Odette Quilt- Information Post

Hi, Everyone!  I've decided to run a Block of the Week in the New Year!  To me, there is no better way to start a new year than with a new project :)  

I will be hosting a free Block of the Week here on my blog.  I'll be posting two blocks per week for 10 weeks and in the 11th week, I'll give sashing and finishing information.

The Block of the Week will start January 9th.  Here is the schedule that we will follow.

UPDATE: I pushed the QAL back one week from January 2nd to January 9th because I was getting lots of requests to start a little later because people were still waiting on their fabric.

Odette Schedule Odette Block of the Week Information Post Week 1- January 9th- Blocks 1 and 2 Week 2- January 16th- Blocks 3 and 4 Week 3- January 23rd- Blocks 5 and 6 Week 4- January 30th- Blocks 7 and 8 Week 5- February 6th- Blocks 9 and 10 Week 6- February 13th- Blocks 11 and 12 Week 7- February 20th- Blocks 13 and 14 Week 8- February 27th- Blocks 15 and 16 Week 9- March 5th- Blocks 17 and 18 …

Free Tutorial: Easy Throw Pillow

This week on the Thermoweb blog, I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make a very easy throw pillow!  I love to make a bunch of these for each holiday/season to make a room feel festive.  They are super quick and super easy!

You only need 3 fat quarter to make a pillow!

You can go to the Thermoweb blog to get a full, free tutorial on how to make it- HERE

If you make one, post it on Instagram and tag me @jessicadayonUse the hashtags #jessicadayonpatterns #thermoweb and tag me so I can see your version @jessicadayon

Talk to you soon,


Free Accuquilt Tutorial: Rustic Baby Boy Bib & Burp Cloth Set

As I mentioned in my last post, here is the Baby Boy Bib & Burp Cloth Set!
This project uses the Accuquilt GO! Bib Die and the Accuquilt GO! Burp Cloth Die.  In case you didn't see the Baby Girl version, you can see it HERE.

I love Mammoth Flannel and knew as soon as I thought of making a Baby Boy set that I wanted it to be in this flannel.  I'm really happy with how it turned out!
You can find the full, free, step-by-step tutorial for this project on the Accuquilt Blog HERE.

Share what you made! Use the hashtags #accuquilt #jessicadayonpatterns and tag me so I can see your version @jessicadayon

Talk to you soon,


Free Accuquilt Tutorial: Sweet Baby Girl Bib & Burp Cloth Set

Today I'm sharing another project using my Accuquilt GO!  I just love this fabric cutting system and I get so excited every time I use it because it is so fast and so easy to use!
Today I am sharing a Baby Girl Bib and Burp Cloth set that uses the Accuquilt GO! Bib Die and the Accuquilt GO! Burp Cloth Die.

Didn't they turn out so cute!?  

You can find the full, free, step-by-step tutorial for this project on the Accuquilt Blog HERE.
Guess what, a Baby Boy Set Tutorial is coming soon :)
Share what you made! Use the hashtags #accuquilt #jessicadayonpatterns and tag me so I can see your version @jessicadayon

Talk to you soon,


Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour: Gingham Farm

Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour for Gingham Farm Fabric by My Mind's Eye.  This fabric was such a joy to work with.  I would normally say that I'd choose color over neutral any day BUT this fabric totally changed my mind!!

Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
This line is made up of creams, blacks, light greens, and sage greens.  It is absolutely stunning.  And what until you see what I made with it!  
I used my free quilt pattern- Prairie Quilt- and I made a smaller wall quilt!  I'm dying over it.  My only regret is that I didn't make a bigger quilt because I love this fabric so much.  However, as soon as this line is in stores and I can purchase more of Gingham Farm, I will remedy that right away :)
So, here are some more photos of my wall quilt-

In case you'd like to make it yourself, you can find my Prairie Pattern HERE.  I used one full dresden, 4 quarter dresdens, and 4 half star blocks plus the 4 pieces of sashing.  This m…

2019 Countdown to Christmas in COOKIES!

Christmas cookies are my favorite, favorite!!  Before I had kids, I used to take the week before Christmas off of work and bake like crazy!  I'd make 20-25 different kinds and 4-5 batches of each kind.  Then I'd make cookie platters up for everyone in the family.  Now, I can't manage intense baking sessions like that at this time so I decided to break it up and try to make a cookie a day this year!

My plan is that my family will sample the cookies on the day we make them, then I'll wrap the rest up and freeze them until Christmas.  On Christmas Eve and Christmas, we will have a huge cookie platter to share with family.  I'm really looking forward to it!

I shared this on Instagram and I received lots of messages asking for the recipes for the cookies that I'm making.  I will continue to share those in my stories on Instagram but I wanted to keep a more formal list here with proper links to the recipes for others but also for myself so I can remember the details…

Moda Bake Shop: Countdown to Christmas 2019

Can you believe it is December 1st already?  This year has flown by and here we are counting down the last month of 2019.

For the past few years, Moda Bake Shop has had a free, countdown to christmas block a day sew along and we are running it again this year!  There is a lovely group of designers who have worked hard and designed a free block for each day of December all the way to Christmas day.  The countdown starts today!

I'll be sharing all of the blocks I made plus the links to each of the patterns and updating daily.  Happy Countdown to Christmas!!

Intro Post
December 1st- Snowfall

My version of the Snowfall block- I made the 24" size
December 2nd- The Christmas Gift (*see my notes below)

                        My version of the Christmas Gift- I made the 12" size* (*see my notes below)

*My notes on December 2nd- The Christmas Gift.  If you make the block as is in the post, you'll need to add a border to make the block measure 12.5" x 12.5" so that in your…

Free Tutorial: How to Scallop the Edges of the 30s Stars quilt

I love quilts with scalloped edges.  There is something so absolutely beautiful about it to me.  However, for some reason, I have only do it to a few quilts that I've made.  I am going to change that!  I have a few designs planned for 2020 with scalloped edges!  But let's start with the 30s Stars quilt!

I have received lots of messages on Instagram about how to scallop edges.  There seemed to be lots of people wanting to use this technique but they didn't know how and most of all they didn't want to ruin their quilt trying to do it.

I totally understand.  I remember the first time I tried it, I nearly cried LOL!  It turned out exactly as it was meant to but I was so nervous doing it and worried I was going to ruin my quilt.  Now that I've done it more, I'm comfortable with the process and not worried when I do it.

So, let's walk through it and I'll show you that it's not as difficult as it seems.

IMPORTANT!!  This tutorial and then template provide…