Showing posts from November, 2019

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…

Fresh Fat Quarter Quilt Book Tour

Hi, Everyone!  Today I'd like to tell you about a quilt I made as part of Andy Knowlton's Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book tour.

Have you seen this book yet?  It is written by Andy Knowlton and published by Martingale.

It is really fantastic!  In the book, Andy gives quilt patterns for quilts using fat quarters.  The book is broken up into sections of how many fat quarters the quilt uses.  It super cute and has lots of great patterns!

For my stop on the book tour, I chose to make the quilt named 'Sunny Day'.  I absolutely loved the blocks and the pieced border in this quilt!

I chose to do it in Bonnie & Camille's newest line- Early Bird.  I used only the navy, aqua, and white prints.  For the background, I used Bella Solids Aqua.  I love this color and I like how it blends in this quilt.

Here is the schedule for the blog tour with links to each of the blogs:

Nov 18:   Jen Van Orman - Heritage Threads Nov 19:   Holly Lesue - Maker Valley Nov 20:   Amy Chappell - Amero…

Free pattern: 30s Stars Quilt

I am so excited to release my newest pattern!  This quilt is called 30s Stars.  To make it, I used the cutest reproduction line called Storytime 30s by Riley Blake Designs.  Every print in this line and the colors of each one are so gorgeous.  

When I wrote the pattern, I knew I wanted to use this new fabric but I was also thinking how great this pattern would be with scraps.  So, in the cutting section, I mentioned what you would need if you were working the print portions of the blocks from scraps.

Here is the layout of the entire quilt-

I am currently working on a tutorial for how to scallop the edges of this quilt but I received a bunch of requests for the pattern.  I am releasing it now and the directions in the pattern are for straight borders and straight of grain binding.  
Once the scalloping tutorial is ready, I'll update this post and link it to the scallop tutorial so that you can scallop the edges of this quilt if you'd like.  In case you don't know and you are…

Free Tutorial: Countdown to Christmas pillow

This week on the Thermoweb blog, I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make this Countdown to Christmas pillow!  Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year and I'm excited this year to have this sweet countdown pillow on my couch this year as a way to countdown the days to Christmas day.

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,


Peppermint Stars Quilt- Sew Along!

I am planning to make another Peppermint Stars quilt as Christmas gift for this year so I am posting the schedule that I'll be following in case anyone else wants to make it as well.

This isn't your typical quilt along.  Since we are approaching mid-November already and Christmas is a very busy making season, we will be working relatively quickly (compared to a regular quilt along).  I'm breaking the quilt down into tasks to be performed each day with hopes that I'll be finished with the top by December 7th.  Then I'll work on quilting and binding it.

Hopefully I can stay on track.  I'm making loads of other gifts for the holiday so this will be pushing it slightly, but that's ok.  If I fall behind, I'll gift it next year but I'm starting out optimistic!

Here is the quilt!  It is in the December 2019 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.  You'll need the pattern in the magazine to make the quilt so get a copy before it's taken off o…

American Patchwork & Quilting: December 2019 Issue

Hi, Everyone!  I am lucky to have two quilts in the December 2019 Issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and, one of them is one the COVER!  This is the first time that i have had my work on a magazine cover and I just can't get over it!

Here is what the December 2019 issue looks like.  This issue is now available on newsstands.  It came out on October 5th so you should be able to find it at a magazine retailer near you.

For this first quilt called Peppermint Stars, I used scrappy red fabrics.  I love scrap quilts and it was fun to pull different reds and see how they interact in this quilt.  Here is the full quilt-

And here is the styled shot-

Isn't this picture idyllic?  Christmas is my most favorite time of the year and this photo makes me what to be in snowy, cozy, gorgeous place :)

Now, as mentioned above, I had the honor of having two of my quilts in this issue, so here is the second!

For this quilt, I used Sweet Christmas by Urban Chiks.  I love both of Christmas line…