August 03, 2022

Fifty-Fifty in Daisy Fields and the Pattern Release

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Today is doubly exciting: I get to share my new Fifty-Fifty quilt and it's release day for the pattern! You can get the Fifty-Fifty pattern now in my shop as a PDF or you can PREORDER the printed pattern, which will ship to you as soon as they're in my hands from the printer. Newsletter subscribers, be sure to check your inbox for a discount code 😉

Two block quilt designs are classic, but what happens if you split those blocks in half and then recombine them? You get a Fifty-Fifty quilt, that's what! It's a modern spin on traditional log cabin and starburst blocks and it's so much fun to make.
Fifty-Fifty quilt pattern |
I used the new Daisy Fields fabric line, designed by Beverly McCullough for Riley Blake, to make this 48" square baby size Fifty-Fifty. There is so much to love in these fabrics - the daisies, the hexagon elements, the colours...I just couldn't resist them!
Fifty-Fifty quilt pattern |
The Starburst blocks are paper pieced and, of course, I used freezer paper to make them. It's so nice knowing I'll never again have to rip out bits of paper from paper pieced blocks! If you'd like to learn how to skip the ripping out part of paper piecing, sign up for The Bulletin so you'll be notified next time I host a workshop.
Fifty-Fifty quilt pattern |
With a fabric line called Daisy Fields and daisies all over the quilt, the quilting design was a no-brainer. I love when it's easy to decide how to quilt something, don't you? I use this loopy flower meander quite often. It's quick, simple and it doesn't have to be perfect to look good. Some flowers have five petals, some have six and some have seven and it's all good.  And while there are usually two loops between flowers, sometimes there are more, especially if I had backed myself into a space too small for a flower. No problem, I just threw in a few more loops and worked my way back to a more open space.

I used Aurifil 1135 in 50 wt for the quilting. It's a subtle bit of colour on the blues, teals and white of the quilt top, but it's not overpowering, and it blends into the yellows. I love the bit of colour it adds to the solid white back, too! And the texture is fabulous!
free motion quilting flowers and loop meander |
Fifty-Fifty was first published in Make Modern magazine last year as a throw size, and I've now expanded the pattern to include this baby size and a queen size. It's amazing what a difference fabric choice makes! Even though both quilts use teals/blues and yellows/oranges, they look so different!
Fifty-Fifty quilt pattern |
Sometimes I have fun playing around when I want to post something on social media. I think the Fifty-Fifty baby quilt made a great backdrop for the lilies currently blooming in our front yard 😊
Fifty-Fifty quilt pattern |
Head to my shop now to get your Fifty-Fifty quilt pattern. I can't wait to see your Fifty-Fifty quilts!

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