Thursday, April 14, 2011


Remember this book… ‘The Quilter’s Bible’ by Linda Clements?  I received a copy of this wonderful book to review and share with you…if you missed the review you can read it here.


Yesterday I received permission to pass on this free pattern from ‘The Quilter’s Bible’…so this is for YOU!  And I think we will all agree…FREE IS GOOD!!



A simple quilt…adorable as a baby quilt.  It would be a quick and easy one to whip up as a gift for a wee one…OR picture this- the flowers done in WOOL…yup definite possibilities! 

Daisy Cot Quilt
By Linda Clements,
Author of
The Quilter's Bible

This little quilt uses fusible web appliquéd flowers on a background of pieced squares. Fresh, contemporary fabrics have been used but the design would suit any style and colors and could be sacaled up to any size. 
Skilled Practised: Piecing squares; fusible web appliqué; blanket stitch edging; straight borders; machine and hand quilting; binding
Quilt layout: 5 x 3 appliqué squares with two borders
Finished size: 46in x 30in (117cm x 76cm)
Fabrics: Fifteen 81/2  in squares for appliqués; white border fabric 2in wide x 140in; print fabric 21/2 in wide x 155in; backing fabric; wadding (batting); binding 21/2in wide
Threads: Anchor perle cotton multicolour 1304; stranded cottons in mid green and cream and machine threads

Detailed instructions are found in The Quilter's Bible for stitching, borders, making a quilt sandwich, and bindings.
  • Piece together the 81⁄2 in (21.6cm) white and cream squares in a 5 x 3 layout.
  • Using the daisy template (enlarged) and fusible web, appliqué a daisy in each square. Edge the daisies with blanket stitch using one strand of perle cotton.
  • Embroider flower centres with a circle of whipped running stitch in three strands of green stranded cotton, whipped with cream.
  • Add the borders. Make a quilt sandwich. Machine quilt in the ditch between the squares and across flower petals. Hand quilt a loop pattern in the borders using variegated thread.
  • Bind the quilt to finish.



Author Bio
Linda Clements
, author of
The Quilter's Bible, spent many years nursing in intensive care but, after completing her MA in creative writing and degree in publishing and book production, she switched careers in 1990 and is now an experienced project editor and writer, specializing in craft and particularly quilting titles.  Over the years, Linda has contributed her writing skills to many of the David & Charles titles, particularly in the cross stitch list, as well as penning stories in her spare time and writing a non-fiction book, The Spirit of Christmas Past, which was published in 1996.  Her main passion, however, is quilting, and she has been in the fortunate position to be able to learn and improve her skills from some of the best quilting teachers via her editorial work.  Linda lives in Totnes, Devon, with her science-mad son, Rory and two demanding cats, Kiki and Boo Boo.

You may want your own copy of ‘The Quilter’s Bible’ so check it out at Amazon!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Leyane for gifting this quilt pattern to my readers!!  And thank you, Linda Clements for writing such a wonderful Quilter’s Bible!!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!!~P

PS…YES, WE ARE HOME!!  It’s wonderful to go away on a three and a half month adventure but MAN there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!  Now to unpack the 5th wheel and get to the loot..!!  Wonder what I bought??

Surprised smilemy husband

Flirt maleME!


  1. It has been a great trip.....thanks for taking me along!
    See you monday,

  2. Thanks for the pattern, it looks so cute. Especially for a baby quilt. Glad to see you arrived home safely. And no troubles at the border? Looks like you are going to have a wonderful day going through that "loot".

  3. I really enjoyed traveling with you down the left coast visiting all the quilt shops and flea markets. Now where to put all that loot!?

  4. Welcome Home! Thanks for the great pattern.

  5. Thank you for warming my Illinois winter, but the summer/fall in Canada will be fun too! With all of your loot you may have to change OPEM to 2PEM! Always appreciate your sharing.

  6. Glad you made it home safely, now you can go through your loot and it will be like shopping all over again, lol.


  7. Welcome home! Now where did you leave that sunshine? haha - heard it snowed on Malahat today. Anyhow, very attractive pattern - thanks a bunch and was a wonderful trip, thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Welcome home, Paulette!

    Can't wait to see all your loot. You're going to show it all to us, right?

  9. Welcome home! I hope your daffodils waited for you!

  10. Cute pattern! I'm kind of surprised your RV didn't explode fabric all the way home, lol....welcome home, there's NO place like it!

  11. Have fun unpacking!!..I am sure there will be a few hidden surprises!!

  12. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Looks like a cute fun quilt to make. Enjoy the loot.

  13. welcome back. have fun discovering your treasures all over again!

  14. Thanks for the pattern, it looks so cute. Especially for a baby quilt. Glad to see you arrived home safely. And no troubles at the border? Looks like you are going to have a wonderful day going through that "loot".