Make a daisy quilt

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Daisy quilt tutorialThis adorable quilt features in Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green’s new book, 500 Quilt Blocks, and we’re lucky enough to have the step-by-step instructions for you, below.

500 Quilt Blocks cover500 Quilt Blocks is the perfect source of inspiration for your next quilt project. In this comprehensive guide you’ll find patterns for classic blocks, brand new blocks, English paper piecing blocks, foundation paper pieced blocks and appliqué blocks.

As well as that, there are a series of projects for you to make – quilts, table runners, cushions, bags, a doorstop, and more.

This excellent book will inspire quilters of all levels.

The following is extracted from 500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green. Produced by Quintet and published in New Zealand by New Holland, $24.99.


Daisy Quilt

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[50in x 70in (127cm x 178cm)]


  • Petals: as for DAI1 x 3
  • Stem strips: 4 1/2in x 20 1/2in (11.4cm x 52.1cm), 4 1/2in x 25 1/2in (11.4cm x 64.8cm), 4 1/2in x 30 1/2in (11.4cm x 77.5cm)
  • Background (BKG): 1 yd (0.91m) for BKG to flowers, 2 yds (1.83m) sub-cut into: 5 x 7 1/2in (19cm) width of fabric (WOF) strips sewn into 1 length and cut into 4 strips of 50 1/2in (128cm), 4 x 5 1/2in (14cm) WOF strips sewn into 1 length and cut into 2 strips of 20 1/2in (52.1cm), 2 strips of 25 1/2in (64.8cm), and 3 strips of 30 1/2in (77.5cm), 14 1/2in (36.8cm) WOF strip cut into lengths of 6 1/2in (16.5cm), 11 1/2in (29.2cm), and 16 1/2in (41.9cm)
  • Binding: 1/2 yd (0.46m)
  • Backing: 3 1/2 yds (3.20m)
  • Batting: 58in x 78in (147cm x 198cm)
  • Template: DAIi (below)

1. Piece the 3 daisies as per DAI1 (see below).

2. Sew the stem strips between 2 x 5 1/2in (14cm) strips of same length BKG.

3. Sew 14 1/2in (36.8cm) BKG sections onto the tops of the daisy heads so that the 6 1/2in (16.5cm) strip goes on the tallest daisy and the 16 1/2in (41.9cm) strip on the shortest daisy.

4. Sew the quilt top together, sashing with the 7 1/2in (19cm) WOF strips in between each daisy and at either end.

5. Back, quilt, and bind as desired. Make the backing by cutting the 3 1/2 yds (3.2m) into 2 equal lengths and sewing back together along the long edges.

Daisy Main Block

[DAI1 — 14in (35.6cm) block]


  • Petals: 12 x 3in x 5in (7.6cm x 12.7cm) strips
  • Centre: 7 1/2in (19cm) circle
  • BKG: approx 1/3 yd (0.30m)
  • Template: DAIi

1. Foundation paper piece four of template DAIi.

2. Trim fabric to dotted line and remove papers.

3. Sew together.

4. Cut out a 7 1/2in (19cm) circle and piece into the centre of the daisy block.

Variation 1

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[DAI2 — 16in (40.6cm) finished]


  • Petals: 3 x 6in x 9in (15.2cm x 22.9cm) rectangles
  • Centre: 9in (22.9cm) sq
  • BKG: 16 1/2in (41.9cm) sq fusible web

1. Fuse petal and centre fabric to fusible web. Cut out 12 x 2in x 4 1/2in (5.1cm x 11.4cm) rectangles for the petals and an 8in (20.3cm) circle for the centre.

2. Fuse petals first and then fuse centre to BKG fabric.

3. Finish with zigzag, straight, blanket or other edging stitch.

Variation 2

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[DAI3 — 18in (45.7cm) block]


  • Petals (dark): 6 x 6in x 5in (15.2cm x 12.7cm) rectangles
  • Petals (light): 6 x 6in x 4in (15.2cm x 10.2cm) rectangles
  • Centre: 9in (22.9cm) sq
  • BKG: 18 1/2in (47cm) fusible web

1. As for DAI2 but cut out 12 x 2in x 4 1/2in (5.1cm x 11.4cm) rectangles from the darker petal fabrics and 12 x 2in x 3in (5.1cm x 7.6cm) rectangles from the lighter petal fabrics.

2. Fuse the darker petals first, then the lighter petals, then the circle to the BKG fabric.

3. Finish as for DAI2.

Variation 3

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[DAI4 — 11in (27.9cm) block]


  • Petals: 2 x 5in x 6in (12.7cm x 15.2cm) rectangles
  • Centre: 6in (15.2cm) sq
  • BKG: 11 1/2in (29.2cm) sq fusible web

1. As for DAI2 but cut out 8 x 2in x 2 1/2in (5.1cm x 6.3cm) rectangles for the petals and a 5in (12.7cm) circle for the centre.

2. Finish as for DAI2.

Variation 4

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[DAI5 — 14in (35.6cm) block]


  • Petals: 10in (25.4cm) sq
  • Centre: 10in (25.4cm) sq
  • BKG: 14 1/2in (36.8cm)  sq fusible web

1. As for DAI2 but cut out 12in x 2in (30.5cm x 5.1cm) sqs from the petal fabric and a 9in (22.9cm) circle from the centre fabric.

2. Finish as for DAI2.




We have 1 copy of 500 Quilt Blocks to give away.

To ENTER THE DRAW TO WIN A COPY simply post a comment below. Anything will do. You can just say hello, if you like. Or you could share your best quilting tip.



  1. I’d love to win this to give to my Aunt, who loves quilting!

  2. Oh,I would so love to win a book like this. To be able to create a variety of projects would be so cool.


  3. Connor Baker says

    I would love this

  4. Amanda Maxwell says

    I would love to be inspired by this book 🙂

  5. Andrea Little says

    I’d so love to win this! I’ve been wanting to give quilting a go for ages!

  6. Lesley McIntosh says

    Love to win , now I’ve retired quilting is on my mind so this book would be great.

  7. I would love to win this. It would be great to share with my quilting friends

  8. what a lovely quilt! i love the color pops on the pale background.

  9. Really nice quilt block. Might have to make this one. Looks like a great book.

  10. Angela Holden says

    Would love this book to add to my quilting library – plenty of inspiration just waiting to be used in my next quilt……..

  11. I’ve just started quilting and this looks like a fantastic book! Definitely adding the daisy quilt to my ‘make it wishlist’. Thanks for sharing

  12. Doreen de Haan says

    What beautiful Daisies! Lots of great colour! Can’t wait to see in the book!

  13. This is such a charming pattern and it appears to be easy enough for beginners to have great success with it. Thankx

  14. Sue Wallace-Buckland says

    The insturctions and fabrics look great. I would love this book! 🙂

  15. What a lovely giveaway!

  16. Amanda Prendergast says

    I would so love this. I just love quilting but don’t get alot of time, but I longingly look at quilts and so want to do quilting again. I also love your magazine, its amazing.

  17. I once made a quilt for my niece…. I started basic but would love to win this book so I can be inspired to create more! Thanks Tanya :0)

  18. What a great giveaway. The daisy quilt looks awesome too

  19. Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do,
    I’m just crazy oh for ………….this beautiful pattern!
    Thank you so much – printed the template and using Variation No.1.
    SweetLiving – what a fabulous read.

  20. What a great giveaway 🙂 I’d love to win this prize!

  21. Sharon Fowles says

    I have read about this book and it looks fabulous:) I would love to win a copy which I would then share with my daughter-in-law.

  22. My dear gran has just moved into a Pallative Care facility and she adores quilting – I would love to win this for her – I can only imagine the joy it would bring her!

  23. Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway – my fingers and toes are firmly crossed for the prize draw!

  24. Grant Thomas says

    I would really love to win this for my wife……she is quilting mad and her birthday is just around the corner.

  25. This book sounds fantastic – count me in!

  26. This would be a great book to share with my daughter, sisters and quilting friends. I would so love to win it. Thank you for the opportunity. I love the daisy quilt and would love to see what else is in the book to inpire me.

  27. Julie Mirdoch says

    What an awesome quilt. I’m reasonably new to quilting and love exploring all types from modern, to traditional, to Civil War reproductions. This book will give me lots to work on!!! It looks fantastic! It would be great to share with my quilting group. 🙂 Being from Canada, I don’t know that we would get an opportunity to purchase such an awesome book!

  28. Kathy Hartig says

    Wow! 500?? This is the perfect time of year for quilting too! When the air gets cool and that autumn aroma permeates the air, I just naturally start thinking crafts like quilting, crochet and knitting. What fun it would be to start a new project with a new book!

  29. What a lovely looking book, practical and a very good price too. Still would be lovely to win though 🙂

  30. I love the daisy quilt and all of its variations! Thank you for the instructions, I know a little girl that would just love to have one of her own!

  31. Katrina Williams says

    This is awesome, love it. This is on my to do list. Thank you.

  32. Oh to stay home and quilt today. Lovely idea

  33. angela collins says

    love this, im just a beginner but i will definitely give this a go

  34. Sandra Gordon says

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to quilt. Thanks for sharing these instructions.

  35. Jocelyn Hart says

    Wow. What a neat book. My tip for quilting is to start small – a block at a time – so for busy people it feels like you’ve actually finished something each time you complete a block. This book would be perfect for that!

  36. Alice Voncken says

    Nice! Would be a great gift for my mother.

  37. Priscilla Turvey says

    Be nice to have some instructions and pattern ideas handy as I get back into my quilting… good stuff! 😀

  38. Lovely

  39. Diane Spence says

    Inspiration – ahhhh how sweet the sound. But would be even better in a book!!

  40. Looks like such a lot of fun – inspiring me to start patchwork again. Love it…..

  41. I’m getting ready to have my first baby, a little girl. I’d love to be able to make some of these quilts for her 😉 Thank you for sharing!! amy

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