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Quilt Market 2013

It is always such an uplifting experience to be at Market!  We've been so busy this first day that it's been hard to take any pictures, but tomorrow that's one of my priorities.  Will try to show you how beautiful everything looks and some of the creative things people are doing!  It's just amazing!

Just checking in and will be back tomorrow with a few photos!

i'm Always Yours,



Rose Garden Quilt Kits are Ready!

It's sweet, bright & fun with yoyos!  We think you'll like this next new quilt kit!


AND in keeping with our distaste of plastic bags, it is contained in this very darling bag.  See if you agree . . . .

Rose Garden full kit

A Yoyo button (with a button) tops off this bag, made of the same fabrics in the quilt.  The 4" buttonhole opens the bag so you can see . . . . 

Rose Garden kit contents

The beautiful contents from the High Street collection from Moda Fabrics.

There were fun steps to get to the end - each one worth a picture . . . .


These stems made from straight grain strips with a 1/4" bias tape maker - so fast!  And then . . .

The 1/2" plus just cut strips.  But let me show you the yoyos underneath . . . .

Aren't they pretty?  This is what yours will look like!  Made with the Clover Jumbo Yoyo Maker.  So if you put these together you have . . .

A rose garden all ready to applique!  There will shortly be a tutorial showing you how to stitch down the stem and the pattern talks about different ways to do it, too.

The Rose Garden pattern has a bonus, too!  This sweet Baby Quilt version . . .

ROSEGARDEN-baby-cut-out-picweb2As you can see, it's made just like the full size quilt, but with only 12 yoyo roses and the border has little pink roses all around with the pink inner border, too.  And, yes, we have kits for this one, too, and we'll show you about these coming right up!  The packaging is so-o-o cute for these.

You can get the full size Rose Garden Quilt Kit on the website right now.  Go take a look!

See you soon and Always Yours,



Live, Love & Laugh Fabric Kits are Available Again!

Hope you're having a great day!  While we get ready for International Quilt Market next week and International Quilt Festival the following week, we're completing our fabric kits, one by one. 

We thought you'd like to know we've put together a few more fabric kits for our Live, Love & Laugh quilt! 

Live, Love & Laugh Kits

They're packaged in these great bags (a little different from the earlier kits) made from the fabric in the quilt, and you can use them afterward for so many things.  We'll have these at Festival, along with many other items, so if you're attending, be sure and stop by to say 'hi' at Booth #147!

You'll have the panel & fabric for the top and binding for this 46" x 64" quilt.  There isn't a happier, more whimsical quilt anywhere!  See for yourself!

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In your kit, you will have all the textures only for the squares border, so it will look a little different, but we think even better!  Otherwise everything is just the same as our photo here.  Directions are included, of course.  You can purchase these right now on the website!

See you in a bit with more fabric kits!




Click! Camera Quilt Kit

We have our next quilt kit ready for you!  It has a very up-to-date theme about cameras and picture-taking and the out-of-doors.  Simple and delightful!

It's called Click!

Click! quilt

Maybe you saw the quilt in the August issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. We have a kit for the same quilt, using the same fabrics, S'More Love from Moda Fabrics.  Such a great fabric line for the theme!  Full of camping images, including a stylish looking retro car with camper from the 50's!  Fish, rocks, trees, leaves, owls, sunsets, etc., throughout the collection make it a perfect choice for this picture-taking quilt!

Here's the kit we put together.  It makes the very quilt you see above!  Just like the one in the magazine!




Kit includes the magazine with pattern


The quilt is 61 1/2" x 59 1/2".  So it's great for hanging or curling up with in the chair.  We're just about to have the season for curling up with a quilt and a good book!  This one will make you think of your summer vacation!

If you've followed us much, you know one of our favorite things to do is come up with interesting and fun packaging for our kits, and this one is no exception!  What do you think?





If you order the kit, this bag is yours, too!  No two are alike, made from all the fabrics you see in the kit.  So fun for hiding that UFO you can't get to yet (of course, you have to make the quilt & empty the bag, first!), or anything else you want to do.  And if you can't quite get to this quilt for a while, you'll never have to guess where it is!  Maybe this would make a great gift for that 'tween who's hard to buy for!  Our thanks to American Patchwork & Quilting for allowing us to use the block this way.

You'll find the kit with all the details on the website.  And we have just a few backing sets for it, too.  Go take a look, and don't wait to order; they won't last long!

There are more coming, so toward that end, we'll get back to work!  Back very soon with lots more to show you!

Always Yours,



Fall Quilt Market & Festival 2013

Doesn't it feel like Fall!  And time for Quilt Market & Quilt Festival here in Houston!  We are getting things together for BOTH of these shows; yes, both of them.  For the first time we'll be exhibiting at Festival, too.  

Make a note of our Booth # 147, which stays the same, so we'll be in the same spot for both shows.  

We're so looking forward to seeing you at Market!  We love to see old friends & make new ones, and we have some new things to show you!  And if you haven't tried one of our Blocks of the Month, you can take a very close look at our models - they're amazing up close - and ask any questions you'd like.  We'll be prepared to send you home with a set of patterns, buttons, threads or embellishment kits to get your sample started.

For Festival we have some very special kits you can buy, all packaged up in the most wonderful ways!  Not to mention patterns & patterns of ours for you to see - and probably many you've never seen, since no quilt shop carries everything we have.  And some great bags for you to buy for projects & notions, and our Christmas tree will be full of ornaments from one of our favorite manufacturers, and on, and on.....  So come see and say Hi!

We're just about to add some more kits to the website, so keep tuned!  Good to talk to you!

Back soon because I'm Always Yours,


Visit Our Store

Glad you've stopped by to see what's happening at Daisy & Dell! Make yourself at home! As often as we can, we'll show and tell you about the studio, fabric lines, blocks of the month, kits, free projects, plans for future designs, projects in progress, booth photos, everyday happenings… just anything we think will strike your fancy! We love hearing from you, so feel free to comment, ask a question, send us your photos, or tell me, Pat Bruce, what's going on with YOU! .

— Pat