Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Daisy Star’ Quilt by Tracey Brookshier

Lazies, If you like big, bold, graphic quilt designs, then I know you are going to love this quilt. Tracey Brookshier of Brookshier Design Studio shares her ‘Daisy Star’ quilt as the second of twelve daily features in the ‘Day Z Dozen’ blog hop.

New Daisy Cover
‘Daisy Star’ By Tracey Brookshier
(Fabric requirements listed below.)

Here’s Tracey to tell us more:
I like quilts that I can see across a room and say “Wow!” Bold, graphic designs really appeal to me, so when I first saw the ‘DayZ’ collection from LakeHouse Dry Goods I knew I had to work with it.

Daisy Star coverThe quilt to the left shows another colorway of the Daisy Star quilt.

I like the way Lakehouse matches the colors in their coordinates with the main fabrics.

There are many tone-on-tone and textural choices for most colors, so you can substitute nicely without changing the feel of the quilt.

My specialty is pieced quilts. Until this point I hadn’t designed any patterns with circles – they’re not easy to piece, and I don’t do appliqué.

Daisy Star detailSo when I saw these big, beautiful flowers, I knew they could be used to create circular elements in this design all by themselves!

The flowers are approximately 7” across. They can be used whole (as in the center of the block) or cut up (as in the outer background of the block).

Using the flowers in this way creates a ‘wreath’ of flower petals behind the traditional Sawtooth Star block, softening the crisp edges with curves.
 – Tracey Brookshier

tracey w basket cropped

About Tracey:
With a background is in engineering and technical writing, Tracey’s patterns are known for their clear instructions and many diagrams.

In addition to running her company, Tracey teaches quilting and judges at quilt shows.

See all of Tracey’s creations at her website Brookshier Design Studio.

Here’s all the product information for today’s feature ‘Daisy Star’. Check quilt shops to purchase the pattern and fabrics.

Brookshier Design Studio
Daisy Star Quilt
48″ x 48″
Pattern No. 07728 – 10 fabrics

Large flowers
2 repeats – LH06004B DayZ Crazy Again: Black
2 repeats – LH05035 DayZ Crazy: Snow
Stripe Border
3/4 yard – LH04036B New Tiny Ticking: Black

Star points & snowball corners
1 Fat Quarter each
LH03037 Raindrops: Iris/Violet
LH04013 Lotta Dots: peri
LH06017 DayZ Vine: white
LH06014 Midnight Star: black
LH05016 DotZ: banana
LH05014 DayZ Dukes: mango
LH05025 Polka Party: cherry
LH05037 Polka Party Petite: pink

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17 Responses to “Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Daisy Star’ Quilt by Tracey Brookshier”

  1. Ann-Marie — March 6, 2007 @ 7:22 am

    Where can I find the pattern??
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    Hi Ann-Marie,
    Check for availability with your local quilt shop or online.
    Joan Hawley
    Lazy Girl Designs

  2. Megan — March 6, 2007 @ 8:02 am

    Beautiful quilt Tracey! Great idea making it fat quarter friendly.

  3. Cecile — March 6, 2007 @ 8:35 am

    I love how you add a contemporary feel to traditional designs. The cut flowers in the corner blocks of your ‘Daisy Star’ make me want to try using the daisies as fans. Great quilts in your website gallery. Thanks for sharing!
    Cecile
    Just Another Button Company

  4. Bernadette C — March 6, 2007 @ 8:54 am

    I always love LakeHouse Fabrics & their designs!

  5. Debby Luttrell — March 6, 2007 @ 9:00 am

    Howdy from Texas! What a great quilt! I want to let everyone know that a complete kit including the fabric and pattern for this project is available at Stitchin’ Heaven. Go to http://www.stitchinheaven.com/dayz_dozen.htm to place your order.

  6. Karina Hittle — March 6, 2007 @ 9:26 am

    Tracey what a wonderful fat quarter friendly quilt! I like that way you pieced daisies around around each featured daisy. Quite Clever!

    Karina
    ArtfulOfferings.com

  7. Tammy Tadd — March 6, 2007 @ 11:36 am

    Hi Tracey! Great quilt!! Love it, love it, love it!!

  8. Penny — March 6, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    Tracey it is awesome! I love all the colors & it looks so complicated but sounds so easy. Can’t wait to try it, well another reason to buy fat quarters!

    Penny
    http://www.cottonvault.com

  9. Melissa — March 6, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

    These fabrics are stunning, I’ve not been to quilt shop that carries them yet but I have GOT to find one! My almost 13 year old daughter and I are decorating her room and these will make dynamite pillows to throw all over her “loungey” (her word) bed. I have a feeling we’ll be making some great bags with this as well Happy stitching everybody!

  10. Gwen Bortner — March 7, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

    I am a knitter – MIL is a quilter — but I always am looking for inspiration from the other fiber arts arenas. In this case — I love the color combinations and will probably put them to use in some of my own felted bag samples! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Mary Lou Hallenbeck — March 8, 2007 @ 7:17 pm

    Tracy,
    Your project as a big dose of WOW!!!! The DayZ flowers really make your star blocks glow & vibrate with color. Stars & Flowers are always winners for quilters everywhere. JOB WELL DONE !!!!!!!

  12. holly holderman — March 9, 2007 @ 7:47 am

    Tracey’s Dayz star quilt was definitely the belle of the ball at both fall market 05 and fall market 06. We had it displayed front and center both times.

    Ironically, I had been playing with some similar star ideas in black and white sketch form for weeks before Tracey submitted this to me in full color. Up until that time it was just one design inspiration mixed in with pages and pages of layout ideas and I had sort of been thinking about the 4″ diameter flower (the size of Karina’s ornaments) more than the 7″ diameter one…(black and white quilt block layouts on grid paper are pretty much of a snore!) it wasn’t until I saw Tracey’s first sample block in actual fabrics that I realized how great that idea would be in a quilt! Tracey you ROCK!

  13. Vernelda Bumgarner — March 15, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    Where can I find your Day Z fabric to buy…..??? I love it…..

  14. Vernelda Bumgarner — March 15, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

    I LOVE YOUR DAY Z FABRIC FROM LAKEHOUSE DRY GOODS…..WHERE CAN I BUY IT?????? THANK YOU

  15. Laura McKechnie — November 24, 2007 @ 11:45 am

    These are just fantastic and gorgeous Tracy. How do you come up with such beautiful designs and ideas? It takes me forever to make or think of a design! Well one last word before I have to go is that you are such a brillant and artistic person and you work stuns me every time. They are all very unique in there own way!

  16. Pam — January 31, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    I know that this kit was out a few years ago, but I am trying to locate one for a wonderful friend of mine for her birthday. Any ideas? Thank you

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