Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Ring Around The Flowers’ Quilt By Holly Holderman

Lazies, Welcome to the first of twelve daily features in the ‘Day Z Dozen’ blog hop. All of the projects included in the hop use the ‘DayZ Deux’ fabric from LakeHouse Dry Goods. Today’s project is ‘Ring Around The Flowers’ quilt by Holly Holderman, owner of LakeHouse Dry Goods.

‘Ring Around The Flowers’ by Holly Holderman
(Fabric requirements listed below.)

Here’s Holly:
I began creating with fabric before I could reach the foot pedal of a sewing machine. I glued and pinned fabric swatches that my mother gave me into sari-like garments. Then I traipsed around the neighborhood, like a little gypsy.

ring-around-the-flower-detail-2.jpgWhile in junior high, shirts and dresses with little patterned fabrics for the cuffs, collar, ect. really caught my eye. This was the beginning of my love of mixing many types of fabrics together. Is it any wonder that soon thereafter I developed a love for old patchwork quilts? I love how the different colors and prints of these fabrics work together to create drama.

The inspiration for the daisy part of the ‘DayZ’ collection was a combination of my love of the Gerber daisy, my fascination with circles and one of my favorite quilt designs, the New York Beauty. But the precision, time, and patience it takes to make a New York Beauty quilt, while appealing to so many, is out of the question to all but the most experienced quilters.

fall06frontcenter-edge.jpgLiving In Manhattan, I walk a lot. One day I am walking up Broadway and wham-o, a jewelry store has fabric daisies the size of dinner plates in the window.

My eyes bulge, my heart races, I open the door to the store and rush in… ‘Sir, How much is that daisy in the window?’ And it all came together right there on Broadway and 85th, walking down the street minding my own business.

With the ‘DayZ’ collection, you can easily achieve the circular design elements and intricacy of the New York Beauty facets, using straight seams. No need for curved piecing. The flowers do all the work for you.

There are so many ways you can sew the flowers together into blocks.

For ‘Ring Around The Flowers’, simply cut the flowers into quarters, then mix and match pairs with different backgrounds, and sew them back together.
– Holly

About Holly:
Holly HoldermanRead more about Holly’s inspirations and her company in yesterday’s post here. Holly’s website is currently under construction. All of the ‘DayZ’ projects Holly has designed will be added to her website by the end of the blog hop.

This includes Holly’s quilt ‘Blooming Beauty’, her first design for the ‘DayZ’ collection inspired by the New York Beauty.

Here’s all the product information for today’s feature ‘Ring Around The Flowers’. Check quilt shops to purchase the pattern and fabrics.

LakeHouse Dry Goods
Ring Around the Flowers Quilt
54 1/2″ x 54 1/2″
Pattern No. 06017 -14 fabrics

4shot2ring.jpg10 Flowers Needed (Flower colors of your choice.)
2 Rows – LH05035 DayZ Crazy: Snow
2 Rows – LH06004B DayZ Crazy Deux: Black

Checkerboard Squares on Point
3/8 Yard – LH06014 Midnight Star: Black
3/8 Yard – LH06017 DayZ Vine: White

Checkerboard Square Borders & Prairie Points
1/3 Yard – LH03035 Frosted Dots: Delphinium, Hot Pink
1/3 Yard – LH05014 DayZ Dukes: Purple, Mango
1/3 Yard – LH05025 Polka Party: Cherry, Melon, Purple
1/3 Yard – LH05037 Polka Party Petite: Purple

Setting Triangles
1 Yard – LH03035 Frosted Dots: Onyx

1-5/8 Yards – LH05015 StripeZ: Black

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12 Responses to “Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Ring Around The Flowers’ Quilt By Holly Holderman”

  1. Jenny — March 5, 2007 @ 9:21 am

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration Holly! It’s always nice to know why a designer decided to design a project. And kudos to you and Joan for putting this blog hop together.

  2. Debby Luttrell — March 5, 2007 @ 9:37 am

    Hello from Texas! Just to let everyone know, Stitchin’ Heaven is providing kits for each project featured in the Blog Hop. Information can be found at . Going to be a fun event!
    Deb Luttrell
    Owner (and Lazy Girl)
    Stitchin’ Heaven
    – – – – –
    Hi Deb,
    I appreciate the ‘shout out’ from Texas.
    We have hoppers and Lazy Girls tuning in from all over the world.
    Feel free to post a ‘Hello’ to all the hoppers.
    Welcome everyone!
    Joan Hawley
    Lazy Girl Designs

  3. Gina Halladay — March 5, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    And the fun adventure begins! Great Quilt. Nice to “see” your photo and put a face to the voice on the phone. Hope this blog hop is just the start of good things to come! Gina

  4. Karina Hittle — March 5, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Hi Holly,

    This quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love the way you mixed your bright graphic designs with traditional pieced blocks. Quite refreshing 🙂 I really enjoyed reading the story behind this quite and thankyou sharing it with all of us!
    Karina Hittle
    Artful Offerings

  5. Julie — March 5, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

    I love the daisy quilt. I’ve been intrigued with that flower fabric myself and the mind races with design ideas, but this is better than any I’ve thought of so far. Great job!

  6. Penny — March 5, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

    Holly the quilt is fabulous! Love the story, although the only thing I think got at 85th & Broadway was an urge to buy something not make something, it is so good you could push that shopping thought out & come up with that wonderful quilt. Can’t wait for the patterns to come in! This is going to be a great adventure! Keep those creative thoughts coming & I will keep the shopping ones in my head!


  7. Tammy Tadd — March 5, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

    Hi Holly,

    Wow!! Once again a winner!! Love this quilt and you know I love you!!! Great job. This hop is going to be so much fun for everyone involved!

    See ya soon,
    Tammy Tadd Desings

  8. Ann-Marie — March 6, 2007 @ 5:03 am

    The quilt is beautiful but where can I find the pattern? I can only find the fabric information.
    Ann-Marie in Sweden
    – – – – –
    Hi Ann-Marie,
    Check for availability with your local quilt shop or online.
    Joan Hawley
    Lazy Girl Designs

  9. Mary Lou Hallenbeck — March 8, 2007 @ 7:29 pm

    SUPER-DUPER-AWESOME!!!! The DayZ flowers are so wonderful with all of their bright colors and by mixing them with your black & white fabrics…well….you made them more wonderful still…if that was possible!
    But I guess it was because you did it! (Hey…is there such a word as DUPER? There should be!)

    I have really enjoyed working with Holly in designing projects for this great fabric and look forward to more in the future. It has just tons of possibilities and I’m sure that quilters everywhere are so glad that you were inspired on Broadway and 85th street. I know I am. Keep up the GREAT work!!!!!

  10. Christa S Cross — September 13, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    I have this fabric I bought years ago and totally forgot about it. I have lost this pattern. Is there any way I can get a copy of the instructions to make this beautiful quilt?


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