Sunday, December 11, 2022

Dazzle Quilt - Calico

Hi Quilty Friends! Today I’m sharing the Dazzle Quilt featuring the fabulous Calico Collection designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. I absolutely looooooove the quilt!

Calico is full of sweet florals, cute chicks, cherries, and geometric prints in lovely colors plus low volume prints too! It's a fabulous follow-up collection to Lori's Calico Days Collection from a few years ago. I love that Lori re-introduces past popular prints in her new collections.

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The Dazzle Quilt Pattern was perfect because the blocks are large so the lovely Calico prints shine. I used 32 different Calico prints .... love the scrappy, but coordinated look!

Dazzle Quilt 78.5" x 78.5"


Outer Border - Pattern Change

I wanted to fussy cut the Hexagon flowers from the Grandma's Calico Garden print, so my outer border strips are cut about 5.5" x WOF. I cut 0.5" away from the edges of the flowers. Be sure to measure your quilt center before cutting the length of your border strips. I just looooooooove the hexagon floral border... so much happiness! This slightly larger outer border will make your quilt a bit larger than the Dazzle Quilt pattern states.

Dazzle Block - Pattern Changes

Half-square triangles Tips! 

Each Dazzle block contains 8 half-square triangle blocks. I think the half-square triangle is one of the most versatile block/shape and I love a perfect one! 

*Tip 1 – Make the half-square triangle block a bit larger and trim to size. I love the Bloc-Loc half-square triangle ruler for this method.


*Tip 2 – Use the desired size of AccuQuilt GO! half-square triangle die. THIS is my favorite method as it is so quick and no trimming needed!

Accuquilt Dynamic Promo

I absolutely love Calico - the brand new collection from Lori Holt. The scrappy look of the Dazzle Quilt makes me soooooooo happy! Plus I think a bright and happy quilt is perfect for cold and snowy days!!!!

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Have a great day and happy sewing / quilting! 


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