Each Day is a Gift

Hi again! I'm Natalia from Piece N Quilt. I'm really happy to be able to share this tutorial with you. You can read more about me on my blog or check out my website to see what's on sale today!
1 Half Moon Charm Pack
2 Yards Bella Solids Bleached White
1 Yard Bella Solids Magenta
1 Yard Bella Solids Reg Black
4 Yards Backing
1/2 Yard Binding
Kits are available here.

You will make 3 blocks.
First block.
Take one charm square and cut it in half.
Sew in a 1" strip of the magenta fabric.
 Now cut the block in half again, as shown in the image above.
Now sew a 1" strip into the block, as shown in the image above. Repeat this process until you have 11 blocks.
Block two.
Cut the block in half.

Now sew a 1" pink strip, as shown in the image above.

Now sew a 1" pink strip to the top of the block.
Then trim the block down to 5" as show in the image above.
Make 6 blocks like this.
You will also make 4 blocks with a 1" white strip on the top.

Block three.
Cut the block 1.25" from the left side.
Now you will add a 3/4" magenta strip, as shown in the image above.
 Measure from the left 1" and add in a 3/4" magenta strip, as shown in the image above.
 Now you will turn the block and repeat this process.
The block should look like the one above when complete.
You will have 10 of these blocks.
Now you will add sashing.
Cut all sashing from the Bleached white material. You will cut the sashing 4.5" width.

When I added my sashing I first add the horizontal pieces. Then the vertical strips.
I like to add my applique pieces  after the horizontal sashing is added but before I add the vertical strips.
(Please e-mail me for the applique PDF)
Using our starch applique tutorial to applique the words as shown onto our quilt.
Your top border is 9.25"tall by quilt width.
You bottom applique section is 9"x34"

1- 53"x63" Each day is a gift quilt.
Thanks for checking out my tutorial!
Templates for applique are available here.


Bettina763 said...

omg....this is way too cute...now i've gotta make one... :-D

Fleurette said...

Beautiful quilt, thanks for the tutorial!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Great quilt and tutorial Natalia - Love the color combo!!

Sandie said...

This is lovely! The sentiments say it all! This quilt would make a great gift for a Breast Cancer Survivor or someone with Alzheimer's. The gift ideas are endless!

Anne D said...

Love it. Gotta make it!

Sherry said...

What a great idea. Love the quilt Natalia. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us.

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much!

jaybird said...

so cute natalia!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just stunning Natalia!

Kim Walus said...

What a fun and clever idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Each day is definitely a gift.

the Material Girls Quilts said...

So Cute! you are an amazing busy girl! I anxiously await when I know you are posting something new!

traceyjay said...

This is a great design and a wonderful back story!

I ♥ my *birthday* quilt... ;)

TJ and Whitnee said...

I think it turned out really cute!

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

thank you so much for this tutorial...it's exactly what I was looking for.
There is a little girl in my neighborhood - not yet even 2 - and she has cancer. Her parents are the most positive people I have ever met, and say this all the time "each day is a gift".
I have been looking for something to make for them to show what an inspiration they've been for me, and this is perfect!!!!!

Mama Pea said...

What an adorable idea!

KarrieLyne said...

EEeekss!! How cute is this quilt!!?? VERY cute!! Great job Natalia!!:)

Meghan said...

too cute!

SheilaC said...

Another wonderful quilt, Natalia!!

Those colors are great!


Andrea said...

this is a great quilt...I love how your 'signature' is always words on your quilt.

momawake said...

Very cute!

concha said...

es precioso, gracias Natalia, estoy impaciente por hacerlo, pero no consigo enviarte un e=mail, më gustaria tener el resto de patron


mi correo

best regards


Madame Samm said...

Worth repeating, you have got to be the most talented creator I have noted in a long time...this is delightful, I can hardly wait to make one too...bless you Natalia for your divine style..
blessings madame samm

Linda said...

This quilt is WONDERFUL!! I love it. It is definitely on my TO DO list. Thank you for sharing.

Kacie said...

Does anyone have the PDF for this quilt? I'm about halfway through with it and need the letters and bows! Thank you!!!

Jenny Garland said...

Hi Kacie,

Please email
customercare@piecenquilt.com for the applique letters.


Kacie said...

I have emailed twice, commented on Facebook and left a contact on the blog. Hoping to hear back soon as the cute font really finishes off things perfectly!