Daybreak Fabric Pull & Cutting – Quilt Along 2020


The day has come. We’re starting Daybreak Quilt Along, the May quilt for Quilt Along 2020. This week is for the Daybreak quilt fabric pull and cutting out our pieces!

For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month and cover the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Click Here to check out the quilts so you can pick which ones you want to make in 2020! May’s quilt is Daybreak.

Daybreak Schedule

Over the next few weeks, we’ll make our Daybreak quilts. Check out the schedule below.

And you can click here to find all of Quilt Along 2020 in one place.

Daybreak Quilt Along 2020

daybreak quilt fabric

60″ x 60″

by Emily Cross

Fabric Requirements

Background – 1¼ yards
Light Coral – ¾ yard
Dark Coral – ¾ yard
Light Yellow – 1⅜ yards
Medium Yellow – ¾ yard
Dark Yellow – ⅝ yard
Binding – ½ yard

Cutting Instructions

From the background fabric, cut:
(2) 11½″ x 11½″
(4) 11¼″ x 11¼″
(4) 5½″ x 5½″
(4) 5½″ x 10½″

From the light coral fabric, cut:
(1) 11½″ x 11½″
(4) 11¼″ x 11¼″
(4) 5½″ x 5½″

From the dark coral fabric, cut:
(1) 11½″ x 11½″
(4) 11¼″ x 11¼″

From the light yellow fabric, cut:
(2) 11½″ x 11½″
(2) 11¼″ x 11¼″
(4) 10½″ x 20½″

From the medium yellow fabric, cut:
(4) 10½″ x 10½″

From the dark yellow fabric, cut:
(16) 5½″ x 5½″

From the binding fabric, cut:
(7) 2½″ x Width of Fabric (WOF) strips

Daybreak Fabric Pull Ideas

We have some ideas for different color ways below. Get inspired to create your own color ways and plan out your fabrics with a handy planning page!

Click Here to download the Daybreak Color & Fabric Planner.

Daybreak is such a fun quilt for showing off prints, playing with color, and experimenting with value. I’ll admit, spending so much time at home has turned my mind towards thinking of far away (or even just a little farther away) places. So I tried to tell color stories inspired by different places and loved the challenge!

daybreak quilt fabric

Tula Pink says when she’s designing, greens are her neutrals, and I wanted to push that with this jungle-inspired color way! These greens go from hot to cool with more yellow or more blue. And they’re all fun.

daybreak quilt fabric

Blueberry picking is my favorite summer harvest, but it’s already started up north! With this quilt, the design is done all in purples. The background is a light blue almost the same value as the light purple. By using a different but closely related color, a contrast is created through color rather than value.

daybreak quilt fabric

Colorado is one of my absolute favorite places to go and curl up under a wool blanket, which inspired the colors of this quilt.

daybreak quilt fabric

I’ve been rereading Austen and it made me think of the beautiful estate gardens, like these roses at Haddon Hall.

daybreak quilt fabric

Using all blues and blue-greens, I set out to capture the layers of color in a glacier. Using a dark navy for the background makes the lighter blues and the design of the quilt stand out.

The Pattern

If you like to have the pattern at your fingertips before starting, we’ve got you covered.

Click Here for the FREE Daybreak pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Daybreak ePattern you can purchase and download instantly!

daybreak quilt fabric

The Daybreak ePattern features easy-to-follow instructions for the 60″ x 60″, 60″ x 80″ and a 80″ x 80″ quilt. There are more ways than ever to make your quilt special with the Daybreak ePattern.

May Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. The month the prize is a fat quarter bundle from P&B Textiles.

(Bundle will differ from bundle shown.)

Enter below!

Having trouble with the survey? Click here for the web version.

April’s giveaway winner was Giudy! Congratulations, Giudy!

Join the fun!

Get involved with a community of quilters in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to show off your creations and chat with fellow quilters. Use the hashtag #QuiltAlong2020 and tag us @aqsonline on Instagram so we can share your quilts!

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This is a wonderful idea. I am anxious to give it a try.


Thank you. We need the sunshine!