Daybreak Units – Quilt Along 2020

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It’s the second week of the Daybreak Quilt Along, the May quilt for Quilt Along 2020. Last week we pulled and cut our fabric. This week we’re making the Daybreak units!

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

Daybreak Units

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the background 11¼″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked background square over a dark coral 11¼″ square, right sides together.

Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.
Trim unit to 10½″ square. Make 8.

Split Quarter Square Pairs

Mark the wrong side of a background 11½″ square in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a light yellow 11½″ square, right sides together.

Sew a ¼″ from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Mark the wrong side of a light coral 11¼″ square in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a background/yellow HST so the marked line intersects the HST seam.

Sew a ¼″ from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.
Trim unit to 10½″ square. Make 8 Split QST. Note that half will have the background triangle on top and half on the side.

daybreak units

Sew two of the QST together, as shown. Make 4 pairs.

Split Quarter Square Triangles for Center Pinwheel

To make the Split QST for the center pinwheel, cut a light yellow 11¼″ square in half diagonally once. Cut a dark coral and a light coral 11½″ square in half diagonally twice. Arrange the pieces into a Split QST, as shown below.

daybreak units

Sew the smaller triangles together and then add the larger triangle.
Trim unit to 10½″ square. Make 4 Split QST.

daybreak units

Arrange the Split QST as shown above. Sew together in pairs, and then sew the pairs together. Make 1 for the Center Pinwheel.

Corner Units

Sew a light coral 5½″ square to a background 5½″ square, and press. Sew a 5½″ x 10½″ background rectangle to the pair.

daybreak units

Unit measures 10½″ square. Make 4.

Flip Units

Mark the back of the dark yellow 5½″ squares from corner to corner. Place in the corner of a light yellow 10½″ x 20½″ rectangle. Sew on the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance and press. Repeat for all four corners.

daybreak units

Flip unit measures 10½″ x 20½″ unfinished. Make 4.

And that’s the Daybreak units! Next week we’ll assemble the quilt top.

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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