Dayglow Quilt

I'm very excited to be sharing Dayglow with you today. This quilt pattern first appeared in issue 86 of Love Patchwork & Quilting and will be available in my pattern shop as a standalone pattern soon. In the meantime, there are copies of issue 86 available in my shop here.

Dayglow is a very beginner-friendly pattern that uses large blocks and ombre gradients for a great visual effect.

Dayglow quilt pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - quilt in pink, peach and yellow on grey background, hanging behind a bed with peach and white bedding
image credit Love Patchwork & Quilting


Colour choices

The colour gradient of pinks, peaches and yellows in the Dayglow quilt reminds me of a jar of sweets or a big bowl of all the best ice cream flavours. The fabrics used in this sample are Kona solids in Silver, Meringue, Banana, Daffodil, Corn Yellow, School Bus, Mango, Nectarine, Salmon, Creamsicle, Peach, Primrose, Bubblegum, Melon.

fabric pull for Dayglow quilt pattern by penny spool quilts

Dayglow would look great in just about any gradient and combination right across the colour wheel. Or how about a two-tone version, or even in black and white for a cool monochromatic look. 

Dayglow quilt by Penny Spool Quilts

Quilting notes

I quilted this Dayglow quilt very minimally. I'm a big fan of straight line quilting and love the bold, geometric look it gives a quilt. I outlined all the chevrons, then extended the quilting lines across the grey background. I had originally planned on adding more detail by filling in all the stripes with small squiggles and figure 8s.

Dayglow quilt pattern by Monika Henry of Penny Spool Quilts

Once it was all outlined, though, I decided that I liked that simple look better than the fussy one I had been going for, and that it was going to work much better with the simple, geometric look of the pattern itself.

Dayglow quilt pattern by Penny spool quilts - full shot of quilt on wall with a small table and plant in front

Dayglow quilt by Penny spool quilts in yellow, peach and pink on grey

You can get the pattern in issue 86 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, or sign up to receive email updates from me to find out when the standalone pattern is available in the shop.

Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine issue 86 featuring Dayglow by Monika Henry


1 comment

  • Congratulations! I love your quilt!! The colors you used are so pretty. Hugs,


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