Daybreak Quilt Project

Oregon Coast

Every February, I join some dear friends for a quilt retreat on the coast of Oregon. With COVID we will not being retreating. I am bummed to miss my friends, the laughter, the stories, the food, drink and  the scenery. I will also miss the time to work on future projects. The last retreat I was working on a project using Daybreak by 3 Sisters, which is shipping to stores now. So many projects I work on I can’t really show until the fabric is available, but I can share now.

Daybreak fat quarter bundle

I  had all my pieces cut and ready so I could just sew, sew, sew. If you have not been to a retreat there is usually tons of laughing and talking, so not having to concentrate for cutting is usually best.

daybreak scraps

3 sisters fabrics always include romantic florals as the focal pieces and I knew I wanted to highlight the bigger prints in alternate blocks. One of my all time favorite quilt blocks is the sawtooth star and decided to use a couple of variations of that block to create a vintage feel.

Geese in progress

The pop of navy fabrics was something new for a 3 sisters collection and I love the combination of the pinks and blues together.

Daybreak Quilt

Can you say Paisley? I knew I had to use that for the backing.

Daybreak quilt border

Quilted by Maggi Honeyman, Binding by Susan Stiff

While I will miss the retreat in 2021, I will always have this quilt as a keepsake from 2020.

To download the pattern to make your own Daybreak quilt, click here.


  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Love this lovely star quilt with the beautiful fabrics by 3 Sisters. Thank you for sharing this pattern, Lissa.

  2. T Holzer says:

    3 Sisters have the softest, prettiest fabrics! The pic of your flying geese piqued my interest…what method are you using? Thanks so much!!

  3. Suzann B Huff says:

    Hi Lissa, my friend and I are scheduled to attend a quilt retreat in January and I chose Daybreak by 3 Sisters. I love the floral with the bird on it. I’m not familiar with our pattern yet but I have my beautiful fabrics ready. I also chose the paisley for the backing & stripe for binding. I’m so excited to sew this fabric. Thank you for your beautiful post.

  4. Patty Jones says:

    Beautiful quilt! I always love 3 Sisters fabric, and recently used their Memoirs line to make the Fat Quarter Shop charity quilt “Bloomtopia” this year. Their fabrics have a calming effect on me as I am working with them.

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