| |

Daylesford Quilt Block Pattern

As a part of the Riley Blake Designs Quilt block challenge, I have a free quilt block pattern for you. The block is named Daylesford and is a unique take on a variable star quilt block.

blue and pink quilt block on white cutting mat

It’s week three of the 2024 Riley Blake Designs quilt block challenge! This week’s block is a fun star block designed by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter.

What is the Quilt Block Challenge

The Riley Blake Quilt Block Challenge is a five month free quilt block series. Each week, January – May, I’ll share a free quilt block pattern (with the exception of the last week of the month, which is catch-up week). A different Riley Blake fabric designer designs each block.

three colorful quilt blocks on white cutting mat

About My Quilt Block

This block is a variation of a traditional 8-pointed star quilt block with a pinwheel motif in the center. The block is named after a posh farm that Amy visited in the Cotswolds.

I’m making my blocks from my new Tulip Cottage fabric collection, which is due to hit stores any day now!

The background fabric is Riley Blake Sparkler in white. I love that it adds just a bit of texture and sparkle to the background of the blocks.

How to Get the Block Pattern

If you fill out this form, I’ll email you a copy of the block pattern. This will add you to our weekly free newsletter, which will let you know when we have new block patterns to share. Also, don’t worry if you fill out the form for each week’s block. You won’t be added to our newsletter more than once!

You can also find the blocks on the Riley Blake website.

Additional Fabric Choices

blue and pale pink quilt block on  wood table with sewing notions

Here is the block stitched up in Amy’s upcoming fabric collection, Albion.

If solid fabrics are more your thing, here you can see the block sewn with Riley Blake confetti cottons!

orange, purple and green quilt blocks on a white table with sewing notions

All of the Blocks

Here, you can find all of the quilt blocks in the challenge shared so far.

Similar Posts


  1. I love this quilt block pattern. I’ve submitted my email address 3 times today to receive the pattern, but it still has not shown up in my email. How long does it usually take to get it?

    1. It might be a bit slowed down with everyone coming in from the newsletter right now, also be sure to check that it didn’t accidentally go to your spam folder.

  2. I stumbled upon your site last year & absolutely love it!! Thank you!! I made the giant bear paw and gifted to my sisters grandson. So very easy & beautiful. I wish I could attach a picture. This is such a nice break (and fun) from making my big bed quilts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.