My favorite quilt so far.
My scrap bins were a bit out of control. One night I started cutting 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 rectangles from them. I was fairly new to quilting, and needed a simple design to challenge my skills of meeting up corners.
After a few evenings of cutting scraps, I purchased Last-minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, and saw this picture of a color wheel. I was fueled in a new direction than just random placement. Design is my favorite part of quilting, so I really enjoyed the process of this quilt. I liked how the off-white made the colors of the prints pop, and the coin quilt construction gave me an opportunity to showcase some wee bits of favorite fabrics.
I had to cut into my stash for a few to really make it work, but stuck mostly to my scraps. After a few late nights of cutting, rearranging, drinking beer and watching too much HGTV, I had it placed and ready to piece. The back is a flannel green dot by Amy Butler that is in the Charm Collection I believe.
Now it is in the possession of this wee cutie pie. Wanna make your own, but don’t have overwhelming scrap bins. Try Purl Soho’s Colorwheel Fat Quarters, or Etsy for some scrap bags.
There has been such a wonderful response to this quilt on Flickr. It is certainly my most “favorited” quilt on Flickr. I formed a Colorway Quilt Group. If you create a Colorway Coin Quilt, I would love to see it! I hope to make a larger one someday.
Thanks to Park City Girl for putting together the Quilt Festival 2009. It has been wonderful to see the quilting/blogging community’s quilts on display, and see new quilters I hadn’t know about. Some people are so clever! Just click on the icon if you wish to see more!
Beautiful. the layout is fabulous.
this is another beautiful version of a coin quilt. looks especially great with its owner! i thought i was subscribed to your blog, but figured out today i wasn’t. fixed that! thanks for sharing.
I love it!!!! Especially that polka dotted sweetie on the quilt!
The color mixed with the freshness of the white squares really makes this a winner!
Love this quilt! What an amazing use of scraps. Thank you for sharing…
i think i am one of the people that has this “favorited.” its almost as beautiful as its very lucky owner. how sweet!
Oh, I’ve seen this quilt before on your blog or flickr. Great choice for quilt show. I love how crisp it is.
Absolutely LOVE this quilt! It’s beautiful!
Wow! I love this quilt. You did an amazing job on the layout 🙂
This quilt screams FUN! I love it!
What a beautiful quilt! I love it!!
I love this quilt, though all your quilts are so fantastic I’d be hard pushed to pick a fav. You’re just tooooo inspirational lady!!!!!!!!!
Nice! I have most of the same fabrics as are in that top.
I have always loved and admired this quilt of yours! I love hearing the story behind the making too. I would really love to make one like this so thank you for sharing more info about it. Lucky for me, I have one of those colorway fat quarter packs from Purl that I haven’t used yet.
great selection of fabric.
WAUW. I have to do one like this. I just started cutting for the color wheel quilt. I hope there will be lftovers to make a coin quilt like yours.
What a beautifull little cutie pie, simply addorable 🙂
oh wow I love this.. I am inspired to make something like this. I am new as in.. never actually made a whole quilt yet and I just LOVE the way this one looks.. simple and colorful and fun fun fun
It is beautiful. Love the layout. You are such an inspiration.
Oh wow! I absolutely love how you put this quilt together. It is so stunning.
I LOVE this quilt. It really showcases all the gorgeous fabric you had in your scrap bin – including lots of fabulous Amy Butler! I love the colour wheel quilt in Last Minute Patchwork Gifts, but think I’ll do the coin layout when I get around to a colourway. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
Love the quilt!!
Very cute bubba!
Terrie Sandelin says
Coin quilts are one of my favorite patterns. I love the fabrics in this quilt and the rainbow sweep of color is just wonderful.
Your quilt is beautiful and so is your quilt model. Very sweet.
The fabrics and colors you used are beautiful! What an eye you have!
The quilt rat says
LOVE IT! especially the way you have moved your colours in waves across the quilt. Great job!
I adore the simplicity of the coin quilt with the added “color wheel” twist. It makes me want to run to my scrap bin and start cutting coins and sorting into color families!
Another stunning quilt. Bugger, now that’s another pattern I’ll have to try. Love your work !!
love the fabrics and colors
I love it! I love that you arranged it in the colorways.
Lovely quilt and cute baby on it. Good job – natima
Absolutely lovely! All the yummy fabrics!
This is really gorgeous!
Amy @ parkcitygirl says
So pretty! I love the way you arranged the colors – beautiful, esp with the baby 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
This is beautiful! I’m a sucker for rainbows and colors, so I would like to make something like this someday
Penny G says
I love the brilliant colors that you used.
LOVE the quilt! Absolutely fabulous, wish I had the time to make one because my scrap bins are taking over. What a great way to play with those favorite fabrics once again. Stunning!
linda p says
gorgeous. i always sew my scraps together willy nilly when i’m bored…maybe i’ll start cutting them into same size pieces next time instead!
This is absolutely one of my favorite things you’ve created. By looking at the quilt, I can tell how you carefully selected each fabric and came up with this perfect layout. So inspiring. I’d love to make something like this!
This is such a lovely quilt. I’ve been thinking about making a cushion with fabrics from all the rainbow colours and this quilt is so inspiring!