From a stack

I love how a stack of this…

can be transformed into this:

It’s amazing how much I like cutting up fabric and sewing it back together again.   This one was inspired by a photo of tile in Sevilla, Spain….where I met my husband.  :)  The fabric stack above is from my fat quarter bundle at the Fat Quarter Shop. 

131 Responses to From a stack

  1. Jane August 24, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Very pretty!

  2. Danielle August 24, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Wow!! Tile patterns are amazing aren't they? What a great source of inspiration! Lovely!

  3. Tiffany August 24, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Oooo so pretty!

  4. Goddess in Progress August 24, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Oh my, that is gorgeous! What a pretty design!

    And I'm with you. Sometimes I just marvel at how I take this one stack of fabrics, chop it up, sew it together (and then maybe chop it and sew it again), and it becomes a quilt. So cool.

  5. Brandy@YDK August 24, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Will you be making a pattern for this? It's beautiful.

  6. Amber August 24, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Very pretty I just love the design.

  7. Catherine August 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    I love it too! It's my favorite part of quilting. :) (That could explain the 4 tops I have sitting on the shelf right now… 😉

  8. susan August 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    That is lovely!

  9. 111andcounting August 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    I thought this had an Spanish vibe before I read it :) I love this pattern!

  10. Sasha August 24, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Oh my goodnesss! I love it! That's so pretty!!!

  11. Ashley August 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    What a wonderful design! Gorgeous!!

  12. randi August 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    what a pretty pretty quilt top!

  13. Jenny August 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    This is beautiful! You must have a way with numbers to see a pattern and then cut the right size pieces of fabric to make it work. Impressive.

  14. Jennifer Rodriguez August 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    LOVE IT! So fresh – I want to curl up in it =)

  15. Side Stitches August 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I love the design and the colors! So unique!

  16. Yvonne August 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Lovely design and colours.

  17. Annabella August 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    …and that's why we love patchwork and quilting..I live in Morocco and we have beautiful tiles here for inspiration too.

  18. Holly August 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I love those colors! The combination is wonderful. As always, you amaze me!

  19. Reene@Nellie's Niceties August 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    This is totally gorgeous!

  20. Cindy August 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Wow! It's beautiful!

  21. Elsa August 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    love the transformation ~ I was always amazed how I could take a flat piece of fabric and make into something I could wear or keep warm with. Feel the same about yarn. Amazes me every time!

  22. Jennie August 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    You're not alone – I love the transformation process as well. And I've found myself sketching tiles all the time. Will you be making a pattern out of this one? It's lovely.

  23. Christy August 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful.

  24. Megan August 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Beautiful. Amazing that you are able to come up with the pattern–all that math makes my head spin- (:>)

  25. Mitzi August 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I know, I'm always amazed that we take these big pieces of fabric and chop them up into smaller pieces and then sew them all back together into one big piece. I love it! Gorgeous quilt, you dream up such great patterns!

  26. Ruth August 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Oh, I do love this. Will you be doing a pattern?

  27. Crafty Newbie August 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    I love it too! Way to go!

  28. Heleen Groot August 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow! That is one pretty quilt. Nicely done!

  29. Krista Hansen August 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    I seriously gasped when I saw that quilt. It is SO beautiful!! You are so talented!

  30. Jamie August 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Wow! This is brilliant! And the fact that it is inspired by tile…even better! How creative!

  31. Stephanie August 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I LOVE this quilt… absolutely beautiful fabrics & design!!!

  32. traceyjay August 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    I hope this is going to be a pattern, because I really love it and would love to not have to figure out the math myself. 😉

  33. Char August 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Great quilt.

  34. Flo @ Butterfly Quilting August 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Beautiful!! I love it. And you are right, it is always fun to see a stack of fabric transformed into something so pretty!

  35. Sandy August 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Wonderful pattern and the fabrics are yummy!

  36. Erin August 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Simply Gorgeous!!!! Love the design and fabric!!!

  37. Katie B. August 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    I'm hoping for a pattern too! Lovely!!

  38. Courtney August 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Maybe if enough people ask for a pattern our wishes will come true! Please?! I imagine this being an absolutely GORGEOUS man quilt!

  39. StrawberryBlond August 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Yes, PLEASE make a pattern for this! I love not only the colors you chose but the design of the quilt as well. I have so much fabric in my stash and I want to make a quilt just like this!

  40. Rebecca August 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Gorgeous! And I love that stack!

  41. Dan R August 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm #


  42. Jeanie August 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    I love it! Great job:)

  43. Svetlana August 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    AMAZING!!!! Love this quilt.

  44. Amy August 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    This is so pretty :)

  45. Barbara August 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    I really like the pattern. Beautiful.

  46. Marlynn August 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    That's my favorite part too! Seeing all create something awesome!

  47. a little bit biased August 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Oh that is such a cute quilt!! Good job!

  48. Liz August 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Beautiful! Honestly, I think this my be my favorite of yours so far. Love the colors, love the design. I can tell it was truly inspired. Please post a photo after it been quilted — I'd love to see it finished!

  49. Debbie August 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Beautiful! And what great inspiration!

  50. Michelle August 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    So pretty! I love that process too, it seems kind of crazy but the end result is so rewarding. Are you doing a pattern? I hope so!

  51. MollyP August 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Please make a pattern for this quilt!! It is beautiful. It's amazing how your brain does all this creative design.

  52. One Sassy Quilter August 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Yes! Pattern, please!

  53. notes of sincerity August 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Wow! What a stunning quilt! It reminds me to tile as well. Elegant tile. :o)

  54. Christine M August 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    I love your quilt. I agree, it's stunning!

  55. Kirsten N August 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Love your fabrics and the design is really beautiful!

  56. Hollie August 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm #


  57. jmday August 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm #


  58. Smeeker082 August 25, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    Its beautiful! I love the pattern and I just want to have you around to pick out fabric for me you are so good at it.

  59. Stephanie August 25, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    That is SO pretty. When people ask me about my quilting I tell them I cut big pieces of fabric into smaller pieces of fabric and then I sew it all all back together to make another big piece of fabric.

  60. bethanndodd August 25, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    Love! What special inspiration you had!

  61. Melanie August 25, 2011 at 2:29 am #

    Gorgeous. I hope you do a tut or sell the pattern.

  62. Lucky-1 August 25, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    Wow…stunning doesn't cover it at all…. well done;)


  63. Paula Ganyard August 25, 2011 at 2:54 am #

    Great quilt and color choices.

  64. Sue August 25, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    This quilt is really beautiful! I kind of looks like pencils, notebooks and multiplication homework. :) I guess I should have said it looked pretty 'sharp'. I like it a lot.

  65. Gretchen August 25, 2011 at 4:38 am #

    Amazing! Would love to purchase this pattern from you!

  66. Dawn August 25, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    The design is truly unique! And very lovely!

  67. Kim Apted August 25, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    This is beautiful! I hope you make a pattern for it. :)

  68. coolerNights August 25, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    What a wonderful design! The design is truly unique! Gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing..
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  69. Bec Clarke August 25, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Oh yes it is lovely, I would be up for a pattern for sure.

  70. Nancy August 25, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Beautiful. I love that creative process too. Just sometimes hard to cut into that fabric though. A journey of a thousand miles…

  71. Crystal Stanworth August 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    oh i really really like this one! fabulous for sure!

  72. neu2349 August 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    I loved the before and swooned at the after. I see nothing wrong with taking a perfectly good piece of fabric and cutting it up into little pieces and sewing it back together again….the best kind of therapy.

  73. Amorette August 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    lovely pattern, and the fabrics compliment it so well!

  74. Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards August 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Yes, it's amazing how a stack of stuff can turn into something so pretty and useful. I hope you make a pattern for this, I would love to make a version of my own. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.

  75. janae king August 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Beautiful Quilt!

  76. Kellie August 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    OMG… you have a Allison bundle at FQ shop!!! How amazing!!!!

  77. Cynthia August 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Very cool pattern…I like the boxes and the x's…lots of fun to look at!

  78. EG August 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I came back to see if you promised us a pattern after our pleas, but my comment isn't here!

    I literally gasped when I saw this quilt, I love it so much! Please make a pattern of it!

    A previous commenter is right – this could be a gorgeous man-quilt in the right fabrics.

  79. Kathleen August 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    I just have to tell you how much I love your site. You inspired me to make my first quilt! I bought your zigzag baby quilt pattern, and I LOVE it!
    Love this pattern, I actually lived in Spain for a while, the tiles there are so inspiring!

  80. Kristen516 August 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Beautiful quilt!

  81. Michelle August 26, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    That is SO gorgeous!

  82. Jessica August 26, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    Very nice! Inspiring some ideas of my own. Guess that's why I check out your blog. Thanks for all the great stuff you share!

  83. miamihoney August 26, 2011 at 2:30 am #

    Simply beautiful! You did an awesome job and the design is intriguing.

  84. PaulaN August 26, 2011 at 2:41 am #

    Just so you guys know, this pattern is already in her shop I believe.

  85. Julie Peterson August 26, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    I'm convinced you're magic!

  86. amy smart August 26, 2011 at 3:51 am #


  87. Jenn August 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    I agree! It's like coloring with a brand new box of crayons. Makes me happy. :)

  88. Jeannette August 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    Such a pretty pattern will you be sharing or selling it?

  89. yohardys August 27, 2011 at 1:02 am #

    LOVE this pattern and fabric choice! Thanks again for your great blog, cute kids and wonderful quilts that make my day!

  90. Jilly August 29, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    That is SO pretty. When people ask me about my quilting I tell them I cut big pieces of fabric into smaller pieces of fabric and then I sew it all all back together to make another big piece of fabric.
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  91. Beertje Zonn August 29, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    I just love the design.

    Beertje Zonn

  92. nestra August 29, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    The orange quilt on sew we quilt was beautiful! A shot of pretty on an early Monday!

  93. Lesley August 29, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    I'm a new follower thanks to your guest blog…love the stack and whack techniques!

  94. peacecorpskaty August 29, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    I love how your quilts look so classic and modern at the same time. Your tuts look so easy to follow too, can't wait to try!

  95. Gene Black August 29, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I totally love your Tile inspired quilt. I frequently see things when I am travelling that inspire me. I wish I were this good at follow thru.

  96. MoeWest August 29, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Your tile inspired quilt is so nice! I also like the orange quilt. Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial.

  97. Rosa-kreattiva August 29, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    wow davvero fantastica complimenti sinceri!!!
    incrocio le dita per il giveaway ciao rosa.kreattiva
    blog creativo

  98. Cathy August 29, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt. Thanks for the the tutorial on Sew We Quilt. Will the this quilt be a tutorial?

  99. Elizabethd August 29, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    That is really lovely. Your tutorial on Sew we quilt is so interesting.

  100. Snoodles August 29, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    I actually clicked and clicked till I found my avatar! I've been a follower for such a long while! Love, love your tutorial on Sew We Quilt! I am collecting oranges – maybe I'll be able to make that quilt soon!

  101. MellieWo August 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Gorgeous! Love the colors!!

  102. Nikki August 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Hi Allison! I've been a follower of yours, but saw your tutorial on Sew We Quilt – I love it! I love the work you've done…you make it look so easy! Thanks!

  103. pricillaprecise August 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Your tutorial on Sew We Quilt is really neat – I'd have cut every little piece separately – this way looks such a timesaver ! Your spanish tile quilt is super-eyecatching.

  104. Renea August 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    I have been a follower of yours for some time. Love this quilt. Not sure what this quilt is called but I sew want to get this pattern. I saw your tutorial on Sew We Quilt.

  105. Darlene B August 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I love your quilt tutorial on Sew We Quilt. I linked over to your page (I'm now a follower). I've actually been to Sevilla Spain – my daughter did a semester in Sevilla, so my DH and I went to see her!

  106. Kathleen August 29, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Hi Allison, I am a new follower of yours via Sew We Quilt. I can't wait to go back and read all your posts. Thanks for the tutorial. I am a fairly new quilter and it was very helpful!

  107. Karen August 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Very interesting tutorial at Sew We Quilt. Love the way you have simplified the cutting. Great idea.

  108. Eden August 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Wow, I love that tile inspired pattern, certainly one that will go in the pattern notebook! I also like the simple stack and whack over at Sew we Quilt. I will have to try that one wonky. I am excited to 'follow' you.

  109. creativedawn August 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    What a wonderful quilt! Yes, it IS AMAZING how cutting fabric apart and sewing it together and cutting and sewing and cutting…grin! You've done some wonderful quilts here. . . I am a follower and get to see what you make on a regular basis! thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

  110. Dee August 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    That is beautiful! Enjoyed the Tutorial on Stash

  111. Patty C. August 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I have seen your wonderful post on Stash Manicure – Thank you 😉 for your time !!!

  112. Marcia W. August 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    That is one cool quilt! I enjoyed your post on stashmanicure today. Of course, I already follow your blog because it is soooooo informative.

  113. Susan August 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Good Morning! That is a very nice tutorial this morning you posted with Samm. I am so happy when I find it explained so that perhaps even I could cut and sew a quilt. I like your 'stack and slash' method. Plus I love your blog..Fun! Have a great day and thank you for the post and tutorial!

  114. Sherry August 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Your quilt is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Sew We Quilt. I hope to try it soon.

  115. Kathy H August 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    This quilt is great and I saw the one you posted at stash manicure. I love the 2 color quilts.

  116. Linda V August 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Coming over from Stash Manicure. I love your new quilt! What a great quilt!!

  117. Loveday's Day August 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    I'm a new follower. Glad to be a follower looking for instructions for getting me started. I am a Wantobe :(

  118. Peggy August 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I love the quilt above. Very nice! I also enjoyed your tutorial today on Sew we Quilt. I'm a new follower here and I think I'm going to like it!

  119. Angel August 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this amazing quilt!

  120. mary e August 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    :>)…nice quilt

  121. Marie K August 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing it!

  122. Karen August 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    I love this quilt, what an amazing design! You have such talent. I just came over from Sew WE Quilt and signed up to follow. Your blog is wonderful! Thanks for sharing over at Madame Samm's. Have a great day!

  123. Thearica August 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    This has got to be the coolest pattern I have seen in a good long while! LOVE it!

  124. ShirleyC August 29, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Another beautiful quilt! I enjoyed your post on Sew WE Quilt. Glad I found your blog.

  125. Sharon August 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Wow I really do like this tile quilt. And I love orange so it is right up my ally. Thank you for contributing to our quilt world with your easy pattern on Sew We Quilt. I can promise I will give it a whirl. I am following you now and will post your button on my blog. You have a wonderful blog filled with lots of eyecandy. Thanks again!

  126. Deb August 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    I love this!!! Thanks for sharing.

  127. Coffeebean's Dailies August 29, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Very very nice! My grandmothers are both from Spain! Love it!

  128. V and Co. August 31, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    al. seriously. so cool. and dude, you never told me you speak spanish. wait did you? cause i totally do, and we could be cool together on a whole different level. :)

  129. Live a Colorful Life September 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    This is stunning!

  130. Sachiko September 2, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    I totally adore this quilt. I am cleaning out my sewing room, maybe I can make cool quilt like yours from my stash?…(wishful thinking :) )

  131. Terry November 17, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    I have been a follower of yours for some time. This quilt too good. Not sure what this quilt is called but I sew want to get this pattern. I saw your tutorial on Sew We Quilt.
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