The Color Block Quilt

I finally decided what to do with the Color Block that’s been sitting on my sewing table, waiting for me to make something with it. I love the way it turned out. Its the first quilt I’ve ever made that felt like I was making artwork and not just a quilt. It has pieces from all of my favorite fabrics, most of which have been discontinued, in all my favorite bright colors. A lot of time and thought went into this, but I think even more time has been spent just staring at it. Its kind of hypnotizing. :) I straight stitch quilted it with lines 1 1/2″ apart. This will probably end up in the shop, if I can bear to part with it.

ps. I’m keeping it, especially with your sweet comments telling me to KEEP it!!! And even my husband said keep it……. can’t argue with that!!!

24 Responses to The Color Block Quilt

  1. rachel griffith February 15, 2009 at 11:59 pm #

    oh you HAVE to keep it.
    you said yourself it has your favorite fabrics in it.
    you deserve it!!!
    consider it your valentine’s gift to yourself.

  2. Darci February 16, 2009 at 12:12 am #

    Don’t sell it, keep it!!! It is so gorgeous. How big did it end up being?

  3. Mal* February 16, 2009 at 12:15 am #

    Oh oh oh! Your work just kills me. Something about your design and aesthetic just resonates with me. Gorgeous and thank you for sharing, as always.

  4. Sara February 16, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    I love it, it is so pretty and if it has your favorite fabrics then you just can’t possibly let it go!

  5. Mel February 16, 2009 at 1:48 am #

    Love it!! You are very inspiring!! Thanks for sharing your mind!

  6. Christina February 16, 2009 at 2:30 am #

    Gorgeous! I’m not sure i’d be able to give that up either.

  7. The Rausch's February 16, 2009 at 3:54 am #


  8. Alissa February 16, 2009 at 5:44 am #

    Pretty pretty pretty pretty! So glad you’re keeping it!

  9. quiltycat February 16, 2009 at 6:34 am #

    Beautiful! Love the graduality of colors and the idea to do a quilt with only one gigantic log cabin.

  10. Terriaw February 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    Yay, I’m happy to see you decided to keep it! It’s so lovely! I have always wanted to make a large log cabin quilt, and I love how you did this one with the color block.

  11. Casey February 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm #

    as much as I would LOVE to buy that! I’d say keep it, you could hang it somewhere where you could see it everyday. It’s such a gorgeous quilt

  12. Ariel February 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    Girl! I just love your creativity! I’m so glad you’re keeping this quilt! Just want to say, “thanks” for inspiring me to learn to quilt. I posted a link to your camera strap tutorial on my blog. I made one for myself and also for a friend’s b-day…so cute! Can’t wait to see what else you’re working on.

  13. Phyllis February 17, 2009 at 3:17 am #

    Yep – keep it. It’s pure happiness!

  14. Two Dogs and a Quilt February 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    It is pretty. Glad you’re keeping it. Can’t argue with that!

  15. comfortstitching February 18, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Lovely fabrics, very retro graphic look. Can’t wait to see what you do next.

  16. Rachel February 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    Oh I LOVE this. I have to make one just like it. I LOVE it!!!



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  17. jennicakes February 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    This is just amazing! I’m glad you’ll be keeping it – what a wonderful heirloom!

  18. kelly lautenbach February 23, 2009 at 4:41 am #

    So glad you’re keeping it… it’s amazing. :) I just keep looking at it and wondering if I could make one even half as cute… maybe? :)

  19. Sharla March 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    This is SO cool. I just found your blog through sew mama sew and LOVE your boy’s quilt and this one. I want to make a pillow based on this design now! What size is this quilt – it is so great. I’m glad you decided to keep it.

  20. Anonymous April 16, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    I love your quilts: how do you quilt such straight diagonals?? I am new to this, and you may have explained in another post, I just found your blog today: I love the diagonals, do you have a tutorial?

    Nicole Hughes

  21. amandajean May 15, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    how large is this quilt?

  22. twobutterflies October 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    This quilt is beautiful!! I did a version and posted on my blog along with a link to your site. You can see it here.

  23. The Baldwin Family January 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    I know I'm a couple of years late, but just saw this on Pinterest and realized this is the PERFECT idea for what I've been wanting to do, which is make a quilt for myself out of all of my scraps I've used to make quilts for other people. I was trying to figure out a semi-cohesive way to put all of those crazy fabrics together and this is it!!

  24. lej619 September 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Glad you decided to keep it. It is very pretty. think i maght make one for our bed.

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