Skipping Squares….again

This one turned out so so great.  The quilting was done by a local quilter and she did such a good job doing all of that free hand!  It gives this simple pattern so much personality. 
This quilt was a mixture of prints (I blogged about the quilt top here) and the back was pieced from a few large pieces I had leftover of the Good Life collection from Robert Kaufman.  That fabric is the perfect shade of green.
I stuck this on my son’s bed to see how it looks…and it fit!  Well good enough anyways…it could probably use one more row at the bottom. Unfortunately it only got to sit there a minute before it was packed and shipped away…which is OK since little boys + white quilts don’t mix and match so well.  
Anyways…I love this quilt. 

38 Responses to Skipping Squares….again

  1. Samelia's Mum June 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Love it!

  2. **nicke... June 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    so cute! i have my kaleidoscope all pieced together. i am off to girls camp so you will have to wait until thursday for the BIG reveal! i seriously love it!

  3. Jeni June 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    So pretty! :)

  4. Tammy June 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I can see why they wanted you to make another…it is a beautiful pattern!

  5. BECKY June 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    you are incredible!

  6. Debbie June 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    NICE quilt! Both the quilt & the quilting are lovely!

  7. Ricki June 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I love it! You always pick the best fabrics!

  8. ecuakim June 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Just used my coupons at Joann's for three of those yummy Denise Schmidt fabrics. Love them!

  9. ferne June 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    You're right the quilting really makes it!

  10. Linz June 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Oh, that's cute!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

  11. Purple Quilter Queen June 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    You rock Allison!! Another cute quilt! Jenn

  12. Karen June 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Hi! I've been searching for a quilt pattern to use for my queen size bed. I was over at Fat Quarter Shop and saw Skipping Squares and instantly knew it was the one I wanted! I love love love it! The fabric I am choosing to use is older and I can only find it in layer cake and no fat quarters are available anywhere. The pattern says I need fat quarters. Can this pattern be made with 10" squares? Thanks so much!

  13. Kari June 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    I prefer your blue and red interpretation. Making quilts for boys can be tough–and there are so many great pink options out there. But you always have such fabulous combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. diane June 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    love your quilt and I have been wanting to make a squares quilt. So pretty.

  15. Ruth June 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    I really like the use of dark and light in this quilt.

  16. Pat V. June 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    This is a great quilt! I'm thinking I'd like to give this pattern a try for my hubby's fishing memories quilt.

  17. Leslie June 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    this is so cute. i love the colors!

  18. Cheryl Arkison June 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    That dark blue makes the quilt sing!

  19. Marion June 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    This is such a lovely quilt. Love the combination of colours!

  20. Brooke June 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Free hand?!?!!! That is some crazy talent! Perfect finish to a fabulous quilt. Love it on your son's bed. Too bad it was a short stay. :-) I'm all for you starting that new one. I think it looks like fun!

  21. Jude June 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    I like your quilt much better than the one from FQ Shop!!! So there!! Gorgeous. I need to learn how to do that freehand pattern~love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. shez June 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    it looks fantastic,well done

  23. bethanndodd June 22, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Looks great! And that little monster is too too cute! That quilting is fabulous…wish I could find a local quilter that good! Smiles~Beth

  24. Kate June 22, 2011 at 1:17 am #

    The kit is already on my list, it looks fab!

  25. Jessica June 22, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    ooh i love it! may have to add this pattern to my ever growing to do list!!! :)

  26. Deb June 22, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    I think that is really, really mean of fabric stores. Sometimes they don't even let you get one quilt done…and they are dazzling you with ideas for more. It's almost like they want you to buy more fabric or something!! :)

    Deb from

  27. Lexi June 22, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Sigh. Love it. Your work is always very beautiful. Thanks for showing it.

  28. Beth June 22, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    That's great! I'm getting ready to start on a wedding quilt, and think this might be just right for a gal who describes herself as "not that classic"–she's a sparky, lovely, funny woman who deserves a quilt that will make her smile. Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Kate June 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    I love this pattern!

    I made one as a wedding gift for some friends in the Fall, but I think it might be time to make one for myself too! :)

  30. randi June 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    i love how you used your DS fabrics! so pretty and refreshing!

  31. Angie June 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    Absolutely fabulous!!! The pattern, the colors, the quilting–it's just gorgeous!!! And I also LOVE the color way that FQS has posted. Will definitely add this pattern to my 'someday soon' notebook. :D

  32. Annalee June 23, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    That is an amazing quilt—the fabrics and the quilting make it PERFECT!!

    I'm happy to report that my skipping squares quilt is at the quilters as we speak! The top has been finished for months, and I finally pieced together the back yesterday (I didn't have enough of the original backing fabric). I can't wait to get it back!!

    We are moving my daughter into a "big girl" bed soon, and hopefully the amazing quilt will ease the transition! ;) Right?!

  33. Keep Stitchin' June 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I love it! I love the colors/fabrics! Very nice, great quilting!

  34. littleblackduckblog June 23, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    fabulous quilt! and that freehand quilting is amazing!

  35. Jantine June 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    This quilt is amazing. I love the fresh colours and the block setting! The quilting is very surprising and complementing too!

  36. Naomi June 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    I've never seen the circa 1934 fabric! I love it and it look fabulous in your pattern!

  37. Live a Colorful Life June 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Such a great pattern. And it is so cool in the circa 1934 fabric–can't wait until it is available, and your pattern is the perfect showcase.

  38. Melissa June 27, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    I love this quilt…but I want that huge letter on the wall…can you divulge where it came from? I need it for a gift for a special person….

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