Thank you for all your kind comments about the book and sweet emails.  I’m a lucky girl to have such wonderful friends (even if you’re online!) and I’m so thankful for you!
These are a couple more projects and out-takes from the book that I thought I’d share…and everybody likes pretty photos right?  Don’t answer that.
This quilt is my favorite of the book.  I love the fabrics in this quilt…it has a scrappy look without being scrappy.   I backed it with a green flannel and Christina quilted it…it’s so soft and heavy.


I have a thing for boy quilts and boy fabrics…but I do love a little (or a lot) of pink.


And…back to the boy fabrics.
This is how we spend our afternoons almost every day…the boys looking for crabs under the rocks while I watch/eat/read/eat more.
My Grandma gave us Quillows when I was 12 or so and I hadn’t seen one since.  This one is a great size for kids…to leave in the car, travel with, or pack to the park.  Chilly feet can even fit inside the pocket!


And there you have it…a few more pictures of a few more projects!
Plus one more pretty picture just for kicks…
You can see my previous post about this book (Growing up Modern) here.  The book is available on amazon, at your local quilt shop, or if you are a wholesale shop it is also at distributors.

47 Responses to Projects

  1. Jayme May 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    I LOVE breezy!!! It's sooo cute, and now on my list of quilts to make…soon. In working on my scout quilt in my free time. One week!! I'm SOO excited! See you soon!!!

  2. Jenny May 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    I am crazy about all three of these quilts(lows). I love seeing creative takes on strip quilts, and Breezy is perfect for that! Those Children at Play rockets are such a fun choice for a long strip, too.

  3. mindingmomma May 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I love the pink houses quilt!

    • Rhond January 25, 2016 at 4:47 am #

      Me, too

  4. ThirdMargaret May 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Thanks for more pictures!

  5. Tiffany May 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    I LOVE the Quillow! My grandma also made one for me – probably when I was around the same age. It is very precious to me because it's the last thing she made for me (as well as the other 15 or so grandkids – yeah, she was amazing) before she passed away from cancer. Of course my kids will have to have one of these when they get older. I'm glad you've included a pattern for it in your book!

  6. Leigh Walter May 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    I bought a Kindle version and I love it!!!! Well done Allison what a fantastic acheivement. Leigh

  7. Melissa Corry May 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    The more your show the more excited I get!!! What a beautiful book!!

  8. Chris S May 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    I love this book, can't wait to get it!

  9. trish May 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    love love love!!! :o)
    My book has been ordered.
    I can hardly wait for it
    to arrive!! :o)

  10. Penny May 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    I LOVE your breezy quilt!! I have the book in my wishlist and I can't wait for it to be available here in the UK.


  11. Helen L May 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    I just popped your book into my Amazon shopping cart! It looks so fun!! Where do you live that you can go to the beach every afternoon?!!! And is there a specific fabric line that that stack of fabric comes from or is it just a lovely set that you've hand picked out? It looks so fun and happy!! Have a great day!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  12. Dree May 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I made my kids quillows about 5 years ago. Needless to say, they are now hating the fabric they chose back then! They want em to make them new ones. No pressure!

  13. Fran May 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    It looks wonderful!

  14. Annie May 8, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    Just beautiful…the photography is great.

  15. life in red shoes May 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Quillows, yep, those are on the list!

  16. grapes and hearts May 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Congrats! Your book looks uber great! I'd sew every quilt that you have shown us! Will add your book to my wishlist! I hope someone starts a sew along :o)

  17. Dalya May 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Gorgeous! I especially have my eye for that Pink Houses block, so cute and looks simple!

  18. Live a Colorful Life May 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    I'm SOOO anxious for my book to arrive (*sound of fingertips drumming on the table…*). I'm also very envious of how you spend your afternoons. I miss the Seattle area SO much. That climate was perfect for me. Fresno? Not so much…And that stack of fabric is just delicious. See you next week!

  19. Live a Colorful Life May 8, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Update: The nice UPS man was just here and my fingers are no longer drumming on the table–they are in fact turning the pages of your fabulous book!!

  20. May 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    They all look wonderful! And I love anything with children at play in it! Your photos are great.

  21. Sherri May 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    I love them all! I don't even have small children, and I want to get your book!

  22. tabbiegirl May 9, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    Thanks for more pictures of these adorable quilts! I couldn't wait to get my hands on your book so I ordered the ebook version for Kobo (that's a Canadian Kindle)! So glad I did! I wasn't sure I would like the electronic version – I do so love to flip through quilt books – but it's great and I highly recommend it! This is one of the first quilt books I have bought (and I've bought quite a few) where I have wanted to make every quilt in the book! Now…which one to start with!

  23. Angela Atkins May 9, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Can't wait until I can buy this book! I had it pre-ordered and then decided I need to wait until I got paid again since I bought some fabric. The little bits I have seen so far look great–looks like a quilt book I will use a lot.

  24. Miki May 9, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    Soo beautiful! Can't wait to get it! Thanks for making the wait that much harder:)

  25. Cecilia May 9, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    They are all beautiful! I really like the idea of a quillow . I will have to make one for each of my 3 grandchildren to keep in the car.

  26. Heather B May 9, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    I so hope my husbands got the hint/wishlist and purchased this book for me for mother's day!

  27. Emilie May 9, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    I ordered it (for my husband and kids to give to me) for Mother's Day! Holla!

  28. Peggy May 9, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    I LOVE heavy quilts – so comforting! Is yours heavy just because of the flannel?

  29. jan May 9, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    The book looks fantastic – can't wait to make a Quillow!

  30. Siobhán May 9, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    I can't wait to get your book! The quilts and photos are all wonderful. Congratulations!

  31. Jocelyn May 9, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    I never tire of pretty pictures. And these certainly are pretty! I'm trying to patiently wait for my book to arrive. Can't wait to try some of these patterns. Like others have said, I love Breezy!!

  32. thepalmierifamily May 9, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Your book looks amazing and inspiring! Love it, love it, love it! The last picture with the stack of fabric made me say out loud "ooooooohhhhhhh"!!!!

  33. Robyn Marginson May 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Hi Allison, yes thank you for the extra photographs, it makes my wait for my copy from Amazon more bearable! Purchasing an advance order has turned out to be a great treat for me as i think it will arrive in time for mothers day, and i have fabric stashed just waiting for these quilt patterns. You are so talented and we are so lucky that you share your patterns with us!!
    Good Luck with the book sales, though i think they will find homes so very quickly!
    Kind regards,
    From Sydney , Australia

  34. Kerrie Takle May 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi Allison – I totally love what I've seen of your book and plan to buy a copy on Amazon. I'm just wondering though how you came up with the name of the book? It's very unusual so thought maybe there was a story behind it??

  35. corinne May 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Thank you for the photos. I just purchased the book because I needed fresh ideas for children quilts. Thank you for the great ideas.

  36. the girlfriend gap May 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Everything looks beautiful! You are amazing with color choices. I'm so wanting a copy. Congratulations! Beautiful children AND photos! Janita

  37. **nicke... May 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    i really need to make a quillow or two!

  38. ixtebeni May 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    I just love all your creations!! You are an amazing artist. I like the shapes, the ideas, the colors and… the photos :o)
    Big kiss from Spain!

  39. Franziska May 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    thanks for the photos. I especially like the houses. Remind me of the Swedish houses at the coast. Have to try that someday.

  40. Stephanie D May 10, 2013 at 2:23 am #

    What beautiful projects, I just preordered the book. With all the projects I have lined up, maybe I'll get around to making the quillow by the time my youngest starts junior kindergarden in two years from now!

  41. Cheryl Arkison May 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Love the idea of tucking feet inside the quillow pocket!

  42. May 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    I just love your fabric choices and the designs are gorgeous, I made a smiliar quilt to your houses one, but called beach huts and kites. You're a great inspiration.

  43. Steven and Ginger May 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    I love the boy quilt breezy. I know it's not all from one line of fabric, but can you give me an idea of fabric lines used thanks,

  44. Stephanie May 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    I just received my book in the mail yesterday and have spent all of last nite and this morning looking through it over and over. It's a wonderful book! I love so many of the projects but really want to try the Breezy quilt first I think. Then maybe the houses.

  45. Jan May 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Well done on the book. The quilts are all gorgeous

  46. Cindy May 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Beautiful quilts- I love them all!!Great job!!

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