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Quilts with Just Squares & Rectangles
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|A Mosaic for Rose
By: Nicole Hannah, British Columbia, Canada
My daughter is somewhat enamoured of purple and pink so when I saw “Garden Path” by Meera for Camelot Fabrics, I knew I had to do something special with it. I came up with this design and draughted it all myself. This quilt was made for Rosie to celebrate being 5 and moving into a twin bed.
Quilt size: width: 59" height: 83.5"
|Anna’s Alice Quilt
By: Salsy Safrano, New Zealand
An Alice In Wonderland Quilt made for my niece Anna. Made with the gorgeous Trefle by Kokka, a little Liberty of London,and fabrics from Michelle Hill and Marcia Derse. This pattern starts off being 9 squares to a block which then get quartered and redistributed into squares and rectangles. Fun.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 60"
|Argyle Mug Rug
By: ellesquare, Indiana, USA
I made this mug rug for a swap where I had to get to know the person by her flickr stream, and then design and create something she’d like. Our styles were quite different and this is what I came up with. The handstitching was really fun and challenging, and I’m so happy I took the time to do it.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 8"
By: Kaaren Biggs, Ontario, Canada
Made at our guild’s annual Vice-Presidents’ Day in 2011, I was able to make quite a dent in my stash of batik fabrics. This quilt won a First Place ribbon at the local County Fair.
Quilt size: width: 97" height: 104"
By: Laura Cahill, Ireland
This is the first quilt that I made with Batiks. A friend gave me the pattern from one she made herself. It’s a simple quilt but very effective. It was quilted on a longarm by another friend, Robyn Fahy. It hangs on the wall in my kitchen and I love it!
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"
|Blue Hydrangea Quilt
By: Homesewn by Carolyn, New Hampshire, USA
I fell in love with the hydrangea fabric and just had to make a quilt. This is a very uplifting quilt, full of color.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 79"
|Boxed In Spring
By: Kim’s Crafty Apple, Wisconsin, USA
A beautiful heirloom quality quilt from of mixture of fabrics mainly from Robert Kaufman’s Dill Blossom collection plus a few from my own stash mixed in. The prints in this quilt vary from leafy to mini bursts to dill blossoms to flowers to stripes and more! Machine Quilted by QuiltsbyBarb.
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 76"
By: Marsha Cooper, Kansas, USA
I learned a new pattern for strips. I couldn’t wait to get home and start one of my own. I found that I had a lot of solid prints, and this is what came of it.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 64"
By: Joyce Coley, Pennsylvania, USA
A friend’s daughter wanted a pink and purple baby quilt .. this was made from scraps from another quilt …
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 54"
By: Patricia Moffitt, Alaska, USA
This was my first bed-sized quilt. It was a wedding present and went together quite easily.
Quilt size: width: 86" height: 94"
By: Heidi Grohs, Texas, USA
A quilt I made for my fourth, and youngest son. A simple rectangle quilt. FMQ with loops and hearts. He is my special “rainbow” baby that was born in 2011 after losing my daughter in 2009. I associate these colors all the time and even based the colors of his first birthday party from it!
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 38"
|Carl’s Prayer Quilts
By: Jackie Berdych, Missouri, USA
A very humble and Godly man from our church had been diagnosed with ALS. This quilt was made with spaces for friends and family to write their prayers and favorite verses on.
Quilt size: width: 65" height: 80"
By: Avis, United Kingdom
This quilt is one of three that I made from the same layer cake. There are more close up photos in my blog. I really love the fresh bright colours of this fabric and would like it, one day, to be a reflection of the colours in my garden at home. Everyone can dream :-)
Quilt size: width: 51" height: 38"
|Confetti for My Birthday
By: Jan at I QUILT FOR FUN, Kentucky, USA
This is a quilt for me! Made with parts of fat eigths that a friend gave me for my birthday. The pix doesn’t do justice to the incredible number of shades that were included. Quilting is done only on the white portion in order to make the confetti really stand out. I love it for many reasons!
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 62"
By: Lindy, Washington, USA
I took a class on color and ended up getting excited about geometric shapes! This was a shocker to me, as I am VERY into nature and its organic forms. The body of this quilt is the orange flannel I had taken to class as my design wall. Unorthodox quiltlet and oh-so-much-fun!
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 36"
By: Turid Bakken, Norway
I made this for my daughter. The colours were chosen from her new painted room.
Quilt size: width: 68" height: 88"
|Dawn to Dusk
By: AnneP, Ontario, Canada
From a One Patch at a Time Designs pattern – wanted to use up some pre-cut batik strips.
It was donated to The Quilt Project and auctioned off for Breast Cancer Research.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 70"
By: Daryl Perry, New Mexico, USA
This quilt has a nine-patch border and 4-patches on point. This is my version of a Kaffe Fasset quilt. I used lots of colorful fabrics that I had in my stash to make this quilt.
Quilt size: width: 47" height: 52"
|Disappearing Nine Patch for my DH
By: Julimond, Germany
The Christmas Surprise for my Hubby. While i worked on it, i told him, this is a quilt for charity for a childrens hospice. I dit it two times and he believed in it…until Christmas Night. It is his first Quilt.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 78"
By: Ginette, Ontario, Canada
I made this quilt for a friend’s baby girl. It is a pattern from the Moda Bakeshop. So easy to make!
Quilt size: width: 33" height: 40"
By: Elaine Mork, United Kingdom
My niece Fabienne’s quilt finished last month. It is Gigi’s Thimble Square Root pattern in Abbey Road fabric & Kona Tangerine. Machine quilted with Aurifil 40 allover squares on back & front. The binding is finished by hand. I loved making this as it is so vibrant. There are more pics on my blog. :)
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 75"
|Four Patch Adventure
By: Queenie Believe, Arizona, USA
I created this quilt out of four sets of randomly placed four patch quilt blocks for a baby girl. This quilt is a vision swirling with colors and patterns that foster much giggling, courageous crawling, sparks of wild imagination and endless games of boo I see you. A story waiting in each block.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
By: Krista Hennebury, British Columbia, Canada
Pieced by me and my friend Berene for the VMQG Kona charm pack solids challenge. Pattern is adapted from a sewing machien cover in Malka Dubrawsky’s book Fresh Quilting. Quilted in concentric circles on my domestic machine. I sent the quilt to Japan for earthquake relief last spring.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 58"
|Gabriel’s Farm Friends
By: Linette Greene, Montana, USA
This is an I-spy quilt I made for my grandson’s first Easter, at the age of 11 weeks. I used a disappearing nine patch pattern, using farm and wild animals native to our area. There are at least two of each animal, making it both an I-spy and a matching game. I used minky for the back.
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 48"
By: Donna of Follow That Thread, Massachusetts, USA
My sister sent me some floral fabrics and I had a bunch of my own, so I decided to go for a Kaffe Fassett, over the top look in lots of color. The quilt muse put a sixteen patch in my head. Quilted in a big stipple on my old Bernina using Aurifil 28 wt thread. It hangs in my booth at quilt shows.
Quilt size: width: 94" height: 72"
|Gray and Yellow Butler
By: Valerie Root, Ohio, USA
I made this from a bit of Amy Butler and a jelly roll, all stash.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"
By: Pam at Hip to be a Square, Georgia, USA
We found out our neighbor had a baby (without knowing she was pregnant – whoops!), and I wanted to make her a baby quilt to celebrate the birth of her 3rd son. This was the first time I had used this pattern, and I’m pleased with how the navy and white polka dot fabrics worked with the pop of lime.
Quilt size: width: 51" height: 52"
By: Jamie Mueller, Missouri, USA
I made this quilt with Laura Gunn’s Painters Canvas line for Spring Quilt Market last year! I had a lot of fun making it and I think it displayed her fabrics well!
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 70"
|In & Out
By: sticksuse, Germany
Batic-Fabrics are shining on the black Michael Miller Krystal; quilted by hand
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"
|Jonathan’s Dragon Quilt
By: Roslyn Atwood, Arizona, USA
This was made in 2003 for my son’s KS bed, he chose the colorway & theme. I fussy cut Koi and dragons for the center squares and quilted a large 3ft. winged dragon in the center with swirls all around covering the rest of the quilt. The backing is Hoffmann black & red dragon batik.
Quilt size: width: 110" height: 120"
By: Sharon, Michigan, USA
This was a quilt showcasing the ducks. It was given as a shower gift for a new baby.
Quilt size: width: 5" height: 4"
|Just Winging It Disappearing 9
By: Liz DandeliondD, United Kingdom
This was my first huge quilt made using Charm packs and layer cakes and a jelly roll. It fills me up with happiness because it was the start of my quilting journey. Once I sat with my children under this quilt, I knew that there was no going back – I love sewing and quilting.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 72"
By: Quilterbell, Ireland
I sewed this quilt for a baby’s friend last summer. I love the colors, they are so happy and fresh, and the softness of the cotton is just perfect for babies!. I have heard she is still using it, so I am double happy!.
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 43"
|Little Boy’ Colour Brick
By: Amanda, Alberta, Canada
My sister comisioned this quilt from me to gift to her 5 year old son on the day of his official adoption. I decided on this simple design from Stitched in Color to showcase the prints well. The quilt is backed in robot themed flannel for coziness and quilted with fun varigated rainbow thread.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 69"
By: Marjorie Henwood, New Brunswick, Canada
I made this quilt for a couple in New York.
Quilt size: width: 98" height: 108"
|Loulouthi Tile Quilt
By: Farahlin, Malaysia
Made a lap quilt using Rachel @ Stitched In Color’s tutorial. It’s a great pattern that showcases large scale prints.
Quilt size: width: 61" height: 73"
|Matt & Laura’s Wedding Quilt
By: Marlene Oddie, Washington, USA
Adapted from Tricia Cribb’s Turning Twenty Again, I made this for a friend and former student as a wedding gift. I loved it and saved some (cheeky me) to make my own using more of the rose fabric that is in the border as an entire solid center block then appliqued roses to blend the border & center.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 80"
|Mitja´s first quilt
By: Sonja Hiber, Germany
The first babyquilt I made for one of my best friends new born son. They recently moved to another town so we can´t see each other very often but I´m so glad the quilt is always with them!
Pattern is ‘Charm Squares Baby Quilt’ by Elizabeth Hartman
Quilt size: width: 33" height: 40"
|Mr Jones’s Quilt
By: Quiltjane, Australia
Every year I make my child’s primary school teacher a quilt. For this quilt, I used the Quilts of the Gee’s Bend collection of fabrics (Windham) and a QAYG technique to create a modern quilt with a masculine feel.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 56"
|My Puzzle Quilt
By: JoQuilter, Iowa, USA
I love squares & rectangles & scraps quilts. The guild I belong to had a library book challenge. You took a book home from the library and made a quilt inspired by one in the book. They also had a 6″ square exchange, that’s where I got my scraps. Quilt in book was only 3 colors. Book by Joyce Mori
Quilt size: width: 63" height: 79"
|Pebbles and Butterflies
By: Melissa Doyle, Florida, USA
The squares were intended to make a quilt from two charm packs but I ended up using one of the charm packs to make a different quilt! I remembered that I had these squares all quilted up so I decided to turn them into a throw pillow sham! It is heavily quilted with swirls and pebbles :)
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"
|Perfectly Plaid Log Cabin
By: Amy in UK, United Kingdom
I LOVE plaid and for my second ever quilt, I decided that I had to make something using just plaids. I collected, gathered and purchased plaids of all colours. I even used some shirts and pj’s too! This is one of my favourite quilts that I have made – and I love the scrappy binding. So much fun!
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"
By: Sarah @ FairyFace Designs, Ireland
I wrote this pattern for a baby boy’s quilt in order to incorporate some favourite large scale fabric prints into the designs without losing their impact in a small piece. It is inspired by the idea of framed photographs, both the central panels, and the columns on the sides. The recipient loved it!
Quilt size: width: 53" height: 60"
By: Krista Zaleski, Ontario, Canada
I designed this quilt to use up my pink scraps. It is made entirely of square and rectangular pieces, and then set on point (which I’m assured is OK for this contest) to create the diamond links. It is a double size, but I like it so much that I use it as a topper for my queen bed.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"
By: Steffi Honrath, Germany
I always wanted to make a Postage Stamps quilt, and when I got an Accuquilt Go fabric cutter I finally made this one last year. A lot of my favorite 1930s reproduction fabrics went into it. I bought the solid blue and the backing in Denmark so this quilt always reminds me of a wonderful holiday.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 76"
|Pretty in Pink
By: GwenH, Saskatchewan, Canada
I made this flannel baby quilt for my great neice, the back is made up of blocks with borders and is also flannel, machine quilted by myslef, using Bamboo batting, so it is very soft and cuddly. I planned on making a rag quilt, but after a shoulder injury last year I had to change my plans.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 58"
By: Amanda, Michigan, USA
This was the first quilt that I ever made, because I decided that I wanted a spring/summer quilt for my bed. It taught me a lot about quilting and I drastically improved my technique on the next quilt, but I still love and use this one.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 96"
|Rainbow Nine Patch
By: khowardquilts, Vermont, USA
In the last year and a half I have made a number of quilts for the Women’s Ministries of our church to give to the new babies our in our church. This bright nine patch was one of them.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 54"
|Rainbow of Rectangles
By: Jessica Morales, Washington, USA
As one who normally sews dresses and toys I have collected tons of scraps. A goal of mine this year was to learn more about quilting. I searched and found a few monthly sewalongs, to include minis, hst blocks and an all scrappy one. Featured here is my first completed scrappy quilt.
Quilt size: width: 35" height: 46"
By: Kristine, Australia
This quilt was inspired by a quilt along from ‘crazy mom quilts’. I absolutely love how this quilt turned out and i think it has to be one of my favourite quilts that i have made!
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 84"
|Rhapsody in B
By: Debbie, South Carolina, USA
This bargello style quilt was made for a wedding gift for a friend’s son and his bride. The story goes that the bride bought a red sofa that the groom hated. His mother told him to ignore it. I decided to help him cover it up instead. I used the quick quarter trip technique from Eleanor Burns.
Quilt size: width: 65" height: 80"
|Ribbons of Freedom
By: Diane Brasier, Idaho, USA
When I started this quilt, I planned it to be an Independence Day themed quilt that my family could use for that holiday…7 years ago. After many trials with this quilt, including ripping out quilting, fixing the borders, and changing the binding, I finally finished it last month!
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"
By: Ingrid Behnke, Germany
Quilt made according to a tutorial from “scrap therapy”
Quilt size: width: 47" height: 60"
|Scrappy Disappering 9-Patch Twins
By: Bente, Germany
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"
By: Sarah, United Kingdom
I love Jenean Morrisons Silent Cinema, so I wanted to do something to use my favourite print. I like to say that it got its name from the Stained Glass look of the blocks, but in reality I spilled a whole large cup of coffee on it in the piecing – its been the “Stained Pink” quilt ever since!
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 64"
|Summer Breeze Trellis
By: Marcia King, Virginia, USA
Last year, when Missouri Star Quilt Company hosted their first “The Next Iron Quilter” competition with the secret ingredient being 4-7/8″ Summer Breeze Charm packs, this is the quilt I made. There was some stiff competition and I didn’t win, but I had a great time making this beautiful quilt!
Quilt size: width: 57" height: 78"
By: Betsy Lynn, Illinois, USA
Fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 51"
|Sunshine on My Shoulders
By: Barbara Stanbro, Oregon, USA
The quilt was inspired by a free pattern from Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times. I collected the various oranges, reds, and yellows while my husband and I were traveling in the Southwest United States. It reminds me of warmth and sunshine. It was made just for fun and because I liked the pattern.
Quilt size: width: 92" height: 104"
By: Nutmeg Quilter, Minnesota, USA
This quilt took a few years as I worked on it during college, stealing little bits of time with my mother’s sewing machine when visiting my family. Now it’s in my apartment as a reminder of home.
Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"
|Teal Fat Quarter Project
By: Lori, Michigan, USA
This quilt was designed and made by my daughter as a Christmas break project.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"
By: Susanne, Germany
A simple squares quilt with my favourite fabrics. Lots of Terrain in it :)
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 90"
|There’s nobody here but us chickens
By: Koshka2, United Kingdom
Modern Log Cabin design using 2.5″ scrap squares from my stash, in a variety of yellow fabrics, many of them featuring chickens. Logs made from other co-ordinating scraps. Quilt was named by my husband after the song in the great show “Five guys named Mo” which we saw at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010
Quilt size: width: 35″" height: 40″"
|Trucks, Trucks, Trucks.
By: carrie Fountain, Florida, USA
My two year old loves trucks. He also likes to see the quilt projects I am working on. I showed him each step, from designing the pattern on graph paper to the finish product. The back is 4 city blocks (squares surrounded by rect) that he can race his cars around in the streets of his pretend city
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 40"
By: Melissa, Washington, USA
I designed this quilt for my niece and once the pattern was written I decided to donate all proceeds to charity. This quilt is all about giving something back and making somebody else smile. The butterflies of Twirl make me think of a little girl spinning in circles to the music in her mind.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 72"
By: JAY MARTIN, Virginia, USA
I enjoy solids, wonky/improv shapes and bright colors. This one started with me just playing around with greens and that odd print in the center. I was really digging what was developing, so I just kept going.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 34"
By: WaggonsWest, Missouri, USA
A simple quilt of rectangles made to welcome a new baby to the community.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 56"
|What to do with Charm Squares
By: Carolee Sharp, Washington, USA
I’m a new quilter who bought some Moda charm squares (Meadow Friends). It took me a while to figure out what to do with them, but this is the end product.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
By: QuiltSue, United Kingdom
This is what happens when I buy a jelly roll that I love, and sit i watching the tennis at Wimbledon on TV. I can’t just sit in front of the TV, so I started playing on EQ7, and here is the resulting quilt.
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 105"
10 thoughts on “Quilts with Just Squares & Rectangles”
Just beautiful…the originality is so fine.
What a wonderful group of quilts… excellent!
OMG! What you can do with just squares and rectangles. It was very hard choosing just 7 quilts. I wanted to choose so many more. I’ve gotten some great ideas for future quilts. Thanks Ladies.
I am having trouble voting! I have not voted at all yet (nor has my husband!!!) and cannot get the boxes to load?? ANy suggestions??
Wow, what an amazing variety of quilts! So colorful and all so very unique!
Even with being able to choose up to seven…..its still tough…..great quilts everyone…well done!
Vote my auntie’s quilt!!! It’s called Fabienne. I love it please vote :D xxx
Its amazing the level of talent there is out there. These quilts are absolutely amazing. All of them would look wonderful as part of any household decor. I applaud all the contestants. Keep up the good work. Now…. I am off to choose my favorite
vote for my aunties quilt!! its called fabienne :) love it xxxxx
Sunshine on My Shoulders rocks!
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