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Quilts with Just Squares and Rectangles

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  • Total submissions: 37
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 4
  • Total states: 18

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A Squarey Quilt A Squarey Quilt
By: Persimon Dreams,
Wisconsin, USA

This squarey quilt is one of the first five quilts I ever made…I started with BIG quilts. It was meant for my brother but I just couldn’t part with it…it’s still on my bed. It utilizes hand dyed fabric (dyed by myself or my MIL) and commercial prints. I still love it to this day.

Quilt size: width: 100" height: 100"

Batik Jungle Batik Jungle
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

Made from a large collection of batik fabrics, this was started at our guild’s Vice-Presidents’ Day which is held every February – the two VP’s provide the pattern and cook lunch! Somehow the collection of batiks was NOT any smaller when the quilt was finished!

Quilt size: width: 97" height: 104"

Blocks in Blocks Blocks in Blocks
By: Blocks in Blocks,
Michigan, USA

Bright cheery squares framed within with sashiing make a lovely quilt for my daughter’s neice.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 58"

Blush-a-Bye Baby Blush-a-Bye Baby
By: Lori Mahar,
Prince Edward Island, Canada

I named this quilt Blush-a-Bye Baby because it was made with the Moda fabric line called Blush. The pattern is called Flowers in the Sunshine and is from Sweet Jane on Etsy.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 48"

Building Blocks Building Blocks
By: Krista,
Ontario, Canada

I designed this quilt for a colour palette challenge. I wanted to do something different, and this design came to me – a random arrangement of rectangles.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 85"

Burgoyne Surrounded Burgoyne Surrounded
By: Patricia S. Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

This was my first queen-sized quilt and made for a newlywed couple. She asked for Burgundy and as I was not too good at triangles and points I found this version in a Marsha McCloskey book.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 90"

Celebration Celebration
By: Colleen,
Alberta, Canada

Last year, two women who were close to me were expecting baby boys at about the same time. I decided to make the same quilt for both of them. This is a pattern from Judy Martin’s “Scraps”. Both new moms loved their quilts!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 45"

convergence convergence
By: debble,
Pennsylvania, USA

This quilt is a convergence quilt based on the techniques of Ricky Tims.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

D's Square Animals Quilt D’s Square Animals Quilt
By: AmandaK@whatthebobbin,
Texas, USA

This is a quilt I made for my baby nephew D. The animal fabric panel was a jumping off point. I fussy cut the center squares and then added in fun fabrics to coordinate. I love the overall “fun” feeling of this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"

Disappearing four patch baby quilt Disappearing four patch baby quilt
By: Marelize Ries,
South Africa

I was pregnant last year, and bought the cutest charm packs to make a few baby quilts. But sadly I miscarried. We lost the baby at 18 weeks of pregnancy. I made this quilt to move on and to find closure. I hope that a baby will one day feel the warmth and love that went into making it.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 51"

Double Stack Double Stack
By: Candace V.,
Oklahoma, USA

This quilt is made of rectangles and squares featuring the fabric collection Reunion by Sweetwater for Moda. I made the Reunion Double Stack quilt as a donation to a church auction to benefit the church’s day school.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 73"

Going Forth Going Forth
By: Joyce Scaggs,
Missouri, USA

squares and rectangles, half log cabin block,
My very first quilt made for my oldest grandchild who will graduate in June.
” I can do all things thru Christ”

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 84"

I Spy Unicorns Quilt I Spy Unicorns Quilt
By: Polly @ Helping Little Hands,
Washington, USA

I’ve enjoyed making a lot of I-Spy quilts lately. This one is for my new niece, Avalon. Her name comes from a unicorn story, so I wanted there to be unicorns on it for her, so I added some with fabric paint & fabric markers.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"

Lauryn's Doll quilt Lauryn’s Doll quilt
By: Reese,
Maine, USA

This is a doll quilt that my 8 year old daughter pieced out of some blocks I had put in my scrap bin. The blocks were left over from a cancer quilt I had made for my sister-in-law. She pieced the top and I machine quilted and bound it for her. It now resides in our new kitten’s bed!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 18"

Lime Squares Lime Squares
By: For Quilts Sake – Pam Geisel,
Ohio, USA

This art quilt features 25 1/2″ lime squares on top of 1-1/4″ colored squares which are quilted through the center to attach them to the background and allowing the corners of the colored squares to float up. Seed beads are sewn in the center and it’s wrapped around a wood frame.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Log Cabin for Log Cabin Log Cabin for Log Cabin
By: Mary Manson,
North Carolina, USA

My uncle asked me to make a quilt for his log cabin in the mountains, so the log cabin pattern just made sense! The pattern was adjusted to be more rectangular, & is machine quilted in rows of large feathers along the dark & light areas, with narrow rows of lines as fill between the feathers.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 83"

Pansies Pansies
By: Pat,
Indiana, USA

I fell in love with this pattern at Paducah several years ago and then finally found the fabrics that I wanted to make it in. The pattern is Sweet and Simple with a Lime Twist by Designs by Lavender Lime. This is the quilt that is on my website.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 80"

Para mi hijo Para mi hijo
By: ana-ane,
Spain

For this quilt I have used all the pieces that it had of previous works

Quilt size: width: 64″" height: 79"

Paul's 'Big Boy' Quilt Paul’s ‘Big Boy’ Quilt
By: Julie Fukuda,
Japan

When I learned that my #1 grandson’s baby quilt was too small, I went through my stash of greens and blues and cut a selection of squares and rectangles for “take-along work”. I had planned to sew the blocks directly together but ended up adding sashing.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 86"

Pick-Up-Sticks Pick-Up-Sticks
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

Using Kansas Troubles Charm Pack; this fun lap quilt was given to a gentleman friend who this year turns 95. He loved it!!!!

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 74"

Rose Garden for Rose Rose Garden for Rose
By: Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting,
Switzerland

This quilt was made as a going away present for a dear friend leaving Geneva. She loves gardens & we wanted her to have something peaceful to wrap herself in when she was in her new home. It is made entirely of 2″ squares, in the impressionist style. It was stipple quilted on a 1930s Singer machine

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

sea crystal + plaid sea crystal + plaid
By: Sarah @ {no} hats,
Indiana, USA

The tartan side of this double-sided* quilt started out as a b&w sketch composed on an airline tray table during a flight to San Francisco last fall.

Inspiration for this particular plaid came from one of my husband’s many (…many) plaid shirts ;)

*check out the “sea crystal” side on my blog!

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 58"

Shenandoah Colors Shenandoah Colors
By: Debbie,
South Carolina, USA

I tried to capture the memories and colors seen on a late summer trip to the Shenandoah Valley. The mountains, vineyards, caverns, flower farms, and farmer’s markets each found a place in this quilt. I used the quick quarter trip method in this bargello style quilt.

Quilt size: width: 95" height: 101"

Snapshot Snapshot
By: Lies Bos-Varkevisser,
Netherlands

Small pieces of 5×5 cm (2″x 2″) of all my fabrics. Joined together in two groups, warm and cool fabrics. These squares rranged from light to dark.

Quilt size: width: 91" height: 91"

So Sophie So Sophie
By: Heather Darin,
British Columbia, Canada

I stumled on a McCall’s Quilting blog quilt along called Westward Journey and I knew I had to make it with Riley Blake’s So Sophie fabric. I love the line and I love how it came out. It’s slated to be sandwiched and quilted up in the next month or so.

Quilt size: width: 60.5" height: 60.5"

Soiree Quilt Soiree Quilt
By: Elizabeth Garner,
Texas, USA

I made this quilt with a Moda Lila Tueller Soiree honeybun. I started with the Baby Blanket tutorial by V & Co. on Moda Bake Shop, then modified it with extra white sashing and the pink small border. I machine quilted squares on the diagonal, which created little pinwheels at the intersections.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 55"

Spring Bargello Spring Bargello
By: barb@Witsend,
Ontario, Canada

I made this quilt top by following a magazine pattern. It was the first Bargello I had tried. I used mostly batiks in bright Spring colours.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 56"

Spring Breeze Spring Breeze
By: Ritamae,
Missouri, USA

This is the first dissapearing 9 patch I made, the second quilt I ever made. I just really think of spring when I see it. The new grass, the leafs just forming, and the beautiful azure blue spring sky with little fluffy white clouds here and there. Can you smell the freash cut grass? :)

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 86"

Squares with Heart Squares with Heart
By: Carla,
Kansas, USA

My inspiration was the log cabin. I made this a little wonky and quilted it even a little wonkier. There is a square in every square with a little heart button boxed in. This 14″ pillow was made for the Project Quilting challenge Season 4-1, Square in a Square.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"

Summertime Picnic Summertime Picnic
By: Cynthia Brunz Designs,
Oregon, USA

I made and quilted this quilt about two years ago. It is used as my picnic quilt. I love how it is always a conversation starter when used at outdoor venues like concerts, etc.

The pattern is actually a simple rail fence and the color placement of the blocks create the woven pattern. Super fu

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 72"

Sweet Aubree Sweet Aubree
By: Lisa Johnson,
West Virginia, USA

I made this quilt for our good friends baby girl due in May. The “Aunt Grace” prints will be good for her eyes to learn to focus. They remind me of feed sack prints. The tiny baby dolls, bears and flowers will look so sweet in her new room when she arrives home. Can you guess her name?

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

The Man Quilt The Man Quilt
By: Lea Brummett,
Indiana, USA

This quilt was made because my husband asked me if I had any fabric that wasn’t girly. So with some scraps and what little neutral fabric I found in my stash I made this “Man Quilt”

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 80"

Timber and Leaf Baby Quilt Timber and Leaf Baby Quilt
By: Jessica @ A Bushel and A Beck,
Missouri, USA

I used Timber and Leaf by Sarah Watts with solid gray to make 9 patch squares and then cut them in quarters. I pieced it together so that the squares alternated. I backed it with gray minky dot and free motion quilted it with a wood grain design.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 50"

Torii Torii
By: Claire Alexander,
Oregon, USA

During my daughter’s three years in Japan, she sent me some used kimono silk, and I visited. My interest in the Torii that guard temples prompted the design of a velvet Torii against the silk. The pieces really are rectangles–any apparent curves are the slippery silk getting out of control.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 10"

Variation on Square in Square for Jenny Variation on Square in Square for Jenny
By: Debbie Lange,
Indiana, USA

Jenny requested a fun and funky quilt. I decided to make it scrappy with bright colors. Pattern is my original adaptation of Judy Martin’s Big Bear Log Cabin. Her quilt was 54″ by 54″, I increased it to 77.5″ by 88.5″ to fit Jenny’s bed. This quilt was fun to make with all the bright fabrics!

Quilt size: width: 77.5" height: 88.5"

What Cancer Cannot Do. What Cancer Cannot Do.
By: Deb V.,
New York, USA

Every year I donate a quilt to the Relay for Life team for a 16 yo girl that I work with – she’s doing wonderful. I designed this to be bright and fun. The words for the quilt come from Block Party Studios. I then appliqued the ribbons and HOPE to the back from a Fight Like a Girl pattern

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 60"

Woven Together Woven Together
By: Nellie Durand,
Tennessee, USA

Made of chambray and the only fabric I’ve ever hand-dyed. I came up with the pattern by playing with the trimmed off selvage edges from the dyed muslin … weaving them together like string potholders.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

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This post was published on April 19th, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

194 Responses to “Quilts with Just Squares and Rectangles”

  1. Roberta Johnson says:

    I probably have 50 FQs. I keep all my fabric sorted by color and they are mixed in with that.

  2. Vicki W says:

    I have well over 2000 fat quarters and they are mostly stored in an old metal check filing cabinet. I like scrappy quilts so FQs work perfectly for me.

  3. Sandra B says:

    I have about 100 and they are sorted by colour and stored in a tall slim DVD cabinet.

  4. Andree Faubert says:

    I LOVE fat quarters! I probably have between 200 and 300 (I’m relatively new at quilting). They are arranged by colour, batik and then novelty (where choosing one colour is impossible!)

  5. Joyce M says:

    Way too many fat quarters to count – 200 plus? They are arranged by both collections and color.

  6. BOBBIE WARREN says:

    Love the bargelo was really pleaseing to the eye

  7. Rue says:

    I have about 300 FQs. I use hanging shoe organizers and dresser drawers to help keep them orderly.

  8. Sandra Beck says:

    Love,love..too many to count have to pull out my hidey holes.Some would call us quilters hoarders..ha ha ha..NEVER enough fabric.

  9. Lynn says:

    I wanted to count them so bad but way too many. …Hundreds! I use them for baby quilts – applique – anything quilty.
    Thanks! Lynn

  10. Barbara Norton says:

    I have 50 fat quarters and TRY to keep them sorted by color. I keep them on display in my mom’s old hutch that I use as my sewing storage. I loved my mom and love quilting. It makes me happy to open the doors and and smell the double pleasure of my mom’s kitchen and fabric.

  11. Dan says:

    my wife has abunch,they are everywhere..great quilts

  12. margaret says:

    I didn’t count them but I did recently organize them by color groups and it filled up the tall CD shelves over my desk…so I guessing 75 or more…LOL

  13. Linda says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE FQs!!! Such a fab way to try different colors and patterns without breaking the bank…unless you buy a FQ from each bolt in the shop!!

  14. Linda Byrd says:

    I must have at least 100 fat quarters. My whole stash is arranged primarily by color, but some fabrics — batiks, holiday, tonals, and solids — are separated from the rest and also arranged by color.

  15. Melissa says:

    I have at least 30 FQs in my stash, maybe more! I sort them by project. I don’t always know the project, but I by my FQs in bundles to go together in a project.

  16. Gill says:

    Probably around 100 – organised by colour (sort of!!)

  17. Judy Cooper says:

    I have too many fat quarters to count! Most of them are batiks.

  18. How many? Likely hundreds! I have no idea. They are mostly organized in see through drawer units by color. Some I keep in small wooden crates on my desk for design inspiration. Have a super day!

  19. Sheila says:

    I probably have around 30 fat quarters , I do love them , they are so versatile . Thanks for the chance,

  20. The number of FQ’s… that’s a hard question. I have probably somewhere between 50 and 75 individual FQs in my stash. I organize them in two different ways – 1) if they are part of a specific fabric line I will keep the fabric line together, and 2) if they are individual pieces (not part of a set) I sort them by color/value.

  21. Diane McLEAN says:

    I have about 150 fat quarters in my stash all organised in by color

  22. Julie says:

    I have over one hundred fat quarters in my stash and they are sorted by collection – fall prints, novelty, paisley, flannel, homespun, etc. Each collection in their own plastic storage container so I can look at them and dream of projects…..

  23. Pax says:

    I group all my fabrics by color in plastic storage drawers. But when I am working on a project thery explode over all available surfaces

  24. Sherry says:

    I have about 40 fat quarters in my stash, I just used several in a project. I try to keep them organized in plastic shoe sized boxes on my shelf. I try to separate them by color.

  25. Lynda H says:

    I have an insane amount of fabric and about 35% of it is fat quarters – I do a lot of baby and lap quilts so fat quarters works well. I just love fabric. I have an 8’x8′ cube piece that I use to store fabric, it is full.

  26. Ruth Hampson says:

    I probably have 200 or so and file them on edge in an under-bed storage tote.

  27. I guess I own about 60 FQ and keep them stacked by colour.

  28. Cindy A. says:

    Lord help us all!!! I’ve no idea how many fat quarters I have as I tend to buy in three yard increments which would equal twelve fat quarters were it cut that way. Needless to say, I have lots of three yard cuts…lots and lots…

    I tend to organize my fabric by style, i.e. ’30s, Thimbleberries, Civil War, etc. and then by color within those styles. I tend to assign a “feel” to my fabrics and haven’t arrived at the point where I can look at fabric as just a color rather than at the pattern.

  29. Pam McD says:

    I actually don’t have a lot of FQ’s. I have tons of scraps though. I think right now I probably have about 15 FQ’s and I use them in everything I do, which is why I’m running out! I am cutting 5″ squares for a CW quilt I am making right now.

    I keep them in a fabric basket that I had made :)

  30. Barbara Pricola says:

    How do I even begin to count??? And organize???

  31. Kris says:

    A hundred? More? Mostly organized by color family. Sometimes organized in groups ready to put together for a quilt once I decide what pattern I’ll use.

  32. lindawwww says:

    Too many to count! I arrange all my fabric according to colour.

  33. Chris says:

    I don’t have many… still building my stash!

  34. lindy says:

    I have around 75-100 they are arranged in kits to be made the rest are by colour or theam

  35. I have at least two big deep drawers full of fat quarters. Let’s say close to 300 and they are organized by color. Thanks so much!

  36. Pam says:

    Believe it or not…..I only have about 5 fat quarters!

  37. I would estimate that I have about 50 fat quarters right now. I organize them by type (batik/children’s/floral/etc) or designer, and then by color.

  38. Sally says:

    I have over a hundred and store them in drawers.

  39. Mary says:

    I have way too many fat quarters to count. Some are sorted according to color, some are in their fabric type, such as batik, civil war, 30s, etc. and some are still in the coordinating bundle they came with. They are so fun to buy and use.

  40. Danijela Djurdjevic says:

    I have about 200 – 250 fat quarters. Most are Civil War era and are all organized by color.

  41. Jane S. says:

    I’d say I probably have close to 200 fat quarters. They’re not organized at all. I mean it. I don’t have a sewing room or anywhere to set them out and do any arranging. Consequently I don’t do a whole lot of sewing either…but I do have a teenaged daughter who will be moving out to start college in the fall…can you say sewing room, boys and girls? :)

  42. Nina says:

    I have about 40 fat quarters or so. Some were bought as fat quarters and some are leftovers from larger yardage…do those count?

  43. jmniffer says:

    I have around 400 fat quarters. I keep fabric lines together, then sort by color and style.

  44. Carline Anthony says:

    I have 100 plus and sort them by type, batik, floral, tonal, etc

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