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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,

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,

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,

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,

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"

Quilts with Just Squares and Rectangles

194 thoughts on “Quilts with Just Squares and Rectangles

  • April 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    wow love the quilts and voted

  • April 21, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I have fewer fat quarters than other precuts, but I just bought a new bundle, so I have about 60 now. I usually keep them bundled together until it’s time to use them, so that I know just where I put them. ;) The rest of my stash is kept…um…free range, shall we say.

  • April 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I am embarrassed to admit that I have no idea how many fat quarters I have, but I am sure it is over 100. I do not keep them with yardage. I try to keep them uniformly folded and stacked in one of 4 places. One group is all Moda fat quarters kept in a drawer in my sewing closet, a group of black, white, and red that I have been collecting for a quilt is in a drawer in the armoire in my sewing room, a pile of miscellaneous and tone on tone are in a separate drawer, and novelty fat quarters are in a huge Rubbermaid storage box.

  • April 22, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I’d guess I have about 300 fat quarters. I store them and all my other fabrics in boxes by color, normally. If I ever buy a fat quarter collection, then I store them in a box for collections.

  • April 22, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I think most of my stash is made up of fat quarters. I hardly ever have yardage on hand.

  • April 22, 2013 at 12:20 am

    There is no telling how many fat quarters I have! I have many that are stashed here and there with no organization other than they “fit” and others grouped with patterns for a future project. I have a lot of my FQs stored in the top of an old hutch with glass doors, and these are arranged by theme, color, project and/or line. They look very pretty!

  • April 22, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I don’t have very many fat quarters. About 20 maybe. I always want more fabric than a quarter. Greedy, I guess! But I store all of my fabrics in plastic totes. You worked hard and did an awesome job organizing all those fat quarters!

  • April 22, 2013 at 12:28 am

    I have around 100 and they are organized by color.

  • April 22, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Fat quarters are not a thing to find in Japan. (nor are jellyrolls or packs of cut squares). I sort my fabrics by color into clear buckle boxes that stack in a hall. I cut scraps into the largest square they can make and store those in tin boxes by size.

  • April 22, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I have maybe 23-40 fat quarters…I usually shop for yardage at 1/2, 1, 3, 5 yard amounts. Right now my fabric is arranged by size first and then color; the fat quarters are in the 1/4-1 yard boxes along with the bigger pieces.

  • April 22, 2013 at 1:28 am

    I have about 30 FQs and I keep them on a shelf.

  • April 22, 2013 at 1:44 am

    I started quilting with square s, and it is very interesting to see what can be achieved with a simple geometric shape, many colors and love.
    All of them are beautiful to me and I barely managed to decide for whom to vote.

  • April 22, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I was delighted to see the variety of quilts that can be created from such simple shapes. R

  • April 22, 2013 at 1:58 am

    They are something I like to collect. I have dome with a th theme and the rest I hope to use in a crazy quilt.

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I tend to buy large pieces of fabric, but do buy some fat quarters if the fabric is unique and I know I will use it, or if I love it and have no idea how I would use it. I arrange them by colour or into lines that goes together.

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Wonderful quilts. I’ve voted for my favorite.

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Heb niet veel fat quarters
    prachtige quilts

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I don`t have many Fat Quaters, but I sort my fabrics in colors.

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:56 am

    I probably have about 150 fat quarters. I don’t have them arranged in any particular order. Single FQ I keep all together in a basket and FQ bundles along with larger cuts of fabric are kept in boxes under my sewing tables. I don’t like putting them on a shelf as I don’t want them to fade from the light coming in the window.

  • April 22, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I probably on have 30 or so,,,and they are organized firstly by collection (if I have a bundle) and then by colour (if I don’t have a bundle).

  • April 22, 2013 at 4:35 am

    My husband would say “way too many” – but compared to some here hardly any. I would guess about 40. I keep them in plastic shoe boxes – that way they keep clean but I can still see them and find them quite easily.

  • April 22, 2013 at 5:53 am

    I’m sure I have at least 100 FQ’s all sorted by theme and color. Oh, and then there are the bundles that are still all tied up with company ribbon.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I have about 2 dozen fq, which I thought was a pretty good amount until I saw some people have 100s!! I sort mine by colour into plastic drawers.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I have about 45 fat quarters in a basket grouped by color; however, there are more mixed in with the rest of my stash sorted by color and/or theme.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Most of my stash is organized in plastic totes according to color and most of my stash is fat quarters. Around 500 I’d guess, but always need more! I don’t live close to a quilt shop so when I start a new project, i have to shop from my stash. Thanks for the chance.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Organize?! I do not know how many I have because my daughter helps in the buying. We pick up things “just because” and the collection just keeps growing.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:15 am

    I group my FQs by color and “plan.” Doesn’t always work, but I’m happy with it!

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I have no idea how many. At the moment they are not really organized, but I’m working on getting them all “filed”.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I would be afraid/ashamed to count them all! Lol! They are arranged by type (batik, homespun, regular), then by color. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I have MANY fat quarters which, sadly, aren’t really organized. Some are in the bundles they came in, some are sorted by color with other stash fabrics, some are stacked with other fabrics for a planned project.

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I would say I have about twenty to thirty fat quarters in my stash now. Since I have started to do appliqué and portrait quilts they are so handy to have a selection. I have them sorted by colour tones especially the facial tones they are the ones hardest to acquire. I would love to win some to add to my stash. Good luck to everyone.
    Bunny (Veronica)

  • April 22, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I think I have 1001 Fat Quarter, because I collect fabrics for many years. I have just oranized them. I have a lot of boxes called “Fassett”, “Amy Buter”, “Scraps”, “pink”, “Dots”, “Tilda” and and and….
    I´m from Germany!

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:00 am

    HI there,
    I know that I don’t have alot of Fat Quarters. So, I will guess about 75 or so. I usually sort my fabric by color so these are also placed in with the appropriate colors too.


  • April 22, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I’m guessing I have between 20 and 40 fat quarters. I usually buy yardage so I have more to work with. The ones I have are arranged according to color, along with the rest of my fabric. Then it’s easy to find the colors I want to use for various projects.

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I’m not sure how many fat quarters I have. I don’t buy them too often but I’ll guess around 80 or 100. I do have a couple sets that I just can’t seem to cut into yet.

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 300.I Try to organize by color but when you are pulling out it seems “someone” does not put them back in order.

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I keep my fat quarters organized by color, batiks and home decs are separate. I have no idea how many I have – hundreds! I love to just look at them, touch them, smell them. Ahhhhhhhh, fabric!

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I probably have around 50 fat quarters, organized by color in the cotton section of my fabrics.

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I have a fairly large plastic container that keeps my fat quarters nicely. I have them arranged by color which helps when I am looking for specific colors. I would like a different system but this works for now :)

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Not sure but I’d say about 30. I have them in a drawer in a plastic stand. If I had more I’d probably try to sort them but color or theme.

  • April 22, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I have way too many to count. Everywhere I go I look for more and love to find more for my stash. It is fun to look at all the different colors and patterns and dream of new projects.

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I probably have about 25 fq…not sure. I sort my fabric by genre: asian, large print, batiks etc, so I just put them where they fit.

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Don’t tell my husband (but it takes up so much room I think he knows already) – I would literally have thousands of FQ’s. More than 4 cubic meters spread across more than 30 crates spread across three rooms and two additional closets. They are roughly organised by colour with different boxes for Christmas fabrics and children’s novelties. I love scrap quilting and rarely buy more than a FQ of any print, although I have been known to go really crazy and get a half metre now and then.

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I’m kinda new to fat quarters, but I have a few stashed by color in fat quarter containers or on display in my sewing room. I buy them when the material makes my mouth water or for a certain project or when I just want to!

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I don’t know how many fat quarters I have, maybe 50? I just put them in with my regular stash, organized by color, with the batiks arranged separately.

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I have about 25 fq but I need to get more. I want to make baby quilts for the future and fq are perfect for that. I have a wooden folk art piece shaped into a birdhouse and the fq are in there and look great in my sewing room.

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Love the quilts this week; they prove that quilts don’t have to be intricate to be beautiful.

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I have thousands of fat quarters because they are so handy in just about every project I make, and they’re organized in clear totes on floor to ceiling shelves.

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Should I count the number of FQ’s in the yardage I have stashed? LOL! Without that, I probably have about two billion FQ’s! ;) I have no idea, actually… a couple of hundred? At least they are in order… some by designer or type (modern, 30’s. CW etc.) but all by color! :D

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