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you've seen it before. and you'll likely see it again (but only in the background, i promise). . . my go-to quilt for giving when i have procrastinated to the point of panic. like this year when, three days before christmas, i was still without a gift for my brother, who lives in california. with one day at my disposal, i needed something that i knew would turn out well, so this quilt was it. 

i love this project for four reasons: first, it's fast (one day). second, it doesn't require a lot of thinking or quilting know-how beyond basting properly (i came up with this scheme shortly after coming up with the no-knit scarf). third, it's so so flexible- depending on three simple choices of color you can completely alter the feel of the blanket so it works for babies as well as grown men and their families. and fourth, it looks great fresh out of the dryer- all the tiny little spaces between the countless quilted lines are perfect for those great quilt-y wrinkles. 


oh! and a fifth reason too, it gives me a chance to run in to the ever charming purl patchwork and choose from their great selection of solids, something i truly appreciate after visiting several shops in which solids have been badly (if not totally) neglected. hooray for purl, hooray for my old standby quilt and the postal service that can deliver it 3000 miles away less than 24 hours after shipping. (and here's to you for tolerating yet another show and tell of the regurgitated fruits of my procrastination!) 

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This is so beautiful. I have zero quilting experience and sew very little, yet I am heading up a quilting service project for church! This is very inspiring. Thank you!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

So I just stumbled across your blog {via Pinterest} and I LOVE this quilt. By any chance do you sell these? take custom orders? I've been loving for a modern quilt and this is it! I would love to purchase one from you if you're willing. Your talent is crazy fantastic!

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Yes, tell us how you did it please? Because it is awesome, and I want to make 7 just like it.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElesa

My sister sent me this link through Pinterest. It is a great quilt. I have made traditional quilts before but nothing like this. Do you have a pattern or construction tips for this one? I would love to try making it.

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Is there any type of information on how to make this quilt? I am a novice quilter and would love to give it a try. Thanks for any information you can give me!!

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDDKahn

How big is this quilt? How many yards/inches is this quilt? Love it! Want to make one for my neice:)

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

Can be made to any size. Just make sure right sides are sewn together. Make sure you measure the mattress, add approx 10-15" each side for overhang. Average width of fabric can be 40-42" including selvages. For those that have a long arm it would be a great way to practice those patterns/ designs you have been wanting to do. This has certainly given me some ideas.

November 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Is there a tutorial for the quilt? Please…? :) It is beautiful, modern and I love the colors. I've always wanted to make one!

April 29, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjeanne

Your services are undoubtedly unmatched for the price and quality that's offered.Thanks!

May 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeo Services Lahore

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