Color Blocked

Ta Da!

Color blocked by Sewfrench

A finish for Friday!

I cut 5″ x 10″ rectangles from leftover Kona solids for a  38″ square quilt.

I quilted it, by machine, at one inch intervals treating each cube as an individual unit, though I was able to continuous quilt it. I used a tan-colored thread because…. I could? My leftover Bubbles binding worked beautifully.

Color blocked by Sewfrench

I could not be happier with the fabric I happened upon for the backing. I always struggle with what to use. And since I knew I would be attempting straight line, machine quilting, I knew I wanted a print. And since the quilt was only one width wide, this made for a super quick and easy backing, no piecing needed. This fabric is The Bee’s Knees by Terrie Manget for Free Spirit, in teal. It coordinates beautifully with all the different Kona solids I chose. I probably should have grabbed a bolt of this one!

Have a great weekend!

And for all those who have asked, I did a color match with the 2012 color card to show you the colors I used. I would have to assume these were from the Classic” Palette”, as far as I know, this was the only palette there was at the time!

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22 Responses to Color Blocked

  1. Lily says:

    This looks like my “college” quilt I did for my son! Except mine was a whirlygig! And I did all he straight line quilting on the machine! : )
    Love the colors!!


  2. Melinda says:

    I love it. I have yet to try anything in just solids but I’m dying to give it a whirl!


  3. You were able to continuous quilt it? What’s the secret? Would love to know how you approached it.


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  6. Susan P says:

    I love it! I have a stash of Cherrywood fabrics that I can use the same way! Thanks for the inspiration!!


  7. sewfrench says:

    I’ve had a crazy number of views the last few days! Would someone tell me where you are all are coming from??? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you take some time and look around and come back soon!


  8. Renee says:

    This is the perfect quilt pattern for my 14 year old son! Looking forward to making it this fall!!!


  9. Barb says:

    Just saw this and I like it. I have various Kona colors and have wanted to do a quilt quick and easy with the fabric. I think I have found it and hopefully will make it in queen size.
    Barb from St louis


  10. Carol says:

    How many 5×10 blocks did you cut? I would like to make an large lap quilt. Thanks!


    • Sewfrench says:

      Carol, I don’t have that quilt in front of me but my educated guess would be 32 of the rectangle blocks. Each sewed two together into squares, then 4 “square blocks x 4 square blocks making it about 38″ square.
      I would roughly plan each square (2 rectangles stitched together) as a 10” block. Then decide what size you want you lap quilt to be and figure it from there.
      Does that make sense? Let me know if you have any other questions!


  11. Jan says:

    This is really one sweet quilt. I need to make a baby quilt and I think I’m going to give yours a try! Thank you so much for sharing!


  12. Christine Richards says:

    Do you happen to know/remember the Kona coloway yoy used for the Color Blocked quilt??
    Thanks, Christine


  13. Christine Richards says:

    Did you get a chance to find out Kona colors for this quilt?


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