I recently got commissioned to make a full sized version of my gender neutral baby quilt and I just finished the top.  It’s clearly inspired by a stacked coin quilt, but I like wider and fewer columns than you usually see.

Coin Quilt Top

I made some changes on the color scheme in order for it to read a bit more adult than the baby version.  There’s still the same warms (orange & yellow) but I have more blues and greens and also added the chocolate brown – it reads a bit dark in the photo…  The plan is to also bind it in brown.  I really really love brown as a neutral and I think that combined with the bright colors and white sashing/framing, it makes the quilt lively, yet grown up somehow…  I can’t wait to get the back made and then quilt it to see it all come together!!

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  • Cate

    August 14, 2008 at 2:18 pm | Reply

    Amazing. You’re a quilting machine!

  • Tif

    August 14, 2008 at 3:22 pm | Reply

    I love brown as well, and binding it with brown will really make those colors pop! Well done!

  • Carrie/Two Dogs and a Quilt

    August 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm | Reply

    I like the wider columns and all that Katie Jump Rope too.

  • calegar

    August 14, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Reply

    I love it! The colors are great!

  • nettie

    August 14, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Reply

    it’s fabulous! I really love this, may have to do a stacked coins quilt myself. What a great way to use scraps!

  • jacquie

    August 14, 2008 at 9:41 pm | Reply

    Alissa, i didn’t make the connection between this blog and you on flickr…i’m so glad you started this blog…i love seeing your work. come by and visit some time.

  • Amy

    August 15, 2008 at 2:56 am | Reply

    That is nice, but I prefer the baby version… (Might be my baby brain or the missing VW’s…)

  • Randi

    August 15, 2008 at 7:34 am | Reply

    Fabulous! I am so glad that I came across your blog because I am just getting back into quilting and I love your style.

  • Ashley

    August 15, 2008 at 10:50 am | Reply

    I just found your blog through your photos on Flickr, and I’m glad I did – your quilts are beautiful! I’m currently working on a modified coin quilt and can only hope that it turns out as nice as yours.

    I linked to your blog from mine so I can continue to check out your new projects!

  • Lina

    August 15, 2008 at 6:51 pm | Reply

    Your work is just amazing!!! I see that you use a lot of d Schmidt book, I ordered it on the mail and was hoping for the best but after seeing yur work I can’t wait to have it on my hands. I was wondering If you would consider a tutorial on stitching(not sure if that is the term) the top of the quilt, how do you do that???? Well thank you for inspiring us with your work!

  • Alissa

    August 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm | Reply

    Thank you so much! Yes – you won’t be disappointed in the Denyse Schmidt book – it’s great. In terms of the quilting I do, it’s called meandering free motion and there’s a great discussion with loads of tips about it here:


    Also, Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts has an amazingly helpful video and blog with details on how it’s done:


    With a lot of practice it’s not to hard!

  • artisania

    August 16, 2008 at 8:45 am | Reply

    Holy smokes you are productive! I love your style and eye for color!

  • Carol

    August 18, 2008 at 9:39 pm | Reply

    Love those colors, very lively. Great looking quilt.

  • ellie

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  • amandajean

    August 22, 2008 at 8:14 pm | Reply

    it looks so so good!!!

  • Cami

    August 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm | Reply

    I love all of these fabrics, such great colors and patterns. I can’t wait to see it when it is all quilted.

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