Wish I had a more exciting name for this quilt (edit: I’ve named it April Retangles!) because I’m so happy with how it came out.

Gray Rectangles Lap Quilt

I improv. pieced wonky rectangular blocks like I did with the Lantern Bloom quilt, using the gray to unify all the blocks. It’s a lap quilt, measuring 48″ x 59″.

Gray Rectangles Detail

I love this quilt. I really really do.

I used some gray Kei dots on the very simple back.

Grey Rectangles Back

And the binding is a stripe from Red Letter Day. I think it works really well.

Gray Rectangles binding detail

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  • Chris

    November 30, 2009 at 8:27 am | Reply

    I think you should call it Candy Box. Or the other thing I thought of was Fried Eggs because of that one block in the lower right-hand corner that looks like two fried eggs in one box!

    It’s a wonderful quilt! What lovely color combinations!

  • rosamaria

    November 30, 2009 at 9:34 am | Reply

    fantastic! great colors!

  • Jackie

    November 30, 2009 at 9:55 am | Reply

    Very nice! I do like the gray in this quilt quite a bit!

  • Fran

    November 30, 2009 at 10:08 am | Reply

    Gray’s Quiltery???? (Been watching too much Grey’s Anatomy lately…)

  • Katie B

    November 30, 2009 at 10:23 am | Reply

    I am loving the GRAY!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    November 30, 2009 at 11:27 am | Reply

    That looks gorgeous! Shh, but I like it better than the Lantern Bloom quilt.

  • Frogdancer

    November 30, 2009 at 11:43 am | Reply

    This is great. Love the combo of colours.

  • Audrie

    November 30, 2009 at 11:45 am | Reply

    It turned out amazing! Love love love the grey 🙂

  • Cristin

    November 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Reply

    Its gorgeous! (Which doesn’t surprise me) =)
    Grey makes almost any quilt amazing!

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    November 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Reply

    It does work – beautifully!

  • corinnea

    November 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Reply

    Call it whatever you want, it gorgeous! Love grey! Next to brown, it’s my favorite.

  • jane

    November 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Reply

    The grey is wonderful, I love it! I think rectangles & gray is a great name for such a perfectly simple modern quilt. I really do love it.

  • kate

    November 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Reply

    Love it! The grey is sensational…as are the rectangles!

  • Jessica J.

    November 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Reply

    I’d name it something like Sun Breaks. The bits of color on the grey backdrop remind me of the sun peaking through the sky on an otherwise rainy, grey fall day.

    PS. I looks beautiful! Great job!

  • Anna

    November 30, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Reply

    I’m in love with your quilt. It’s so beautiful, your quilts are amazing.

  • Jackie

    December 1, 2009 at 6:58 am | Reply

    Love the gray background with your improv blocks!

  • sew katie did

    December 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Reply

    I have some gray that is just itching for the right idea. I always love a wonky block.

  • cheryl

    December 1, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Reply

    Wow, Alissa! This is spectacular!

  • Erin D.

    December 2, 2009 at 5:13 am | Reply

    This is really gorgeous – I also enjoy charcoal greys as borders and sashes. Well done!

  • emily

    December 2, 2009 at 8:26 am | Reply


  • amanda

    December 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Reply

    It’s beautiful.

  • Latifah

    December 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Reply

    Very pretty Alissa – I love the grey and how the printed fabrics read as solids on the photos. Love it!

  • josie

    December 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Reply

    Wow! Great quilt,I can see why you love it so much. I love it too. This must be a hard one to part with!!

  • jaybird

    December 5, 2009 at 8:24 am | Reply

    its beautiful… i think you & grey are very happy together!

  • Nicole

    December 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm | Reply

    I love this quilt. Seriously love it.

  • amandajean

    December 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm | Reply

    this is very fun!!! i love the simple (but different) back. nice work!!

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