I finished the quilt that I made for my mother. I really enjoyed putting it together. As I’ve mentioned before, working with different colors and so many solids was a wonderful push outside of my comfort zone.

Solids & Squares Quilt

I’m so pleased with it’s combination of being modern design, but also simple and not loud.

Solids & Squares Quilt

For the back I did mostly blue with a strip of warm reds and browns – all fabrics that are in the front.

Solids & Squares Quilt - back

And I’m so happy with the binding on this one too!

Solids & Squares Quilt - binding detail

I’m not usually drawn to batiks, but this simple one that my mother has told me is her “favorite fabric ever” works perfectly to add another small nice touch to the quilt. Can’t wait to give it to her when she comes for a visit later this month!

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  • jenzycole

    March 2, 2009 at 9:59 am | Reply

    O the Quilt turned out amazing and I know your Mom will love it. I love your work.

  • kerri

    March 2, 2009 at 10:25 am | Reply

    it turned out beautiful!!

  • Jackie

    March 2, 2009 at 10:29 am | Reply

    Beautiful quilt!

  • Robin (rsislandcrafts)

    March 2, 2009 at 10:29 am | Reply

    Your Mom’s quilt came out stunning 🙂

  • Jessy Roos

    March 2, 2009 at 10:30 am | Reply

    This is absolutely beautiful! I can see this as the kind of quilt that my husband might actually like in our bedroom. He is so hard to please and seems to only like brown, but I think a colour combination similar to this would please him. I am sure your mother is going to adore this when she gets it – especially with the beautiful binding you added.

  • Elizabeth

    March 2, 2009 at 11:05 am | Reply

    I especially love what you did with the colors on the back!

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    March 2, 2009 at 11:13 am | Reply

    it looks great! she’s going to love it!

    I think the batik binding is very interesting, I’ve not used them much at all – it’s a nice touch, esp since your mom loves that one 🙂

  • Carrie

    March 2, 2009 at 11:34 am | Reply

    So nice! I really like the binding too. And the strip of rusts on the back is subtle, but very effective.

  • Jackie

    March 2, 2009 at 11:40 am | Reply

    Beautiful finish!

  • Autumn

    March 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Reply

    So beautiful……..great job!

  • Katie

    March 2, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Reply

    Another beautiful quilt, well done!

  • Candice

    March 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Reply

    You do such an amazing job stippling. That is something I am working on learning. Definitely not as easy as it looks!

  • Karen

    March 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Reply

    Very beautiful quilt. It looks like it should hang in a modern art gallery!

  • LIfe a Colorful Life

    March 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Reply

    What I like so much about this quilt is the all the colors against the light background. And the batik binding is an awesome detail. The whole thing is kind of like a contemporary Amish quilt–modern, bold and simple all at the time time. Great combination! Lucky mother…

  • katie

    March 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Reply

    it looks so great. your mom is going to love it.

  • katie Pedersen

    March 2, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Reply

    She’ll be so happy her daughter made her something so special! Are they her favorite colors?

  • Tina

    March 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Reply

    She’ll love it! It’s interesting how we feel making something for others vs. the things we choose for ourselves. It does make our minds work differently and that’s a good thing.

    I think it’s gorgeous.


  • carolyn

    March 3, 2009 at 4:05 am | Reply

    i love the back as much as the front!!

  • Dallas

    March 3, 2009 at 5:53 am | Reply

    That looks fantastic!

  • amandajean

    March 3, 2009 at 8:18 am | Reply

    that is one GORGEOUS quilt!!! i love it all-the back and the binding are perfect with the front of the quilt! your mom will LOVE it, i’m sure!

  • Charlie

    March 3, 2009 at 8:37 am | Reply

    I really like this quilt. I need to make myself one. The back is great too. I am thinking of doing that idea on my OP quilt.

  • Wendy

    March 3, 2009 at 10:03 am | Reply

    Wow, that is a lot of stippling! Nice! Maybe I should buy a machine someday so I can have crunchy quilts too.

  • Marla

    March 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Reply

    That turned out nicely.

  • Kate

    March 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Reply

    Great job! The binding is perfect! And the quilting pops really nicely on the back!

  • jessica

    March 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Reply

    I really am drawn to simple, bold quilts! I love the batiks against the white fabric.

  • Mal*

    March 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Reply

    I stand by what I said before, that this is a beautiful and breathtaking quilt. I’ve loved the photos you’ve posted.

  • Janet Lucas

    March 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Reply

    I loved your simple and dramatic design from first sight! As I scrolled down, I found your organization, layouts and stash a kindred spirit. I will continue to watch your site and link it to mine.

  • Andee in AZ

    March 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Reply

    It looks great! I love these modern looking quilts.

  • Karen

    March 3, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Reply

    I like the colors!!! Your Mom is lucky!!! Beautiful.

  • Rebekah

    March 3, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Reply

    This is gorgeous! Fabulous job!

  • Julia

    March 4, 2009 at 2:03 am | Reply

    I don’t know which side I like more…the front or the back ;o)

  • jacquie

    March 4, 2009 at 4:10 am | Reply

    has a very amish feel, modern and sophisticated. great work…she’s going to be one happy mom!

  • Teri

    March 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Reply

    Awesome color choices. I keep coming back to take another look. I’d have a hard time giving this quilt away.

    • Alissa

      March 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Reply

      Thanks Teri! My mom picked out all of the fabrics (from her stash) so credit goes to her!

  • Tif

    March 6, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Reply

    Love this quilt! The color combo is just striking…

  • jenny

    March 13, 2009 at 6:17 am | Reply

    I especially like the back – quite striking.

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