April 18 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Coin Quilt by Tracey, Made by Tray-Tray

This is the Coin Quilt pattern from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. Tracey writes, “One interesting bit about this quilt is that the vibrant solids are made from sari remnants that my friend brought back from India. Since they are a more delicate fabric, I foundation pieced them onto muslin first. This quilt was a gift for my friend who brought them back for me. And, it was my first quilt I completed from start to finish. My mom has helped quilt, piece, etc. every other quilt I have made.”

Have you integrated extra-special fabrics from travels, memories, relatives, etc., into your quilts?

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90 Responses to April 18 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Ethne says:

    Another lovely quilt – and I love the way you’ve used fabrics that hold memories etc

  2. Somer says:

    I have a quilt my Great-grandmother made during the Depression using her husband and son’s work cords. I really treasure it.

  3. Cristi says:

    I am going to have to start saving these images for inspiration! There are too many beautiful quilts to make!!

  4. Cynthia I says:

    Absolutely lovely! I have been very drawn to using gray lately and love it sets of the colors. I have a bunch of sarongs from south and central America that I never use. They just might have to become a quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Carra says:

    what a great idea! i actually have a sari that i wore in a friend’s wedding. i’ve been hanging on to it, just waiting for that special project. i never thought of using it in a quilt! thanks.

  6. Marcia W. says:

    Beautiful quilt because of the colors. I incorporate fabrics that remind me of special times as a child into my quilts.

  7. SewSofie says:

    I have beautiful fabric bought back from Thailand for me by a friend. Im not sure what to do with it yet. Its just too beautiful to cut!

  8. sharon says:

    Great quilt, I love the bright colours! Thank you Sharonj.

  9. Megan Presley says:

    This is beautiful!! I love the vibrant colors!

  10. Sara says:

    Coin quilts look so easy and so many creative designs come to mind when I see them put together in an awesome quilt like this one. I LOVE the gray with the vibrant colors for a color palette. I have seen these together before many times and I think they are my absolute favorite! I have some fabric from a friend of mine that I turned into pillowcases and other little gifts that I turned into gifts for her! It’s a great win, win gift idea. You are happy because you get to use the fabric they provide and they get the end product to enjoy!

  11. Annabel says:

    The colours are popping!

  12. Maureen says:

    The colors pop more brilliantly on the gray background.

  13. Leah says:

    Hmmm, good tip on how to use other fabrics!

  14. sang says:

    I love the bright colors against the gray background.

  15. Kiza M says:

    Oh, it’s so beautiful! I can only imagine how very luxurious a sari quilt would be. Lovely!

  16. Deb V says:

    What a great quilt. It was so nice of you to take the fabric and make a quilt for your friend who gave the fabric to you.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I love this! This is exactly the kind of quilt I want to make for my friend’s new baby!

  18. Fran says:

    What a beautiful quilt & wonderful gift !
    Love how the solid charcoal grey sets off
    the luscious colors !

  19. Lynn says:

    Those colors, just gorgeous. Like the gray background. Makes me think I need to get away from white backgrounds more frequently.

  20. Rachel says:

    I love that idea with baby clothes!

  21. DebbieKL says:

    Love this! So bright and simple. I’m really liking the gray I see in quilts lately.

  22. Barb B says:

    I love those colours. I have been drawn to brights but have yet to step out of my box and sew with some brillants. I am getting more and more motavated to every time I come to Quilting Month.

  23. Kelli says:

    Beautiful job! I have scrap drawers FULL of fabric scraps from my great grandmother and even a few old stars she’d pieced as well. I use the scraps in scrap quilts. I’ve given one to Wrap Them In Love that you mentioned in December. I figured between scraps from my great grandmother’s quilting and clothing, scraps from my daughter’s clothing and scraps from quilts and projects I’ve made from others I love–whoever gets that quilt will certainly be wrapped in love. I’ve got another one (a string quilt this time) in progress, but I think I may keep this one… We’ll have to see.

  24. susy says:

    Love Tray-Tray’s quilt!! The color combinations and borders are gorgeous! I’m inspired to use Joelle Hoverson’s book and try one with my favorite stashed fabrics!

  25. Cathy A says:

    That looks beautiful!

  26. What a sweet and beautiful gift.

  27. Lisa says:

    Beautiful! Coin quilts are some of my favorites.

  28. Christine says:

    I love the sari fabric. It feels good when you rub it.

  29. The colours in this quilt are stunning. My mother in law has some amazing saris, but I don’t think she would be too impressed if I ‘borrowed’ a few for quilting.

  30. Becca says:

    I love the “memorabilia” aspect of this quilt!

  31. Kaye Prince says:

    Oh, I really love the vibrant colours paired with grey! Is that Kona Coal? Kona Coal is definitely one of my most favourite solids ever!

  32. Aparna Mulgund says:

    What a wonderful idea. I have a lot of old sari’s, that can be used for a quilt. it will be more of a memory quilt. I think i can use some of my pure silk sari’s to make a quilted wall hanging

  33. Ellen says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. I’ve used flannel scraps left over from receiving blankets and pajamas to make rag quilts. My daughter loves hers because she recognizes most of the fabrics from her childhood. We’ve been saving favourite t-shirts to hopefully make a quilt from them some day.

  34. Diana says:

    I love the gorgeous colors 🙂

  35. Lisa H. says:

    The colors are gorgeous! What a wonderful memory quilt for your friend!

  36. Inner Pickle says:

    Those block sari colours are gorgeous – what a fabulous quilt.

  37. Lindsey says:

    very pretty and such a sweet gesture.

  38. upstatelisa says:

    the colors are wonderful! what a treasure! and a lucky friend!

  39. I love the beautiful colors! I will be working on two memory quilts soon. I really love the idea of using sentimental fabrics. Old clothing or whatever it is.

  40. Charlene says:

    Great colours!

  41. I’ve always loved the vibrant colors of saris! What a great gift for a friend!

  42. PeachRainbow says:

    A great way to preserve “memories”

  43. SofiAlgarvia says:

    My youngest daughter always feels a bit sad when she grows up and her clothes won’t fit her anymore. So, lately, I began gathering her old clothes (only the ones with nice fabrics) to sew her a quilt or a bag with those memories.

  44. Claudia says:

    Some wonderful colors! Just amazing!
    Kind regards from Claudia

  45. Manechka says:

    The fabrics are so colourful! Grey background shows them off even more!

  46. moira says:

    I love the colours against the sashing fabric – it really looks very sophisticated.

  47. Karo says:

    wow, those colors are incredibly beautiful!

  48. Kerry Leslie says:

    What a wonderful quilt! I don’t know if it is the background that makes the colours pop or what, but it is gorgeous! Congrats on your first completed quilt!

  49. Laurel says:

    Beautiful quilt!

  50. Marcelle says:

    This is awesome, I love the bright colors.

  51. Tracy T. says:

    I’ve never made a quilt with anything I’ve bought while traveling – however I did bring back some fat quarter batik’s from Molokaii — I’ll have to start another quilt!

  52. Julia says:

    I LOVE these colors! And the grey! It’s so lovely! Great pick for today’s quilt.

  53. Freda says:

    This has some of the best colors!

  54. Robyn says:

    I love the simple quilting… and great idea to mount the silk on muslin.

  55. Greeblygreebly says:

    The design of the quilt does such a nice job of showcasing the wonderful colours! They’re so rich and gorgeous!

  56. Debbie Bishop says:

    Very nice, and congratulations on completing your first “on your own” quilt!

  57. KarenB says:

    So vibrant and beautiful, what a perfect way to use those remnants.

  58. Liz says:

    i never think of gray, because usually i hate it, but this is a nice, warm, khaki gray.

  59. Jeanne says:

    Love the colors, especially the grey for sashing. Is that sari fabric too? Awesome quilt. thanks for sharing.

  60. mamalang says:

    That is beautiful…love the colors!

  61. Ann in NC says:

    Absolutely beautiful Tracey! I love the gray background, the sari colors are so vibrant, the quilt just shimmers! Lucky friend to be getting your quilt! :0) Best, Ann

  62. MamaBee says:

    It’s beautiful!

  63. Connie says:

    Beautiful colors! Perfect pattern to display the fabrics

  64. Ramona says:

    I am currently making my son a T shirt quilt. Not a new idea but he is excited about it and if you can excite a 16 year you’ve done good. I love Tracey’s quilt. The bright colors with the gray is lovely.

  65. Sam says:

    love the colors on this one. I have this book and am slowly making my way through each project. Maybe the coin quilt will be next!

  66. danna osen says:

    This quilt is so striking…and it looks very soft.

  67. Uekiya says:

    Ohhh, what a beautiful quilt! I would so love to make a quilt but I know that this one would be way too difficult for a “first time” quilt but I am keeping a photo of it as an inspiration. Sure hope someday I too, will be talented enough to make a quilt as awesome as this one. I hope to make a wall quilt or perhaps a doll blanket for a “first” quilt. I will use fabrics that my wonderful sister gave me just before I lost her to cancer….she made me promise to learn to quilt. She made some gorgeous ones during her lifetime. Those will be my “extra-special” fabrics to go into my quilt. Have a wonderful evening and thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt and the history behind the fabric that you used. Sincerely, Uekiya

  68. alisha says:

    I love the idea of using sentimental fabric. What a special quilt!

  69. ~Helena~ says:

    Such a lovely quilt, Nice bright colors too.

  70. Margaret says:

    Great quilt and wonderful for a first finished quilt! My first large quilt was made with fabric that was left over from clothes that belonged to my daughter when she was little, both some store bought and some homemade.

  71. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love the bright colors in this quilt! Just perfect!

  72. Melissa says:

    I believe there is a young man in my house that would love that quilt!!

  73. JJ says:

    I’m loving the colors on this quilt!

  74. amanda says:

    I bought some miniature molas in Panama a few years ago with the intention of making them into something special. I’m just so afraid of ruining them and hating the result! Guess it’s time to take the plunge… 🙂

  75. Andrea says:

    *So* vibrant – I love it! I have a box of my mother’s clothing that will eventually become a memory quilt, or a series for my sisters and me. The idea of backing more fragile fabrics with muslin is one I will remember – thanks for sharing.

  76. Kelly says:

    That is a beautiful quilt!

  77. Linda says:

    I love the colors in this quilt. Very pretty.

  78. Carla says:

    Beautiful. Love the bright colors.

  79. Anna Marie Milner says:

    Love the tip to use lighter fabrics and line them with muslin… I think my scarves or handkerchiefs may make up a nice topper! Your quilt is lovely I hope it brings a lot of positive energy to everyone.

  80. char says:

    I love it! Nice Job 🙂

  81. Sara says:

    I love the vibrant colors complimented by the cool gray color. Quite striking!

  82. Sorahart says:

    What a nice idea to incorporate meaningful and sentimental fabrics into the quilt!

  83. Regina says:

    I’ve been doing swap quilts with my sister for the past couple of years where we swap fabrics and then make the same pattern. I have been trying to be sure bits of my wedding quilt and/or my son’s baby quilt make it into these swap quilts (all scrappy patterns) to make them even more special.

  84. Lexi Lucas says:

    Looks great

  85. angelina says:

    love it!

  86. I have a picture of this quilt in my favorites on Flickr, and I was just re-visiting it earlier today. I love the simple design and vibrant colors against the gray. Just gorgeous!

  87. Tong says:

    Love those gorgeous bright coloured sari remnants!

  88. qsogirl says:

    oh, so beautiful! I would love to see those sari fabrics up close!

  89. Melissa says:

    I love stacked coin quilts. So many options!!

  90. Andi says:

    Beautiful! Specialized fabrics like that always make a quilt more special, I am sure Tracey’s friend thinks of her trip to India whenever she looks at the quilt. Last year I inherited all of my grandmother’s fabrics, which included some quilt blocks that had never been made into a quilt. I am currently working on a quilt that combines her traditional blocks with more modern blocks made by me. I am really excited about it as I think it is going to be a way to remember her and to commemorate our shared love for quilting.

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