April 24 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Paintbox Quilt by Elizabeth, Oh, Fransson!

Elizabeth is back on Monday with another block-along post but we thought you might like to see her Paintbox Quilt this weekend! Elizabeth made this quilt with 32 Kona cotton solids, 32 monochromatic prints and white linen sashing, and she writes about the quilt a little more here. Elizabeth has a quilt-along going for a newer version of this quilt at Oh, Fransson! and a Flickr group too!

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115 Responses to April 24 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Cat says:

    I love how colorful this quilt is!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Now this–I love.

  3. Maeve says:

    Oh Fransson is another great site to visit – she is so inspiring! Love this quilt!

  4. JulieAnn says:

    Love this! It’s so cute!

  5. Laurel says:

    Oh wow, that’s beautiful!

  6. Maureen says:

    This pattern is inspiring me to make this type of quilt.

  7. Manechka says:

    Beautiful work! Just the selection of colours is a show of talent!

  8. Manechka says:

    Amazing! Just the selection of colors is a show of great talent! “)

  9. Marsel says:

    Being a lover of the color spectrum on display, this quilt really appeals to me! I feel inspired to try a variation of it…

  10. Lynne says:

    Gorgeous quilt!

  11. Melissa says:

    Elizabeth, you have a wonderful eye for color! This quilt is stunning!

  12. Sara says:

    I like this alot. Very satisfying to the eye.

  13. Jessica says:

    The colors in this quilt are so bright and cheery!

  14. Leah says:

    I love this!

  15. Megan Presley says:

    I’ve been wanting to see the finished quilt! I’ve seen the posts about it all along, and love the colors she used! What a lovely quilt!

  16. sewlindaann says:

    I am with the rest loving her blog and work. She makes me want ever color solid there is.

  17. Deb V says:

    It is a beautiful quilt. You are very talented.

  18. Krystina says:

    Love Oh Frannson!

  19. Suzanne says:

    So lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  20. moira says:

    amazing. I love Elizabeth’s style

  21. Ethne says:

    What an incredible stock of fabric you must have Elizabeth

  22. nikole terry says:

    I love all the quilts from Oh Frannson!

  23. sharonj says:

    Love this quilt, the colours are so vibrant! Thank you Sharonj.

  24. alisha says:

    This is one of my favorites. 🙂

  25. 4vs1 says:

    So many things I would love to try and so hard to find time to get to the machine…. I would love to try making some quilt blocks. 🙂

  26. PeachRainbow says:

    Lovely as ALWAYS!

  27. Nichole says:

    One of my very favorites – Elizabeth’s style is so fresh!

  28. Tabitha says:

    I think this might be my favorite one so far – it brings back memories of paint boxes from my childhood that had little squares of paint in them – nice watercolors, so different from the readily available kind today.

  29. Joy Mosley says:

    I love it!!!

  30. Aparna Mulgund says:

    This is so beautiful.

  31. Rose L says:

    Oh she always has such pretty stuff!

  32. I cannot get over how amazing Elizabeth is. She makes it look effortless. This is another breathtaking quilt feature, SMS!!!

  33. S says:

    This would be so gorgeous in my daughter’s room. Really makes me want to attempt it.

  34. Christine says:

    Such a gorgeous quilt!

  35. angelina says:

    lot of hard work in that!

  36. Colette says:

    So bright and cheery =0)

  37. Marcia W. says:

    Wish I could quilt faster! Elizabeth produces so many patterns and versions of patterns that I would like to attempt. Thank you!

  38. Milica says:

    Love this quilt! Someday I will be brave enough to try making one!

  39. Jeanne says:

    Again,I LOVE her style and her color selections. I want her to come and live with me and help me with colors. 🙂 And this quilt is wonderful.

  40. Hannah says:

    love this quilt!

  41. Sasha says:

    This is my all-time favorite “rainbow” quilt. I’m making a version of my own, but it’s not nearly as nice…

  42. Each day I think-okay that’s reaaaallly my favorite. And each day you share a new incredible quilt. Thanks for the inspiration and treat for my eyes.

  43. Kelli says:

    Is there anyone who doesn’t love everything Elizabeth makes? She is so talented and easy to learn from. Thanks for sharing this awesome quilt. It’s been on my “Maybe one day” board for awhile. What I want to know is how she gets so much done…

  44. Margaret says:

    Great quilt and great blog – check it almost every day to see what Elizabeth is up to.

  45. Jennifer S. says:

    I love colour!!!

  46. Margie Bennett says:

    Wow simply beautiful!!

  47. Morgan says:

    I love the simplicity of the quilt, but how it obviously took thought and planning. Beautiful!

  48. DebbieKL says:

    Very neat! I love the bright colors.

  49. Rachel says:

    Her paintbox quilt is already on my “hope to make” list!

  50. starry says:

    absolutely beautiful!colorful like spring.

  51. Sheetal says:

    that quilt is totally stunning! thanks SMS for showing us all these goodies!

  52. Nicole says:

    Love this quilt! And *love* the tutorials posted through the links on how to create the blocks. 🙂

  53. elana says:

    gorgeous! i love the perfect squares, love all that color. i can’t stop looking at it.

  54. Lisa H. says:

    This is such a beautiful quilt. I’ve started gathering/collecting fabrics to make one myself!

  55. Rochelle says:

    Wow! She must have an awesome fabric stash!!

  56. Deb Griffith says:

    Super quilt, I love it!

  57. JaiCi says:

    loving this quilt – going to have to make one of these!!

  58. Tong says:

    So colourful and so beautiful!

  59. ValH says:

    I’m definitely a modern quilt kind of girl, and this one speaks to me!

  60. qsogirl says:

    She has posted great instructions on her blog!

  61. sarah says:

    Everything she does is wonderful and stunning. Best of all she is willing to share with everyone which I think is a sign of true passion!

  62. ~Helena~ says:

    That quilt has such a lovely palette, thanks for the quilt alongs they are so much fun.

  63. mary says:

    Elizabeth is an inspiration!

  64. I wish i could put color together like that!

  65. Katie says:

    Very pretty…I love all the colors.

  66. julie says:

    so colorful and cheerful!

  67. Lindsey says:

    I’ve been following Elizabeth’s paintbox quilt along. It’s a project I would like to try once I have enough variety in my stash for all of the colors.

  68. Becca says:

    This is beautiful! I love the bright, monochromatic squares!

  69. Valerie says:

    Very bright and cheerful!

  70. Melissa says:

    I have looked at this quilt so many times on Oh Frannson!! Love it!!

  71. johanna says:

    I love her quilts. They are always easy to make yet the designs are stunning.

  72. Marcelle says:

    Another lovely quilt by Elizabeth, I really like it.

  73. Jenny says:

    bright bright colors! I love them.

  74. Christina says:

    All of Elizabeth’s quilts are beautiful!

  75. upstatelisa says:

    this quilt is such fun!

  76. simone says:

    I have admired this frequently on Elizabeth’s blog and will definitely be one of my projects one day!

  77. Liz says:

    oh yes. so lovely.

  78. Anna says:

    So bright and cheerful, and the colour placement works so well!

  79. Karo says:

    ultimately one of my favorite quilts ever! really hoping i’ll be able to make one some day.

  80. Claudia says:

    Oh my…so wonderful and powerful colors!
    Kind regards from Claudia

  81. Delinda Lea says:

    Can you imagine this quilt on the wall of a pristine white room? I love it!

  82. Lexi says:


  83. Megan says:

    This is one of those quilts that I truly COVET!! I can’t wait to be brave enough to attempt it. Thanks for featuring it.

  84. Ela says:

    love kona….love linen….drooooool

  85. love this quilt!

  86. Linda says:

    Love the colors of this quilt. She always does beautiful work.

  87. Michelle Balletti says:

    On her blog, she photographed the quilt against a window and took the picture and the quilt was stain glass!!! This paintbox quilt is absolutely amazing and gorgeous!!

  88. It’s absolutely fantastic and inspiring. Makes me just want to sew, sew and sew some more.

  89. Julia says:

    I lpove this! Slightly dissapointed I didn’t participate in the sew along!

  90. Greeblygreebly says:

    Gorgeous! I love the colours.

  91. Meghan says:

    I see these everywhere! Actually, I see people using Elizabeth’s patterns all the time, because she makes such amazing things. I can’t wait till I have enough of a stash built up to make one of these babies!

  92. Kimberly says:

    Oooo! I would love to win any of these prizes! 🙂

  93. delitealex says:

    Love this quilt the colors are great.

  94. Katie says:

    I looooove all the colours. And the off-centered squares.

  95. felicity says:

    This quilt pretty much started me on my love affair with modern quilts and quilting. She’s my idol!

  96. Nicolette says:

    I love her blog, and this quilt is amazing!

  97. Shruti says:

    This is one of my all-time favorite ones…

  98. Chris says:

    I should have known this was Elizabeth’s quilt. The pattern and colors are so distinctive. Someday I will have time to quilt again…and I would love to try one like this.

  99. Sorahart says:

    Stunning is a great word for this quilt! I just discovered her blog/website as well and love the inspiration.

  100. Ruth B says:

    Beautiful quilt…the white sashing is perfect!

  101. duff says:

    this is an awesome quilt. One of the ladies in my quilt guild made one as part of this quilt-a-long and it turned out gorgeous!

    Today is my birthday so I think I might have to go buy some fabric and make something…so many inspiring ideas on this blog!

  102. Dawn says:

    finished the top to my paintbox quilt, not to get it quilted.

  103. Each version of her Paintbox quilts is amazing. AMAZING! I still plan on making at least one version. I can’t wait to see what she has coming up.

  104. Munaiba says:

    I’ve always liked this quilt. I even bought the jelly roll of kona brights to do it. Maybe some time soon…

  105. Sara says:

    This is SOOO pretty!!! So many Kona cottons, but so worth it for the end result!!

  106. Melissa says:

    I nearly feel like I could dip a wet paintbrush in it and go!

  107. Elizabeth is amazing.

  108. Erica says:

    That is quite beautiful and happy-looking!

  109. Ramona says:

    I love her blog and this quilt is quite wonderful.

  110. Carol says:

    Love the Paintbox Quilt. What a great selection of colors.

  111. Kelly says:

    Elizabeth is soooooooooooo talented, and so generous with sharing her talent via her blog. I love everything she makes, she has such a great way of coordinating fabric and her designs are always eye-catching.
    Thanks for featuring Elizabeth’s new paintbox quilt. I hope to make it one day, but I still have to gather quite a few more monochromatic prints yet. I’ve got the solids covered. 🙂

  112. Coleen says:

    I love this quilt. I want to try one of my own very soon.

  113. Crafty Mummy says:

    LOVE this quilt! I’ve been reading the posts on Oh Fransson! – great instructions there. This one’s on my to-do list 😉

  114. Andi says:

    Absolutely stunnning, like all of Elizabeth’s quilts!

  115. Cathy A says:

    It’s simply stunning!

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