April 8 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Red Letter Day Plus by Ara Jane, you know what i love?

Ara Jane writes, “I made this quilt for my nephew and wanted to use a large, bold design to highlight the lovely Red Letter Day fabric collection.” See more photos of the quilt on Ara Jane’s blog. What a lucky nephew!

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151 Responses to April 8 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Cinnamon Sangria says:

    Wow! I really love this quilt. Adding to my “to-do” eventually list. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Kelli says:

    It’s so cute! I really like it!!

  3. Becca says:

    I looooooove this one! Love the fabrics and the design!

  4. MaryAnn says:

    I love the Red Letter Day fabric collection and it sure looks great in this little quilt.

  5. how gorgeous! i am soo going to try this cross-design, too!!
    thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  6. Beth Bullington says:

    I love it. The colours are beatiful.

  7. Carolyn Wood says:

    What a simple, sweet quilt.

  8. Jackie H says:

    Love the bold, happy colors! 🙂

  9. DebbieKL says:

    Really neat pattern. Love the fabrics too!

  10. Sara says:

    Seriously nephew!

  11. That quilt is just awesome in Red Letter Day. I made an entire quilt out of that line too – my daughter is the lucky owner!

  12. gigi says:

    saw this when she posted it on her blog & absolutely fell in love with it. actually, can merit this particular quilt with the final “push” for me to actually start to learn how to quilt!

    thanks Ara Jane!!

  13. allison says:

    Lord help me, I love orange and blue together….in stained glass, in quilts, and in the grape hyacinths and tulips that are showing their stuff in my front yard right now!

  14. Jeannine says:

    Lovely quilt, simple but very effective, wonderful colors!

  15. Amber W says:

    love the pattern! Definitely going to have to try this one!

  16. Rebecca says:

    Love this pattern! Great job.

  17. Allison S. says:

    Man, that is a stunning quilt!! Beautiful!

  18. Shannon says:

    I just love this! It’s a great pattern for a kid’s quilt I think. Great work.

  19. sang says:

    Love the Red Letter Day fabrics – sooo cute!

  20. Lindsay says:

    Wow, I really love this!! It’s gorgeous. And I’m loving quilt month too! So inspirational.

  21. That a really nice quilt!

  22. Aimee says:

    I love this quilt! I’ve been looking for boy quilt ideas….

  23. Charity says:

    Wonderful quilt. I simply love the design!!

  24. Laura says:

    Oh! Wow! Love the quilt. Amazing how beautiful and current a quilt can look with the right fabric and design. Wish this was being given away 🙂

  25. Melanie says:

    Stunning! It’s a clever pattern, and beautiful fabric choices.

  26. Debbie says:

    Beautiful quilt.I love the colors.

  27. simone says:

    I love it! The fabrics and colors come out so well.

  28. Natasha says:

    Beautiful! I love this design and your fabric choices.

  29. Llamabean says:

    What a lovely quilt, great design to use those patterns and colours. Beautiful job!

  30. Debra Lloyd says:

    Beautiful–prints, pattern and workmanship!

  31. michelle says:

    Love it! it makes me want to eat candy! and snuggle of course!

  32. Lael says:

    Lovely! SO much to take in!

  33. Cristi says:

    Oh my goodness!! All of my current favorite colors!!!!!!!

  34. Diana says:

    Wow. Loving this to pieces.

  35. Melissa says:

    I love the great colors!

  36. Erica Ferguson says:

    I love this design and will definitely be putting it on my to-do list!

  37. Ethne says:

    Lovely fabric and I find my eye is travelling up the crosses to find matching fabric sets

  38. Southern Gal says:


  39. Karo says:

    LOVE. this is perfect. love the use of red letter day. what a fabulous quilt for a kid. 🙂

  40. Tara says:

    I love your quilt!~ What a great pattern.

  41. tscd says:

    Love the prints and the pattern!

  42. nikole terry says:

    This fabric and the quilt is just gorgeous!

  43. MamaBee says:

    I love this!

  44. Fran says:

    Love the design, the fabric…..the boldness !
    Lucky nephew !

  45. KTseams says:

    The bold colors are fantastic, it makes me realize I need more color in my life and my home. Love it!

  46. Deb V says:

    What a cute quilt. Your nephew is a lucky boy.

  47. omama says:

    Very inspiring. I like the bright colors. Nice work!

  48. Sarah says:

    The bright colors and patterns in the fabric choices are so inspiring! This is just the sort of inspiration I need to start a quilt for my baby on the way. Since we won’t find out the sex of the baby until he or she is born, colors and patterns like these are perfect for either boy or girl. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  49. Heather Capener says:

    I absolutely love this quilt. Best be linking over to Ara Jane’s blog!

  50. Rachel says:

    Love this quilt!

  51. anu says:

    what a lucky nephew you have! gorgeous.

  52. Kate Mutschler says:

    Great use of bold prints!

  53. Nezabudkina says:

    It looks great and so ‘boyish’ even with all the reds and oranges!

  54. alisha says:

    Lovely design. And I love the prints!

  55. Lexi Lucas says:

    Wonderful quilt. I just want to wrap myself in it!

  56. Kaye Prince says:

    Gorgeous! I really love the bright colours and fun prints!

  57. Lori says:

    Oh I’m in love with this one!

  58. h says:

    Really great. I love the simple quilting too, sets it off nicely.

  59. yvette p says:

    This quilt is awesome! There’s a feeling of energy and movement in this quilt with all the bold and vibrant colors. <3!!

  60. Robin Walston says:

    That quilt makes you smile. Love it!

  61. Gorgeous quilt…I just love it!

  62. Jocelyn says:

    Love it!

  63. angela says:

    beautiful quilt!

  64. Susan Lynch says:

    Love this quilt! Bright Fun colors! Want one.. Gotta have one…

  65. Veronica says:

    I love this quilt! This is the one I want to make next.

  66. Debbie Bishop says:

    Great quilt! The back is as pretty as the front.

  67. Megan says:

    That’s a gorgeous quilt. I love the bold prints and bright colors.

  68. Ramona says:

    I absolutely love this quilt. I am a sucker for bright colors. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  69. Christine says:

    Your nephew is very lucky to have you as an aunt. Very nice quilt!

  70. Kelli says:

    My favorite so far!

  71. Rachel says:

    now this I love! Bold colors, fun prints, simple pattern. Wow!!!

  72. Sherry says:

    I love this – off to check out her blog.

  73. Jennifer says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Love the color and design!

  74. Hannah says:

    The more I look at this quilt, the more I like it.

  75. Sarah S says:

    Beautiful! Love the crosses.

  76. ~Helena~ says:

    Your nephew is so lucky, that quilt is lovely. 🙂

  77. Upstatelisa says:

    So cute! Lucky guy indeed!

  78. Freda says:

    I love this quilt! The colors are fabulous!

  79. Kiza M says:

    Beautiful pattern! The choice of fabric is really nice, too. Lots of fun. 🙂

  80. Valerie says:

    I love this! It’s definitely getting bookmarked.

  81. Mitzi Muirhead says:

    I love this theme! What fun!

  82. Cathy A says:

    I recognized this and remembered it from the Seattle Modern Quilting website. It’s great! I love the color combinations!!

  83. Gorgeous fabrics and a great pattern!

  84. Andi says:

    I love the bright colours of this quilt and I like the design of the back, too. He truly is a lucky nephew!

  85. Greeblygreebly says:

    What a great design for a little boy’s quilt. And I love the ducks, they crack me up!

  86. Adrianne says:

    This quilt is gorgeous!!!

  87. sharon says:

    Love it, simple construction–which is good! I really like the use of the colours and fabirc design–which makes this quilt! Thanks Sharonj.

  88. Linda says:

    What a fun quilt. I love the bright colors and interesting pattern. Perfrect for a young boy.

  89. Trisha says:

    LOVE, LOVE this quilt. It is so simple to make but looks difficult. It is on my to do list now!

  90. Sara says:

    Vibrant colors are my favorite–this really jumps out at you and I really like the simple pattern!

  91. Annette says:

    FABULOUS! Love the vibrancy and cool prints. Lucky boy!

  92. That is gorgeous! I love the quilting you did too — simple yet it emphasizes the design so well.

  93. WendyP says:

    I’m going to make one of these, a la the Pattern Basket’s version, with the Hunky Dory layer cake I bought. So girly and cute!

    Love the version here too. So colorful and fun!

  94. Amy says:

    This quilt is such an inspiration! I’ve only ever made one quilt, but this is going to be quilt #2. Thanks, Ara, for sharing! It’s just gorgeous.

  95. Leslie says:

    The colors are incredible. I really like the boldness of the color and the coziness of the texture.

  96. Christie says:

    I particularly love the back!

  97. Krystina says:

    Wow. I love that its just simple blocks, but the way its arranged makes it look so amazing. Wow.

  98. Sara Hemmeke says:

    I made this same quilt pattern a few years ago out of Grandpa’s old plaid flannel shirts. He had just passed away and I wanted a way for my new baby boy to remember the grandpa he never knew. It’s a favorite blanket to this day!

  99. Margaret says:

    Great colors and wonderful use of squares!

  100. rachel says:

    I love this one!

  101. katie says:

    Ooooo, love this one! The colors are right up my ally! 🙂

  102. Desiree says:


  103. Erin says:

    I LOVE the design of this quilt and all of the bright colors!

  104. Joan says:

    Love the back and binding on this lovely quilt!

  105. Jenny says:

    you know what I love? this quilt!!

  106. Leah says:

    I love this quilt. I love the simple and strong visual nature of it.

  107. Marcia W. says:

    I love the graphic design and colors in this quilt!

  108. Tabitha says:

    This quilt is really appealing to me – Looks like it would be fun to make too! Nice!

  109. I love the Red Letter Day Plus Quilt. It looks wonderful. Ooooo, I think that I NEED to make it!

  110. HialryK says:

    I love the quit what a fun design for a little boy

  111. jm says:

    Love this!

  112. faith says:

    I love this quilt.. the colors and lines are so fun!

  113. Candy says:

    What a great combo of design and color. This is another project to add to my growing list.

  114. Sally says:

    Love it! I hadn’t noticed the pattern at first, but this one really grows on you.

  115. Lynda Pacini says:

    Very cool design. I love it! The fabrics are great too.

  116. delitealex says:

    Great design and colors

  117. Faith says:

    Wow! That is awesome.

  118. Nichole says:

    I love this one – fun prints and the perfect design to show them off!

  119. ana says:

    Oh, that works really well, and the red and turquoise go together brilliantly.

  120. Jessica says:


  121. Jeni says:

    I love this quilt! It is so bright and colorful! A wonderful pattern to display the fabrics!

  122. Rene says:

    This is one of my Favorite quilts!

  123. Sorahart says:

    This quilt looks really do-able, even for a beginner like me!

  124. Elizabeth says:

    I love the bold colors in this quilt!

  125. I love that combination of colors! Brilliant!

  126. Erin Compton says:

    I LOVE this! Geometric in prints and blocking. Its SO beautiful!

  127. PeachRainbow says:


  128. Kadybug says:

    Such a delightful color scheme.

  129. Erin says:

    Very striking! It almost looks 3-dimensional!

  130. Diana says:

    I love the design on this one–at first glance, it looks like a random placement, and then as you look closer you see the design! I’m a fan 🙂

  131. Rhiann says:

    What a GORGEOUS quilt!!!

    So very eyecatching!

  132. Danielle says:

    I have a puzzle quilt pattern that I want to try someday that is similar to this. You make it look easy but I am still intimidated by the pattern. lol. Great job.

  133. Katie B says:

    Oh, I love this quilt! It really does showcase the fun fabric.

  134. Anna says:

    What a beautiful quilt! AND I just added her to my blogroll.

  135. Amy says:

    I LOVE the bold colors, prints, and design!!! Really, this is absolutely beautiful! This may just inspire me to finally make my first quilt.

  136. Rochelle says:

    Just thinking about making an orange and blue quilt the past few days. Love this!

  137. Kimberly says:

    I love this so much!

  138. Amy says:

    Ohh!!! That’s probably my favorite one yet! I’m glad that there are many days left in this month.

  139. Patti M says:

    Love those colors and the design. All the designers are so talented. Love the modern twist with design and color schemes. Think that is what draws lots of newbies like myself! Thanks for the great tips too!

  140. Holly Atherton says:

    Th fabrics are amazing on this one – the colors are perfect together and somehow it is a great quilt for a boy!

  141. Katie says:

    Wow! I love this quilt! It’s so bold and beautiful. Great job.

  142. Kolleen says:

    I so love this quilt–scrappy without chaos.

  143. Sylvie says:

    This quilt is fantastic!
    Thank you for the daily inspiration!

  144. Julia says:

    I love this!! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s quilt of the day!

  145. Rebecca says:

    That is so pretty. I think I’ve got a new project!

  146. Tong says:

    Lovely! Great use of the fabrics!

  147. susan h says:


  148. Alex says:

    Love this bold, modern pattern!

  149. Vicki K says:

    This is a fascinating quilt to study but also pretty with all the wonderful prints!

  150. Kathy says:

    I love this design! I’ll have to put this on my “some day” list…

  151. Patty Simmons says:

    I love this quilt! It’s a perfect boy quilt and since my nephew and his wife are expecting a boy in August, I’d better get busy. Thanks for introducing me to this great quilter!

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