My scrap bins are a bit out of control. One night I started cutting 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 rectangles from them. I had recently discovered, and quickly become addicted to Flickr, and upon seeing Hillary Lang’s Coin Quilt on Flickr I knew I wanted to do a similar simple design. I liked how the off-white made the colors of the prints pop.
A few days after cutting scraps I purchased Last-minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, and saw this picture, which fueled me in a new direction than just random placement.
I had to cut into my yardage for a few to really make it work, but stuck mostly to my scrap stash. After a few late nights of cutting, rearranging, drinking beer and watching too much HGTV, I had it placed and ready to piece. The back is a flannel green dot by Amy Butler that is in the Charm Collection I believe. I did pin, quilt and bind it in one day. Not recommended, my body hated me for days.
Now it is in the possesion of this wee cutie pie. Wanna make your own, but don’t have overwhelming scrap bins. Try Purl Soho’s Colorwheel Fat Quarters.
There has been such a wonderful response to this quilt on Flickr that I thought I would form a Colorway Quilt Group. If you create a Colorway Coin Quilt, I would love to see it!