A full sized coin quilt top!

I recently got commissioned to make a full sized version of my gender neutral baby quilt and I just finished the top.  It’s clearly inspired by a stacked coin quilt, but I like wider and fewer columns than you usually see.

Coin Quilt Top

I made some changes on the color scheme in order for it to read a bit more adult than the baby version.  There’s still the same warms (orange & yellow) but I have more blues and greens and also added the chocolate brown – it reads a bit dark in the photo…  The plan is to also bind it in brown.  I really really love brown as a neutral and I think that combined with the bright colors and white sashing/framing, it makes the quilt lively, yet grown up somehow…  I can’t wait to get the back made and then quilt it to see it all come together!!

16 Responses to “A full sized coin quilt top!”

  1. Cate August 14, 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    Amazing. You’re a quilting machine!

  2. Tif August 14, 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    I love brown as well, and binding it with brown will really make those colors pop! Well done!

  3. Carrie/Two Dogs and a Quilt August 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    I like the wider columns and all that Katie Jump Rope too.

  4. calegar August 14, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    I love it! The colors are great!

  5. nettie August 14, 2008 at 4:32 pm #

    it’s fabulous! I really love this, may have to do a stacked coins quilt myself. What a great way to use scraps!

  6. jacquie August 14, 2008 at 9:41 pm #

    Alissa, i didn’t make the connection between this blog and you on flickr…i’m so glad you started this blog…i love seeing your work. come by and visit some time.

  7. Amy August 15, 2008 at 2:56 am #

    That is nice, but I prefer the baby version… (Might be my baby brain or the missing VW’s…)

  8. Randi August 15, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    Fabulous! I am so glad that I came across your blog because I am just getting back into quilting and I love your style.

  9. Ashley August 15, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    I just found your blog through your photos on Flickr, and I’m glad I did – your quilts are beautiful! I’m currently working on a modified coin quilt and can only hope that it turns out as nice as yours.

    I linked to your blog from mine so I can continue to check out your new projects!

  10. Lina August 15, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    Your work is just amazing!!! I see that you use a lot of d Schmidt book, I ordered it on the mail and was hoping for the best but after seeing yur work I can’t wait to have it on my hands. I was wondering If you would consider a tutorial on stitching(not sure if that is the term) the top of the quilt, how do you do that???? Well thank you for inspiring us with your work!

  11. Alissa August 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    Thank you so much! Yes – you won’t be disappointed in the Denyse Schmidt book – it’s great. In terms of the quilting I do, it’s called meandering free motion and there’s a great discussion with loads of tips about it here:


    Also, Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts has an amazingly helpful video and blog with details on how it’s done:


    With a lot of practice it’s not to hard!

  12. artisania August 16, 2008 at 8:45 am #

    Holy smokes you are productive! I love your style and eye for color!

  13. Carol August 18, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    Love those colors, very lively. Great looking quilt.

  14. ellie August 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm #


  15. amandajean August 22, 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    it looks so so good!!!

  16. Cami August 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    I love all of these fabrics, such great colors and patterns. I can’t wait to see it when it is all quilted.

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