Rectangles & Gray.

Wish I had a more exciting name for this quilt (edit: I’ve named it April Retangles!) because I’m so happy with how it came out.

Gray Rectangles Lap Quilt

I improv. pieced wonky rectangular blocks like I did with the Lantern Bloom quilt, using the gray to unify all the blocks. It’s a lap quilt, measuring 48″ x 59″.

Gray Rectangles Detail

I love this quilt. I really really do.

I used some gray Kei dots on the very simple back.

Grey Rectangles Back

And the binding is a stripe from Red Letter Day. I think it works really well.

Gray Rectangles binding detail

26 Responses to “Rectangles & Gray.”

  1. Chris November 30, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    I think you should call it Candy Box. Or the other thing I thought of was Fried Eggs because of that one block in the lower right-hand corner that looks like two fried eggs in one box!

    It’s a wonderful quilt! What lovely color combinations!

  2. rosamaria November 30, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    fantastic! great colors!

  3. Jackie November 30, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    Very nice! I do like the gray in this quilt quite a bit!

  4. Fran November 30, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    Gray’s Quiltery???? (Been watching too much Grey’s Anatomy lately…)

  5. Katie B November 30, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    I am loving the GRAY!

  6. Cheryl Arkison November 30, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    That looks gorgeous! Shh, but I like it better than the Lantern Bloom quilt.

  7. Frogdancer November 30, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    This is great. Love the combo of colours.

  8. Audrie November 30, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    It turned out amazing! Love love love the grey :)

  9. Cristin November 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    Its gorgeous! (Which doesn’t surprise me) =)
    Grey makes almost any quilt amazing!

  10. Mary on Lake Pulaski November 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    It does work – beautifully!

  11. corinnea November 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    Call it whatever you want, it gorgeous! Love grey! Next to brown, it’s my favorite.

  12. jane November 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    The grey is wonderful, I love it! I think rectangles & gray is a great name for such a perfectly simple modern quilt. I really do love it.

  13. kate November 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    Love it! The grey is sensational…as are the rectangles!

  14. Jessica J. November 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    I’d name it something like Sun Breaks. The bits of color on the grey backdrop remind me of the sun peaking through the sky on an otherwise rainy, grey fall day.

    PS. I looks beautiful! Great job!

  15. Anna November 30, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    I’m in love with your quilt. It’s so beautiful, your quilts are amazing.

  16. Jackie December 1, 2009 at 6:58 am #

    Love the gray background with your improv blocks!

  17. sew katie did December 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    I have some gray that is just itching for the right idea. I always love a wonky block.

  18. cheryl December 1, 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    Wow, Alissa! This is spectacular!

  19. Erin D. December 2, 2009 at 5:13 am #

    This is really gorgeous – I also enjoy charcoal greys as borders and sashes. Well done!

  20. emily December 2, 2009 at 8:26 am #


  21. amanda December 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    It’s beautiful.

  22. Latifah December 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Very pretty Alissa – I love the grey and how the printed fabrics read as solids on the photos. Love it!

  23. josie December 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    Wow! Great quilt,I can see why you love it so much. I love it too. This must be a hard one to part with!!

  24. jaybird December 5, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    its beautiful… i think you & grey are very happy together!

  25. Nicole December 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    I love this quilt. Seriously love it.

  26. amandajean December 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    this is very fun!!! i love the simple (but different) back. nice work!!

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