cubicles quilt

How about a few more typewriters? I finished up another quilt top featuring this wonderfully fun Melody Miller print – this time using the red typewriters on the aqua background.

I drew up this little quilt design as soon as I saw Melody Miller’s typewriter fabric. I don’t often draw out quilts ahead of time, since my drawing skills leave much to be desired, but on occasion I do plan out my quilts, and sometimes even name them ahead of time!

I actually had these solids piled together and just waiting for a quilt – I love the way they look together and was quite pleased to see how well they went with this particular print. I used Kona Raisin, Coral, Snow, Dusty Blue, and a Quilters Linen in gray, plus Moda Bella Turquoise.

It’s funny how close I managed to come to my original sketch! I might have to consider drawing out a few other quilts ahead of time – I think having the sketch to refer to helped it all come together a bit faster.

Add this one to the pile of quilts that need backings!

 

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55 Responses to cubicles quilt

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    Cameron H says:

    Wow, what a wonderful quilt! All those dashes makes me think of Morse Code, as well as the clicking of typewriters. Love this!

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    Michele says:

    I love that! Those darling typewriters deserve to be showcased.

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    Debbie says:

    oh I really like this! Just plain fun! Love the colors together too! I have some ‘Raisin’ in my stash & just have never known what to use it on….I like it though!!

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    Allison says:

    Nice work! I really like it!

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    carla says:

    You are so clever! Hats off to your quilt “holder” too. He’s a good sport.

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    Fantastic name for such a fun quilt.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I’m in love…

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    Linda says:

    I love it! Those typewriters really speak to me, but I’m held back by the price. I may have to give in and buy some, though. I usually wait until everyone has stopped carrying it when I decide….sigh. Tell Morgan I love him. In my opinion he’s the best husband in the
    world…8-)

    xoxo Linda

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    Amy says:

    Amazing, I have really got to get my hands on some of those typewriters.
    Your quilt is beautiful.

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    diane says:

    What a darling quilt! You are so creative-I have admired your work for quite awhile but haven’t ever commented. I love the typewriters and the colors that you added to it. If I had fabric like that, it would sit in my stash forever because I would have no idea what to do with it. Great job!

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    Claire Jain says:

    Ahahaha! Cubicles!!! I love the name as much as I love those typewriters. Awesome :-D

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    Kelly K says:

    Amazing! The perfect quilt for that fabric imo.

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    What a great way to feature the typewriters! Love this.

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    Neat! I like the way you framed and floated the typewriters.

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    I love the way you made the typewriters intersect the stripes! Great idea! The color scheme is so fun too. Love it!

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    Patti says:

    I love how you sketched it out ahead of time. I really must give that a go! I’m waiting for my typewriters etc to arrive!

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    Suzanne says:

    I should sketch more too. After all, it doesn’t have to look like what we mean it to be; it only has to serve to remind us where where want the design to go. Great job!

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    Flying Blind says:

    I love it – the typewriters are so complete awesome anyway, and you have used them perfectly x

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    Deb konopka says:

    Your simple, well thought out design really showcases the fabric.

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    This looks amazingly fantastic!! I would love it just as the srtipes of gorgeous colour, but the typewriters just make it giddyingly wonderful! Sorry for so much gushing!

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    Kirsten says:

    Such a brilliant design to feature those typewriters!!

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    Alli says:

    That’s fantastic! I love it so much! You did a wonderful job figuring out how to use those cutecute typewriters. :)

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    Barb murdock says:

    Love, love, love it! Your brain comes up with such fun designs!!!

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    Cristin says:

    so fun! perfect gift for a secretary :-) or, ok, anyone! haha

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    svetlana says:

    Wow, it’s stunning, just like all the quilts you make. I LOVE IT!!!!!

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    kristina says:

    I LOVE this quilt!!!!!!

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    You always have the best names for your quilts! and of course, the quilts themselves are pretty fab :)

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    Melissa D says:

    So gorgeous! You are so creative. I love this one…. Great job!

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    Meg says:

    I Want, Need, Love this quilt!!!

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    Therese says:

    This is such a brilliant design. The way the type writers are lined up looks a bit like the way letters come out on paper when you write with such type writers. the design and fabric goes together in an absolute brilliant way! Congrats!!

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    Ashleigh says:

    Wow. You have used the typewriters print to perfection. Your quilts are so inspiring.

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    Ashley,
    When I first looked at this quilt, I thought that was a bunch of Lightning McQueens driving on roads, but then at closer look I discovered it was just some happy typewriters dancing along a path.
    I love it and your colorway. ~Val

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    Katy says:

    Oh that looks fab! Love how it highlights those wee typewriters

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    M-R says:

    Oh wow, that is awesome! Congrats!

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    eeekkkk…love this quilt and print!

    made two backs last week and had to actually draw one out myself to figure out the best way to piece it.

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    I love everything about this quilt – the colors, the fabric – GREAT JOB! Can’t wait to see it quilted! :)

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    Really love this! Such a unique quilt top and great colors! Love the photo shoot location too!

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    Cindy says:

    This is amazing!! So fresh and modern- love, love, love the colors! Great job!!:)

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    Barb says:

    Your quilt is so fun and wonderful!

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    Valerie says:

    Ooo I love the design for this one! So graphic and I love the solids. It makes the typewritters really pop.

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    Terri Harlan says:

    Gorgeouse. This quilt is really stellar. Love the color I think you have made me want those typewriters :)

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    Shelly says:

    LOVE this so much! Question, did you applique the typewriters on? I am pretty new to quilting. I would love to give something like this a go! Thank you!

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    Lady Jane says:

    I have to keep coming back, again and again, to look at the pictures of this quilt, I like it sooo much. I cannot think of a more perfect use for those wonderful typewriter prints. Design, colours, spacing, all brilliant. Big well done to you!

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    Mallory says:

    This totally inspired me to order the typewriter fabric. I may have to try something similar. :)

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    Anne Chevalier says:

    I am always so inspired by your website and particularly love the Cubicles Quilt with aqua and coral typewriters. I would love to make it as a wedding gift for my nephew and his fiance. I know you have a sketch of the quilt but I’m not sure of how it was constructed and how much fabric of each colour would be required. Would there be a tutorial for this quilt. Many thanks for all the inspiration and “modern” quilts.

    Anne C

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