tiny rectangles of many colors

I’m obviously running out of quilt name ideas! Tiny rectangles… well, ok. Ever since I made my 2×4 quilt top (tutorial here), I’ve wanted to make another in scrappy fabrics. I thought about remaking that one, but then decided to play around with the measurements and make 20 patch blocks (is that a thing? I know I’ve seen a lot of 16 patch blocks…)

Anyway, these are kind of fun because the pieces within the blocks are tiny rectangles rather than squares. It also only uses 2 – 3″ x wof strip (one of each fabric) for each block. I initially attempted to pull together an actual color palette for this one, but then in the end just added in everything I liked that was readily available.

There’s a bunch of Cotton + Steel, some favorite Umbrella Prints (those hearts!), a bit of Carolyn Friedlander, some Denyse and a few Anna Maria Horner prints and a bunch of japanese text prints. I love it for all its color!

I contemplated making it king sized, but then came to my senses! Someday I’ll make another king sized quilt, but for now I’m going to enjoy smaller quilts that I may have a chance of finishing!

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22 Responses to tiny rectangles of many colors

  1. 1
    Aileen says:

    I love this quilt. The colours are beautiful. If the 20 patch wasn’t a thing before, it is now! It really works.

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    Emily Bailey says:

    All that wonderful color! I love it! How could one not

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    Laura says:

    Great way to use up your scraps. I think I’ll start making these squares as I finish other projects. After a while of saving up these blocks I’ll have a “free” quilt. Thanks for the idea!

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    Little Quiltsong says:

    Love this!!

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    darci says:

    Maybe it’s a “Burlington 20 patch” ha ha!

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    darci says:

    And I’m all about fast finishes and simple patch work lately. don’t be surprised if you see one of these in my IG feed

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    Nicole Beauchamp says:

    All those colours,just the way I like it. So beautiful against the snow. I live on the south East coast of Australia and haven’t seen much snow. Thanks for sharing another beautiful quilt.

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    Nicole Beauchamp says:

    All those colours,just the way I like it. So beautiful against the snow. I live on the south East coast of Australia and haven’t seen much snow. Thanks for sharing another beautiful quilt..

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    Kate says:

    You have such a talent for combining colours. I’ve been looking at 16 patch quilts this week (planning, planning…) but this is so much cooler!

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    Kaholly says:

    It’s delightful! How about Cobbles?

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    Sandra says:

    Great quilt. What are the measurements of the squares? Finished 2 1/2 x ?

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    Debbie says:

    I love it. It is such a cool illusion. You glance at it and say yeah 16 patch. Then you study it and see that it is not. Neat idea.

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    janequiltsslowly says:

    Perfect! Love it!

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    Ioleen says:

    Love this. Great way to use up scraps. This will definitely work as a leader/ended project. Thanks for posting.

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    Ruth says:

    20/20 Vision (of loveliness), 20/20 Vision of Colour …. or just 20/20 Vision

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    Rosemary Bolton says:

    This is a happy fun quilt. I love it

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    Annmarie says:

    Very cool quilt! You come up with such great ideas!

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    Penny Huck says:

    I love this, but how can you run out of quilt ideas? šŸ™‚

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    Susan LONG says:

    It’s a beauty!

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    Ronnie says:

    Love it, what a great project. What size are the strips cut 3ā€ X ??. And what size are the finished blocks? And would this work with fat quarters if I doubled the number of strips? Gotta try this, but Iā€™m not good with math!

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    Becky says:

    This is such a happy quilt! Great job. šŸ™‚

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