second time around


I really can’t get enough of squares within squares (within squares!)

This is the second quilt made out of this same selection of fabrics and I think this one is my favorite of the two. There’s something about those squares…


Oh, and there’s something about poppies too… these are in the botanical garden right near our house. I thought you all might be ready for a change of background!


I really like the backing of this one too. I already showed this the other day, but here it is all completed –


I used up the larger pieces I had left for this abstract design. I really think it’s fun (as you already know, I think it’s so fun that I started another which will have this type of design as the front).

And here they are side by side. Now I wish that I had made them twin-sized… wouldn’t they look cute in a bedroom with two twin beds? (of course, I don’t have a bedroom with a set of twin beds, so I suppose it doesn’t really matter now, does it?!)


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46 Responses to second time around

  1. 1
    RosaMaría says:

    both are amazing!!! the fabrics are really beautiful!!!

  2. 2
    Connie says:

    These are wonderful. I love the backs as much as the front! I just found your blog last night, I will be visiting often.

  3. 3
    Carrie says:

    Just as great as the first. What a great pair of quilts!

  4. 4
    Shelly says:

    Cute, cute stuff! I luv it! Well done!

  5. 5
    Sara says:

    I like them both! The fabrics just go so well together! So pretty!!

  6. 6
    Audrie says:

    They’re both just gorgeous! Job well done 🙂

  7. 7
    Kris says:

    the colors on these quilts are amazing!!

  8. 8

    I love them both. They each have unique looks.

  9. 9

    How beautiful. Love the colors. It looks amazing with the flowers, too! lol

  10. 10
    Madison says:

    So great! Those would look great on two beds side by side! You could get the full effect that way! Thanks for sharing!

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    Cristin says:

    They’re both stunning 🙂 You really crank out some amazing quilts – you’re my hero!

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    amandajean says:

    oh, but they WOULD be cute on two twin beds. i love them both. i’m a big fan of the squares within the squares, too. 🙂

  13. 13
    Sophia says:

    I LOVE it!!! Girl, you have me so inspired!!!

  14. 14
    Alissa says:

    Fraternal twin quilt blocks! How beautiful.

  15. 15
    katier says:

    i agree- the second one is my fav, but they are both beautiful!

  16. 16
    Alissa says:

    Oh they both look so good!! And you know I’m right there with you with the obsession with squares!

  17. 17
    Sarah says:

    They look awesome! I love them both, but my favorite is still the bento box one!

  18. 18
    Wendy says:

    I love love love these quilts! So cool together, too!
    My next quilt is going to be your ‘bento box’ idea for sure, its my favorite of the two.

  19. 19
    May Kristin says:

    Gorgeous quilts! I love them both!

  20. 20
    Amber says:

    They are beautiful – I loved the bento box one but now I have to say the square one is my favorite – and the back is just amazing!

  21. 21
    andi says:

    I absolutely love them both … front and back.
    Beautiful work!!!
    Andi 🙂

  22. 22
    jaybird says:

    sometimes i have those days.. where i want a room with 2 beds… or a certain layout.. just for a quilt.. and i don’t think its makes us crazy… just dreamers!!! and i love them both… but the 2nd is better!

  23. 23
    Dolores says:

    Very nice indeed. I like them both.

  24. 24
    Kyla says:

    <3 them both!!! Though my favorite is the second. I also believe you know someone with two twin beds in the same room, hahaha.

  25. 25

    Love them! Looking at the piece of FMF blue seeds makes me even more crazy for that fabric! Your fabric selections are amazing and the designs . . . WOW!

  26. 26
    jennifer says:

    maybe you will have twins!
    They both look so good side by side!

  27. 27
    Kristin says:

    Very nice finish and I love the side by side comparison. I think I like the second one better too!

  28. 28
    Shasta says:

    They are both wonderful. I am really liking these square modern designs especially with white.

  29. 29
    Kate says:

    Of course it doesn’t matter…who needs twin beds to show of twin quilts! They both look fantastic…another beautiful job.

  30. 30
    melly~ says:

    i seriously love your work.
    you are an inspiration.

  31. 31
    kerri says:

    love it!! and they look amazing together, and agree that they would be great as twin quilts in a room together!!

  32. 32
    kalle says:

    what type of quilting did you do on these quilts? they look so crinkley and lovely!

  33. 33
    anina says:

    All so lovely! Those poppies are inspiring me to make something in red and black.

  34. 34
    tnishee says:

    I really love your quilts–fabrics, patterns, everything! I’m amazed by how prolific you are. I haven’t come across any discussion of how you do the quilting. Do you use a regular machine or a long arm? I find quilting anything larger than a baby quilt on a regular machine to be challenging, so I would love to hear about your experience and any tips you might have.

  35. 35
    Cheryl says:

    They are both wonderful! And the poppies too!

  36. 36
    Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    Adorable and perfect – as usual!

  37. 37
    Sandy says:

    Love these! What a cute pair!

  38. 38
    Lucia says:

    The color palette for these quilts is just fantastic. I wish I was able to pull together various lines/colors of fabric like this. I hope to make a bento box quilt like this sometime this year.

  39. 39
    turtlewon says:

    I love, love, love (stole that phrase) your photography! The subjects, backgrounds, angles, and clarity are all fabulous! Oh and the quilts they’re pretty darn unbelievable! You continue to amaze me.

  40. 40
    Melanie says:

    Oh man, those quilts are GORGEOUS. My oldest two are boys and they share a room. I’m inspired to do something like this!!Thanks you so much for the inspiration!!

  41. 41
    Clare says:

    I love ALL of your quilts! RE: the second time around quilt. Did you just randomly cut strips as your went when you made the squares? I am also very anxious to make a strip pieced quilt from your tutorial. You are so inspiring!

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    Jennifer says:

    your stuff is fabulous!!!!!

  44. 43
    Natalie says:

    HELP! How much fabric do I need for a Modified Bento Box! I have it picked out; 12 lights, 12 darks 🙂 But don’t know how much I need to get enough!

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