what to do when you love a quilt?

Make another. Just like it.


Ok, so this isn’t actually an exact copy (though I’ve been known to do that from time to time…  like the Munki Munki twin quilts, or any of the 6 or 7 baby wonderland quilts…), but that doesn’t mean that I won’t do an exact copy sometime in the future! I really loved making my Flying Farfalle quilt, so once it was off the design wall, I immediately set to work making another version.


This time I decided to go with all solids – mainly because my solid scrap bin is really overflowing, and this seemed like a good way to use some of them up. I decided to try squares instead of rectangles on this version and used Kona Coal for the background fabric. I love the dark coal paired with other bright solids. For a little extra fun, I used a little white to create a little border between the colored triangles and the gray background. I ran out of Kona Coal though, so this is on hold until then…

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43 Responses to what to do when you love a quilt?

  1. 1
    bear says:

    Argh! Your sense of color is so incredible – I’m green with jealousy… Someone should give you a book deal. And quick.

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    Greta says:

    This is great! I think I like it even better than the first one. That bit of white is amazing. Oh please won’t you do a tutoorial for this one. PLEASE!!!

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    Jeni says:

    Beautiful colors! This is such a fun pattern!

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    Jackie says:

    Yes, I do the same thing! Make another. Love yours it is a beauty!

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    Amber says:

    This is so pretty Ashley! Love the little white strips!

  6. 6
    Amber says:

    And yes, I think it should be a multiple book deal πŸ™‚

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    Suzanne says:

    Clever solution! Do I sense a series?

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    Donna says:

    If you find out where Kona Coal is available, please let me know!! Seems to be sold out everywhere . .

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    Kathy says:

    Please show a pic after it is quilted!

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    Meg in CT says:

    Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the little pops of color, and I LOVE the little bits of white–so fresh!

    And I know what you and Donna are talking about–Kona Coal seems to be THE color these days. I stumbled over it at the Hancock’s of Paducah website and bought a few yards, as my 3 normal go-to sites were all out!!

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    Fara says:

    Oh-my-GOD, Ashley! Why do you do this to me?! πŸ˜‰ [Taking my breath away and making my heart skip a beat with your georgeous quilts!] I love and admire your work (have been for months), and feel like I’ve learned a lot from you. This is my first time leaving a comment though, as I never had anything “specific” to say. But this time, I just couldn’t contain myself! You really inspire me, especially considering that you started quilting not too too long ago, and that you have a day job too. I so want to start quilting. Enough reading books and blogs (I’m not quitting visiting yours!), and buying tools and fabrics – I’m going to set a goal, and start quilting, because it doesn’t look like my hectic life and crazy work load will get any better. Thanks for sharing your work with us πŸ™‚

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    Ruth says:

    Kona Coal is my FAVORITE! I’m getting a bunch in the mail soon. πŸ™‚ Yum.

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    Karen says:

    Excellent quilt. Your little white accenrt strips really, really add something special. Love the grey.

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    Carla says:

    I adore this quilt….just finished up a top using brights with narrow white borders and Kona Charcoal. (I saw Kona Coal at my JoAnn’s today.)

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    I am so in love with this quilt! The first one was amazing, but his with the Kona Coal is killing me! I hope you don’t mind if I copy you. I really need to make one of these!

    I just found your blog recently and I am loving it.

  18. 18

    Amazing. I too thought the first was amazing, but this is super amazing!!

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    Kyla says:

    EXTREMELY cute! I love the first just as much as this one. This quilt has a much cleaner crisper look. It could also be used as a guys or girls quilt. Love it!!

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    MissyH says:

    I, too, would love a little more of a hint on how you piece your farfalle (far-fuh-leeee!) quilts. Your first one has inspired me immensely and I have started to formulate it in my mind!!

    And how did you add the white strips?? ARGH!

    You are a novice and stashless quilters *hero*

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    Terri says:

    Great idea to just make another! (I wish I had that kind of time!) It’s amazing how different, but still cool, this looks with the gray instead of white. Fun fun!

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    WendyLou says:

    LOVE the white stripe in there!! Perfect touch!!

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    Seriously, when Kona Coal started flying out of my shop, I thought, “One of the quilt bloggers is using Coal.” Sure enough, it’s you, Ashley! They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. =) (May I also add that I’m very happy to have Kona Coal in stock and more on the way…if I don’t decide to keep it for myself!?!)

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    Jenny says:

    Love it love it love it love it! The gray was a fantastic choice. Unexpected, but oh my gosh it’s perfect!

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    Maritza says:

    This is fantastic! I love the white strips – they really make the colors pop. Beautiful stuff!

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    Raven says:

    Um, super wow. Really, the white really does it! Do you ever make ugly quilts that you absolutely hate? Do you ever seam rip huge lines, or do you go with the flow?

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    Susan McKey says:

    Your inspirations inspire me. I use Kona Coal all the time, too, (my Joann’s carries it often!)but it looks like I’ll be using even more of it in the very near future πŸ˜‰

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    I love this one! When I saw your other one the other day, I thought the farfalles, if you made one side just a little bigger than the other, would look like martini glasses! Heheh. Very festive. I love this with the grey.

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    whatupduck says:

    Please, please, give us a block tutorial. I’ve tried a few and haven’t come up with the easy method yet. Love the colors, as always! You are a great inspiration and make me go to my sewing machine regularly.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Eeek! This is awesome. Can’t get enough of the Kona Coal!

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    Beautiful colors! This is such a fun pattern!

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    Mimiimama says:

    Oooh! Heart-stoppingly beautiful!

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    i love those solids! this quilt is such a contrast from the liberty fabrics!

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    Carolyn S says:

    For some reason I just started collecting gray fabric and now I see your quilt made with Kona Coal. Awesome. I kept telling my local quilt shop owner that she needed to get some gray fabric and shared with her my desire to make a gray quilt. She looked at me like I was weird! If she could only see your quilt…

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    Annie says:

    I just LOVE making quilts and I loved your heading.

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    MJ says:

    This is beautiful. I loved the first one in white to pieces! This one just raises the bar to sophisticated!

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    Shannon says:

    Love this quilt pattern with the solids, very creative:)

  38. 38

    love with this quilt! The first one was amazing, but his with the Kona Coal is killing me! I hope you donÒ€ℒt mind if I copy you. I really need to make one of these!

  39. 39

    This is great! I like it better than the original!

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  42. 40

    My niece would love to create a quilt like this! She has always been into sewing and she love beautiful colors like these.

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