timber top

I bought a stack of Jessica Levitt‘s Timber fabrics in the Breeze colorway several months ago. I really like the cool blues and greens and thought it might make a good beach quilt, but wasn’t sure what type of quilt design to go with. Then I started seeing all the lovely quilts from Randi’s ‘On the Road to Spring’ quilt along, and I decided that something along those lines might work well.


I changed mine up a bit — I upped the size of the rectangles, and rather than just using a single solid for the squares, I decided to use my favorite green with a small strip of white sewn to each side. In the end, I also altered the placement of the strips, so that my squares line up with the middle of each rectangle, rather than on each side.


I’m not typically drawn to this type of pattern – straight lines, repeating pattern, etc. – which might explain why it took me so long to get the top sewn together. It was on the design wall so long that we started calling it art. But in the end, I really do like it. Sometimes it’s nice to do something a little different!


(the late day sun is giving these photos a yellowish cast — next time I’ll try to get midday lighting so you can see the true colors!)

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36 Responses to timber top

  1. 1
    Colette says:

    Your quilts are AMAZING! I love the way this one turned out ~ so lovely!

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    Claudia says:

    That is really, really beautiful!

  3. 3
    Faith says:

    Oh I just LOVE it! One of my favs for sure. Great job!

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    Paige says:

    Very pretty! I love the colors in this one!

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    Islay says:

    It looks fabulour -I’m casting around for ideas for a beach/camping/outdoors quilt, and I’m absolutely loving the idea of some thin bits of sashing to break up the pattern a bit. Hmmm…

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    Jodi says:

    Simply beautiful! Love the trees!

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    Amy K-P says:


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    Linda says:

    I can feel it wrapped around me!

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    moira says:

    I absolutely love this design – quite brilliant!

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    Aniza says:

    Brilliant idea… It’s sure a pretty quilt. I love it

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    CJ says:

    I have coveted this fabric line, and now I want it even more. Beautiful quilt.

  13. 13
    Christina says:

    You are a wizard with those little white lines!

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    Zarina says:

    You are also doing the quilt and with your own twist? I just love you how you add something of yourself. I am more of a follower and have finished two of the same quilt – just need to bind the quilts.

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    Colleen says:

    This is really beautiful! I am making a beach quilt / picnic blanket right now, and I’m wondering what I should put on the back and in between. What are you going to use for yours?

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    Mitzi says:

    Very pretty! I am drawn to the solid squares with the white. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Melanie C says:

    I love this one! One of my faves!

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    Meghan says:

    I love your take on that design! It turned out beautifully.

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    Suzanne says:

    I am making a quilt just like that (though I didn’t know about the quilt along) with a batik jelly roll and white squares. It amazing how different the tops look with the change in fabric. You are a patient piecer. The white strips along side the green squares? That’s a lovely extra detail.

  20. 20

    Very pretty quilt top — and great photos!

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    Amber H says:

    I love it! the white stripes were a fantastic idea.

  22. 22

    i fell in love with those prints when I first saw them, but didn’t think i could come up with a design that would really work with them. now i see that it is because you were the perfect person to do it!! amazing ashley, everything about this top is perfect!! i can’t wait to see how you quilt it.

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    Marg says:

    Beautiful. I love your changes to the design. Great photos too.

  24. 24
    Misty says:

    Wow! I always enjoy your quilts but this one is especially nice! Great colors and modifications!

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    Terri says:

    Love the modifications you made to Randi’s quilt-along pattern, especially with the green solids and the more narrow white bars. Kinda reminds me of a white picket fence with spring foliage peaking through. It’s fun to see these new fabrics in action.

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    WHATUPDUCK says:

    I absolutely love your color combinations!! The white sets off the green so nicely. LOVE it!

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    CitricSugar says:

    There is such a satisfying rhythm to it…. Beautiful!

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    Sarah C. says:

    Beautiful quilt! I love the colors, and the flow of the design. I think this one will also have to go on the “must make” list!

  29. 29

    This looks great! And it’s reminding me that I have a half-finished top of my own using Timber – Breeze. I should move that to the top of the “to finish” list

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    Liza says:

    I was so excited to find these fabrics at my local quilt store recently. They typically don’t carry such “modern” lines. Your quilt is beautiful!

  31. 31
    Melanie says:

    I’m just wondering if it’s possible for you to post something I don’t completely love? I really don’t think it is. Another beautiful quilt!

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    Tania says:

    Beautiful – really love this quilt!

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    amandajean says:

    i like how you changed up this pattern. it’s a fun quilt!

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    June says:

    I absolutely love this quilt!

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    Emily says:

    Beautiful – really love this quilt!

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