stripe maze


This quilt had a bit of a slow start. I knew I wanted to play around with stripes again, and wanted to use Leslie Keating’s screen printed fabrics (I had pulled my entire Maze & Vale stash out when making this quilt, and wanted to make one out of her blue and green prints).


I started making a few striped sections, but then was at a loss as to what to do with them. I made a few more sections, still nothing. I was getting a little worried that I had just chopped up my hoarded fabrics for nothing, so I decided to set it aside for a while.

(little helper!)

A while later I pulled those sections back out and put them up on the design wall. I started filling in with some additional prints and a black and white striped fabric and suddenly I started really liking it (that’s always a good thing!)


It’s so fun to see all these Maze & Vale prints in one quilt. And interestingly enough, despite spending years collecting these prints, I didn’t even feel sad cutting them up and using up most of my stash – maybe I’m getting better about my hoarding! It certainly is nicer having them in a quilt where I can see them all.


Check back on Monday for a little giveaway (it’s been a while!). I plan on putting together a little bundle of Maze and Vale prints to give away. They’re just too good and I’d love to share a bit of my stash with one of you! Have a happy weekend!



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33 Responses to stripe maze

  1. 1
    jan altomare says:

    I love this quilt. The colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2
    Lindsey says:

    A soothing quilt design with enough interest up close. A win.

  3. 3
    Marla says:

    Another great finish! The stripes create lots of interesting shapes that keep your eye moving and noticing all the great fabrics!

  4. 4
    Erin says:

    Gorgeous! Your quilts are so inspiring.

  5. 5
    Alison Wood says:

    Lovely fresh summer quilt; I can feel the sea breeze!

  6. 6
    Cheryl says:

    I have long coveted the maze and vale. How you get anything done with 3 little kids is pretty amazing!

  7. 7
    Megan says:

    I think when you have the right project, using special fabric makes it even more perfect. Love the colors and the stripes. And I too love Maze and Vale!

  8. 8
    Diane W. says:

    I love the colors choices you’ve used in this quilt!

  9. 9

    I love how yo have used your Maze and Vale fabrics! You have showcased them beautifully.

  10. 10
    Gloria Cotten says:

    I love this quilt! I was not familiar wih Maze and Vale and appreciate teh into. I will definitly be back Monday!

  11. 11
    Kaholly says:

    It is simply stunning! And what a great photo shoot! I love the fabrics and can certainly see why you’ve been hoarding them! Well done!

  12. 12
    Lori Smanski says:

    this is lovely. such a fun and comfortable feeling quilt

  13. 13
    Karen @runsewfun says:

    Thanks for sharing your struggle. I’m currently stuck on an improv project I started while reading (studying) Sherri Lynn Wood’s book. I’ve put it aside and missed a challenge deadline, but this gives me hope that eventually something will come of it. Your quilt is beautiful – and inspiring!

  14. 14
    Kathy h says:

    Such a pretty summer quilt. It turned out great. Glad you like it too!

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    Anne Beier says:

    Sometimes putting it aside helps and coming back to it later. I love what you made with these fabrics. What a beautiful quilt.

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    diane says:

    Love the contrast, but it is slight! Your creativity shines through here!

  17. 17
    Leslie says:

    Ashley, this is so, so beautiful. Your creativity and my designs are just a perfect match 🙂 🙂 🙂 I would love to contribute some goodies to your giveaway, I’ll drop you an email later today. xx

  18. 18
    Tamara says:

    So pretty! I’ve been collecting her fabrics for a number of years now, mostly sample packs but some larger pieces, too. I think this might be the year I finally do more than just admire them and make a quilt for myself!

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  20. 19
    janequiltsslowly says:

    Such a sweet quilt. I love the blue and green and white combination with nothing overshadowing anything in the quilt. I understand why you wanted to hoard these lovelies.

  21. 20
    Jan Lovett says:

    Fresh, crisp and bright! Perfect for a summer quilt!

  22. 21
    Cindy Pilkington says:

    It is a lovely soft looking quilt and a clever use of the Maze and Vale prints. Don’t you just love the way they play together so sweetly?

  23. 22
    Paige says:

    So glad you returned to it. The different directions of the stripes with some vertical and others horizontal adds so much, great job!

  24. 23
    Adrienne says:

    Gorgeous quilt. You have such a great eye for colour.

  25. 24
    Jen Beatty says:

    Simply beautiful quilt w/great fabric choices.

  26. 25
    Elizabeth Orozco says:

    Such beautiful gentle prints!

  27. 26
    Sandy Tyson says:

    Your creativity continues to inspire me! This one is an absolute favorite!!

  28. 27
    Rachael says:

    I love stripes and these fabrics look great in your design!

  29. 28
    Linda H says:

    What an inspiration! I love the quiet beauty of the Maze and Vale prints. You made it shine.

  30. 29
    Cindy says:

    Love this and the colors are perfect!!

  31. 30
    Sara Lara says:

    Ashley I’m speechless, Maze & Vale prints in this quilts looking fantastic.

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  33. 31

    What a cool looking quilt! I love how you matched the colors. You really have an eye for this, Ashley!

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