Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kaffe Crayon Box

My paintbox quilt-along top is finished, and I couldn't be happier with it! I'm going to call it my "Kaffe Crayon Box" from now on because I just love crayons and coloring books, and I never was much of a painting kind of girl. When I was a child, one of my favorite Christmas gifts was a box of 64 Crayola crayons with the built-in sharpener. Do you remember when that was the biggest box you could get? With the crayons all lined up neatly in four "stadium" style inserts? And when my daughters were little I would drop anything and everything for the chance to color with them.

These photos in front of my patio door with the bright June sunshine behind are so saturated with vibrant color!

I'm doing some scheming for a backing right now. Originally I was thinking of using one of Kaffe's circular or curvy prints for the entire backing. But in keeping with the theme of crayons, I've now decided to piece a backing... can you guess what it might be?

I need to give a big "THANK YOU" shout-out to Jennie and Paige for their suggestions on an alternate method to add the sashing. The results are so precise! I wanted my blocks to line up as perfectly as possible on this quilt, so the sashing pieces were added to the left and bottom sides of each block before sewing all the blocks together. You can see in the photo below that all the Kona Charcoal sashing is pieced around the blocks, which is a slightly different method than the instructions from Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson!...

This is the first online quilt-along that I have participated in, and it was so well organized, documented, and planned out by Oh, Fransson! Thanks to Elizabeth for all the time and effort she put into this project, and Thanks to Andrea for telling me about it!

Have a lovely June afternoon and Happy Quilting!


  1. So gorgeous with the light shining through!

  2. Wow you should be so proud of yourself it absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. After seeing your post a week or so ago about how you were doing the sashing, I tried in on a quilt I am working on...and I love it! I'm so glad you shared that tidbit. Your finished quilt top looks amazing and is very inspiring.

  4. this is breathtaking! awesome job...and what a great tip on the sashing, I'll have to remember that.

  5. Beautiful! You must be tempted to just leave it hanging there! (Or just make another??)

  6. Very pretty, with the light shining through it gives the illusion of stained glass.

  7. It's stunning! What a beautiful job! Great idea on the sashing. I'm going to have to try that method next time!

  8. What a beautiful quilt! My mom made stained glass projects and I think this would be a great memory quilt using her clothes. Where could I get the pattern?
    Thank you

    1. Thank you Catherine! At the time I made this quilt in 2010 there were free instructions as part of a quilt-along available on Elizabeth Hartman's website The pattern and instructions have since been removed from her site. So sorry!


Thanks so much for stopping by and reading a little bit about me and taking the time to comment! Have a wonderful day!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...