My Robert Kaufman No Prints Allowed quilt – Five Frames.

I am pretty happy with the way this quilt turned out.  Working with so many colors is challenging for me.  I wanted to avoid a rainbow look if I could and I tried piecing the colors randomly, but it just didn’t work.  So, I divided them into light, medium and dark and went from there.  Another departure for me is the Amethyst background.  You all know how much I love grey, but I really wanted to use a different color this time.  I tried four or five and the amethyst really set off the colors of the charm pack the best.  The binding is Bright Peri.

Putting this quilt together was quite a puzzle!  I figured out what size many of the pieces needed to be and had to replace a few due to miscalculations.   The actual sewing required many partial seams, but it all worked out in the end.

It isn’t easy to see in this photo, but I quilted concentric squares inside the four squares about one inch apart.  Inside the large rectangular frame, the quilting lines are straight horizontal lines about 1 1/4″ apart.  Outside the this frame, I continued the straight line theme, but at a 45 degree angle.

Anna and Emily took photos of all the quilts from our meeting last night.  They will be posted on the AAMQG Flickr group.  We are supposed to vote for our two favorite and I’ll have quite a time making a choice!

Off now to finish a small retirement gift for my boss at my non-quilting job.  For those of you in the US, have a great long weekend and I hope you get to include some sewing!

  • Jackie Russell
    Posted at 18:03h, 01 July Reply

    Love your quilt!

  • MariQuilts
    Posted at 16:10h, 01 July Reply


  • LuAnn
    Posted at 12:48h, 01 July Reply

    I love your quilt and the way you quilted it. The blue background color you used is just beautiful.

  • What Comes Next?
    Posted at 02:55h, 01 July Reply


  • Natalie
    Posted at 02:51h, 01 July Reply

    I love your quilt! The design is wonderful, and I love the color choices! I agree, it's going to be very hard to choose favorites 🙂

  • Victoria
    Posted at 02:20h, 01 July Reply

    Really well done! It's sparse design makes it at first appear deceptively simple, but I know it wasn't, and I can imagine how truly difficult this was to execute. (I think my head would have exploded!) Bravo!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 00:44h, 01 July Reply

    This is so beautiful — I love how you pieced the frames!

  • Hollie
    Posted at 00:19h, 01 July Reply

    I LOVE this!

  • Lynne
    Posted at 23:53h, 30 June Reply

    That is stunning. The more I looked, the more I loved it!

  • Jen B
    Posted at 23:42h, 30 June Reply


  • Lucinda
    Posted at 19:46h, 30 June Reply

    Your quilt is just beautiful. I suspect that somehow you will come up with a pattern so we can all make one!

  • Marg
    Posted at 19:26h, 30 June Reply

    I just love this. It's an amazing interpretation of no prints allowed. It's so different to your usual work because you normally limit the number of colours you use. I just can't get over that it looks from a distance like you have used prints, it's brilliant. Thanks for your explanation of the process too, I can't do random either, it has to be controlled randomness. Love the amethyst background too, it makes the colours pop. Absolutely awesome.

  • Laurel H.
    Posted at 18:42h, 30 June Reply

    Oooo; NICE! There is so much variation and movement in the squares, and it was achieved without the use of prints. Lovely!

  • sallgood
    Posted at 17:56h, 30 June Reply

    Really great design and great use of the solids!

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