Bloggers Quilt Festival 2015 – Paint Chip Quilt

May 20, 2015

It’s time for the 2015 Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side.  We are allowed to link up two quilts to enter and most importantly, we can all visit and drool over lots of quilting eye-candy.

Last year, seconds before the deadline for the Bloggers Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side, I finished my Paint Chip Quilt and put up a blog post saying I planned to enter it.  Lo and behold, I hesitated too long, and missed the entry cut off. So I really wanted to enter it this year, to meet my own goal. I’m entering it into the ROYGBIV category.


Paint Chip Quilt designed and quilted by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter

I made this quilt for a very sick little boy named Cody. It has words of strength and survival hand-embroidered on it, and it has a minky back with soft Quilter’s Dream batting.

Paint Chip Quilt blocks by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter

I quilted it with some straight[ish] lines on my long-arm (I couldn’t for the life of me force that minky and batting through my domestic!)

Believe block from Paint Chip Quilt by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter

It’s small, 50 inches by 28 inches – but Cody is pretty tiny too, so I think it works. If nothing else, it sure is cozy.

I’m happy to report that a year later, Cody has had the brain surgery he needed, and is doing quite well.  His family is filled with joy that he is full of laughter and energy and is on the road to recovery.

Paint Chip Quilt by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter

 Quilt Inspiration and Design

A long time ago, I saw these brilliant paint-chip placemats by Emily at Crazy Old Lady Quilts. I loved their simplicity, and daydreamed about make them into a quilt.

But I couldn’t find the fabric she used anymore, and after scouring the internet, I couldn’t find a pattern for a paint chip quilt that looked like the one in my head. Unfortunately for me, the measurements for her placemats didn’t work  for a quilt.

So what’s a quilter to do?

Make her own pattern, of course!

So I pulled my Kona Cotton jelly rolls in Sunset and in White off the shelves. And I came up with a plan.  I was fortunate to have this helper as I sewed the quilt together.

Emmie playing on paint chips edited watermark

Fight… Believe…. Live…. Laugh…. Survive… Grow…. these are the words that I embroidered. These are the wishes I have for Cody.

Favorite Paint Chip Quilt Up Close

I hope you like it.



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  • Reply quiltingjetgirl May 20, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Oh my goodness, Stephanie, thank you so much for re-posting this quilt and the update on Cody. It seems so much more powerful to me that there is more time and perspective on both the quilt and situation. This makes me so happy and brought tears to my eyes. 🙂

  • Reply wendy May 20, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Such a lovely quilt, and for a good cause, that makes it extra special

  • Reply Carmen May 20, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful story.

  • Reply Jasmine May 20, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    What a beautiful quilt for a sweet child. I love the extra touch of the words.

  • Reply capitolaquilter May 20, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    The embroidered words are such a special touch. Lovely.

  • Reply cheryljbrickey May 21, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I remember this quilt, I have always liked it rainbow goodness and the sweet embroidery. I am glad the little boy you made it for is doing well.

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