The Paint Chip Quilt: Entry for The Bloggers Quilt Festival 2014

May 23, 2014

Whew… Just in under the wire.  I finally finished up my Paint Chip Quilt a few minutes ago, and I will be entering it into the 2014 Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side!

Paint Chip Quilt Whole edited

I designed 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.  It’s small, 50 inches by 28 inches.  If nothing else, it sure is cozy. I hope it will be a comfort to Cody.

Paint Chip Quilt Close


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!)

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I designed this quilt myself, and it’s my very first time doing that.  A long time ago, I saw these paint chip place mats by Emily at Crazy Old Lady Quilts.  

paintchip placemats crazy old ladies 2

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.

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.  The construction would have to be completely different than Emily’s; and instead of embroidering names for the paint chip colors on the blocks, I would embroider words that describe Cody, and the wishes I have for him for healing, growth and happiness.

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

Paint Chip Quilt up close outside

I hope you like it.



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  • Reply carla bynum May 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    HI!!!! Beautiful quilt!!!! I wish all these for him also!!!!

  • Reply Christa May 24, 2014 at 12:01 am

    That is pretty amazing lady. What a special gift if comfort and hope. Love you girl. Really beautiful in every way.

  • Reply Jess May 24, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Such a pretty quilt. The paint chip design is very neat. I’m sure Cody will love it – a big quilt hug.

  • Reply kittywilkin May 25, 2014 at 12:01 am

    This is absolutely beautiful, and what perfect sentiments. I recently spearheaded the creation of a prayer quilt for a dear family who lost their husband/dad (who was also my son Max’s godfather). It was such an unexpected, way too early loss, and I had no words. All I knew was that I wanted the girls and their mom to feel wrapped in love and prayers during the most difficult time of their lives. Quilts are powerful like that. What a wonderful gift for Cody, and I wish all of those wishes for him, too. <3

  • Reply Jess @One English Teacher May 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    What a very thoughtful and inspiring quilt! I love the placemats too that were an inspiration.

  • Reply Jennifer Fullerton May 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Lovely pattern and quilt.

  • Reply Chelsea Huckins May 29, 2014 at 12:13 am

    That is such a cute idea. Love it, it’s just great! I spy some FWQB up on the design board 🙂

  • Reply Cheryl May 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    What a beautiful quilt. I love the soft colors and the embroidered words, such a wonderful gift!

  • Reply Susannah June 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Wow – I love this quilt! It’s so creative!

  • Reply Sarah June 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    This is a gorgeous quilt! I’ve only just started following your blog after finding you through Instagram, so I haven’t seen it before. I love colour graduation.

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