Hello quilty friends! I’m so excited to share with you my finished Color by Number Quilt.
If you remember, this is a free quilt pattern that I shared with you a while back. It’s actually a simple bargello style quilt that you can sew up very quickly. I used 14 different 1/3 yard cuts of fabric, but 14 fat quarters will work too. Here’s my free Color By Number Quilt Tutorial. I’ve even included free worksheets to help you plan your quilt.
I whipped up the quilt top in a day, but then I took my time quilting it because I decided that this would be the perfect chance to experiment with free motion quilting and ruler quilting designs that I hadn’t tried before.
There are 14 different fabrics in this quilt, and each fabric is repeated exactly 12 times.
So I worked slowly. Each day I picked a different quilting design for one color of fabric, and I got to practice that design 12 times.
If you decide to make a quilt like this, here’s a tip: match your thread color to your fabric. It wasn’t very hard to do because I seldom worked on more than one color (12 squares) in a day. When your quilting thread matches the fabric, your little mistakes are less likely to show.
This might be a fun quilt to have a sew-along together. What do you think? I could share a video with tips for constructing your Color By Number Quilt, and then share a quilting design for one block each week and we’d have it all quilted after 14 weeks. What do you think? If this is something that you’d like to do, let me know in the comments!
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