Quilting My Color By Number Quilt Block by Block!


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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  1. I would be interested in this sew-a-long. It would give me an impetus to pull out the ruler foot and rulers and really get going on that technique. What a great idea to do the same design 12 times over!

  2. Joan Sloan says:

    Love the idea of sew along videos of the color by number quilt. Yours is beautiful.

  3. Yes Yes Yes to a sew along! I really want to learn something besides straight lines and loops, but I can’t seem to convince myself to practice. This would be the perfect way to learn different patterns.

  4. Oh, wish you had shown us the back! So cute how you FMQ’ed each different color, and looks like you could often go from one block to the other! Would love to do this one. Thanks!!

  5. Love the idea for a sew-along with the sew by number quilt; especially during the snowy months coming!!!!

  6. Lucy Sisson says:

    If you do a session for Color By Number Quilt, please count me in! I am already planning next year’s Christmas presents and this is one for family!!!

    Lucy Sisson

  7. Yes, great idea. I need more practice with FMQ and I love your quilt by number quilt. Keep us posted, please. Thanks for all you do and all the inspiration, patterns and tutorials.

  8. Christine says:

    The quilt-along sounds great to me! One of my goals is to improve my free-motion quilting.

  9. Donna Boyle says:

    I like the idea of a quilt along to help us improve our fmq skills.

  10. That is an amazing idea. Would really help to improve my quilting.

  11. What a gorgeous quilt! I love Tula’s fabrics and your quilting is awesome as well!

  12. Dawn Sharp says:

    I would be interested in the sew along. Please notify me if this happens. Thank you

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