If you've been thinking about quilting but aren't sure where to start, I have the perfect project for ya: the 2009 Coin Quilt Piece-a-Long. Coin quilts are a great because they piece together easily and can look fresh and modern.

Moda Bake Shop (awesome site, by the way) has a tutorial for a stacked coin baby quilt. I'm basically making a larger version of that quilt.

I took both girls to a quilt store the other day to choose fabric. Sara Paige slept and I bribed Kate with a lollipop while I meandered. Don't judge, it worked ;)

I chose Moda's Wonderland line for the coins. I can't wait for you to see all the fabric in the line, soooo cute!!

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I just finished cutting the coins while watching Mama Mia. Not impressed with the movie but it did make me want a great tan and a vacation. By the way, Pierce Brosnan is a miserable singer. Why didn't they do a voice-over? He should never sing. Ever. Not even in the shower with no one else in the house. Listening to him sing was like watching the American Idol trainwrecks pre-Hollywood. You know what I'm talking about.

Enough about that … Brad's out of town, Kate's fast asleep, and here's what Miss Sara Paige (one month old today!) is doing while I type:

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I think I'm going to lay out my coins in the order I'll piece them, burn send back the movie, pop open a Diet Coke, and watch Top Chef.

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5 thoughts on “Coin Quilt Piece-a-Long

  • February 26, 2009 at 8:55 am
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    I hated Mamma Mia. My friends all tell me that I’m a heathen, I just didn’t get it. Ah well :)

  • February 26, 2009 at 2:54 pm
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    Wow – this looks like it might be what I should do for my first quilt. I didn’t know how to do it, how to cut, where to start, what to do with the abundance of seam allowance on the back etc. The tutorial you’re linking to is great – I think I may have to try this! :)

  • February 27, 2009 at 11:09 am
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    Sounds like a wonderful time. Can’t wait to see the finished product

  • February 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
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    haha – I love your sense of humor. :) I haven’t seen the movie, and it doesn’t sound like I need to! I have no idea what you are talking about “cutting coins” – I’m thinking coins are money, so maybe you’re cutting fabric into circles??

  • March 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm
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    Hi there! Can I pester you about your coin quilt? I want to make a larger version too, but i was wondering how many charms you used? What was the finishing size? I’m a new quilted and am still not very good with figuring size/yardage! Thanks!

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