Tone It Down Quilt-Along

When asked by magazine editors and marketing gurus, if I would like to be a part of a quilt-along, the obvious answer is – yes! And thank you for the invite!

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This is the first ever quilt-along hosted by American Patchwork & Quilting! The project is in the February issue, which is shipping to subscribers now, and will be on newsstands the  first week of December.  #apqquiltalong -

Tone It Down, is by Lissa Alexander and quilted by my friend Natalia Bonner, isn’t it beautiful?

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Finished Size : 75 ½” x 93 ½”
Block Size : 15″ x 15″

I love the scrappy-ness of the fabrics, and how cheerful it is! Everyone is welcome to quilt-along with us, there’s a group of blogger’s sharing tips and tricks as we each sew our own inspired versions. I hope you will join us and pull your own favorite fabrics to sew with! I wanted this quilt to have a recipient, and my father-in-law has hinted about wanting his own quilt, so I have pulled grey and navy fabrics for a masculine, scrappy version.

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Writing Modern Neutrals, I collected a pile of neutral fabrics, and they seem to be my weakness now! Adding in the bit of navy will keep things interesting too – let me know what you think in the comments.

To join in, start pulling fabrics! I will be sewing a little more on this next month, and share my tips with you as I go! Right now, I’m pushing through the last of my projects for my next book, and if you read closely there’s a hint of what else I’ve been up to lately here. :)

The quilt-along is hosted by ModaLissa and Jennifer Keltner.

And these are the lovely ladies that are also sharing their process –

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Kimberly Jolly of The Jolly Jabber
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

Add #apqquiltalong to your Instagram and twitter posts to gain instant feed back, and join the party!

Happy Quilting!


By |2019-05-29T10:36:20-06:00November 20th, 2013|quilt-along|10 Comments


  1. Natalia November 20, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

    wahoo! love your color combo and thanks for the linky love! :)

  2. Cille November 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    It’s fantastic… Love the color combo too. Scrappy quilts at its best :)

  3. Karyn Ashley-Smith December 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I’ll definitely be watching where you go with this one!

  4. Mary Tobin December 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to see the progress…

  5. Quiltcast #16 | Amy's Creative Side December 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    […] Check out the #apqquiltalong posts here. […]

  6. […] scraps! I have a list of other bloggers also making this pattern in different color options here, and there’s a pinterest board here. Be sure to follow […]

  7. melinda December 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love! thanks for the links to others in the quilt-along. i wanted to report the last link doesn’t work. i have found it has to have www in front of aquiltinglife. com. And aren’t there ten in the group? It would be fantastic if were could come to your site and then link to all of the other sites.

  8. Quiltcast #21 | Amy's Creative Side January 23, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    […] APQ Quilt-along is still happening if you would like to join in the fun! […]

  9. […] can read more about my process with this quilt here, here and see the quilt top here. There’s also a great Pinterest board with lots of […]

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