Catching Up with Rachel

I had hoped to visit with Rachel Griffith, designer of Coin Collecting in our July/August ’10 issue at Quilt Market in Minneapolis, but unfortunately she wasn’t able to attend.

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Coin Collecting

Her quilt did make the trip, however, as it accompanied June and me and made its temporary home in the booth of Sweetwater, designers of Pure for Moda Fabrics, the fabric line used to make Coin Collecting. I understand it was quite popular there! Check out this video filmed in the Sweetwater booth. Kits are also available for Coin Collecting.

Here’s a little update from Rachel.

Hey yall.
I’ve been a busy little bee since my last post
here on the quilty pleasures blog.
Busy is good, right?!?!

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First things first:
We’re pregnant.
That’s right…added Baby Griffith #4 to the mix.
Things could definitely get interesting once September rolls around.

I’ve been sketching like crazy.
I realize sketching is a little ol’ school, but I rather enjoy it.
{After I sketch things I move on to cooler, more high tech methods. Promise.}

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Color Me Happy

On top of sketching…I’ve been sewing like crazy.
Here’s my Color Me Happy
mix & match table runners.
{Designed especially for the Moda Bake Shop

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Coin Collecting

Oh & I’ve landed myself in a certain quilt magazine.
*hint, hint*
A huge thanks to Quiltmaker for letting a young, budding designer stretch her wings.

I’m SUPER excited to share my Coin Collecting quilt with yall.
{Appearing now in the July/August issue.}

Only time can tell what’s next.
And that can be both a good & a scarey thing.
I hope yall continue to follow along with me via my blog: p.s. i quilt


About Carolyn

I'm the Content Director for Quiltmaker magazine. I'm married with three grown sons and one adorable grandson.I've been quilting for over 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy photography, scrapbooking, knitting, reading and hanging out with friends and family.
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106 Responses to Catching Up with Rachel

  1. Shannon says:

    ♥ this fabric and this sweet quilt!

  2. Melanie says:

    Just found your site from Rachel’s and added to my favorites! Love the brown and blue together. One more to add to my “to do” list!

  3. Aparna Mulgund says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. I love the colors.

  4. Izzy says:

    Just love your style, this quilt is gorgeous!!!

  5. Nancy says:

    Love the coin quilt – congratulations!!!!

  6. Pat V. says:

    These are not colors I’d normally pick, but this quilt has me drooling!

  7. Marcia says:

    Fantastic quilt and congratulations.

  8. Cindy Ericsson says:

    This one may just be the one I HAVE TO make! Congratulations, and happy pregnancy!

  9. SheilaC says:

    Just love those colors!!!


  10. Luckymom says:

    Just gotta have this. Congrats on being published. Love all your tutorials

  11. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    That quilt is awesome…at any angle :)

  12. Linda says:

    I love all the blues and browns that were used in this quilt. It is so beautiful.

  13. D'Anne says:

    WOW! Congrats on #4. This quilt is awesome. Super cute!

  14. janita abbas says:

    Love the coin quilt, love the magazine, love the giveaway
    Thankyou for all the inspiration!

  15. Teri White says:

    Loving your style! Congrats on publishing and the new baby.

  16. Karen says:

    I love the fabrics and the pattern in your coin quilt. I love to win your give-away.

  17. Kristine says:

    Awesome job, Rachel! I really want that quilt and that fabric!

  18. Patty says:

    Congratulations, I’m on the lookout for that magazine.

  19. Linda says:


  20. Ariane says:

    Congratulations on getting published. I love this quilt and this fabric. Your pattern looks amazing.

  21. Miss Nancy says:

    Rachel’s Coin Collecting is fun, fun, fun. She comes up with some of the best ideas. Great work, well done.

    Have a great day.

  22. DebbieKL says:

    Love this modern and simple quilt!

  23. Laura tawney says:

    I love this new line of theirs and the quilt you made is too cute! Please enter me into your give-a-way!
    Laura T

  24. Mary Jayne says:

    I love the look of this quilt. it is so crisp!

  25. Anita says:

    The coin quilt is so fun! I’ve made one quilt with coins in it, but would love to try this pattern some time. Keep cool.

  26. Cherie says:

    Too fun! I love coin collecting and now have two reasons to by the new Quiltmaker mag….this pattern and Bonnie Hunter’s “Addicted to Scraps” column :)

  27. Amanda W says:

    congrats rachel!!! the quilt is so cute! i love it!

  28. Maria says:

    The colors are wonderful together. I’ll have to check out that line of fabric! Love the simple pattern too.

  29. Cindy says:

    Love the quilt! I especially love the colors of it! Great job!

  30. Karen U says:

    I really like the color way and the simplicity of the quilt design. It looks very peaceful to my tired eyes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. LeAnn says:

    I wish that I could quilt like Rachel! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  32. Ellie says:

    Rachel is awesome and the quilt is just beautiful!

  33. Mary Ann Scanlon says:

    Love this quilt Rachel and the modern twist on an old classic pattern.

  34. I love everything Rachel does! She’s a huge inspiration for a beginner quilter as well as a seasoned one!

  35. Marianne Boggie says:

    I just fell in love with PSI Quilt when following Spring Market. Rachel is so talented and I love her designs. Collecting coins in the new issue is fantastic. Love it Love it.

  36. Darlis says:

    Really love the coin collecting quilt. Congratulations.

  37. Ursula says:

    cool quilt! another one of Rachel’s that i’ll have to make :)

  38. Sandy K says:

    Great quilts, Rachel. Love coin collecting and congrats on being published!

  39. Anna says:

    Love Coin Collecting!! and am dying to try out Color Me Happy. Thank you, Rachel, for taking the time to share with all of us.

  40. Beth G. says:

    I love the coin quilt. I need to do one of them sometime soon!!!

  41. Nicole says:

    really love that picture of the coin collecting quilt, good shot. I want to try that quilt sometime!

  42. Chris says:

    Love the quilt pictures! LOVE the fabric..and LOVE the pattern you designed!! ALL so wonderful! :)

  43. Dani says:

    Congrats on getting your designed published … it’s such a great quilt!

  44. Noela says:

    Love the coin quilt and the fabrics used.

  45. Congratulations Rachel on a winning design!! And on being published in this great magazine.

  46. Patty says:

    Love the quilt and lovely fabrics. Rachel’s so cool.

  47. Simone says:

    Congrats on the baby and the published quilt! Love your blog, especially the pics. Very inspiring!

  48. congratulations, Rachel….great job

  49. Robyn Brown says:

    Love those colors in that coin quilt.

  50. Whitney says:

    These quilts are so cute! I love the pure fabric, its so care free

  51. Alissa says:

    Congrats to Rachel on the quilt as well as the baby!

  52. Beth says:

    oh I just love
    Rachels quilt all of her quilts are amazing but I have a thing for blue and brown at the moment
    hugs Beth

  53. Val Laird says:

    Rachel’s quilt is just gorgeous!

  54. Suzanne says:

    I love Rachel’s patterns! And Sweetwater’s fabric…what a great combination!! Congrats Rachel on being in the magazine and thank you Quiltmaker for giving new designers a change to show their talent!!

  55. delia says:

    Congrats to Rachel!

  56. Amy K-P says:

    LOVE this quilt! It’s just gorgeous! The combinations of the colors, prints & patterns deign are just PERFECT! I CANNOT WAIT to get some “Pure” of my own to play with!

  57. Thank you for featuring Rachel today ! I love to see what she is doing on her blog..she inspires me to bring out my creative side!

  58. so we added chickens says:

    Yayy! and Congratulations on so many fronts :) (baby, magazine baby, MBS….etc)

  59. I love everything Rachel designs! Her blog provides me with lots of inspiration and motivation to keep on quilting!

  60. Kristy says:

    Oh, how I love this pattern and how I love those delicious prints by Sweetwater :0)

  61. See Spot Quilt says:

    Love Rachel’s quilt and blog :)

  62. rafael's mum says:

    Great quilt Rachel! Hope you keep feeling well till baby arrives!

  63. Deb C says:

    I love Rachel’s coin quilt. Finally some muted colors for a baby boy. I think’s simple and stunning.

  64. sy says:

    congratulations on being published and the baby :D looking forward to seeing more of your quilts.

  65. Kathleen says:

    Congrats Racheal! I seriously look at your blog everyday…that’s how much I love your quilty style! Keep up the awesome-ness! :)

  66. Brenda says:

    I love your designs!

  67. Kelly O. says:

    rachel has a way of making beautiful quilts attainable for any skill level!

  68. Jill says:

    Love the quilt, can’t wait to see what you show us next.

  69. LeAnnB says:

    This is one of your best quilts, Rachel! I love the color scheme, and I think I’m going to have to make one myself!

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  71. carmel says:

    i lovr that quilt!
    love it!

  72. Sarah Vee says:

    I think this is a great boy quilt. Love the design and fabric. Congrats on #4, Rachel. {I’m still making friendship bags,too!}

  73. Mary H says:

    I love your quilt. I’ m still making your friendship bags for peeps. I love reading your blog. Thanks.

  74. Kim G says:

    I love to visit Rachel’s blog and I especially love this Coin Collecting Quilt!! Perfect for boys.

  75. cabesh says:

    I love quilts that can work for men–your colors and design are perfect on the coin collecting quilt. Love it!

  76. susan m says:

    Love this quilt, the colors are so soft and welcoming!

  77. Emily says:

    Love the quilt!

  78. SewCalGal says:

    Rachel is so very talented. I’m glad that her quilt is in this issue. Love it!


  79. Lisa says:

    I love everything you come up with Rachel, fabulous pattern and congrats again on baby #4! ☺

  80. Jan in TN says:

    I absolutely love the colors in that quilt and the pattern. Also enjoyed going directly to her blog and seeing everything on it.

  81. Janis T says:

    I love the colors and the pattern! Looking forward to future creations and inspirations from Rachel and Quiltmaker!

  82. MichelleW says:

    Love the quilt. It is beautiful!

  83. NorahS says:

    I love Rachel’s quilt! She has a great talent.

  84. Sharon says:

    The coin quilt feels so peaceful to me

  85. Anne marie says:

    Awesome quilt!

  86. modalissa says:

    Great job!

  87. JenR says:

    You go, girl! Love all your designs and this quilt is Awesome!!

  88. Stacey says:

    i wish you all the best in your adventures rachel!!!

  89. Nancy says:

    keep on sketchin…cause i love all your projects!!

  90. ktquilts says:

    Yay!!! #4!!!!


  91. Jessie says:

    This coin quilt is so cute! Congrats on getting your pattern published!

  92. Carrie says:

    Coin Collecting is lovely, and in my fave colors, too. Such the perfect layout in the best colors.

  93. I love her Coin quilt. I have been searching for that issue of QM for a while now so I’m very happy that we have a link to a shop that has them. Thanks!

  94. Sequana says:

    As soon as I saw this quilt in the zine, I ripped out the page to remind me to get the kit next month. I sure hope it’s still around. I just LOVE this collection!

  95. Elizabeth says:

    Love the blue and brown combo and the simple design. Really highlights great fabrics.

  96. Wendy says:

    Wow – congratulations on having your quilt pattern published! Love this pattern, and also the cactus quilt pattern in this issue. Would definitely use these patterns if I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  97. SoozeM says:

    Mmmm gotta love Pure! And congrats on being published!!

  98. delitealex says:

    Great quilts. I love to see the new things you come up with.

  99. Tammy W. says:

    Just love this quilt so much!!!

  100. Melissa C says:

    Love your style and can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future.

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