Pretty in Plaid Quilt – Creating the Pattern

Pretty in Plaid Quilt

This quilt and Pretty in Plaid Quilt pattern were so much fun to work on.  I had a pretty good idea of what type of quilt I wanted to create next.  I started out with an block and then I set out some fabric choices.  I couldn’t choose so I set it aside.  A few days later, I came back to the fabrics.  I still couldn’t choose.  I decided to see what you all liked!  I ran a survey on my mailing list and got back a terrific response!  You all loved the aqua colors.  The second choice was purple, so I added just a little bit of purple too! (to be included in future surveys and specials sign up HERE)

  

Now that I had my block and my colors I could get started!  I got everything cut and ready to piece into my strip sets.  The blocks came together so quickly!  Once I had all the blocks together I added on the borders.  The different sizes of borders mirrored the stripes in the plaid.  I just love the colors and how this quilt turned out.

Pretty in Plaid Quilt Pattern

I think it is my new favorite (until the next one!).

I wanted to use a beautiful turquoise batik fabric that I had purchased recently with no real reason other than I liked it.  I had purchased all that they had left, and it just wasn’t quite enough for the backing.  I added some strips of fabric from the front to create this fun pieced backing.  I do not include these in the instructions, but you could have a lot of fun incorporating plaid blocks or matching stripes in your backing as well.

I added a fun quilting and then the matching binding finished the quilt.  A quick outdoor photo shoot really shows off the quilting.  It is for sure fall here in Kansas.  The photo shoot was short and sweet with the cold wind and clouds blocking the sun most of this week!  Perfect timing for finishing a quilt!  Just in time to snuggle up in front of the fire in the evenings.

To purchase the pattern visit HERE.

Pretty in Plaid Quilt Pattern

 

I can’t wait to see the quilts that you all create in this pattern!  I think reds and greens for Christmas would make an amazing table runner.  Pastels for Easter would make a beautiful Spring quilt.  Let me see what you put together in the comments!  I would love to see your beautiful quilts!

~Chelsea

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