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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We’ve Gone to Plaid

My quilt is called "We've Gone to Plaid" for Project Quilting season 8 challenge 5 titled well-dressed man.     I was looking through the tumbler of the men in suits that was in the inspiration section of the challenge post, and started thinking about men in skirts.  So I was then thinking about kilts and plaid.    Without thinking too much about how much of a challenge it would be, I searched plaid quilts and didn't see a pattern available that I liked, so I figured I would make my own. 

plaid plans

I did some google searches about plaid and came up with a wrapping paper that I thought looked nice.   So I took a screen shot, printed a photo, then went to the office supply store to get graph paper.     After figuring out how the plaid worked and doing the math to figure out how much I needed I got to choose the fabrics.  There are 15 different Kona Cotton Solids in this quilt.   A few of the colors are not my faves, but they were necessary to make the plaid work. 

we've gone to plaid

I cut all the pieces for the entire quilt first - then following my map I started piecing the blocks.   I got 3 rows finished Sunday evening watching the Oscars.  Then, Monday I finished the quilt top and tossed it on the long arm for wavy line quilting to soften all the right angles. 

Tuesday I prepped and sewed the binding to the quilt and then pressed it for hand stitching.   Today, I finished the hand binding and can call it done. :D   This piece finishes at 84" square and was made in Madison, WI. 

I hope you all enjoy!  

-- Jen M.

The Electric Needle

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4 comments:

  1. Your projects have all been great - but I ADORE this one!

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  2. What really makes this work is that you got the transparencies all right, where it looks like the color is woven from its neighbors. Love it!

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  3. Love what you made. Great colour and speed. Beautiful!

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  4. Well, this is really fantastic. I love how well you pulled the colors together. Are you going to make the pattern available? I would enjoy giving this a try.

    ~Brandy

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