Sunday, January 17, 2010

Plaid Reconstructed

Wow, it's been too long since I posted something here! I was away for holidays in Egypt and am finally settling back into my normal life. I have lots of things to share with you. We'll break it down into several posts though. I don't want to overload you.

This quilt was a Christmas gift for my dad. I got the plaid fabrics at Quilt Essential Fabrics in Abbotsford for a great deal. I knew that they were perfect to use in a 'man quilt.' My dad wears lots of plaid shirts and tends towards these same colours too!

I was trying to figure out how to make the best use of them and was browsing lots of books and magazines. I finally found a pattern in a Quilts and More magazine that looked like it would be perfect for my project. I just needed to get some solids.

Well, I ordered some online and was very happy with how they worked with what I had. The nine patch blocks were a little tedious to make, but I chain stitched and somehow they all were made. The rest of the top was pretty quick to put together.

Then I had to decide what to do with the backing. I wanted to do something fun and I had lots of leftovers. I came up with this and was very happy with the results! So I pretty much made a reversible quilt.

The quilting I did is becoming my go-to for quilts. Its a meander with loops thrown in, and its fairly easy and quick. I love the crinkly look it creates after I wash and dry it. I'm so thrilled with the results from this quilt and, most importantly, my dad is too!

Come back soon and I'll share more about quilts I made for Christmas!

xo Nicole