Sunday, September 29, 2013

Baby Plaid Quilt Pattern

I've been kicking around the idea of a plaid quilt for a while. This summer I did a lot of sketches, some math, bought some fabric and stitched a baby quilt. And then I wrote up the pattern.

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I wanted a simple, bold, macro-view of a plaid pattern. I wanted the crossing of stripes to mimic a woven plaid, where two stripes combine to create a new color. I also wanted it to be efficient - quick and easy to piece, with minimal leftover fabric. Although the top of the quilt uses 10 different fabrics, there is not a lot leftover. For 5 of the fabrics only a fat eighth or 1/8 yard is required.

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The finished dimensions are 36" x 50", which is big enough to cover a standard toddler bed. I made this quilt for a baby boy, but I know it would look equally cute in girly colors. I already have plans for a few more.

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I quilted the background pretty densely and quilted into the plaid stripes by about 1/8". I think straight lines at a 45 degree angle across the whole quilt or meandering in the background would also look great.

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I've written up the pattern and it's available in my etsy shop. The pattern includes tips for selecting fabric, detailed instructions and diagrams for cutting and piecing the top.

2 comments:

  1. I love this quilt! (And your placemats too!) Very cool.

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  2. […] was recently commissioned to make a larger size of my Baby Plaid Quilt. I know I say this a lot here, but I’m really pleased with this […]

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