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What’s on My Design Wall April 1, 2013

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
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My main design wall is bare today.  I finished quilting Checkerboard Plaid Saturday (finished the quilt, binding and pillowcase before the book I was listening to) which is what I’m showing today.  I took a picture of it hanging, but the lighting was terrible and it was hanging funny.  But I have to say I’m impressed the with holding talents of my niece and her fiance.

EasterQuilt

Easterquiltzack

The quilt is Checkerboard Plaid from Evelyn Sloppy’s 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts.  Most, but not all of the plaids are from recycled shirts. There are a couple of homespuns in the mix because when I started the quilt I didn’t have the shirts that I have now. The off white is a muslin bought/given to my mom in about 1991/1992.

It is quilted simply 1/4″ on either side of each seam (click on the picture to see the quilting).

checkerboardquiltingdetail

It’s bound in a dark green “marble” type print I bought at Hancock fabrics around 2005.  The backing is a 60″ wide tiny windowpane.  I ended up with a whole bolt of if in 2008 for about $15.

In addition to the quilt I made a coordinating pillowcase.  The body is the backing, the wide portion of the cuff is the back of a shirt (there’s some of that fabric in the quilt as well) and the narrow band is Luninosity Prismaglass in Red.

Easterpillowcase

Quilt Statistics

  • Top Started 10/14/12
  • Top Completed 10/28/12
  • Quilting Started 3/25/13
  • Quilting Finished, Bound, Labeled and Washed 3/30/13
  • Measures 67″ x 81″
  • Warm and Natural Batting
  • Quilted on my DSM
  • Superior Omni Thread – Light Tan in top and bottom
  • 11 1/4 yards fabric for quilt and pillowcase

To see what others have on their design walls, hop over to Patchwork Times.

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Comments

1. jeanne in Ohio - April 1, 2013

I love your quilt! I think I have that book. Now if only I can find it . . .

2. Kate - April 1, 2013

Nicely done! It’s a gorgeous quilt!

3. Bonnie in Virginia - April 2, 2013

Great quilt. And, it’s done all the way! It looks like it is an easy pattern but it is so effective.

4. Nann - April 3, 2013

I’ve had that book by Evelyn S. for a long time and this is the only quilt I’ve made — though each time I take the book off the shelf I see many that I’d like to try. Did you use her dimensions? When I made it I downsized to 9″ blocks. I used homespun plaids (a fabric type that seems to have fallen out of style, from what I see at Joann’s).

knitnoid - April 3, 2013

I have a self-imposed rule – I won’t buy a magazine unless there are 2 or 3 quilts I absolutely love and there have to be several quilts in a book — the more expensive the book the more quilts. I saw Luck of the Irish made up at a LQS in red, white and blue and fell in love and broke my rule –had to have the book. It was only when I got home that I discovered that I really hadn’t broken the rule — there This

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knitnoid - April 3, 2013

hit return too soon — there are probably 5 or 6 quilts in this book and they keep changing.

As to your question — yes I used the dimensions in the book — they worked well for the size quilt I wanted to make.


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