Thursday, October 9, 2014

Plaid quilt

 I saw a photo of a plaid quilt in a magazine and I figured "I can make that".  I gathered fabrics. You need a large quantity of background fabric. I probably had 2 yards. I cut large rectangles from the light fabric then I cut strips of blue. I cut the background rectangles maybe 3 inches up from the bottom and sewed on the blue strip and sewed the cut off background back on to the blue strip. 

 Then I cut sliced off about 3 inches on the left side of the blocks and put in a different blue strip of a different width.  

I did that a total of 2 vertical cuts and 2 horizontal cuts. The last blue strip was skinny and it was my sashing and I used it vertically and horizontally.  I love how it turned out. I think I will quilt it myself with straight lines to mimic a plaid design.

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