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.
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).
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.
- 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
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