Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s on My Design Wall

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.


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.

6 Thoughts on “What’s on My Design Wall

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

  2. Nicely done! It’s a gorgeous quilt!

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

  4. 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).

    • 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

      Pam in KC http://knitnoid.wordpress.com

      • 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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