Sunday, May 3, 2020

❖ Plaidish ❖


Quilt Info:
Maker: Nancy of Grace and Peace Quilting
Pattern: Plaidish by Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Size: 64" X 82"
Batting: Franken Batting
Thread: Glide--Apricot Blush
Quilting: Heatwave
Fun Fact: This is an awesome free pattern! It is charm square or scrap friendly. Erica recently announced she's writing a variation on this pattern--Plaidish 2!!

There are three groups of blocks--darks, mediums and lights:⬇️

No pressing instructions are included with the pattern, so I'm sharing what worked for me. I pressed my blocks as follows, which made all the seams nest throughout the quilt.⬇️ Below left represents the dark blocks--press the seam allowances in; and below right represents light blocks--also, press the seam allowances in:

Below is the medium blocks--press the seam allowances out:
I made franken batting out of more than a dozen scraps of various batting. I love it when I can put some of those leftovers to good use! Here's a photo of it all pieced together--I used 1 1/4" strips of fusible interfacing on both sides to hold it together. It worked beautifully. (Don't give something like this to your longarm quilter--this is only for a personal project!) 

I quilted it using my new computer program. The quilting is "Heatwave":


"If all else fails, pet the dog."⬇️

Here's a close-up of the backing.⬇️ I matched two panels of this fabric, using my friend, Missy's technique. You'll find a how-to tutorial here--How To Match a Pieced Quilt Back. The seam goes down the center of this photo, if you can find it!⬇️

After trimming the quilt, I had enough backing fabric to use as binding!⬇️




We recently noticed this mural in a nearby town. Doesn't this quilt coordinate great with it! 

Credit to the mural artist:⬇️


Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy
   
Linking up with Favorite Monthly FinishWhoop Whoop, UFO Busting, Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall MondayMain Crush Monday, What I Made Monday, Clever Chameleon, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss, N&TT, Put Your Foot Down.    

33 comments:

  1. LOVE your version of Plaid-ish, Nancy!! I want to make one... Someday!

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  2. It's gorgeous! I'm terrified of scrappy quilts like this. Yours is stunning! I love the quilting design too, it creates such movement.

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  3. Lovely quilt, great effect, this pattern is wonderful! Beautiful back and invisible seam ;) Love this wall too, great photo!

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  4. Wow! Really gorgeous! You did find the perfect location for that glamour shot! Congrats on the finish.

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful, and that mural is awesome! I don't mind batting that is pieced, but do that to a backing and I pull my hair out.

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  6. Ok, I think Plaidish will definitely have to go on my list to make, and I love that wall. I need to take a road trip to see it at some point; how fun! The quilting looks great too. I need to get busy making some frankenbatting too - I have so many scrap pieces!

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  7. This Plaidish is just lovely--I have downloaded the free pattern--thanks for the link..;)))
    Nice work ~ ~ ~ waving from afar julierose;)))

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  8. I have seen that pattern before, you did an awesome job with the fabrics to piecing to quilting. Love the mural too! Which town is it in?

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  9. Awesome job on the quilt and I love the photograph with the mural behind the quilt.

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  10. Plaidish is awesome as is Heatwave quilting! I love the mural and it is perfect with the quilt - so nice of the artist to do that for you.

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  11. Wonderful quilt! I read the matching quilt back, also. Very nice!

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  12. What a striking pattern! Love that mural wall too--perfect photo op for your fun quilt!

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  13. I've downloaded this pattern for the future. Thanks for the matching tip!!

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  14. What a fun quilt pattern! The finish is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the info. I just cut out a large stack of charms yesterday...unfortunately some were just too ugly to look at...but maybe I can find a way to use them. This would be a nice way to try :-)
    I love the way you are able to photograph your finishes!

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  15. I love everything about this quilt from scraps to quilting to the back!

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  16. This is a great quilt. I really like it! The colors are so pretty and your photography too! Awesome quilt finish!
    Quilter Bonnie

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  17. What a fabulous scrap quilt! It's so colorful! I love it! And that mural really is fantastic.

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  18. Beautiful work, Nancy! And your backing matches perfectly.

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  19. Great a great quilt. This looks wonderful. Thanks for the tips, too.
    Love your photo in front of the mural. Looks amazing with that as the backdrop!

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  20. Your Plaidish is gorgeous! It’s on my list to do....I’ve been a little reluctant to try! Sometime I don’t trust my color sense. Luckily my longarmer doesn’t mind Franken batting. I have some fusible strips made just for joining batting that works really well. Thanks for sharing your quilt and the beautiful mural!

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  21. From a distance, this really does look like plaid. I would have never guessed at some of the fabrics in it - you did a great job!

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  22. Thank you for the giggles this morning, frankenscraps. LOL. I save my larger scraps and have found a new use for the smaller ones too. They make perfect pads for the Swiffer Sweeper. So I very list waste. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. Your quilt is lovely.

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  23. Nancy, that quilt is just gorgeous! You really found the perfect place for a photo, too. Beautiful finish!

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  24. Love this scrappy quilt and what a beautiful back drop for your photo shoot! Thanks also for your insights on ironing!

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  25. Your version of plaidish is awesome. I'd love to do this pattern one day. And your photo location is a ripper, thanks for the eye candy.

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  26. So lovely! The quilting is wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  27. WOW Nancy! this is one of my favorite versions of the Plaidish pattern I've ever seen. I just love looking at it! This one has been on my bucket list for a while and seeing your beauty is making me want to do it even more! Yep, you're right. That mural was a perfect background!

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  28. Love your quilt! Thanks for the pressing advice. I am making masks right now, but will start saving 5 inch squares to remember this crazy time!

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  29. Such a beautiful version - another one for the list :)

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  30. I love how up close the quilt is so scrappy but farther away, the design comes through so clearly.

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  31. Loving this & the gorgeous colours, making it bright & cheerful.

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