Friday, December 18, 2020

Picnic Plaid

I don't know when I became a person who can't waste a single scrap but it's happened.  I had a bunch of miscut sashing strips left from my City Sampler.  For some reason I felt compelled to use them.  My first instinct was to once again pair them up with my treasured Liberty stack but once I pulled it out I decided I just didn't have another Liberty + Smoky project in me.  Digging thru my stash I stumbled on this fabulous plaid and decided to branch out. 
My sashing strips were 1 1/2" x 9" so I cut my plaid at 7" by wof and then sewed 1 1/2" strips to either side.  These were then subcut into 7" squares.  From there I attached the sashing strips to each plaid side making sure the white corners were on opposite sides.

I love an on-point setting!  It looks complicated but really isn't.  Bonnie Hunter of has a comprehensive chart that saves you from actually having to do math (and also gives you the correct equations in case that's how you roll).

I kept the quilting simple and just did a loopy meander.  I haven't done FMQ in a long time so this was an easy and forgiving transition back into it.  I love the way the pink thread pops against the smoky shot cotton!

Gratuitous binding shot.  Football season definitely inspired me to finish some quilts so I had something to occupy my hands.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 37" x 49"
Fabrics: Plaid from Stash, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton in Smoky.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Peachy Pink (2435).

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