Thursday, 28 January 2016

mad for plaid


Amazing isn't it, just how many options there really are?

Kathy, from Material Obsession, suggested I try a plaid
for the corner triangles on my latest WiP  'Organised Chaos' quilt {thanx Kathy!} 
I love how this soft plaid works, it sets off the florals really well,
and gives it all a more whimsical vintage-y look, which was what I was really after.





and now I'm thinking of  'plaid' as a very real option
 - for just about everything!

'Florence' by Denyse Schmidt for quilt binding
 an 'unknown' plaid for something soon - maybe something bold & graphic!
and 'Lucky Strikes' by Cotton & Steel for a baby quilt in the pipeline


 oh, and I'm playing with a tiny plaid & some stripes too...




Linking up this week with WiP Wednesday here
and with Kelly for NTT here


14 comments:

  1. Plaids and stripes are such fun to play with - I've been mad for plaid lately, too. 8)
    And, hey, your plaid has some red in it, too!

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    1. p.s. and I’m definitely going to use that red solid for my binding here! 

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  2. Fun!!! Love the addition of the plaids - wise advice :-)

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  3. The plaid is perfect! I used that particular fabric in my Gypsy Wife quilt - I really love the colours in it and wish I'd bought more. Are the stars EPP?

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    1. Thanks Megan! I initially thought plaids = boring, but this is a lovely plaid, works well to set off the print fabrics, and is very versatile as I'm now finding out! And for my stars - I'm using an old paper pattern, machine piecing, and lots of fussy cutting!

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  4. love your blocks! the colors are so great

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  5. The plaid certainly gives it the vintage-y look you were after.

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  6. The plaid certainly picks up all the colours you have in your fabrics, looks just perfect.
    VFW fabric - love what you're doing here and your use of the stripes!

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  7. The plaid is a wonderful touch for your quilt! I try to put plaid/stripes or check into every single quilt I make.:)

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  8. Plaid, stripes and spots are excellent in my book. I love Kathy's ideas!

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  9. The stripes in the stars really create lots of movement!

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  10. I haven't used plaids much, though I love stripes and checks, but I will be looking for some now - they work really well in your quilt.

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