Plaidish Quilt

Thursday, December 29, 2022

I'm trying to get all caught up on my blogging
before the end of the year (2 days from now)
but I don't think it's going to happen!
I know I have another quilt or two that I still
need to photograph!  

But here's to trying!

This is my last quilt finish of 2022 -
my Christmas Plaidish quilt!

I actually started it last Christmas.
I was given a fat quarter bundle
from Simply Love Fabrics of this darling fabric line,
Warm Wishes by Simple Simon and Co. for Riley Blake Designs.
Simply Love Fabrics hosted a giveaway for me last year and sent me 
the bundle afterward.  Super generous of them, right!?!

I bought some yardage from them for the back and then
made a couple of blocks before it went into
"project hibernation" for a year.

Then, I went to a 2-day quilting retreat earlier this month and 
spontaneously decided to bring it along.  I ended up working on
it for a day and a half and got the quilt top done.

I threw in several other fabrics from my stash
to add more variety.  I especially love the pink and gray
buffalo check prints but I threw in several others
that fit the color palette, as well.

The dark green floral that I used for the back is
from Warm Wishes, too. I think Minky would've been a nice choice 
for the back, as well, since it's a wintery quilt and Minky is so soft and cozy 
but I didn't think about that until the quilt top was made.
I had already purchased the floral so I just stuck with that.
I think it's a really pretty print though!

I bound it with a red plaid woven fabric
that has white and blue lines on it.

Jen Ostler in Highland, UT quilted it with a panto
called, Swirly Snowflake, which
I think gives it some nice movement.

The pattern is a free tutorial by Erica
of Kitchen Table Quilting, called Plaidish.  It's the perfect
pattern for using up scraps!  Click HERE for the tutorial.

I've had several people on Instagram comment on how
much they like this pattern in these fabrics.
And while I am really happy with the way it turned out,
I will say that this quilt is a little busier than I'm used to.
I also feel like some of my color values
got mixed up along the way.  
The pattern calls for dark, medium, and light fabrics
and I feel like some of the medium fabrics read as lights
and some of the lights read as mediums.
It was a good learning experience though!

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out overall, though.
I really like the fabrics, colors, and pattern!  
Warm Wishes is a darling fabric line!
And I think when you stand back and look at
the overall quilt, you can really see the "plaid" design.
I would love to make another one someday!

Happy quilting!


  1. I think the colors turned out great. It’s a beautiful quilt. I especially love the pink. 😍 I incorporated pink in my Christmas decor this year. This year I’m a breast cancer survivor.

    1. I love the pink in there, too. It's a really sweet fabric line. And congratulations on being a breast cancer survivor! That is wonderful!

  2. This turned out really nicely in the holiday fabrics. Plaidish is on my list of quilts to make.

  3. I have this pattern but haven't made it yet... too many WIPs! 😆 Yours is wonderful! I like the backing you used too. I'm not fond of trying to hand sew the binding to minky... tho I agree it's awfully soft! My daughter is a quilter too and she's used minky a few times. Nice finish for the year!! Yay!

    1. Thank you! I always get my quilts professionally (longarm) quilted so I have never hand quilted through minky. I probably wouldn't use minky if I wanted to hand quilt something...but I'm not experienced in that department. Thanks for stopping by and happy new year!


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