I would just love, love, love to make any kind of noticeable dent in my scrap bins. I swear those little bits of fabric multiply at night while I sleep. Therefore, I am forever on the hunt for great patterns that focus on the use of those leftover cuts. This month I am was lucky enough to find a wonderful pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting specifically designed for using up a large number of scraps from your collection, the Plaidish Quilt!
My husband has been begging for a new quilt to cuddle within the living room, and with its versatile size options and somewhat masculine design, I thought the Pladish Quilt would be the perfect make for him. I plan to use only cool-tone fabrics for this quilt. All scraps from my blue, green, gray, white, and black bins are fair game to make a large throw approximately 82in square which should cover him and then some. To achieve a larger size than that suggested by the pattern, I am just adding an additional column to the right side of the quilt.
I was able to use mostly all scraps in a variety of shades from my cool color bins and only needed to cut into a few larger pieces of fat quarter sized pieces for some of the larger size blocks. Overall, I have five rows done and it is simple piecework I can add into my day when I need a break from making fabric face masks. Both my husband and I hope the quilt is finished soon! I will keep you posted.
If you are interested in making the Plaidish Quilt, you can grab the free pattern from Kitchen Table Quilting here.
Happy quilting friends! Janice
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