a new old quilt

Last time I went to my Modern Quilt Guild meeting - I brought this quilt.
I started this quilt before my oldest was born - so probably around 11 years ago. At some point I put it away because I decided the colors weren't boyish enough. But eventually I finished it. I'm not even sure when - maybe 3 years ago? Anyway - it took me a while.

I planned this all out in my idea notebook at the time. I picked 5 colors of embroidery floss that I loved and designed a different plaid pattern for each square (or partial square). I also designed a border that I never got around to doing.

The quilting doubles as embroidery and both the front and the back are white, so they are pretty close to the same.

Before starting the stitching I marked the squares with an erasable quilt pencil. For the stitching I used masking tape as a guideline. I also started in the center (using a ruler to find it) and worked my way to the outside of each square.

I love how this quilt turned out and I love that it was so creative and original. It's hard to be original these days when I find so many great ideas that someone else has already come up with.


  1. Holy cow, that is seriously impressive. You consistently blow me away with your quilts. This might be my favorite so far.

  2. That IS creative and original - very cool! And thanks for showing your old notebook and the process. That's fun to read.

  3. What a cute, creative idea! I love it!

  4. I love it; that's pretty awesome.

  5. Love the hand work and it's sooo good in person.

  6. I love this quilt so much! It really is stunning. I wish I had the patience to do something like that.