Retro Plaid Quilt


Last Friday was the last day of high school and my last day student teaching.  I wanted to do something special for my amazing CT so I decided–on Wednesday–to make her a quilt.  That gave me Wednesday night and Thursday night to do everything from selecting fabric to sewing the binding.  I had been eyeing Suzy Quilts’s Retro Plaid Quilt pattern and realized it was perfect: cheerful, modern, and doable.  I took a little road trip to Patches and Petals, an adorable quilt shop in Belleville, and found the perfect fabrics.  I cut and pieced the top on Wednesday night and quilted and sewed on the binding on Thursday night.  I didn’t get a lot of sleep those two days, but I finished!  I wish I would have had time to hand stitch the binding (it’s my favorite part of quilting!), but the machine stitched binding turned out ok.  I need to get a walking foot for quilting because the back has a few puckers, but I’m quite happy with how my two day quilt turned out.




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