Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Wedding Quilt

After returning from a trip to the east coast I felt inspired to make a quilt using plaids which is something I haven't done in a very long time.  I looked at several more traditional patterns and just couldn't get excited about anything that I saw.  I did, however, like the look of Geta Grama's modern dresden plate pattern that was popular about a year ago.  I also got a lot of inspiration and information from Cindy Lammon at Hyacinth Quilt Designs.  I gathered all my plaid scraps and a large box of plaids that I was gifted from my Aunt Beryl.  I didn't have a store bought ruler so I made my own out of cardboard. 

In the beginning

And the stack grows
Circles squared off .  Trying out different ideas for the area between the circles.

Getting ready to baste.  I had just enough room.  At 112" x 100" it is huge.