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.


  1. Alison, this is just beautiful!! I am out of words for how awesome it is! Love those ones that pop, the subtle ones, wow wow!!

  2. Thank you Beryl, and thanks for all the beautiful plaids!

  3. Amazing. Very cool mix of modern and traditional!

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