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Finish Those UFQs: Spring and Summer Edition!

I have been thinking about what I should work on next. I just finished releasing my Plaid’N Perky Quilt Pattern. I had thought about doing another quilt along in the group, but my kids are staying home and doing remote learning for the rest of this school year. I decided I don’t think I will have the time or energy to host a quilt along.

I really want to be productive this Spring and Summer. So I thought to motivate me and motivate you, we could do an early ‘Finish those UFQs’ Spring Summer edition! I usually do one of these in November. But I thought it may be fun to do it early this year. 

I’m sure I’m not the only one needing to work on some older projects! So, download the FREE Project tracker and join in the fun of finishing some quilts! If you still have your project tracker from the last Finish Those UFQs, you can keep working on that. Or you can download this new one that now has a spot for ‘Backing Ready’.


  • Print the project tracker
  • List all of your unfinished quilts on the project tracker
  • post your weekly progress in the Facebook Group or on Instagram with the hashtag #FinishThoseUFQs2021

Each week I’ll share a blog post and jump on a LIVE video in the group to share my progress with you and chat!

I’m excited to see how much progress we can make!!
Happy Quilting!

Finish Those UFQs 2021 Challenge schedule:
April 27th – Week 1 – Write out your list
May 4th – Week 2
May 11th – Week 3
May 18th – Week 4
May 25th – Week 5
June 1st – Week 6
June 8th – Week 7
June 15th – Week 8
June 22nd – Week 9
June 29th – Week 10

Here is my list so for now, from oldest to newest! I’m still debating which one I will work on first.

  1. Stepping Stone Quilt – I made 4 of the baby size quilts and plan on sewing them together. This was supposed to be a family snuggle quilt for the couch. So I put Cloud fabric and Snow fabric in it. It also needs to be basted, quilted and bound

2. Throw size Colorful Tiles quilt – needs to be basted, quilted and bound

3. Throw Size KaBam Quilt– this one is so close to being done. Just need to finish hand stitching the binding on.

4. Throw size Starlight Mountains Quilt – This needs to be basted, quilted and bound.

5. Baby size Joyful Meadows Quilt – this needs to be basted, quilted and bound.

6. Baby size Plaid’N Perky quilt – this needs to be basted, quilted and bound.

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Plaid’N Perky Quilt Pattern

Find the pattern here, it’s 20% OFF thru April 25th:
Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Download (USA)
Digital Download (International – Same pattern, Etsy takes care of international fees for me)

Whose up for some Plaid’N Perky Fun?!? I love making quilts that can either be scrappy or a few main colors. Because not all quilters want the same thing. Some LOVE the scrappy look and it scares others. You can make it super girly, gender neutral, or masculine depending on the fabrics you pick. Scroll down to see all of my quilters versions!

This quilt can be made using 3 main fabrics and a background fabric, 1 fat quarter per block, or you can dig through your scrap bin and make each block unique! It’s up to you!

The Plaid’N Perky Quilt is made up of 16 inch blocks, my favorite size! It comes with directions for a Baby (9 blocks), Lap (12 blocks), Throw (20 blocks), Double (30 blocks), Queen (42 blocks) and a King size (49 blocks).

Partial Seam

You may notice in the photo below that all the plaid stripes in the block are full pieces, no extra seams. To do this you need to do one partial seam when sew all the units together. Don’t worry, it seams tricky, but it really is pretty easy. Just make sure to read all the directions before starting each step. I love that it doesn’t break up any of your printed pieces in the block.

Scrappy using Fat Quarters or multiple yardage pieces

My first Plaid’N Perky Quilt was made using this gorgeous Flora fabric designed by Marisol Ortega for Figo Fabrics. I originally but just a few of these prints, just because I thought they were gorgeous. When I went looking through my fabric stash for fabrics for this new pattern, I saw them and decided to search for more prints from this line. I wanted to try the Scrappy version of this pattern using Fat Quarters.

I love using Fat Quarter bundles to give the scrappy look, but I know all the fabrics will look nice together, because they are all from the same designer or someone picked them out because they look nicely together.

I quilted this one using 2 inch apart organic straight lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. I used a Warm and Plush batting and the not super dense quilting will let the quilt puff up some once it’s washed. Since the front of the quilt is so bright and fun, I decided to use Valentine by Kona Cotton for the backing fabric, to keep both sides bright!

3 Main Color Version

Next, I wanted to make a baby size using the 3 Main Color cutting instructions. This version really gives the woven plaid look to the quilt.

I went digging through my stash again to find some more gender neutral fabrics. I tend to make most of my quilts super girly. So I found some fabric I purchase a while back. The prints are from the Wander fabric collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics. The Background fabric is Med Gray by Kona Cotton.

This version really give your quilt the woven effect.

I’m really excited to see what version you make!! Check out all my testers versions below!!

Find the pattern here, it’s 20% OFF thru April 25th:
Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Download (USA)
Digital Download (International – Same pattern, Etsy takes care of international fees for me)

Happy Quilting!


Michelle Graham gave me the idea to have a Super Duper Scrappy Version. She wanted to use up some of her scraps from her bins. I love how it turned out!

Scrappy using Fat Quarters or multiple 1/2 yard cuts

This version is great if you have a lot of Fat Quarters laying around, or if you have larger chunks of fabric.

3 Main Color with a Background

If you want the true plaid/woven look, this version is for you!

Sheri using low volumes for her background and Color A. this gives the quilt a whole different look!

Jennie and Connie both added sashing between their blocks. It gives the quilt a whole different look than the others. The pattern does not come with directions for using sashing.