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Pleasantly Plaid Quilt Pattern

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I had drawn out a new pattern for my daughter Snow, so I was planning on making her a quilt. But, I thought I should make my son a quilt first, since he is older. I made him a Twin size quilt for his bed 7 years ago. So, I thought I’d make him a throw size this time, but he said Twin size is better.

I had been playing around with this plaid design for a while, trying to decide what size block. I settled on the 10 inch finished block, because it resulted in the best finished size quilt. I thought this pattern would be perfect for Cloud and he loved it. He helped me pick out the name Pleasantly Plaid and he went searching online for the perfect fabrics for his quilt.

You can make this pattern using 2 main colors, 6 main colors, Scrappy using Fat Quarters and Super Duper Scrappy. You can also use layer cakes and charm packs!!

The pattern comes with directions for a Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen and King size quilt!

FABRICS USED:
A (1) – Windham Fabrics- Lofi Zig Zag Indigo,
A (2) – Dear Stella – Dash Flow – Riviera,
A (3) – PBS Fabrics – Over the Rainbow Clouds Light Blue,
B (1) – Maywood Studio- Kimberbell Basics Linen Texture Green,
B (2) – Dear Stella Moonscape Kiwi,
B (3) – Windham Fabrics – Foundation Hexagon in Grass,
C – Andover Fabrics – Bumble Bee Basics Rain White and
D – Andover Fabrics – Bumble Bee Basics Ripple Black.

I love the fabrics he ended up choosing! They are perfect for him. He loved the geometric, print on prints, but not too busy. And of course, he had to pick a cloud print since his name is Cloud.

I decided to use the Warm and Natural batting, because that is what my local Joann fabrics had. I do prefer the Warm and Plush, but I wanted to get this done quickly.
I love using 505 spray baste, because it helps the basting process go much faster!
And we chose an Ultra Soft flat sheet from Target for the backing. He’s twin on his bed has this and its super soft and is durable.

For the quilting, I followed the plaid lines, and stitched about a 1/4 inch from the seams. I also stitched about 1/4 inch from the edges of the blocks. Giving the quilt a checkered quilting look.

I bound the quilt in the black to give it a nice dark frame! I love how it turned out and Cloud loves it too, which is most important!

I love how quick and easy this quilt was to make! I made a Lap size top in about 3 days with left over fabrics from my Lovely Star Garden quilt.

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Here are my beautiful tester’s quilts!! They did such a wonderful job!

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I hope you love this design! Let me know if you have any questions!
Andrea

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Week 2 – Infinite Night Helix QAL – Flying Geese & Small Arrow Units

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This pattern would be considered good for an intermediate quilter. It has a lot of blocks and pieces to make and keep organized.

WEEK 2 – Make Flying Geese & Small Arrow units

This week we will be making the flying geese and with these flying geese, we will make the small arrow units.
If you are making the Baby size, you can skip this week. There are no flying geese in the baby size option.

This pattern is written using the 4 at a time flying geese method. If you don’t like this method, there is an alternative Flying Geese supplemental on the very last page. You can use the 1 at a time method or the Half Square Triangle method!

Once you’d made your Flying geese, the Small Arrow units will go together so quickly!

Once you’ve finished make sure to snap a photo and share in the Facebook Quilt Along group or on Instagram with the hashtag #InfiniteNightHelixQAL

I’m so excited to see your progress!!

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook Quilt Along group tomorrow (Wednesday Sept. 21st) at 10:30 am PDT to go over how to make the Flying Geese and the Small Arrow units. I will also answer any questions you have. If you can’t watch it live, it will be saved to the group and be uploaded to my YouTube channel and will be placed in this blog post.

Thanks for Quilting along with me!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Aug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!
Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut Pieces
Sep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying Geese & Small Arrow units
Sep. 27th – Week 3 – Make Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square & Diamond in Rectangle units.
Oct. 4th – Week 4 – Make Blocks: (1) A and (2) B
Oct 11th – Week 5 – Make Blocks: (1) of each C, D, E, F, G & H
Oct 18th – Week 6 – Make Blocks: (2) I & 4) J
Oct 25th – Week 7 – Make Blocks: (4) K & (4) L
Nov. 1st – Week 8 – Make Blocks: (2) M & (2) N
Nov. 8th – Week 9 – Finish our quilts!

This schedule goes along with the larger sizes of the quilt pattern. If you would like to make the baby size, you will skip Blocks E thru N and go to Blocks O & P.

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Infinite Night Helix Quilt Pattern and a Quilt Along!

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10% OFF September 14th thru the end of the Quilt along on November 15th (end of the quilt along).

This pattern would be considered good for an intermediate quilter. It has a lot of blocks and pieces to make and keep sorted.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Aug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!
Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Sep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying geese & Small Arrow units
Sep. 27th – Week 3 – Make Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square & Diamond in Rectangle units.
Oct. 4th – Week 4 – Make Blocks: (1) A and (2) B
Oct 11th – Week 5 – Make Blocks: (1) of each C, D, E, F, G & H
Oct 18th – Week 6 – Make Blocks: (2) I & 4) J
Oct 25th – Week 7 – Make Blocks: (4) K & (4) L
Nov. 1st – Week 8 – Make Blocks: (2) M & (2) N
Nov. 8th – Week 9 – Finish our quilts!

This schedule goes along with the larger sizes of the quilt pattern. If you would like to make the baby size, you will skip Blocks E thru N and go to Blocks O & P.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #InfiniteNightHelixQAL

I will film weekly video tutorial in the Facebook Quilt Along group and answer any questions you have!

INFINITE NIGHT HELIX QUILT

My original design of this quilt did not include that twisted element. It was just a 2-color quilt. When I showed it to my husband and kids, they thought it would be really cool if it had a twisted effect like a double helix. As Cloud would say ‘Mr. DNA’. So, I got working and made the pattern have the twisted element. I love how it turned out!

To give the quilt this twisted element it requires a lot of blocks and pieces to keep organized, that is why I am considering this an intermediate quilt pattern.

I made the original quilt as a graduation gift for my nephew. His favorite color is blue. So, I went with Kona Cotton in: A: White, B: Peacock, C: Canary and D: Prussian.

I quilted this echoing the design at first 1/4 inch from the seams and then I echoed it into the background space about 2-inch sections. I used my Hera Marker to help decided where I wanted my lines to go.

I bound the quilt in the Kona Cotton Peacock.

I hope you love this design as much as I loved making this quilt for my nephew!

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

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WEEK 8 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Finishing Our Quilts!

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We have come to the end of the Prismatic Party Quilt Along! Thank you so much for joining in the fun! I have loved getting to quilt with you and see all of your beautiful blocks.

If you haven’t grabbed the pattern yet, it will be 15% OFF for 1 more week and all my other patterns are 15% OFF this week as well! (Sales ends April, 5, 2022).
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JOIN ME Live at 10:30 am PDT on Wednesday March 30th! I will be going over how to finish your quilt and I will be answering any questions you have in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and I’m hoping to be able to film on Instagram as well.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
THIS WEEK! March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

Finishing our Quilts!

Things you will need:
Backing Fabric (at least 6 inches wider and longer than your quilt top.)
Quilt Batting (at least 6 inches wider and longer than your quilt top*)
* If you plan on having a longarmer quilt your quilt, check with them to see how much overhang they need.)
Basting Spray or Basting Pins
Binding Fabric
These are helpful but not necessary:
Hera Marker to mark out your quilting lines
Walking Foot (Helps pull your quilt from both the top and the bottom)

Quilt Sandwich:
First you will need to make your Quilt Sandwich. You will need to cut and sew your backing fabric to make it fit under your quilt correctly. Make sure it is at least 3 inches wider than your quilt top on all sides (quilt top size + 6 inches). Trim your selvage edge off after joining your pieces.

Make your quilt sandwich by first laying down your quilt backing, wrong side facing up. Tape down to a hard surface, making fabric taut. Next lay your batting on top. Smooth out with your hands, do not stretch. Then lay your quilt top right side up, smooth out with your hands.  

There are so many different types of batting. I really love the Warm Company products! I have been using the Warm and Plush a lot lately because it is a little thicker than the Warm and Natural and the Warm and White cotton battings. The Warm and White is nice when you have a lot of light colors or white in your quilt and you don’t want the batting to alter the colors at all.

Basting Your Quilt: 

Spray baste: My favorite way to baste my quilt is by using Spray Baste! It makes basting so much easier. If you have allergies, this is probably not a good option for you. I’ve tried several different types of spray baste. Some are better than others.
505 Temporary adhesive spray has come highly recommended by several quilters to me. I have been using this brand for the last few quilts I have made. It has great stickiness without being overly sticky. I love that it does not get all over the place like some other sprays I have used.
Find a place where you can lay out your quilt. Make sure to tape the backing fabric taut to the floor (or large table).

Here’s a great spray baste tutorial by Emily Dennis of Quilty Love.  Spray Baste Tutorial
Morgan Kelly has a great tabletop spray basting tutorial on her Instagram. Table Top Spray Baste Tutorial

Pin basting: You can use large curved safety pin about 3 to 4 inches apart (about the width of your hand). I like to use the large curved basting pins. This takes a little longer than the spray basting, but is a great option.

Quilting your Quilt:
I love that Quilting your quilt can give it another design element. You can choose to send your quilt to a longarmer or quilt it yourself.

Make sure to check your batting to see how far apart your quilting lines need to be.

For my original quilt I did a checker quilting by quilting straight lines from top to bottom and straight lines from side to side. I placed my quilting lines in the center of my pieces, so they were evenly spaced.
I usually quilt using a white thread, but this time I decided to go with a yellow thread since there is a lot of yellow in this quilt and it is one of the lightest colors in this quilt.

Hand Tie your Quilt: Some prefer to tie there quilt. Suzy Quilts has an cool way of tying quilts. Check out her Tutorial!

Hand Quilt: Here’s a wonderful video tutorial by Suzy Quilts all about How to Hand Quilt.

Machine Quilt using your Walking Foot: 
Emily Dennis from Quilty Love has a great tutorial on how to Zig zag quilt your quilt with a Walking foot. Click here I love this method of quilting, it give your quilt great texture.

Free Motion Quilting:
Free motion quilting can give you great texture and if you aren’t great at quilting straight lines, this would be great for you. Suzy Williams from Suzy Quilts has a great Free Motion Quilting Tutorial. Click here.

Binding Your Quilt:

Binding is the fabric strip that goes on the edge of your quilt. It covers all of the unfinished edges and rounds out your quilt.

You will want to make sure to square up your quilt before you attach the binding. Cut off the extra batting around the edges and make sure your sides are straight and corners are squared.

Most quilters will cut 2 1/2 inch by width of fabric strips and then sew them together at the ends at a diagonal. Then press the strip in half, so that you are wrapping 2 layers of fabric around all of your edges.

You can machine sew the binding to the front of your quilt and wrap it around to the back and hand stitch it down. Or some prefer sewing the binding to the back of the quilt, wrapping it around to the front and machine stitching it down.

Machine binding tutorial by Emily Dennis of Quilty Love CLICK HERE. This is a great beginner friendly tutorial.

Here is a great binding tutorial by Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts CLICK HERE.

I’m so excited to see everyone finished quilts! Make sure to post them in the Quilt Along Group on Instagram with the Hashtag #PrismaticPartyQAL

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 7 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 6 (Make 4)

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I can’t believe it’s our last week of making blocks! This week we will be making 4 of Block 6. These blocks will go together super quick, especially if you have already made your flying geese. Then, next week we will be finishing our quilts!

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video today (March 22ND) at 10:00 am PDT in the Facebook Quilt Along Group  I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
THIS WEEK! March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of your Block 6 (1 or all of them)!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 6 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 5 (Make 8)

Happy Week 6 of the Prismatic Party Quilt Along! We are getting so close to making our quilt tops!

This week we will be making 8 of Block 5. This block goes together quickly once all the flying geese and half square triangles are done. It’s very similar to last weeks block, but slightly different.

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video today (March 15th) at 10:00 am PDT (We are on daylight savings time now) in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make this week’s block. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
This week! March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of your Block 5 (1 or all of them)!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 5 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along Block 4 (Make 4)

Only 4 weeks left of the Prismatic Party Quilt Along! I hope your blocks are coming together nicely. This week we will be making 4 of block 4! If you have extra time left over this week, you may want to get your half square triangles and flying geese ready for next week. Next week we will be making 8 of block 5! But once you have the flying geese and half square triangles done, the blocks go together super quick!

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video today (March 8th) at 10:00 am PST in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make this week’s block. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
This week! March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of your Block 4 (1 or all of them)!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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WEEK 4 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 3 (Make 4)

It’s WEEK 4 of the Prismatic Party Quilt Along! I hope you are having fun making this quilt! After this week, we will be halfway done with our quilt tops!

This week we will be making 4 of the Star with a diamond in the center blocks. If you really hate making the diamond in square units, you can use a solid square in place of the diamond in square unit for the center of the block, like below.

Left – Original, Right – Alternative

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video today (March 1st) at 10:00 am PST in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make this week’s block. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
THIS WEEK! Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of your Block 3 (1 or all of them)!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 3 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 2 (Make 4)

It’s week 3 of the Prismatic Party Quilt along! I hope your block 1 came together nicely last week. This week will be making 4 of the #2 Block. These blocks will go around the center block we made last week.

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JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video today at 10:00 am PST in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make the half square triangles and the diamond in rectangle unit. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

KING SIZE: Correction:
Page 10, Step 2 – King size pieces needed should read Color E (8) 5 x 5 in (NOT 5 X 5 1/2 in)
Page 20, Step 3 – King size pieces needed should read Color E (8) 5 x 5 in (NOT 5 x 9 1/2 in)

You can find all of my pattern corrections or updates HERE!

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of 1 or all of your Block 2s!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 2 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 1 (Make 1)

It’s week 2 of the Prismatic Party Quilt along and we will make our first block! This Block will go together quickly and there is only 1 block to make this week. This will give people time to catch up if they haven’t cut out their fabrics yet.

I will be filming a LIVE video today at 10:00 am PST in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make the Flying geese with the 4 at 1 time method (made slightly larger and cut to size), The 1 at 1 time method and how to make the Diamond in Square unit. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of your Block 1 completed!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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