Pretty in Plaid – St. Louis 16 Patch finish!
While working on my weekly posts for the Top 10 Tips for New Quilters series, I was inspired to make this plaid 16 patch quilt. Although I normally press my seams open, this time I pressed my seams to the side, to test how much more accurate the piecing would be. Pressing of seams and the strip piecing method were the subjects of week four and five of the Top 10 Tips series.
Although the quilt top was not smooth and flat because I pressed the seams to the side, matching up the seams was super easy using this method. Because of both the ease and the accuracy, I will definitely be choosing this method again in future patchwork projects!
Using 8″ finished size blocks, the Pretty in Plaid quilt finished at approximately 54″ x 54″ after quilting, and is a nice sized lap quilt. The quilt top was made entirely of Kona Cotton Solids: Caribbean, Jade, Emerald, Candy Green, Aloe, Pond and Sage along with Coal, Medium Grey and Snow.
While making this quilt I posted a tutorial for making the St. Louis 16 Patch here. This tutorial is now listed on my Tutorials page and you can find the tab under the blog header.
Finished with my new fave quilting style…. Organic wavy lines from edge to edge. The backing was a new sheet, a geometric print in grey and white, also used for the binding.
This quilt finish was the 14th use of my 100 labels ordered from MyOwnQuiltLabels.
If you are interested in making a Pretty in Plaid quilt, the pattern is now for sale in my pattern shop.
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