Thursday, January 19, 2023

Easy Gingham Quilt ~ Free Pattern

 It's no big secret I adore gingham.  So this new trend of large buffalo plaid everything makes me very happy.  Last fall after months of not sewing a thing I broke the ice by making a very simple gingham quilt for my the rocking chair on my front porch.

Since the quilt would be out in the weather it didn't make sense to  use expensive quilt shop quality fabric.  The cheaper the better.  A quick dig through my very small stash of orange resulted in the light peachy colored fabric.  Not exactly sure where I acquired this one, I'm pretty sure it was in one of my estate sale hauls years ago.  Probably dating back to the late 80's or early 90's.

A small piece was cut from the corner, about a 2 inch square, stuck it in my jeans pocket and off to Walmart I go.  I needed some pantry staples like sugar and flour so I could sneak these fabrics into the food shopping.  Mr. Podunk never questions charges on the debit card for groceries. 😉  

The dark orange and background are both Walmart Waverly fabric. I purchased a little more background fabric than needed for the quilt top so the extra could be used along with the peach fabric to make the backing.  And a little extra of the dark orange for the binding.  

The entire quilt from start to finish was about a total of 12 hours over a 3 day period.  The plan is to make one for every season.  Well let's be honest I want more than the four seasons, I want one in every color!  The rainbow and more!  

The fabrics below are the ones I choose for a Christmas gingham quilt.  But it was never made.  The thought has crossed my mind to make one a month in between my UFO busting.  A good one for the winter months would be blue.  What do you think?  I think a good dig through the blue stash is in the plan for today.

If you would like to make one of these you can find the FREE pattern at Quilters Candy.  The quilt finishes at 55 x 65.

The instructions are well written and easy to follow.  I know it's a simple pattern and most of us could figure it out on our own but why take the time to do the math when someone has already done it for us! 

Until next time...

I hope you find time to stitch up something sweet!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Lee Ann for the link to the gingham freebie. I love your orange do and how you quilted it.


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