In October Becca from Pretty Piney Quilts put out a call for pattern testers for her Star Crossed Plaid Pattern. Of course I volunteered and was accepted!
This pattern is absolutely one of the sweetest patterns to make. I have done it in fabrics and baby size for my great granddaughter who is due mid December.
As I’m sure you remember I had shoulder surgery Sept. 3 so was working with my left arm in a monster sling. I was able to cut my fabrics using a hand weight to hold my ruler steady! Isn’t it fun to see how you can work around a problem when you just need to sew! The piecing went together easily since the pattern is so well written. I had the whole top done in 3 days.
I did use a lot of fabric from my scrap bin for this project, but the focal point was the sweet teddy bear fabric from Cranston Works from my stash. I also had a large enough remnant of the pink fabric British Basics from Woodrow Studios to use for the crosses. I plan on using a darker pink on the pink when quilting to enhance the plaid that Becca used in her design. I use Aurifil threads when piecing and quilting. My machines all seem to like it best!
I am still not quite able to manage to do the quilting on it since I want to do a fair amount of ruler work on this quilt. I am hoping to try next week! My rulers are lined up and bobbins are filled with the perfect color of Aurifil thread. Now to have my shoulder cooperate enough to maneuver the quilt on my domestic machine 🥴.
In the meantime I can share the photo of the finished top. So here it is:
Please do check out #starcrossedplaid and #prettypineydesigns or go to Pretty Piney Designs to see Becca is up to.
If you want a great pattern that works up quickly this is definitely the pattern for you!
Do pop in to Becca’s blog to see what gorgeous fabrics the other testers used for their version of Star Crossed Plaid.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are getting to play with fabric today. I’m just heading to my machine………more secret sewing being done here. 😉 Carol