Plaid Squared is a modern block that looks fantastic in solids. The block was actually inspired by my husband's robe, which is made of a plaid flannel print. I know, only quilters cut up and recreate something inspired by fabric in the first place :) The fun thing about the simplistic nature of Plaid Squared is that it has endless design options :) Like simply alternating the color layout to make a fantastic picnic blanket.
Or maybe, doing solid color blocks to really emphasize the design. Wouldn't these just be the cutest baby blankets for little baby boy and little baby girl. And you could easily add some applique in the center of the squares if you wanted to add a little punch.
And for a super bold look, you can always add a background color. Don't you just love the way a super dark background just makes the colors pop!!! And what a great way to bust some scraps!!
Plaid Squared also can be easily put into a sampler quilt as it will match with just about anything. In fact, Colette DeGroot's, one of the fabulous block testers, used Plaid Squared in her adorable Summer Picnics, Hugs and Kisses sampler found in the back of the magazine. (Yup, I was pretty thrilled to see it there :)
And I loved the idea of using Plaid Squared for a summertime project and thought wouldn't this just make the cutest summer tablecloth?? Some beautiful citrus colors and maybe add some lemon, lime, and raspberry shaped applique's!! Yup, I think I have another project on my to do list :)
The possibilities are just endless. And speaking of endless possibilities, be sure to pop on over to Quiltmaker and see all of the other blocks on the tour. They are fantastic!! But before you go . . .
Would you like to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 7?? Quiltmaker will be sending a copy of 100 Blocks to a lucky winner!!
And for fun, I will also send that lucky winner their choice of 3 of my patterns!!
So . . . . What do you have to do for a chance to win?????
Simple . . . Just leave a comment. How about any comment that includes the number 7 :)
Easy right. The giveaway is open to everyone and will end on May 9th and a winner will be announced shortly after.
Oh, and by the Way . . . If you are stopping by for the first time, Welcome!! I am so glad you stopped by and hope you will come back often. I just love sharing my passion for quilting.