February 23, 2024

Pastel Plaid bundle for Easter


Welcome back! I'm excited to talk about this new bundle today and all the fun things we could make with it. Bundles will be up tomorrow, Saturday 24th at 9AM PST. There will be fat quarters, half yards, and quarter yards. See you there!

My first thought was Mariposas- my butterfly pattern.  I've mocked it up here with a super pale yellow, almost cream background, and a medium grey body fabric. 

I also think it would be really great to just do simple half square triangles. If you buy the quarter yard bundle and cut 20 of the prints into (5) 8.5" squares, you'll get 10 HSTs from each print for an 8 x 10 grid quilt that measures 64" x 80".  It would be pretty against a lightest pink, purple, or blue. 

I never would have thought to do Chamomile with darker prints, but many of you have done so, especially for themed holiday quilts, and I love them! This Chamomile mockup in Pastel Plaids is probably my favorite of the bunch, I'd love to have it as an Easter quilt!

There are quite a few Quilty Love (by Emily Dennis) patterns that would work well with this bundle. In fact, her Classic Stars pattern sample is made up in flannel plaids. Choose a strong accent color, or white, for the stars or hearts and these cute ginghams would be a darling patchwork background. 

I'd love to make a picnic quilt or a baby gift for someone with just simple squares! So much of this fabric bundle reminds me of my own 80s childhood, in fact my official baby blanket that my aunt made me was a smaller pink gingham almost exactly like the one included! This would be a great option for hiding stains and being super durable. I'd even love to tie it with yarn to make it very retro. This one is mocked up in 4" squares. 

Kitchen Table Quilting (Erica) also has a lot of great patterns that would work well for this like the Tessa, Olivia, Hazel, or Harper. 

You could also make Star Kisses! That's never a bad choice when you have fat quarters and you want something pretty easy. The pattern is written for 24 fat eighths, or 12 fat quarters. Since there are 21 prints in this bundle you'd use 2 of them twice and the rest only once, so it would be on the scrappier side, which is always my preference!

Lastly, I think any kind of equilateral triangle quilt would complement and contrast the grid of these fabrics really nicely. Pair them with low volumes like Red Pepper Quilts did here, or just white, and you'd have a real winner!

See you in the morning!

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