Jun 272012
For Daddy’s Girls

This trio of lap quilts will comfort the daughters of a much-loved dad who was mad about plaid. Edge-to-edge machine quilting over a layer of fleece ensures that the quilts are cozy and will withstand daily use and frequent laundering. While these quilts are all the same design, fabric selection and placement makes each unique.

  • The quilt on the left speaks of sunny days and happy times. Mostly blues and yellows with green for accent, this quilt is backed and bound with a golden tone-on-tone cotton.
  • The center quilt includes two pair of Dockers mixed in with the plaid shirts and is backed in red/black tone-on-tone cotton with black binding.
  • The patriotic quilt on the right includes just a touch of green and is backed with light neutral cotton and bound in red.

Each quilt measures 60×72 inches, a generous lap size that also works well to add warmth and comfort to a double, queen or even king size bed.


And one for his parents

This fourth quilt, also the same size and design as the other three, will provide comfort for his parents now and ensure that there are enough quilts to eventually pass along to each of his grandchildren.


Loving Arms Wrap Quilt pattern – An instant-download PDF pattern for this quilt design now available! Just click the link to go to the purchase page on Craftsy.com. If you want the pattern but don’t want to get it through Craftsy, or if you’d just prefer that I email it to you personally, please let me know.

  2 Responses to “Mad About Plaid”

  1. I love these! They’re gorgeous and definitely look well made. I especially love the one on the left that speaks of warmth, sunny days, and happy memories. The yellow complements the blue and green perfectly.

    Just lovely!

    • Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments, Christina! These quilts were a nice challenge beings many of the fabrics were the same value. So getting the placement right to form a strong diagonal design took several tries on each one, but the results were totally worth the effort. Now I just need to get a post up on how to go about determining fabric value and placement.