Sunday, March 27, 2011

Plaids for a Prez...and a Scraps Giveaway!

So yesterday I finally tackled the stack of plaids I pulled from the stash.


My goal....


The Lincoln Museum Quilt. I've always loved this funky colorful quilt, and when my friend, Kathie, mentioned to me that it was going to be the subject of a retreat, I thought I would sew along in spirit!


My stash plaids aren't as colorful as the original quilt.


But it will do. I've got all the blocks done. I made mine just a little smaller....60 x 72. The blocks are 12"....aka HUGE....so it was an easy one to piece between other things yesterday and today. I sewed a few sections together after I took these pics. I anticipate it will be in the "tops to be quilted" pile by day's end tomorrow.

I don't want to put the plaid scraps back into the stash....


do you want them? Heck...I'll even throw in the Lincoln Museum Quilt book! Just leave a comment and I'll draw a winner on Friday!

I've already got my sights set on the next quilt, so I may head back downstairs and get this sucker all put together and clear off that cutting table so I can move on to the next one!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

*Peace!

26 comments:

Barbara Chojnacki said...

OMG, I love OPM (Other People's Material)!

KathieB said...

Wow--I have a small stack of plaids that's about to become SOMETHING. That Lincoln quilt would be an excellent way to use them. I would happily take your scraps if I were lucky enough to win. If I win, I promise I will make the quilt!

Jayne said...

Your quilt is every bit as gorgeous as the original!! And if my arm is twisted, I suppose I could take those plaids and that book off your hands for you!
Jayne

Andra Gayle said...

I love the plaids! Would love to have them!

marie said...

I love plaids! Thanks for a chance to win them. Your quilt is great.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Good grief woman... you really had the pedal to the metal this weekend. That quilt top is fabulous. Toss my name into the scraps/book giveaway.
I just may need to make myself one of these plaid quilts.

Mam said...

Love the quilt Kim and would appreciate a chance to win the leftover plaid.

Margaret said...

Wow! That was fast! I love how it came out! I love plaids -- have a good collection buried somewhere. But I'd love more. :D And that book too! Thanks, Kim! You're a sweetie to have a giveaway. Great great quilt! Just my style.

Deb said...

Oh, I love me come plaid! I love your quilt too. You're one speedy person! Enter me in for a chance!!

jz said...

As a former history teacher,now retired, I would love the plaids and would put them to good use.

Robin C said...

love that plaid quilt. I'm partial to plaids but for some reason don't have a lot. I'd love some scraps.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great pattern. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway :-)

Debbie said...

Your quilt looks great. I'd love your scraps. I see one of my favorite orange ones in there.

Catherine said...

I love me some good plaids!! Throw my name in - thanks!

regan said...

Are you kidding? I would love to have these plaids....yummy!

And your quilt is wonderful!

Gayle said...

Yep! I want them!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh yes, please! I love love love plaids! And that quilt is fantastic! And I think your version is JUST as colorful and gorgeous as the one in the book, too! :-)
Best,
~Angela~

MJinMichigan said...

I love plaids and yours look like they would fit right in with the ones I have pulled for a new project. Thanks for the chance to win them.
Your quilt is wonderful!

Jo said...

Oh...I have wanted to make that quilt. I am SO into plaids right now. Check out my today's blog post that gives some tips for sewing with plaids and stripes.
http://www.joscountryjunction.com/?p=3668

Liz Armstrong said...

I have started my collection of plaid and striped shirts to use in a quilt, and these would be great additions! Love the pattern, too! Liz

woolwoman said...

I'm not a quilter Kim but I enjoy looking at (and lusting after) all your fabric and projects - oh if there was just more time in the day - that lincoln museum quilt is so neat. I'll pass on your giveaway but I know you will make one of these gals very happy - YGG Mel

littlepeepsmom said...

I love the plaids- great quilt. please enter me in the scrap giveaway

Anonymous said...

Everybody just loves plaids and I have already made several quilts with just plaids or combined with whacky animals, but to win ready cut pieces is great, a quilt will happen in no time at all. And stars are my absolute favorite pattern too! her's hoping....
Lotte van der Linden,
lottelinden@hotmail.com

Nyla said...

I would like to make this quilt also and your plaids could be added to mine to make it possible. Love yours and the original! Thanks for your blog and the giveaway! Looking forward to your next project.

Katrina said...

Very pretty!!! Love how you've laid it out.

Michelle said...

Oh I love your Lincoln quilt!! Plaids are so fun and I would never have pictured them all together like that. I would happily take these off your hands!!!