Geo Star Plaid Quilt Top Finished – OMG

Isn’t it nice when everything about a project just falls into place?!!  We were given free fabrics from Debby at Debby Kratovil Quilts and Becca at Pretty Piney sent us the Star-Crossed Plaid pattern for free as her pattern tester.  We carefully chose five of the seven Geo Pop fabrics we received.  From the photo below, you can see that wasn’t an easy decision by any means.  We set about making a baby-sized quilt top soon-to-be called Geo Star Plaid with all the details in an earlier post.

Benartex pretties

Geo Star Plaid

We wanted a slightly more boyish tone to our quilt top.  With that charge, we stuck with background fabrics similar to Becca’s in gray, white, and black.  Before you know it, the first two blocks could be laid out for perusal.  Oh yes, this is coming along nicely and will be fabulous!  I love these Geo Pop fabrics.

Geo plaid 2 blocks

Geo for a Star-Crossed Plaid

Finishing in a four by five pattern, the baby-sized quilt has a block that measures nine inches.  Here is our quilt top, Geo Star Plaid, which measures approximately 36″ x 45″.  The quilt top was altogether by mid-June but, of course, I didn’t know how to quilt it. 

GEO quilt top

Enter Kathleen from Kathleen McMusing with a suggestion.  And a great suggestion at that – why not mimic the suggestion of plaid with straight-line stitching.  It turns out we had the perfect backing in our stash already, so why not get busy?!!  We made this our January OMG project.  We will be linking this on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts January finish linky party, and we thank her for the continued monthly encouragement!

Geo Plaid Plaid

A double-layer of cotton batting was used to give the Geo Star Plaid quilt a nice puffy loft. Handily enough, we had this black and white hashtag fabric in our stash that fit this quilt top perfectly.

Getting my plaid on was my mantra once quilting in earnest began.  I carefully drew out my idea on paper with squares drawn to match the fabric. 

Plaid drawing

The drawing was matched up to the fabric often to ensure I had the pattern down and no mistakes were made.  Oh yes, this was the perfect suggestion as a quilting design.  At least we think so!

Geo Plaid plaid

Straight-line quilting started in the center and worked toward both edges in that plaid pattern.  Here is a closeup of one of the black patches where the straight-line quilting really shows the plaid pattern well.

Geo Plaid plaid

This is after washing – nice and squishy!

Our Geo Star Plaid Ta-da!

Geo Love

A solid black binding finishes off the edges of our Geo Star Plaid quilt quite nicely we think.  Kind of like a frame around a photo.  We thank Becca for sharing this pattern with us, as we’ve greatly enjoyed every step of making this beauty.

Geo Finished


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23 Responses

  1. chrisknits says:

    What a wonderful finish!!! You should be very proud of the entire project, you helped test a pattern, used some lovely fabrics, and finished it for OMG! You gals rock!!

  2. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    This quilt is perfect! I really love everything about it – the pattern, the fabrics, the backing (PERFECTION) and the quilting. Wow really one of the nieces quilts I have seen recently. Great work!

  3. Patty says:

    Looks great! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  4. Kate says:

    Congrats on a beautiful finish. The gray and black work so well with those bright stars. Definitely a winning color palette.

  5. quiltinggail says:

    Hi Roseanne,
    I know I already commented, but it is a beautiful quilt!
    Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  6. Kathryn says:

    Love how it turned out and yes it has a boyish look about it. Interesting putting a double layer of cotton batting in it to make it cozy. I did try that with wool batting for a baby quilt but made it too heavy. Live and learn!

  7. Debby sent the fabrics, Becca provided the pattern and Kathleen suggested the quilting. So tell me again – what did you do? OK, I am being a supreme brat :-p I love the quilt. The plaid effect is neat and totally inspiring. It is perfect and will be loved 🙂 Kudos to you!!!

  8. Dawn says:

    Roseanne, this quilt turned out great. Love how you quilted it!

  9. lenneamw says:

    Lovely quilt and quilting!

  10. Susan says:

    That looks fantastic!!

  11. Wow! Even better than imagined…the quilting is perfect and the quilt is just dynamite. Hooray!!!

  12. Wow! It’s beautiful Roseanne. I love the texture your quilting gives to this top. Perfect fabrics! Congrats on another finish. 😁 Carol

  13. quiltinggail says:

    Perfect quilting on this beautiful quilt! I love it! And the backing – a perfect choice!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful finish!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  14. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, This quilt is marvelous! The quilting design does take the great pattern and fabulous fabrics you used over the top. I am clapping very loudly for another great achievement!!! Thank you for sharing and have a splendid day!

  15. Rochelle Summers says:

    What wonderful texture the quilting adds to the beautiful quilt top. I think this is just perfect and some little boy/girl would love to cuddle in it. Double batting sounds like a warm snuggle. Congratulations!

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    That turned out just fabulous, the quilting is perfect for it. I love everything about the colors you have chosen. Looks like a pretty easy pattern to whip up also.

  17. Diann says:

    Roseanne, your quilting looks great and finishes off Geo Star Plaid perfectly! I really like your colorful stars mixed in with the gray and black of the rest of the design. Congratulations on making your goal!

  18. karenfae says:

    that is pretty, I love those colors together

  19. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    I love the pops of color in this quilt, Roseanne! Great job on it and the quilting is perfect!

  20. Don’t you love it when the quilting just tops off the quilt and makes it perfect! This is such a fun quilt, Roseann! Well done!

  21. Wow, this quilt is pretty! I’ve been wanting to try “plaid quilting” so this is inspiring.

  22. Gretchen says:

    Love the quilt, the quilting is perfect!

  23. Laura says:

    Love it, Roseanne! The plaid quilt turned out great! Congrats on the finish! 🙂

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