In addition to “collecting” fabric, I also like to collect quilting magazines. When I first started quilting, I think I collected every magazine that was published … and saved each & every one of them! Over the years, I accumulated tons of magazines. When I started to run out of storage space, I knew I had to purge my “collection”.
I have finally narrowed it down to those magazines I enjoy the most: BHG American Patchwork & Quilting; Fons & Porter Love of Quilting; McCall’s Quick Quilts; and Quiltmaker. And I only keep five years’ worth, so for now my magazines go back to 2005.
I love going through my old magazines. Every once in a while, I’ll pull out a few magazines just to flip through them. It’s like going through a new magazine! That’s how I stumbled upon this plaid dorm quilt from a Fons & Porter magazine.
I’d been wanting to make a quilt for DS#1 for quite some time. I had a collection of plaids and homespun fabric that I thought he might like, but I couldn’t decide on a pattern that I thought would be to his liking.
I thought this dorm quilt would be perfect since he is now living in a dorm after recently transferring to Cal Berkeley. I hope this quilt will bring him some warmth and comfort during the cool fall & winter seasons while he’s away from home.
I started this quilt a few weeks ago and finally finished it this week. The quilt has 168 five-inch finished squares and has a 12 x 14 setting. It has a soft flannel backing and measures 58” x 66”. I used Warm & Natural batting and quilted it myself with a simple line design.
I’m very happy with how it turned out … and for some assurance that DS#1 would like it, my DH said he would love it!
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