Finished plaid quilt (and other random stuff)

First, a picture of a recent finish. Woo!
(Because this is first and foremost a quilting blog.)
I’m pleased with the orange border and blue binding.
A good snuggly fallish quilt.

Many thanks for the swine flu well wishes. I think we’re on the mend. (fingers crossed.)

(Disclaimer: Sorry the rest of this has nothing whatsoever to do with quilting.) For you other SYTYCD (so you think you can dance) people: nothing like a show full of good dance (Wade!) to end a day of: taking care of sick and cranky people at the same time as you try to finish all the final fall yard work before it snows tomorrow. Whew. Mandi Moore’s choreography made me full-on grin. At first I wasn’t sure what to think when she didn’t choreograph to some classic 80’s hit, but man, Viva La Vida was awesome. Oh wow – that is how I want to dance in heaven. If I tried it now my children would start yelling, “MOM! STOP!” plus I’d probably throw my back out or dislocate a hip joint or something worse. And cute Ryan Di Lello. A few years ago my husband used to occasionally teach classes at BYU and Ryan was one of his students. (My husband taught Intro to Public Relations, not Advanced Latin Ballroom – although that would be pretty cool. Not that Public Relations isn’t sexy too.) A short time later my husband was in charge of the youth group at church and asked Ryan to come teach a class in some basic partner dance moves. I was there. He is a really nice guy. So that is my brush with SYTYCD fame. And there you go.

Now, onto finishing Halloween costumes!

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    October 27, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Hi Amy! I love your fall quilt. Simple design, wonderful result. I'm glad that your family are in flu recovery. Just last night my oldest was over visiting he's(27) we started talking about their 'illnesses' as kids. Amazingly, they are some of the funniest stories now.

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    October 27, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Congrats on a finish. Always such a good feeling. I haven't been following SYTYCD, but it sounds like it's been a good year. I'll have to tune in to see Ryan.

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    October 27, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Awesome, what is it about plaid that is so comforting….oh, I know….that&#39;s what my carpenter husband wears everyday!:)<br /><br />Cranky sick people….not fun but definately not their fault…hope you stay well!!

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    The Quilt Buddy
    October 27, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Love your mini quilt. Doesn&#39;t it feel great to get something completed!<br /><br />Anyway, hope you guys are feeling better. It looks like the &quot;crude&quot; has hit our house!

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    why not sew?
    October 27, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Oh now that is just the cutest quilt ever. I love the plaids!

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    3 sweet P's
    October 27, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Amy, your quilt is a PERFECT fall snuggle item!I love it!The orange border is a perfect compliment to all the browns.Fantastic job!<br /><br />And about sytycd, I love that show!I will just live vicariously through those beautiful dancers.I wish that I was half as talented as they are, dance is a true form of art.

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    October 27, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Love the quilt. The plaids are wonderful.

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    Laurie, the girls and Scott
    October 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I know someone who knows Ryan Di Lello. It&#39;s like I&#39;M on the show! That&#39;s one of those shows I MUST WATCH THE DAY IT AIRS. Of course, It&#39;s never at the time it airs. It&#39;s usually like 10:30 pm, but it&#39;s always worth it. I can&#39;t get through it without crying though. It&#39;s just too beautiful.

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    October 27, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Sweet quilt!! I think homespuns make any quilt extra special.<br /><br />Glad to hear you are on the mend…sounds like swine flu is making its way around…seems many in blogland are suffering with it.

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    live a colorful life
    October 27, 2009 at 11:22 am

    The quilt is very &quot;fall-ish.&quot; Love the plaids and the border.<br /><br />SYTYCD: I&#39;m WAY behind. I&#39;m tempted to skip the Las Vegas pre-rounds. Should I catch up on those? Or should I just start with the current episodes? Dilemma…

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    October 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    The group dance at the beginning of the show? To. Die. For. It was just so…fun.

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    October 27, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Glad you guys are getting better. Your plaid quilt is so cute and a perfect finish for Fall. I love SYTYCD! Fun that you have met one of the dancers.

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    October 27, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    sorry about the swine flu stuff. Someone I know has it and I&#39;m hoping we don&#39;t get it, too. But just think: at least you&#39;ll be done with it before the holiday season begins!

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    Allisa Jacobs
    October 28, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Love this quilt! I&#39;ve always wanted to make a plaid quilt- yours looks lovely! <br />Hey, wanted to let you know I&#39;ll be posting more wallets in the next day or two, or I love making custom orders so if she spotted another fabric in my shop- I could most likely do that too! <br />Have a great day đŸ™‚

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    October 28, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    i love it!!!!!! very nice fabrics mix!

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    Quilted Cupcake
    October 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Lovely quilt – I&#39;ve been wanting to use plaids, this is a great idea!

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    October 29, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Love this quilt. I have been saving all different plaid shirts of my son and husbands do make a quilt, but I was stumped for what kind of pattern to do. I love the simplicity of your blocks and the finished quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    August 12, 2010 at 1:10 am

    By chance would you be able to tell me the measurement of one square? Or maybe if you used a pattern you could tell me the name of it? I am kind of new to quilting and this looks like a relatively simple quilt to make, and I love all of the plaid flannel. <br />Thanks<br />P.S. I love reading your blog, so many beautiful quilts and fun projects.

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    amy smart
    August 16, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Anonymous,<br /><br />I&#39;m hoping you see this comment because I&#39;m not sure how else to reach you! I started with 6&quot; squares. It is a super easy pattern to make too! Go to the Hour-Glass block tutorial and just follow it through to making the half-square triangle blocks (not cutting again to make the hour-glass blocks.) I think you&#39;ll love it.<br /><br />Thanks so much for

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