Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Plaid About You’ Quilt by Tammy Tadd

Lazies, Today we take a look at this bright and beautiful quilt from Tammy Tadd of Tammy Tadd Designs. Tammy told me that she loves brights and I have to say that she knows how to use them! Tammy shows us two different versions of her ‘Plaid About You’ quilt. The bright, crisp and clean colors of this quilt make me feel like Spring will be here any second. This is the fourth of twelve daily features in the ‘Day Z Dozen’ blog hop.

Plaid About You Pink small
‘Plaid About You’ By Tammy Tadd
(Fabric requirements listed below)

Here’s Tammy:
There is nothing I love more than the “cottage” feel of florals and plaids together. ‘Plaid About You’ is one of those projects that just makes me “happy”. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s quick and easy too!

Daisy_Deux-RainbowFrom the first time that I saw this bed of daisies, my mind was immediately thinking of the endless possibilities of beautiful things that I could make.

You see, I love decorating! So when I look at fabric and quilts, I naturally start visualizing the entire room and I get so excited. Just think of the window treatments, bed skirt, throw pillows, rugs, even covered lampshades you can make! Be sure you get extra fabric for some great coordinates.

Take a look at the simple elements of this quilt. I’ve used a nine-patch, a flower block, sashing strips, a couple of borders, and half square triangles for corner blocks. This project is great for beginners. Use the same panel of daisies to make either the pink or purple version.
– Tammy Tadd

Tammy TaddAbout Tammy:
Tammy has a background in art and floral design, which contributes greatly to her sense of color and unique style.

With a natural talent in design and decorating, her quilt style tends to be bright, clean, and uncomplicated.

Visit Tammy’s website and register for her newsletter to find out more about her latest projects, her new store and more!

Here’s all the product information for today’s feature ’Plaid About You’. Check quilt shops to purchase the pattern and fabrics.

Tammy Tadd Designs
Plaid About You Quilt
55″ x 55″
Pattern No. 434

Fabric for Pink version – 7 fabrics
Plaid About You Pink small1-3/8 yards LH06006 Daisy Deux: Rainbow
5/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Snow
3/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Green
1/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Banana
5/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Chartreuse
5/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Cerise
7/8 yard LH06018 Rainbow Plaid: Mango

Fabric for Purple version – 8 fabrics
Plaid purple1-3/8 yards LH06006 Daisy Deux: Rainbow
5/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Snow
1/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Green
1/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Orchid
5/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Chartreuse
5/8 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Delphinium
1/4 yard LH03035 Frosted Dots: Parrot
7/8 yard LH06018 Rainbow Plaid: Berry

You’ll also need the following for either color way:
3 1/2 yd. Backing Fabric
61″x 61″ Batting
1/2 yd. Binding

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15 Responses to “Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Plaid About You’ Quilt by Tammy Tadd”

  1. Tammy Tadd — March 8, 2007 @ 7:39 am

    Hi Everyone!! Thanks so much for joining our hop today! Hope you like “Plaid About You” as much as I do!

    Joan and Holly, once again, “thank you” for all of your hardwork and for inviting all of us here at Tammy Tadd Designs to participate in this “first ever” blog-hop!

    Have a wonderful day ladies, or should I say “Lazies”!

    Tammy Tadd Designs

  2. Mona Noerhave — March 8, 2007 @ 7:42 am

    Where do I find the patterns from these Day Z Dozen Blog Hop ?

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    Hi Mona,
    Check your local quilt shop for availability.
    You can find a list of shops here.
    Check these companies who are ‘hopping’ along with us.
    Joan Hawley
    Lazy Girl Designs

  3. Karina Hittle — March 8, 2007 @ 8:08 am

    Hello Tammy,

    What a pretty quilt and thank you for showing it in two color ways! I too love decorating, and when I see beautiful fabrics like this…I visualize lots of design possibilities for the entire home 🙂 I’m with you…it’s always good to “get extra fabric for some great coordinates!” I also like the clever play on words you chose for the name of your quilt!


  4. Penny — March 8, 2007 @ 8:47 am

    Tammy, I just love this quilt, I will be making one for my bedroom. We are in the mist of painting (for a year!) & redecorating our master bedroom & I think this would be just lovely on my comfy chair. Thanks for the great pattern & both colorways.


  5. Bernadette C — March 8, 2007 @ 9:36 am

    I just love your designs. Keep up the good work.
    I am enjoying the DayZ Dozen. I can’t wait to check it out each morning. Thanks Ladies for the fun!

  6. Cindy Oates — March 8, 2007 @ 10:43 am

    Hi Tammy,
    Wow…what a great quilt. I always love the way you use color. I didn’t know that you had a shop until I visited your website yesterday. It is so cute and it looks so inviting. Almost like a candy store. I especially love the pink and green wheelbarrow. Wish you were in my neighborhood!

  7. Pam — March 8, 2007 @ 11:26 am

    You’re wonderful, what a darling photo! Can’t wait to see you at market!

  8. Cecile — March 8, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

    This quilt makes me want to go on a picnic. Wouldn’t that be a great way to spend the afternoon–lounging on a bright and happy quilt in the sunshine with a good book and an apple? Thanks for sharing all your photos on your website. It’s no wonder your designs are so cheery. It looks like Tammy Tadd Designs is a happy place to work!
    Just Another Button Company

  9. Sue — March 8, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

    These two quilts are simply georgeous!! I have two friends due to have babies in a couple of months – I would love to make these for them – but as I live in Australia is there anywhere here that sells your fabrics? (My daughter has told me the best way to handle an addiction is to “walk away” from it! Ha!
    Thank you for some truly scrumptious fabrics!!!

  10. Mary Lou Hallenbeck — March 8, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

    What a SWEET project. What a great project to help quilters discover the wonders of plaids. The geometric pattern of plaid fabrics combine with the flowing lines of florals in some of the most amazing ways! Don’t forget those great stripe fabrics too ladies! There are some great ones in the DayZ collection. So it just has to be said: “TAMMY ROCKS WITH HER DAYZ-PLAID BLOCKS!” EXCELLENT JOB!!!!

  11. shelly — March 8, 2007 @ 11:18 pm

    Wow! My daughter’s wild about daisey’s especially Gerbers. I’ll keep this in mind. I just finished a wack and stack kaliedoscope quilt for her. I found a great fabric at JoAnns with a family at the beach in that funny blue and brown combination that’s in many magazines now. My 4th quilt this year and I’m getting better all the time.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. holly holderman — March 9, 2007 @ 7:28 am

    Tammy I am so glad that you worked with the oversized plaid fabric for this quilt.
    It’s almost exactly how I imagined people would work with this fabric…It’s really not difficult to work with, it only requires a bit more patience with your iron, before you get to cutting and piecing.

    For those of you who shy away from working with plaids and stripes, Tammy’s quilt would be just adorable, with the border eliminated. Then make a great plaid dust ruffle instead, add white pillowcases and plaid pillow shams and you’ll have a really fun “pulled together” look.


  13. Two more fabulous color combinations. I have always loved quilting for the artist unique look at color and their combinations. I just continue to be inspired!

  14. Donna Wolf — March 17, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

    I enjoyed the blog hop very much. I was eager every day to check out what was the next project. I am a shop owner, of Donna’s Stitchery, Truckee Ca. I have some of the LakeHouse fabrics in stock, and ready to ship if any one is interested.
    LH05035 snow

  15. Morgan — April 23, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

    I love it! I made the pink for my welsh corgi, Princess, as a blanket for her. Thanks!