Christmas Christmas Eve fabric Layer Cake quilts

Forever Plaid Quilt in Christmas Eve Fabric

What’s Christmas with a little plaid? Not only does my future Christmas Eve fabric collection contain a plaid print, but now there’s a Layer Cake quilt pattern to echo the idea as well. Meet the “Forever Plaid” quilt. This one’s a sweet & simple staple of the holiday season, but would look great in any fabric collections (how cute would a boy quilt version be?!).

Forever Plaid layer cake quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Christmas Eve for Moda Fabrics (arriving May 2023).
“Forever Plaid’ layer cake quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Christmas Eve for Moda Fabrics (arriving May 2023).

Tips & Tricks in Piecing

As you can see, the layout for “Forever Plaid” uses squares and rectangles sewing together simply. Even so, I would classify this pattern as “intermediate”; what makes this a little more challenging is the attention to pressing to help seams align in the quilt top assembly. If you look closely, I alternate two dark grey prints to split up the layer cake print (dark grey “Merry Dot” and “Winter Botanical”). I found it helpful to divide the blocks up and piece the “Merry Dot” batch first. As I pieced those blocks, I made sure to press the seams “up” and “right” in every step. For the “Winter Botanical” batch, I did the opposite – pressing the seams “down” and “left.” Then, when everything is laid out in the quilt top assembly, this makes it easy to nest the seams as you stitch blocks into rows and rows together.

Forever Plaid layer cake quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Christmas Eve for Moda Fabrics (arriving May 2023).
“Forever Plaid” quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Christmas Eve for Moda Fabrics (May 2023).

Quilt Details

Forever Plaid layer cake quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Christmas Eve for Moda Fabrics (arriving May 2023).
“Forever Plaid” layer cake quilt in Christmas Eve fabric by Lella Boutique. Quilted by Katie Malan using Karlee Porter’s “Graffiti Quilting #10” pantograph

This is the last on the new quilt patterns, how did you like these? Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below./

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6 Comments

  1. Marcy H

    October 12, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I love plaid so this one is my favorite!

  2. Kathy

    October 12, 2022 at 6:02 am

    They are all so beautiful! I really like this one though, I love layer cakes and appreciate the thought that goes into a good layer cake pattern.

  3. Rhonda

    October 12, 2022 at 6:08 am

    I have loved every one!!! But i did immediately buy The Good Tidings! You did a beautiful job with each one of them! This fabric line is so gorgeous. Can not wait for it to be available!

  4. Terri

    October 12, 2022 at 6:40 am

    I love this fabric so much and want to make every quilt so I guess I had better get the pattern pack purchased. So cannot wait for this to come out.

  5. Tammy

    October 12, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Love all the quilts in this fabric line!

  6. Kaholly

    October 14, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Very pretty! Really makes a statement.

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