Little Tree fabric

Sunday is for WIPs: no. 2

I’ve had to skip a couple Sundays already, but I’m back today! I haven’t had a chance to work on the Concord overlapping rings quilt from a couple weeks back, but I did take a few minutes to piece a backing and send a finished quilt-top off to a long arm quilter!

simple Christmas buffalo plaid quilt by Lella Boutique
Vanessa’s buffalo plaid quilt ready to get quilted!

The Project: Buffalo Plaid in Little Tree Fabric

This is a buffalo plaid quilt I’ve been working on a little bit the past few Christmases. After seeing Holly at Maker Valley make a bunch of cute buffalo plaid quilts, I was itching to make one! I didn’t follow any particular pattern – just laid out a bunch of 5″ squares and then “stretched out” the design into the border. It seems like there are already quite a few free tutorials for buffalo plaid quilts – but none with the border like mine (to my knowledge). Do you think it be worth sharing in a later post? I do want to make a few more quilts like these.

Fabric is Little Tree by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics (now out of print). Backing is Snuggle (minky) from Moda. Can’t wait to see how this one turns out after Marion Bott (my long arm quilter) gets her hands on it.

simple Christmas buffalo plaid quilt by Lella Boutique
buffalo plaid quilt made with 5″ squares

Have you ever made a buffalo plaid quilt? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Angela

    February 5, 2023 at 5:28 am

    I would love to see a pattern with the extended sides. Yours looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the quilting.

  2. Mary Clarke

    February 5, 2023 at 5:38 am

    I have never made one before & would love the pattern to do so! It looks great so far! I can’t wait to see yours when it’s all done!

  3. Rene

    February 5, 2023 at 5:39 am

    That is so cool!! I would never have thought
    of this!! I really like it!! Gonna have to give it
    a try!! Thanks for a great idea! I just love all that you
    do, fabrics, patterns and all!?❤️

  4. Kim

    February 5, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Love it! It would make a great pattern!

  5. Jan

    February 5, 2023 at 7:16 am

    Looks awesome. I can see it in blue & white, red & white, etc!

  6. Janet Sinclair

    February 5, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Yes, I think it would be nice to see your pattern of the buffalo plaid with the “stretched out” design in the border. I’ve never made a buffalo plaid quilt but made a black, red and grey with Into the Woods fabric. It was done with squares and rectangles.

  7. Mary

    February 5, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Yours is so pretty with the black and white and stretched out border. Can’t wait to see how it gets quilted!

  8. Debbie Brugman

    February 5, 2023 at 9:47 am

    I have never made a Buffalo plaid quilt (on my 2023 list) but have seen some very pretty ones from Lindsey Weight of Primerose Cottage Quilts. And I do like the idea of extended borders. Can’t wait to see yours when it comes back from the laq.

  9. Stephanie Wild

    February 5, 2023 at 11:12 am

    This inspires me to put it on my bucket list. This quilt pattern would be great for gifts to my great nephews and nieces. I can see it in shades of pink and aqua for the girls. Blue, reds and greens for the boys.

  10. Linda Kau

    February 5, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I love plaid quilts, both multi color and buffalo designs 🙂 Your idea of expanding the buffalo plaid to the border is great!

  11. Sherry Gendel

    February 5, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    I have always been drawn to buffalo plaid quilts too. I like how you extended the design into the borders. If you shared the details in a blog post that would be great!

  12. Wanda Barr

    February 6, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Yes please! I have 1 metre of little tree in red. This might be where I use it!

  13. Ruth Beechen

    February 6, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    I made one with Primitive Gatherings flannel – red & cream houndstooth print, red and cream solids – Love how it turned out! I think it’s the simplicity of it that is so appealing.

    1. lellaboutique

      February 13, 2023 at 3:27 pm

      I totally agree! So simple and really shows off the prints.

  14. Carol D.

    February 8, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Love the buffalo plaid and your choice of fabrics is great, as well as, the wider border. What is the width of the border. A pattern would be great.

    1. lellaboutique

      February 13, 2023 at 3:26 pm

      The border width is 9.5″ – I basically just doubled the width of what (2) blocks would have been.

  15. Julie

    February 13, 2023 at 4:31 am

    The closest thing to a plaid quilt I have made is Corey Yoder’s Starry Gingham. I really like the stripe blocks in your version of Buffalo plaid. As always, your fabrics and patterns are beautiful!

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