I've been studying plaid quilts. I've been reading a lot as my hand recovers and reviewed some of my quilt catalogs and books from the 20th century.
A while ago, I wrote about plaid quilts a while ago (here) before I embarked on my own gingham style quilt.
To be honest, it's taken a good half century to overcome my prejudice against plaids; my bias was rooted in having to wear ugly plaid Catholic school uniforms in my youth.
Sometimes it is so important to review the old books and catalogs because you find even more things that you hadn't taken notice of previously. Plaid quilts are very popular now and apparently they were during the 20th century.
"Scotch Plaid" quilt from a 1941 Mountain Mist catalog. Twenty some years later, in the booklet, 15 quilt for Today's Living, the "Scotch Quilt" was introduced:
Years ago, Beth and I were dreaming of quilts we would make when she retired and I have to remind her of the "Plaid-ish Scrap Quilt" tutorial and pattern we admired a few years ago. The free pattern is here. Since then, it appears a second quilt tutorial has been added over at Kitchen Table Quilting. The pattern is called "Plaid-ish 2 Quilt" and is available (also free) over here.
Have you made or considered making a plaid quilt?
Have a safe and happy day!