I didn't use a pattern, just made some 9 patch blocks of 2" square fabrics and added 2" sashing in a pinky cream solid cotton between the blocks and then all the way around. To make the 9 patch blocks I pieced together 3 rows of 3 squares, then ironed the seams in alternate directions (top row to the left, middle row to the right, bottom row to the left), so that when I stitched the rows together the seams butted (essential for precise intersections). I have used a scant 1/4 inch seam for the whole project. It's a super simple pattern that can be scaled up very easily to make larger quilts.
I think any quilt made with repro / 30s style fabrics should be hand quilted - it really is a match made in heaven. Unfortunately I don't always have the time for hand-quilting, but when I do I always fall in love with the final result! That perfect crinkly look is SO worth the effort.
For my hand quilting I use DMC perle cotton in no 8. I also use a ruler and a Pilot Frixion pen to mark little dots on the fabric where I want the stitches to go. Then I can take the quilt on my lap and quilt away, without worrying about the evenness of my stitches. I like to space my stitches 1/4 inch apart and 1/4 inch away from the seam, and I keep them very small - almost like little dots - catching only 2 or 3 threads of the fabric in each stitch. After the quilting is finished I give it a quick blast of steam with my iron to remove the pen marks (I don't press the fabric directly as I don't want to ruin the gorgeous crinkles!). You can also use a hairdryer instead of an iron to get rid of the pen marks.
It's been a super exciting (and busy!) few months for me and I have some news to share - but more on that very soon. My main project currently is a baby quilt using Tasha Noel's gorgeous new line Vintage Market which I have found the absolute PERFECT pattern pairing for. Pop over to my Instagram account if you would like to see some progress shots!