Thursday, March 24, 2016

Plus Quilt

I'm a big fan of "plus" quilts.  I've done two baby quilts with plus blocks (here and here), and I wanted plus quilts for the bunk beds at the island.  I started searching for the perfect pattern about a year ago and found this on Pinterest.  Many of the commenters asked if there was a pattern for this quilt, but I didn't see one and unfortunately, clicking on the patterns tab on that blog led to an Error 404.

So I took out my graph paper book and attempted to replicate it as best I could.  I went with 3" squares in blues, greens and greys.  The finished size is about 80" x 70".

Can you see the booboo I made?

The backing is a blue Connecting Threads print.  I didn't have quite enough of it so I added a print I've had in my stash forever.  And the binding is a scrappy bunch of leftover strips from other quilts in the same colours as the top.


I went with a soft meander in a light grey thread for the quilting.

How cute are these little ducklings?!
I took these pictures after washing the quilt.  I just love the nice crinkly look.



I already started working on the other quilt which will go on the second bed and with any luck, both beds will go on a boat ride in early May.

This is project number 3 on my FAL list for Q1.  I will also link up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Anja Quilts for TGIFF.

19 comments:

  1. I love the Tetris feel of this quilt, such an original take on the plus quilt layout! And your colors are right up my alley, I love cool colors like blue and green. :)

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  2. I love your layout! I have been thinking of making a plus quilt because it gives a chance to show off favorite fabrics, and your quilt makes me even more inclined to make one. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. J'adore tes couleurs Isabelle. Je cherche un patron de "plus quilt" depuis un moment. Celui-ci est vraiment beau. Et comme toujours tu es une vraie machine! Bravo!

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  4. I just love the modern feel to this quilt. A plus quilt is on my to do list. The quilting is amazing!

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  5. Love!!! I've been meaning to tackle a Plus Quilt, they just look so bold and graphic. Can't wait to see the second one you have in the making ;)

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  6. I love Plus Quilts. Those squares look bigger than 3" from the pictures. Looks wonderful with all of it's crinkly goodness.

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  7. Who doesn't love a good plus quilt?! Beautiful choice of colors too!

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  8. I love the deconstructed feel of this plus quilt; way to go for making this after finding there was no pattern!

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  9. Great plus quilt! Love the colors you used.

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  10. Love this version of a plus quilt!

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  11. I love this! You should create a pattern now that you've done the math. The backing is a great print. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ Anja Quilts.

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  12. It looks great! I love the gradation of colour.

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  13. This turned out great! I'll post it on the FAL fb page.

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  14. Looks so cool with the color fall like that! I have that same backing fabric - sort of love it too!

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  15. I love Plus quilts too and your version is beautiful!!

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  16. I love a plus quilt, too! (I'm also in learning & development!) All your FAL finishes are great!

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  17. Great job! The little boo boo just adds to the charm. Good for you for leaving it!

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  18. Thats a great quilt! Congratulations on the finish, enjoy working on the next one. And it appears I am not the only one to say - I love plus quilts, too :)

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