Wonky Plus Signs Finish

I'm back with another plus sign quilt! This time however, I decided not to follow a pattern and use a bit of improv piecing to make wonky plus signs. These are so much fun because there are no seams to match up - they are perfect when you're tired and need a more relaxed, less precise kind of piecing.

I used black, white and grey scraps for the background squares and pink and purple scraps for the plus signs. I didn't have quite enough scraps for all the plus signs so decided to leave some of the background squares intact. I tried to piece the blocks in a way that would hint to a gradient, but not sure it actually worked. I do like how it looks though so I'm ok with that.

I went back to my favourite free-motion quilting design - some big flowers. I used pink Aurifil 50 wt thread and it's a pretty light pink. So you get a hint of pink in the stitching but it doesn't really scream pink... know what I mean?

The binding is also scrappy - I used strips of black, white and grey fabrics - although you can't really tell from this picture.

The backing is a super soft pink flannel with cute little cat faces all over it.

The details:
  • Pattern: None (this is my own improv design)
  • Size: 68" x 81" square 
  • Fabrics: Black, white, grey, pink and purple scraps from my stash 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2415 (light pink) in 50 wt
I'm not quite sure yet where this quilt is going to end up, but I'm really tempted to keep this one. 


  1. How fun! I love that it's your own design. Really nice!

  2. I have a soft spot for plus designs too and I particularly love the wonkyness in this one, Izzy!

  3. This looks fantastic; I love how the black and white works with your purples and pinks.

  4. Its so great! I like how the Plus's sorta fall thru the quilt!


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