A Pink Postage Plus Quilt Finish

My husband owns an old classic car - a 1968 Dodge Coronet which he just loves. He is constantly tinkering with it, fixing this and that and to help him, he's good friends with a mechanic. This friend has spent a lot of time on the car and during one of his visits, hubby discovered that his wife is a crafter and a huge fan of the colour pink. So to thank them, he asked me to make her a quilt.

I was already planning to revisit the Postage Plus quilt pattern from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander so I agreed to make one with pink scraps. (You can see my first Postage Plus quilt here.)


This is such a fun quilt to make - just grab some scraps in the same colour and cut 2.5" squares. And then sew them together with two different solids. I chose Kona Ash and Kona Charcoal for this version. And I love it!



I quilted it with my walking foot and Aurifil #2415 (pink) - look at that texture! It looks and feels lovely. I'm almost sad I have to part with this one.

The backing and binding is a red and pink print from Connecting Threads. It's one of their wide-backs which are really convenient and I really like using those on my quilts. 


The details:
  • Pattern: Postage Plus from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander
  • Size: 54.5" x 72.5" 
  • Fabrics: Pink scraps, Kona Ash and Kona Charcoal 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2415 in 50 wt



Comments

  1. I bet she is going to be surprised and delighted by this wonderful gift! The pink plus floats above the background stripes.

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  2. Pretty! Postage plus is such a great pattern! Love your pink version with the white and gray!

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  3. That's an awesome gift. It turned out great.

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  4. oh how fun. What a gorgeous thank you!

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  5. I have this book and was glancing through it recently. So nice to see your versions! I'm sure the recipient will love it.

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