Plus Plus Quilt for Marianne

Over the years, I've made many quilts for my children and grand-children. Nothing pleases me more than seeing my quilts displayed in their homes or seeing my grand-babies wrapped in them. And when my youngest daughter moved out on her own, she requested a quilt for her bed. 

I haven't made a quilt this big in a long while and I knew it would take a long time for me to piece and quilt so I decided to go with a simple pattern: Plus Plus by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs.

The pattern comes in three sizes: baby, lap and queen. It also includes instructions for a scrappy version and a two-tone version. I went with Kona Dove (light grey) and Kona Charcoal (dark grey) with a pink accent. As for the size, it is between a lap and a queen at 81" x 90".

The back is a 108" wide fabric I purchased from Connecting Threads. My daughter is a big fan of cats so I thought it appropriate to go with the paw prints for her quilt.

For the quilting, I knew I wouldn't have the time or patience to go with something really intricate. I also didn't want to quilt straight lines and have to manoeuvre such a large quilt. So I decided to stitch FMQ flowers again. This design is really quick and easy for me now - I managed to quilt it in two evenings (and 7 bobbins!!)

The details:
  • Pattern designer: Meadow Mist Design
  • Size: 81" x 90"
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Instructions/construction: I've made a number of Cheryl's designs now and her instructions are very detailed and clear. This pattern is very simple to piece.
  • Would I make this again? I made the baby size before and now the larger one. Both were two-toned so I'd love to make a scrappy lap size.

I sent Marianne a picture of her finished quilt and she loves it! I cannot wait to see it on her bed.


  1. Oh wow, I am so impressed that you got all the quilting done in two evenings and 7 bobbins! The texture is perfect and I know your daughter is going to love getting to have this on her bed. :)

  2. Lovely quilt and awesome that your daughter requested it. Like Yvonne, amazing you got it quilted so quickly. Looks wonderful.

  3. The quilting looks amazing! Did you learn the design from somewhere? I find it really difficult to quilt a large scale design on my domestic machine.


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