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!!)
- 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.