Friday, October 23, 2015

a plus quilt

Well this was fun!  Another Quilt-Along. This one on Instagram hosted by a delightful new friend.  Of course I wanted in!
We all made a simple plus quilt following a free pattern by Jeli Quilts.

We needed 8 different fabrics for this pattern so it was a perfect use for this Gardenvale piece I purchased last summer.

I cut 5 inch squares for my pluses so this quilt finishes at 45” x 58.5”

I used a matching striped Gardenvale fabric for the binding.
My favorite thing about this quilt is the backing.  It's a new Andover jersy knit by Alison Glass.  I highly recommend it.  It was almost 70” wide - even after pre-washing & drying.  By the way, no bleeding of that beautiful blue in the pre-wash.

The batting is Quilter’s Dream Request loft cotton. Thin batting and the t-shirt backing make this a dreamy summer quilt.



I free motion quilted a geometric design in each of the squares.  You can see it (a little) better on the back.  (The color is off here.  The previous photo shows a more accurate blue.)

Thanks for stopping by.

Linking up this Friday finish with Crazy Mom Quilts.

12 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt! I love the way you placed the plusses. T-shirt backing sounds wonderful! Great quilting!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I will definitely use the cotton jersey knit as a backing again.

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  2. I really like this quilt with the solid background. Great job! Your binding is great too!

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    1. Thanks so much. I like the stripes for the binding, too.

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  3. I really like this quilt with the solid background. Great job! Your binding is great too!

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  4. Beautiful Plus quilt with great fabrics! Your photos as so nice!

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    1. Thanks Christine. I had a perfectly cloudy fall day for photographing. The rolled quilt photo is my favorite.

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  5. Love your quilting, looks great.

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    1. Thanks so much Gina. I'm loving the weight of this quilt.

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  7. This quilt is beautiful - the simplicity of the design makes the fabrics really stand out. And what lovely fabric you chose for your pluses! How do you find QAL on instagram?

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