Saturday, April 25, 2015

Plus Plus Quilt Pattern - Two Tone Version

Yesterday, (in this post), I highlighted the multi-color version of my new quilt pattern Plus Plus (along with a huge fabric giveaway!).  Today I would like to show the second version of the quilt pattern, a two-tone version with an accent block made using yardage and strip piecing.

For the two-tone version, I made the baby size using Kona white and Kona silver and a red print from Maritime Modern from Riley Blake for the accent plus.  I originally was going to use a dark gray binding but when went I to use it, it just did not look right.  I tested many, many other prints and colors until I tried this new Lotta Jansdotter print (from her new collection at JoAnn's).  The mustard yellow print worked perfectly.



I really had fun with the quilting on this quilt and went with some really dense quilting.  In the background, I quilted swirls using white Aurifil thread.  For the plus signs, I used my longarm ruler for the first time on my domestic machine (which actually was easier and more fun than I thought it would be).  I designed the line pattern to be continuous so I only had one start and stop per plus sign and used matching color Aurifil threads for the quilting.





Shelley who blogs over at The 
Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts tested for me making the two-tone version of Plus Plus in the queen size using browns and oranges.  She is a super speedy quilter, I think she made all 121 blocks for the queen size in about two weeks, please go check out her awesome version of Plus Plus.

Plus Plus is actually two complete patterns in one, containing full cutting and piecing instructions for both versions in baby, lap, and queen sizes.  The two-tone version of the quilt uses yardage and strip piecing for quicker piecing of the blocks with alternating sized plus signs on a background fabric.
Please check out the multi-color version of Plus Plus posted yesterday (hint, hint, the post also has a giveaway for a huge bundle of RJR Cotton Supremes).



Plus Plus is now available in my etsycraftsy, and payhip shops for an introductory price of $6 and will go to its full price in a little over one week (Sunday May 3rd).

I am linking up to Show Off Saturday @ Sew She Can.




17 comments:

  1. Wow, I loved your multi-colour version but I think I love this two tone version even more!! Great choice with the mustard yellow binding!

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  2. Loving the mustard yellow binding, and the quilting. Great pattern!

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  3. Love the two tone version with the accent colors. The mustard binding looks great. I really like the quilting you did in the plus signs!

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  4. They're both great and I love th pop of red though the colourful version will always be my favourite - I'm such a colour magpie!

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  5. Your quilting is amazing on this one...Nice job! And your pattern design is a winner too!

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  6. The quilting is stunning here, but I really live how the pops of color shine in this version! The yellow binding is delightful.

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  7. A great quilt design and I love seeing it in two very different color options. and as others have stated, the quilting is beautiful!

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  8. Love the secondary star look in the + design with that quilting. The two tone is beautiful too.

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  9. Congrats on a great new pattern. I really love the full color version.

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  10. Love this! Both versions actually, and I especially love the pops of colour in this one, it really lifts it

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  11. My favorite color combinations are reds, greens, yellows and blacks.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  12. Both Plus Plus versions are beautiful, Cheryl. Love the quilting on this and your binding choice was perfect. Nicely done!

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  13. ooooo This one is my favorite!! I really love the pops of color and the quilting is FAB! Beautiful work!

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  14. Both of these are SOOO stellar! The design is so simple and yet the variety in block size really jazzes things up!

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  15. Love the quilting you did, Cheryl! I just LOVE the stars you did in the plus blocks, way cool.

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  16. I love the other one, and I love this one even more. Well, I think yellow and grey are made for each other, so needless to say, I love the binding. The quilting is gorgeous. It's a beautiful quilt, Cheryl!!

    -Soma

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