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 etsy, craftsy, 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.