My original and first block I made with the pattern had a white center with prints for the plus outline and background (you can see the original version here). To change it up a little, for this version I went with prints for the plus and background and white for the plus outline. I really think that the outline just pops against the fun and bright Cotton & Steel prints.
To quilt the mini, I drew diagonal lines across the quilt which formed 4 triangle sections of the quilt. I then echoed and echoed the lines to fill in the triangle section.
Because of the quilting on the bias, my mini was slightly wavy when I finished quilting so I blocked it to get it straight and smooth. Some people asked how I block my quilts so I took some pictures of my process and will post about it next week.
Please take a moment to check out all of the great versions of the Outlined Plus quilt people have made for the quilt along on Instagram using #outlinedplusquilt or by clicking here.
There are some great prizes up for grabs in the quilt along including a mini Outlined Plus quilt made by Cindy, fabric, a cathedral window pincushion (made by me), and some patterns. There is still time for you to enter, the deadline is February 17th and you only have to have 9 blocks completed to be eligible. You can enter by:
- Posting a photo on Instagram. Use the #outlinedplusquilt hashtag and tag @clammon.
- Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave a comment on Cindy's blog post with the link to your blog or flickr account with the photo.
(Cover quilt by Jackie Padesky)
I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She.