Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Introducing Layered Addition

I would love to introduce Layered Addition to you today...


Layered Addition is the latest of my plus sign designs and compliments the other plus sign design from my book Modern Plus Sign Quilts (which will publish in February 2018).

I made the quilt and pattern for the International Association of Quilters as I am their November 2017 Guest Designer.  IAQ is an online quilt guild full of quilt alongs, free patterns, a community of quilters to connect with.  Enrollment for the IAQ guild is currently closed, but you can sign up to get on their waiting list (enrollment should open again next month).

As part of being the guest designer, Becky of Patchwork Posse had me on her podcast which you can listen to right here.

Layered Addition Back

I had this design sketched out in my pattern book since when I began brainstorming quilts for the book but it was not until this past summer when I was revisiting my pattern book that I figured out the quilt could be made using only 2 block types!  Once I figured out how to construct the quilt, it came together quickly and easily.

Next came the fun part, the quilting.  I decided to do some custom quilting in this quilt, using a different design and matching Aurifil thread for each layer of the plus sign.  I picked the 50 wt Aurifil thread, I find it to be the perfect weight for dense quilting.


I hope that you don't mind seeing a few more plus sign quilts, I have not gotten sick of them yet :)

I am linking up to Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.






17 comments:

  1. This is absolutely striking! I love the different quilting in each color and I love that you chose red for the binding. :)

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  2. I love this pattern and design. Me being me, I can see it in a slow ombre fade or working through two to three colors around the color wheel... yummy!

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  4. Another plus!!!! Lovin' it. Great quilting, too!

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  5. All these plus quilts keep adding up...and I love it :) This one is so simple, yet so striking!

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  6. Love your quilting choices! COngrats on another finish.

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  7. Very striking - love your color choices! And the quilting is outstanding too - congrats on a great finish!

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  8. Love it. I love plus quilts(they have their own pinterest board and cant wait to see your book!

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  9. The quilting choice is wonderful on this big bold finish!

    -Soma

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  10. Great rendition on a plus quilt Cheryl. Love the quilting too, excellent work.☺️

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  11. Great design and quilting too! Congrats!

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  12. Another A+ design, Cheryl! I'm on the list for notification when IAQ opens their enrollment. It seems like a great community and kudos to you for being their guest designer!

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  13. I love the custom quilting! It adds texture to each layer of color. Lovely quilt!

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  14. Very bright and fun. The different textures in the colors was an inspired idea. Congrats on another cool pattern.

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  15. What's not to love about a plus quilt? This one is a great version! I'm trying to guess on how it was constructed...

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  16. Great pattern. The colours are so vibrant and bold. I like the different quilting in each colour.

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  17. Really appreciate it keep up the Good work...

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