Friday, May 15, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2015 - Two-Tone Plus Plus

It's that time of the year...twice a year during quilt market, Amy over at Amy Creative Side hosts a Blogger's Quilt Festival.  We are allowed to link up two quilts to the various categories and have the opportunity to visit and be inspired by other blogger's wonderful quilts.  I was so excited to be highlighted in March in one of Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival Features.

My second entry to the festival is the Two-Tone version of my Plus Plus pattern.  My post about the quilt and design can be found here and I am entering the quilt into the Small Quilts category.  

For the two-tone version of Plus Plus, 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 in the plus signs to be continuous so I only had one start and stop per plus sign and used matching color Aurifil threads for the quilting.

 My other entry Use Your Illusion is entered into the Original Design category and can be found here.

Here are my entries over the years:

Fall 2013:  Pi Quilt
Fall 2013:  Pink Broken Herringbone Quilt

Spring 2014:  Kona 2013 Quilt
Spring 2014:  Improv Quilt Two

Fall 2014:  Oh The Places You'll Go
Fall 2014:  Vintage Star

If you have stopped by my blog for the first time from the quilt festival thank you!  You can find some of my finishes, tutorials, and my new mystery quilt-a-long (starting in June!!) on the tabs at the top of the page.  

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  1. The geometric quilting in the pluses really adds a great secondary design element to this quilt. :)

  2. I love the quilting on this one, the mix of straight lines and swirls is awesome

  3. Love the quilting. I need to get a ruler toe foot and some rulers for my domestic machine.

  4. Awesome quilting! Love the pops of color.

  5. The color of the binding is perfect--adds a nice zing without overpowering the main quilt. And the quilting is such a nice surprise on a close view!

  6. I've always loved the look of white and gray with a bit of red. Really great looking quilt!

  7. I love that red plus! The yellow binding looks great, and I'm impressed that you could quilt the pluses with a continuous line of quilting. I have a ruler for my domestic machine, but I don't have an extended bed for it, so I find the ruler hard to use. One of these days...

  8. I just love this quilt Cheryl! Congrats on using your ruler, it gets a little addicting doesn't it? :) I use mine for stitching in the ditch in free motion - it actually speeds up the process once you get in the grove and makes it more accurate!

  9. This is a beautiful striking and simple quilt- very effective!


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