Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Isosceles Addition ++ Bloggers Quilt Festival

My second quilt in the Bloggers Quilt Festival, hosted each fall by Amy of Amy's Creative Side,is Isosceles Addition, one of my favorite finishes of 2018.  (You can see my first quilt for the festival here.)


I made the plus sign quilt  Isosceles Addition for Issue 60 of Love Patchwork & Quilting to celebrate the release of my book, Modern Plus Sigh Quilts.


I really like how the bold colors create such a strong graphic design with more simple lines in the pattern.  In my quilt, I used Kona colors honeysuckle, chartreuse, and white.  

It took me a very long time to figure out the quilting design for Isosceles Addition, I wanted something more than an allover design, but I could not think of how to custom quilting it.  Many thanks to Paige Alexander for helping me come up with the design.

Using Aurifil soft white (color 2021) in 50 wt, I quilted a series of randomly spaced straight lines between the plus signs, then filled in the areas of the plus signs with a bear claw quilting design.  I really like the contrast of the straight lines and the curved lines.


Here is a beautifully styled shot from Love, Patchwork & Quilting.

Photo by Love Patchwork & Quilting

My thanks to Robert Kaufman for the Kona Cotton Solids, Aurifil for the piecing and quilting thread, and the Warm Company for the Warm & White batting.


Thank you for stopping by through the Bloggers Quilt Festival, I hope that you stick around a bit and check out the rest of my blog :)  Here are some links...





18 comments:

  1. I love this quilt because it's my favorite colors! The quilting on it is just so fun and such a great contrast from all of the straight piecing.

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  2. I really love this quilt, Cheryl. The quilting detail is stunning but so is the color combination you used!

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    1. I just had to come back and comment again: I saw the thumbnail image of the quilt and it makes a really great 3D effect from a distance. Fantastic!!!

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  3. It is such a beautiful quilt! I thought I've seen all the Plus Sign designs, and you managed to surprise me again :) I love the split signs!

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  4. Well, you know how much I love shadow quilts, and super-imposed images and this one has them both in spades! Love the colours too.

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  5. Fun and fresh quilt! Quilting is awesome :)

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  6. I love this quilt! Very clever. I'm going to find my copy of this magazine right now.

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  7. Wow! Such a spectacular quilt!!! I love everything about it! The design and the fantastic colors and that quilting!! Beautiful!!!

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  8. I adore this quilt and the colors you chose. So pretty and clever.

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  9. What a fantastic design - so effective! Love the quilting too :) xx

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  10. Striking colours and design :)

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  11. So striking in those bold colours, and the quilting is just perfect, such a well thought out quilt :)

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  12. Cheryl this quilt is beautiful. I love the quilting.

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  13. What a striking quilt. The colors, and the quilting - such beautiful work.

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  14. Such a great visual and I love the colors. Congrats, it's beautiful.

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