Saturday, March 3, 2012

Plus Sign Quilt for My Plus One

Poor Bill hasn't received any handmade item from me. Ever. Until now.

This is a Plus Sign quilt I made using this tutorial and the Hometown by Sweetwater line. When that line arrived in the shop, he said it was his favorite. Not a big surprise among all the feminine colors and prints I tend to bring in. He said if I ever made him a quilt (hint, hint), that he would like this fabric. Subtle. Real subtle.

So, I got to work making this pattern. I picked it because I liked that it called for one rectangle and two squares to make each plus sign. This is less work compared to many of the other plus-sign quilt tutorials, which tend to call for 5 squares. Less work, and less chance of messing up!

Laying out the pieces in the "right" order was the hardest part. I wanted to make sure the quilt had color and print balance. This was a mind bender, but staying organized by pinning rows together once I had it "just right" made it a little easier.

I free motion quilted it in a stipple. The binding is scrappy using left overs from the fat quarters I started with.

So now Bill has a quilt. Still need to knit him a hat. I'll get around to it. Someday.


  1. Love, love, love the entire Hometown line by Sweetwater :) I made a Lonestar quilt out of it. Haven't quilted it yet but I think I might be hoarding that line, lol. Hope you're all feeling better!

  2. Love it!! I've been jonesing to do a plus quilt, so that tutorial may be just the thing to get me going at it. I've got a ton of Hometown right now, but it's slated for my Swoon quilt.... it might be time to get more. :)

  3. I wanna do one of these, too! Yours is so cute - great fabrics.