Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day and a Plus Quilt Finish

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! 
Sorry, no bright hearts to share or lovely pink quilts.  But I did finish a darling baby quilt!

Remember these fabrics I won from Stephanie over a Quarter Incher for guessing the gender of her new baby? There were two fat quarters of some Briar Rose prints and two half yard cuts of some Art Gallery solids.

Well, I quickly turned them into this cute little Plus pattern baby quilt. There was just enough fabric in the bundle to put together this quilt that measures 35" x 42".

It was a fun challenge to come up with a design that fit the limited amount of fabric.

For the quilting, I simply echoed each "plus".  This helped to really bring out the plus symbol among all those solids.

I had an older Beatrix Potter green and white toile that I was able to use for the backing. I thought it worked well with the fun animals in the Briar Rose prints.

The echo quilting really created a fun pattern on the back of the quilt.

And because it is Valentine's Day and this quilt has some red in it, I thought I would share.  My friend just finished her Plus quilt and brought it to me to be quilted.  I think she did a great job with the colors!

<3 <3 <3

 Hope you are spending the day with those you love!

Linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday, TGIFF, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Forth Worth Fabric Studio, Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tonya Quilts, I Quilt Thursdays at Pretty Bobbins and Show it off Saturday at Sew Can She.
February Finishes


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I just finished my Plus quilt too and so love this pattern! I can't wait to try some kid sized ones like yours... adorable!

Shauna said...

awesome, love both quilts but that baby quilt is too cute!!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Great finish, Cynthia! Makes me want to make a Plus quilt! Happy Valentine's Day!

ChristaQuilts said...

I love this! I have yet to make a plus quilt!

Jennie said...

Beautiful quilt!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

What a cute baby quilt! I love your friends too. That red really pops. The other day I realized I have almost no red fabric! I am going to have to do something about that:)

Sara said...

Lots of Plus quilts showing up lately:) You came up with a wonderful quilt and the backing fits the theme perfectly!

RobinSue said...

So cute! Love the simple design to show off the beautiful fabrics.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh Cynthia, that is darling! Great modern, yet retro vibe! I have to try that Plus design one of these days -- such great quilts come out of it! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

This turned out adorable! So glad you won that bundle of goodness and was able to turn them into something so cute!

Lindsey said...

I just love plus quilts! These fabrics are so lovely--and your quilt looks beautiful! :)

Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
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Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Very cute and lovely colour combo! Thanks for linking up :)

Schulz Family said...

visiting from a stitch in time. I love love plus quilts. Am going to do a cushion (my second) again with that pattern. They look amazing - love your colourways

Elizabeth said...

Love those plus quilts! Yours makes a very sweet gift for a baby! Love your colors and the quilting is just perfect! Congrats on a really fun finish and thanks for linking up!

xo -E

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