Friday, September 3, 2021

More Plus Signs! / Beauties Pageant 143

If you stopped by last week, you know that I am rather single minded these days: My creative life is all plus signs until the release of my pattern Pretty in Pluses in mid-September. And that fact has me looking back at my past plus sign projects. 

Last Friday, I revisited four quilts; here are an additional four. The ones pictured today have something more than the plus sign in common, though: Cheryl Brickey, of Meadow Mist Designs.

If you’re unfamiliar with Cheryl’s work, her patterns are, in my experience, well written and easy to make. The quilt at the top of the post, Outlined Plus, lives with me. (Almost anything I create with Basic Grey fabric, including the Mon Ami collection used in that project, stays at From Bolt to Beauty world headquarters!) The quilt below, from Cheryl’s Check Plus pattern, lives with a quilty friend.

The next two projects, both sewn from an old Moda Bake Shop tutorial called Candy Circle, went to two newborns. I don’t know if Cheryl considers this pattern part of her plus sign oeuvre, but when I look at these quilts, I see a big plus sign! 

The first project below was sewn with Corey Yoder’s Sundrops collection.

This second one was sewn with PB&J, by Basic Grey. (It was my first Basic Grey project, and I didn’t know enough to hold onto it for myself. Ha!)

If you have a charm pack on hand, all this design entails is a bit of two background fabrics to complete. The tutorial is hard to find on the Moda site, so I dug up the URL for you. Click here to make your own Candy Circle quilt. : )

So let’s do the math: I showed four plus sign quilts last week and four this week. I also made a plus sign runner, which you can view here. And I’ve already made two versions of my upcoming Pretty in Pluses pattern. Eleven projects? That’s a veritable trend/borderline obsession!

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  1. I'd say that's more than a borderline obsesion! Good thing they're all so pretty. Enjoy the long weekend!

  2. All those plus quilts - looks like you are into positivity! Great collection.

  3. These are all so wonderful. You make wonderful fabric choices as well as pattern choices.

  4. These quilts are all lovely, I especially like the big plus sign quilts, happy stitching!

  5. Such a lovely plus parade. You have definitely inspired me. I have been working on some red and white plus blocks that I need to finish. Thank you for the inspiration and for hosting the link party.

  6. Wonderful plus sign parade! And such variety too!

  7. Pluses have been done quite a bit, haven't they? I made Cheryl and Paige Alexander's "Charming Postage Plus," and Amy Ellis's "Comfort Quilt," both which have pluses. I wish I had a finish to share, but with five projects currently going - I'm definitely leap-frogging! - I'm not getting anything done.

  8. Mhhhh, that top quilt has me thinking... as if I needed another project idea... But I have to say, an amazing collection of plus quilts you have! xo

  9. Nice to see such a great variety of plus quilts.


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