Friday, September 17, 2021

Pretty in Pluses Pattern Release / Beauties Pageant 145

Hello and happy Friday!

Any week that I get to close out with a pattern release is a success in my book, and today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Pretty in Pluses.

Pretty in Pluses is a modern spin on the traditional plus sign block. (And you’ve seen my affinity for plus sign quilts lately, here and here!) It’s a whole-composition design—the throw and twin sizes are created by enlarging the plus signs, not by adding more blocks. Its big, bold design is especially suited for large-scale prints.

Pretty in Pluses comes with instructions for three sizes:
  • Baby: 40½" x 48½"
  • Throw: 60" x 72"
  • Twin: 79½" x 95½"   

Its currently available as a PDF that you can view on a device or print on 8½" x 11" paper. It also includes a coloring page to plot your fabric placement and a label page to use to keep all the cut pieces organized.

Perhaps Pretty in Pluses’ best feature is that it’s a super-quick sew—like, piece-the-top-in-a-day quick!—making it perfect for beginners or more seasoned quilters looking for a fast finish.

I developed this pattern specifically for fabric a bundle of Anna Maria Horner prints that I couldnt bear to cut into tiny bits. When I scored a bundle of Heather Rosss Far, Far Away 2, I knew that I had the right prints for my cover quilt!

Pretty in Pluses is specially priced at $9 right now. Snag your copy now at Quilt Pattern Mart!

Psst ... For some Pretty in Pluses inspiration, check out last weeks post and the tester quilts at #PrettyInPluses on Instagram!

This is the throw size (minus the border), made with Hindsight by Anna Maria Horner.

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5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the pattern release, Michelle. Any week that ends with a pattern release is worth celebrating for sure! :)

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  2. Your new cover quilt is beautiful!!! This is a fun pattern!!!

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  3. Congrats on your new pattern! xo

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  4. Hi Michelle, congratulations on your new pattern. It's really lovely!

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  5. Best wishes on your new pattern! It looks good, and as you've already shared, it has lots of potential for variety. No finishes happening here. :-( Can't believe it, but I have five WIPs! All I've been doing is hopping from one to another, usually working on three of them every day.

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