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 for 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!

Snag your copy now!

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

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

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

  4. 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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