Friday, October 7, 2016

Pink Plus

I feel such satisfaction in a good scrap quilt.  I started these pink plus blocks because my pink scrap bin was overflowing.  I probably should've kept going, because I've still got too many pink scraps.  
 I paid no attention to shades of pink and put them all in this one quilt...from the purply-pinks to the peachy-pinks, and I'm a little surprised that it worked out so well.  
 Polka dot binding.
 I love Sarah Jane's border prints, and I used this one on the back.  You can also see how I quilted it.  I  basically quilted straight lines, in the ditch along all the pluses.

I thought I'd share the measurements for this block.
each block finishes at 8 inches.
background:  4-3.5" square & 4-2" squares
plus 1-5"x2" rectangle & 2-2" squares

I kept my plus all the same fabric and tried to keep the background similar fabrics.  Some of the pluses pop more than others, and I like the effect.

Quilt Stats:
Finished size:  39.5"x43" (after washing and drying)
Pattern:  See notes above
Fabric:  front: scraps, back:  Let's Pretend by Sarah Jane, binding: Lucy's Crab Shack (Moda)
Batting:  Warm and White


  1. I love that border print on the back!!!! I would have to put it on the front of a quilt just to make sure I would see it and grin!

  2. Such a lovely quilt! I made quilts out of all my blue and green scraps, and I've been eyeing my pink and red container too. This quilt makes me feel like starting it today!

  3. Love this! What a fun way to make a scrappy quilt!

  4. Love it. My pink scraps are out of control (as are the blues) so you have given me a great idea as to how to use them.

  5. this is just lovely--I like all those pinks--nice and scrappy--but still a bit controlled. thanks for the block dimensions--a plus quilt has been on my list for a while now...hugs, Julierose

  6. This is such an adorable quilt. I love plus sign blocks. I especially love what you used as the backing. Neat idea.

  7. The quilt is just beautiful! I love everything about it - the fabrics you used, the background fabric and the way you quilted it. The binding is perfect and all the fabrics play so well together. I don't have enough scraps at this time but am saving this for future reference.

  8. Love it, the pinks the pattern and binding! Lovely baby quilt.

  9. Oh my this quilt is gorgeous! I love everything about this quilt! Thanks for sharing your dimensions... I may need to make one soon :)

  10. Oh my stars!!! You are brilliant! These colors are fabulous together. I wish I had the courage and could pull the colors the way you do. Love you . . .

  11. This is a really sweet quilt! Love a scrappy quilt like this!


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