Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Addition: A Finished Quilt

I recently finished this plus quilt which is a gift for a friend.  It was partly inspired by this quilt at A Maidenhair Fern.  While the greens and blues remind me of summer, they remind my friend of spring.  So I have named this quilt, "Spring Addition."

This will definitely not be my last plus quilt.  I already have plans (and fabric) for a "Valentine Addition."

I quilted this on my Baby Lock Tiara in my little sewing area at my mom's house.

The back of this quilt is a nice spring green minky.  The color is a little darker than shows up in the picture.

I always love how the minky shows off the quilting design.

My friend chose the quilting design which is just loops and lopsided flowers.

I have decided that lopsided flowers are much cuter than perfectly even flowers.  ;)

I bound the quilt in a navy blue textured fabric.  I love how it frames the quilt.

My friend is excited to have her own minky backed quilt after having made four quilts (all with minky on back) for everyone else in her family last year.

I love simple quilts!

Quilt Stats #178
Name:  Spring Addition
Pattern:  Plus quilt from 6 inch cut squares
Fabric:  Scraps from three quilts
Amount Used:  6.5 yards
Size:  About 55 x 77 inches
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Date Finished: March 2016
What I learned:

  • Don't forget to have a range in values on plus quilts. (I needed a couple more darks.)


P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar including Oh Scrap!


  1. SImple quilts are fun and I might "Steal" your pattern idea for my H2H quilt...need something fun and quick. (Love the spring colors Jasmine!)

  2. Love your quilting! The flowers look perfect.

  3. I really love this one! The colors are so pretty. I also am a fan of simple quilts. The quilting design is my favorite!

  4. How nice of you to make a quilt for your friend who so clearly put a lot of effort into making quilts for others over the last year. I do love the loops and flowers, great choice for the quilting and the dark navy frames the quilt so nicely, too.

  5. It's a lovely quilt, and the loops and flowers are perfect!

  6. Your colors look great in this pattern. I need to make another plus quilt soon. Thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!

  7. I have just finished one for my daughter inspired by Jeni Baker's Arithmatic won't be my last plus quilt either 😊

  8. Congrats on the finish, great quilting;-)

  9. Well done Mary . It looks wonderful and I like that there only a couple of dark pluses - it makes them pop out even more

  10. Your quilts are always so fun! You do fantastic work!

  11. I love your quilts; the quilting is so pretty - keep up the great work :)

  12. This quilt looks SO cozy! I love the springy colors you chose!

  13. Beautiful, as usual. Lovely colors and the quilting is perfect. Someday, I will get there. FMQ, you know :-)

  14. That is really lovely - really like the green minky and it shows your quilting beautifully. I can definitely see a Valentine version of this!


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