Saturday, March 24, 2018

"Us Plus" Finish!

My third quilt finish, and Number 4 on my 2018 Finish Along List!

I am calling this quilt "Us Plus"...the design is inspired by newlyweds, and the idea of two lives adding up to one union, and all the colorful promises of that life together.
Ironically, I have finished this quilt just as Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander are finishing up the blog hop for their new book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, which just looks fabulous!
To be clear, I did not make this quilt from the book, nor am I part of the blog hop, but it is ironic to me because I won these 2 shot cotton jelly rolls from Cheryl/Meadow Mist Designs in 2016,
from which, of the myriad of quilt patterns I might have made, I ultimately designed and made this Us Plus quilt, finishing it in perfect timeliness, as their blog hop, on Plus Quilts wraps up!!!  I just really love that, and think it may be a sign I should really go ahead and get that book!  Wouldn't you?!

I have written a pattern for Us Plus, and when it is ready, I will add it to my Cedar Fork Stitches Etsy shop!
In addition to the shot cottons, I used Essex Yarn Dyed Linen, in Olive for the background and binding, and a Robert Kaufman wideback by Valori Wells, Blueprint Basics, for the backing.
I had fun piecing some color into the binding, where squares came to the edge of the quilt!
I quilted straight lines, using colors to match in the Plus sections, and a pretty "linen" gray Coats and Clark for a perfect match everywhere else.
Us Plus finishes at a very tidy
48" x 61"
I think that will be the last Q1 Finish Along item for me.
But I am starting something fun and new, and it will definitely be on my new Q2 list!
The end of the first quarter is coming up so be sure to watch for the linky to open for your finishes, and get your Q2 lists ready!
Happy Spring everybody!


Ada Plouvier-Kopitopoulou said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the story that goes with it!

Paige said...

Oh my goodness! This awesome! I love everything about it from the distribution of the colors to the quilting!

Christine S said...

I love this so much Sarah!

Preeti said...

This is the best plus quilt I have seen lately. So crisp and modern. Love the chips that have escaped and are floating away. Congratulations on a fabulous finish!!!

Jo said...

That is an awesome plus quilt!!

Lynette said...

Love this!! The sentiments behind its design are poignant, and play out nicely. Isn't it so fun to play around with the binding that way?

Danice G said...

That really is a pretty quilt and pattern. Your quilting is very nice as well.

Izzy said...

This is an awesome finish! And I love the sentiment behind the design. On behalf of the 2018 FAL hosts, thank you for finishing along with us.