This Plus Squared quilt really is my favorite quilt.. ha. Although for real I think this one is. I forget about it because I gave it away…!! More about that later.
This is my Plus Squared Quilt Pattern which was first featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It was my first magazine commission! This is not the one that was featured and I’ll blog that one another time.
I’ve made this quilt using Bonnie and Camille’s Handmade line here.
I made this version of the Plus Squared quilt to test the pattern I wrote for Love Patchwork and Quilting so I was never able to share it along the way. I used this line by Vanessa Goertzen mixed with Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex Linen. This is essex linen in the color Steel. The fabrics really pop against this grey with the white sashing.
Gooseberry fabrics are getting a little harder to find these days but Vanessa’s newer line would be so good too!
I used only the cool colors from this line and loved how they mixed with the grey linen. Linen gives quilts such beautiful texture and weight. It does shrink quilt a bit and can be a little fussy to work with as it stretches easily.
The Plus Squared quilt pattern is a good one for the newer quilter as it’s all squares and rectangles. There are some piecing shortcuts in the pattern making this one a fairly simple one to put together.
The white sashing around the plus signs really make the fabrics pop.
This quilt also works perfectly with Moda’s new Treat size precuts! I quilted zig zags on this one using my walking foot. It’s a super simple stitch that looks good on just about any quilt! This is the walking foot I use for my Janome sewing machine. Use the multi-stitch zig zag option if your machine has it. I like my lines spaced 3/4in apart when doing this quilt stitch. Find the zig zag walking foot quilting tutorial here. I did let this Plus Squared quilt go to my sister.
I have a large family and I’m working on getting a quilt into each sibling’s home. My sister Molly is newly married so I told her to pick a quilt. I might have died just a little inside when she picked my favorite one…lol.. But isn’t that what quilting is all about? Making beautiful things for other people. :) I know she will appreciate it much more than I would have with my stacks of other quilts. Plus, we can always make another, right!?
This quilt is backed and binded with this fun navy polka dot fabric.
Use the hashtag #plussquared to share yours on social media! I can’t wait to see how you make it your own :)
Materials Used for this Cotton and Steel Triangle Hexies Quilt:
Moda Gooseberry Fabric
Essex Linen in Steel for Robert Kaufman
Quilting Thread: Connecting Threads 50wt
Quilted using my walking foot
Pieced and quilted on my Janome sewing machine
Batting is Warm and White