Simple Plus Quilt (with tutorial)
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I’m slowly but surely working on catching up with all the completed quilts around here. This blog pretty much serves as a place to document completed quilty projects.
Today is a simple plus quilt. I started this one back in July at a weekend retreat with friends and finished it off a few weeks back. The grey is an Essex linen. I believe the color is “grey” but it doesn’t look anything like the screen shot. In person it is much more of a blue grey than a true grey. Does that make sense?…lol.
This was an easy one to do at a retreat where thinking is minimal 😉 Holly of Bijou Lovely had the measurements figured out for me in about 5 minutes. I tend to wing it with quilts and rarely figure things out before hand. Which leads to much over or under cutting.
Here’s what you will need for this quilt:
Measures: 63″ x 84″
1 yard grey
3 3/4 yard white
Binding: 5/8 yard or (8) 2.5 in strips
Backing: 5 yards
(90) 4 in grey squares (9 strips 4in x WOF)
(72) 4in white squares (7 strips 4in x WOF)
(17) 11in white squares (6 strips 11in x WOF)
Border: 7 strips 5.5in x WOF
Make 18 blocks. Alternate with a solid white block when putting quilt top together.
Add a 5.5in white border.
Because the front was so simple I paired it with a vibrant floral backing. This fabric is a Riley Blake print.
I went with 1 inch straight line quilting to keep the modern feel.
I think my favorite part is the aqua binding 🙂
White fabric: Kona White by Robert Kaufman
Grey Plus signs: Essex Linen in Steel by Robert Kaufman
Aqua Binding: Kona Aqua
Backing: Riley Blake Halle Rose
Batting: Warm and White