Simple Plus Quilt (with tutorial)



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.quiltylove_EmilyDennis-9774

I went with 1 inch straight line quilting to keep the modern feel.


I think my favorite part is the aqua binding 🙂quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5553 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5557 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5561

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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