Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Plus Quilt

I needed a gift for a colleagues little girl who turned one year old. I planned to take the easy way out and buy a gift. But after my visit to the store, I realized nothing compares to a handmade quilt. It just outshines anything you can possibly buy. So I set about whipping up a quilt under a tight deadline. 

Picked a very simple pattern, rummaged through my stack and found some girl colors and stitched it all up together. All in a day's work.

To counter the bright colors in the front of the quilt I decided to add a linen border and use light colored fabric on the back. This is a great way to use up scraps.

Quilted it in wavy lines on my Bernina. Love the texture this produces.

Bound it using a black & white print from Summersville by Lucie Summers. It contrasts nicely with the bright colors of the quilt.

Added a little detail

And viola done. I am sure it will be the belle of the ball ;)

Linking up to: Fabric Tuesday


  1. Very cute! I am loving all the plus quilts that I've been seeing. Guess I better add another project to my pile. ;)

  2. I really like the bright colors and linen border...great choice! beautiful quilt.

  3. I'm sure your colleague will love this - an unique gift is always appreciated. Lovely colours - must try that wavy line quilting :)

  4. Love love love the fabrics with the plus pattern! I love giving homemade gifts, too.

  5. Sooo cute! I agree about the quilt as a gift. Nothing else wins! ;) Love that last shot all ready to be gifted!

  6. Beautiful gift! Very lucky girl. Love the little butterfly tag.


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