Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rainbow Plus Quilt

I don't know what came over me to start another project but sometimes when a quilt gets you you can't stop. I grabbed a pile of my favorite fabrics in a rainbow and decided to make a Plus Quilt with them since I knew it would be fast and easy and I would get to enjoy more of my coveted fabrics.
Rainbows
I had no plan for size I just decided to use what I pulled and the 6.5" template I have and cut out 5 squares of each print to achieve the plus. Once I got them all cut out came the hard part of a plus quilt. Figuring out how to arrange them all together so you like it. This is what takes the longest. Otherwise plus quilt are crazy easy and fast. It is just a square patchwork quilt after all. If you want a fast quilt I totally recommended it.
Rainbow Plus
As you can see I ended up adding in some fabrics in addition to the stack I pulled. I felt I needed some black and white prints and then needed some prints that had more of a white background to even everything out. In all I used 28 prints for this quilt.
Rainbow Plus Quilt
It came out to be 76" x 64" which is only because I do not ever follow a perfect 1/4" seam allowance. If you do, this quilt should have been 78"x 66". I used just one print for the back of the quilt. I have been doing this lately so that I can finish a quilt faster and not stress over making another quilt for the back with a pieced back. It makes the process easier and faster for me lately. I used Jay Carroll's Habitat fabric and if you are looking for the perfect fabric to go with it I have found it! Pat Bravos Oval Elements in Crocus. They are so gorgeous together.
Habitat Back
I also recommend using it as a binding since it is so soft and thin that it made the process epic for me! I achieved perfect corners.
Perfect corners #machinebinding
I really think the thin fabric made all the difference in the bulk at the corner to make it easier for me to get it to be perfect. I am totally converted to this for my binding now. I have already bought a lot more of the oval elements.
Oval Elements binding

19 comments:

Carla said...

Great colors! I've been wanting to make a cross quilt but I'm just waiting for just the right fabrics.

Michelle said...

delightful!
cheerful!
wonderful!

doodlebugmom said...

great quilt, the colors make me smile.

Kirsten N said...

I love your Rainbow Plus - they are a favourite pattern of mine!

Ginette said...

Gorgeous! I definitely have to add this pattern to my "to do" list!!

Melanie said...

I love your plus quilt! I want to make one so badly, but I have to finish some of my other project first. Yours really makes me what to jump in though! Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

It does look like a nice and easy quilt to create:)

i love the backing and oval elements too!

Sew Lovins said...

That binding is gorgeous. I love OE too, and seeing it as binding is fun. Thx

diane said...

Look at you with another finished quilt. You are on a roll this year

elnorac said...

Truly gorgeous! So glad the binding went easy for you.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Awesome colors...very bright and cheery! Perfect!

Jen said...

It turned out fabulous. Definitely a great way to enjoy some favorite fabrics and do so quickly (especially for you once you set your mind to it!). That Habitat (love!) sure came in handy soon, too.

Jill_in_AL said...

Love it! Another inspiration :)

Jill_in_AL said...

Love it! Another inspiration :)

Carla said...

It's lovely. Can't wait to do my own.

pitbull said...

Thanks for your post...I am going to try to start one for myself in the next few weeks - have 4 other tops finished that must get quilted first. Can you tell I like the piecing better than the quilting? Hugs, e

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your quilt looks lovely! I really like the fabrics you used and your binding looks perfect! :) Great job! :)

Daffy's Dream said...

Great job!very colorful and brilliant

purduepam said...

Love your color choices. Crosses are one of my favorite guilt patterns

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