Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pin It Wednesday: Plus Quilts

Back in March I set a goal for myself to complete two little Sherbet Pips couch quilts for the girls by October 1st. Although I thought I'd have plenty of time to get them done, I didn't have high hopes of making it, and now I know for sure that it's not going to happen by October 1st. However, I have started planning and prepping. In fact, I've invested way too many numerous hours trying to decide on just the right quilt pattern for each and how to lay it out. I need to stop wasting time and start sewing if these quilts are going to be ready for winter.

After looking over lots of different quilts, I am really digging the plus quilt. I had originally planned on just making regular patchwork quilts, and a plus quilt is basically just a patchwork quilt with a little more prep work :)  I have found some gorgeous plus quilts that I can't wait for you to see. Here are this week's pins...

1. Castle Peeps Plus Quilt from ann-marie s.
I love the colors on this. It just looks so inviting.
I want to curl up in it. With cocoa. And cookies.
(Ann-Marie was inspired by this quilt by Jeni from In Color Order.)

2. Red Letter Day Plus Quilt from you know what i love?
This is such a fun quilt. It was made for a little boy, and I think the colors are perfect.
I really like the quilting on this.

3. Summer Sherbet Plus Quilt from Film in the Fridge
I think the green is really unexpected on this quilt, and I love that. And if you look closely,
the quilt is mainly made up of solids with only a few prints thrown in. So pretty.

This quilt is stunning. And I love that Emily went with voile fabrics, so it's super soft.
I never would have thought to do that. Such a clever idea.

So as of right now, my plan is to make a plus quilt for my youngest, but I still need to decide which direction I'm going to go for my oldest. As for my deadline, I have a revised goal of Thanksgiving... we'll see if I get there :)

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Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love these quilts. I think the first one is my favorite. I love the bold colors.

chris said...

Wow, they are neat! The hardest thing about starting a quilt is deciding what style to try...I've had the hardest time myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gwen!

Thanks so much for sharing my quilt here and for introducing me to some new-to-me crafters in this post! All of the quilts are fantastic. (Plus quilts are so fun to make; there's no way I'll be able to stop at just one, lol.)

Anyway, thanks so much! I'm really enjoying your blog. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Must agree with you on the first one Gwen! I love it!
They are all fantastic - but somehow I am drawn to #1 :)

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