The Plus Experiment

IMG_8745Make some 8″ pluses.  This quilt is in Anna Graham’s new book, Handmade Style.  It measures about 40″ square finished.
IMG_8870Add a little big stitch hand quilting.  I used 50 wt. linen thread.  The lines are about an inch apart.

FullSizeRender (56)Back it in voile and bind it.  Yum.

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Make some more green linen pluses and think about color combinations.

IMG_8821Hmmm…
IMG_9101I’ll go with this one.  Have Laura Davies doing a little matchstick quilting.

IMG_9103Here’s a close-up of what she did on her domestic.  Amazing.
IMG_9105I did a little more matchstick quilting.  Yes I did.  Laura had it so stable that even I could do it!  I like the look of this matchstick.  Perfectly straight lines are awesome but these kinda wavy lines and different thread colors (Laura’s idea) make me really happy.img_9177Wash it and let it dry.  I just love how it looks!   It is soft and wonky and a little baby could be sitting in the middle of it.

img_9211One more.  This one was quilted by Laura on her long arm.

img_9212I gave her credit.  🙂  I saw this bias tape binding method on Bonnie Hunter’s website several years ago.  I just love the look.

img_9209When I wash my quilts, I hang them over the shower rod to dry.  I don’t like to put them in the dryer until they are almost dry.  A wet red fabric can bleed in a too hot dryer.  Not good.

img_9210I love it!  I’m teaching “The Plus Experiment” as a class at Village Fabric Shop.  Go to my class schedule page for the dates.  I’m teaching it once a month.  Come to one or come to all of them.

I’m working on another one with different fabrics in the little pluses…

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