For my second entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival into the mini category, I've chosen Plus Me + You. It is definitely small, measuring only 12½" x 12½" and is made from 4 Outlined Plus blocks using Hoffman Me + You Indah batiks.
|Plus Me + You, an Outlined Plus mini, by Paige Alexadner|
In my original post here, I mention drafting the 6" block in EQ7 so I could achieve sharp points with paper piecing rather than traditional piecing.
|Completed Outlined Plus blocks and paper piece sections drafted in EQ7|
|Three sections of the Outlined Plus blocks partially foundation pieced|
The quilting was done with the walking foot on my Bernina 153 Quilters Edition using Aurifil 5022 (Mustard). I quilted diagonally from corner to corner with the lines crossing. From there, I echoed from those two starting lines.
|Plus Me + You after the quilting was complete|
I used one of the Indah batiks for the backing and the binding is ¼" double fold bias sewn down by hand. Oops! I still need to make the label!
One of my favorite photographs is one taken on the door of the barn loft.
And another close up of Plus Me + You.
|Plus Me + You by Paige Alexander|
You can find my original post for Plus Me + You here. And, I have made some Outlined Plus blocks in their original size from Cotton + Steel fabrics and you can find them here.
- Finished size: 12½" x 12½"
- Original pattern: Outlined Plus by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs, reduced to 6" blocks paper pieced
- Binding: ¼" double fold bias binding from 2" strips and sewn down by hand
- Fabrics: Me + You Indah batiks from Hoffman Fabrics
- Thread: Aurifil black for for piecing and 5022 mustard for quilting
- Batting: 100% Cotton Warm & Natural by the Warm Company
- Completed: May 31, 2016
You can read about my other entry in applique category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, Witco's Daisies, here and my original post can be found here.
I'm so glad you stopped by! If you're new to Quilted Blooms, you can read more about me here and see some of my finished quilts in the gallery.
Thanks to Amy for hosting the 2016 Fall edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival and to all of the wonderful sponsors. Below are the 11 categories and links to each so you can see all the fabulous quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.