Monday, July 14, 2014

A PLUS FINISH

Over a year ago, I was involved in an on-line swap of low volume charm squares. It was a lot of fun getting them in the mail. I used them to make a Plus quilt after seeing one of Rachel's on Flickr. I got a top done, but loved the look of it so much I knew that it needed to be just a bit bigger.  When I cut the packages of charms at work, I took one home and used them in the quilt almost immediately. They are so handy to just grab and sew---no measuring!


I used bright scraps for the pluses so they would pop.  I thought it would be interesting to see what a black and white shot looked like with such a mix of background fabrics. Kind of cool.


Linda quilted this one for me. I wanted texture and she wanted to try out this quilting design. We are both happy with the result  : )  The binding is a text print called Wordplay.


One last shot.  I've decided I will never be a photographer. I didn't notice all the tents in the background until I uploaded this picture onto the computer.  Duh !


my first finish on the list for quarter 3 of the Finish Along  (list)

quilt stats :
Low Volume Plus quilt
55 x 77
linking up with Crazy Mom (on friday)

38 comments:

Kim said...

The black and white photo is very cool. Lovely quilt Carla.

Needled Mom said...

That looks fabulous! I think I spy my charms there ;-)

W-S Wanderings said...

Wow! It's GORGEOUS. It's because of you that I've learned what low volume means...just as it's because of you that I'm utterly smitten by low volume quilts. This one is STUNNING!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Luv. I was in that swap. Thnx for the inspiration.

cockney blonde said...

Love your quilt and the colours are fab, x

Hilachas said...

You do such beautiful quilts. I like the colors you chose and you're right, the crosses POP!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I didn't notice the tents until you pointed them out. Nice quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

It's a lovely quilt- a simple design very effectively executed!

Karen McIsaac said...

I really like how this turned out...beautiful!
I loved watching your progress thru the year!

Katherine said...

Carla, this is fantastic! Really love the combination of so many different low-volume fabrics with the bright pluses. The mix is so striking and intriguing to look at. Congrats on a wonderful first finish for Q3!

Diane-crewe said...

beautiful .. gotta love a swap x

Janine said...

Congrats! This is a stunning finish - and gorgeous photos :)

Fran said...

Beautiful quilt, I love it! I'm just quilting something similar, but each square is the same size. Can't wait to do something with the charms you sent me, they are such a wonderful selection. Thank you again!

mle said...

Such a perfect quilt! The low volume background adds such interest while the pluses add color without it being overwhelming. Love that quilting!

Brandie said...

Oooo, I like this, a lot!

Linda said...

Just fabulous! I love it! I need to make myself one of these very soon.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I love the design and the wavy quilting lines.
You could certainly be a photographic location scout.

Anne said...

It's wonderful. I'm still collecting low volume but just haven't put them to use yet.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is just beautiful!

Rachel said...

It's beautiful Carla! I really love the quilting too!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

This is a beautiful finish!

Megan said...

I love this pattern! Every time I see a version of it I fall in love a bit more with it. Your colours are lovely.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Your quilt is very pretty, I love the low volumes!!

Carla said...

Carla, I am in love with your quilt....am adding it to my list! Low volume has become a favorite of mine and I've always liked the crosses. The quilting is perfect and modern....oh, and I like the tents too!!

Gramma Quilter said...

I like the B and W photo. It helps to see the textures which is cool. I was not as brave when I did my top just two BG. Next one maybe. Like Lindas quilting (of course)!

Kate said...

Love the quilt, love the quilting. Beautiful!!

Sara said...

Gorgeous quilt!! Love love the low volume effect! I think your pics look great too btw:)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love it!

amandajean said...

oh my goodness, I love this quilt!!! your bright pops of color are just perfect! nicely done. I also appreciate the black and white photo that shows the values. so interesting to see!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Cathy said...

just perfect!!!

Barbara Konkle said...

Beautiful! I love the layout!

Shauna said...

so pretty, the pops of color against the low volumes are wonderful

Carol said...

I also love the quilting -- and it's appropriate next to the lake as it looks like ripples of water. Very cute! Oh and all those tents, they just bring out the white in your quilt! ;)

Rene' said...

This is such a lovely quilt!!! Love the low volume prints for the background against the colorful plus fabrics. Great quilting design too.

OPQuilt said...

I love this quilt! I really like how those "plusses" jump out because of the way it was quilted. My quilter uses this pattern on many of my quilts (if you do it edge-to-edge on a computerized machine, the pattern is called Cool Water) and I've used the same meandering on some quilts I've done. So effective.

Great finish!

Elizabeth

dutchcomfort said...

Every time I see a beautiful Plus quilt, I want to make one. No exception this time!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I have never done a cross quilt. This is just beautiful!

tusen said...

I can't believe I haven't told you yet that I love it.