Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop {Pinwheel Plus Quilt}

Today is my day to share as part of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts blog hop! I am so honored that Cheryl and Paige have asked me to make a quilt for the blog hop celebrating the release of their wonderful book!

Photo Courtesy C&T publishing

This book is extremely fun because it incorporates a wide variety of different techniques to create striking modern quilts!

The quilt from the book that I've created is a smaller version of the Pinwheel Plus quilt. Here's a picture of the original quilt:

Photo courtesy of C&T Publishing

I decided to make a version of this quilt with 16 blocks for a boy baby quilt with blue and grey fabrics from Lily and Will Revisited by Bunny Hill Designs.

I love the original quilt -- the grey pinwheels with the white background allow the colored plus signs to really pop -- so I wanted to keep my version similar but exchanged the pink for light blues. I used a 4x4 layout instead of a 6x6 layout, so my quilt top is approximately 40" square with the borders that I added.

I quilted this with simple loops and used the blue plaid fabric as the binding.

Please check out the other bloggers on the hop as well as this wonderful new book! My latest QAL just started and I'd love for you to join! Also sharing with NTT!

Tuesday, March 13th
Signature Plus
Soma @ Whims and Fancies
Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting
Kitty @ Night Quilter

Tribal Plus
Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Shelley @ The Carpenters Daughter Who Quilts

Wednesday, March 14th
Plus Surround
Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch
Abigail @ Cut & Alter

Kaleidoscope Plus
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Sandra @ mmm! quilts
Karen @ Run Sew Fun

Thursday, March 15th
Postage Plus
Linda @ Flourishing Palms
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Liz @ Savor Every Stitch
Stacey @ Stacey In Stitches

Rick Rack Runner
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Patty @ Elm Street Quilts
Melanie @ A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog

Friday, March 16th
Row Addition
Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts

Transparency Chains
Ruth @ Charly and Ben's Crafty Corner
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Monday, March 19th
Faceted Rings
Jessica @ Quilty Habit
Cindy @ Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter

Petal Plus
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Tuesday, March 20th
Message in a Bottle
Tish @ Tish N Wonderland
Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

Cute as a Button
Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good

Wednesday, March 21st
Anja @ Anja Quilts

Pinwheel Plus

Thursday, March 22nd

Bear Claw Plus
Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne


  1. I love your version, Alison! Keeping the pinwheel prints consistent and having a variety of prints in the pluses is a fun detail.

  2. This is just lovely Alison! it's such a lovely soft colourway - so calming!

  3. This is very pretty, I really like your fabric choices. x

  4. Oh what a beautiful baby quilt it makes in those lovely soft colours and fabrics. Love the plaid binding.

  5. Looks like a very sweet and cuddly quilt! The plaid for the binding is such a great choice.

  6. Such a sweet baby quilt! I especially like the plaid binding. Beautiful!

  7. Beautiful Pinwheel Plus version! I love the sweet blue and gray prints and like how you were able to scale the pattern down to a baby size. Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

  8. Perfect for a baby boy! Love seeing your take on this quilt--thanks!

  9. This is a lovely version of this quilt Allison. It's so pretty.

  10. Perfect quilt for a little one. The soft colors are so pretty.

  11. That's beautiful! I love the version you made.

  12. This is the perfect quilt pattern to scale down for a fun baby quilt. Well done!

  13. Your version is super sweet, Alison! Perfect soft colors for a baby quilt, and that quilting makes it so snuggly, I'm sure. Great job :)

  14. Oh, this is a perfect pattern for a baby quilt and those colors are fantastic!

  15. Your version is so precious! I love the colors very much! The plus block that really stands out to me is the plaid ones. And now you have me thinking about what it would look like in all plaid fabric!

  16. That is an adorable baby quilt! It's so sweet and your fabric choices make it look so different from the original one.

  17. Soft and gentle, love those fabrics and the small version.

  18. What calm and relaxing colors you chose for Celestial. A very pretty quilt.

  19. Your quilt is so cute - love that blue plaid! Very nice! Thank you, Susan

  20. Perfect quilt for a baby boy. Great job!

  21. That is just perfect for a little boy!

  22. Your low volume version is terrific. I especially like the blues with your alternate fabric. Very nicely done.

  23. A beautiful baby boy quilt. I love the size and the fabric contrast. The alternating blocks give it a great look.

  24. I just love this with the blue and gray, it is so sweet and absolutely perfect for a little boy! This is a great design with the plus and the pinwheel, your version is wonderful!

  25. This is just darling! I'm sure it will be perfect for a little boy.

  26. Some little boy is going to have a wonderful quilt!! Your colors are perfect together - calming with a little pop that will be great for a nap!

  27. The loopy quilting gives this such a cozy texture. I love the soft blues. Lucky little boy!

  28. Hi, Alison, very cute quilt. Some little boy will love it.

  29. Ahhhhh! Love the soft blues you used, so beautiful! Someone is a very lucky little boy! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Alison, your version is the *perfect* size for a baby quilt! It's so pretty in the soft baby boy colors. Thank you so much for contributing to the hop!

  31. It turned out so soft and cuddly looking!

  32. It is definitely a lovely baby boy quilt! So sweet!

  33. I agree, soft and cuddly, yet boyish too! Well done!

  34. Love your version. It's so pretty! The fabric choices are perfect.


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