I’m so excited to be sharing pictures of my giant Plus quilt I made for my master bedroom today! I had been dreaming of having a quilt on my own bed that came from my own hands for so long. I wanted something that I knew I would love fooooreeeevvverrrr. In walks April Rhodes Arizona fabric. I was hooked. Navy, peach, mustard, mint? Aztec? I was a goner. This fabric has so much character. Plus quilts are a great option for fabrics that you really want the pattern to shine. Also, this pattern is a wonderful option for beginner quilters! Anyone could tackle one of these. It doesn’t have to be this massive…. I originally had planned on cutting it all, and making it random. But it physically bothers my husbands brain when I do that…. I have no idea what’s wrong with him;) ! My brain loves a good random chaos quilt! So I told him to figure out a pattern….. Aint nobody got time for that! So he did.
I used 12 yards of fabric for this top! 3.5 yards of 120″ backing. 2 yards of solid navy for the binding. It finished at 118 by 110. It fits my King size bed like a glove.
Good news! Plus quilts are super simple. There are 2 sizes of blocks and that’s it! My squares are 6×6 and my rectangles are 6×17. 2 squares for every rectangle. Easy peasy.
However you want! If you’re a free spirit like me, go for random. If you need structure, go for a pattern! Lay it out, gather your rows Left to right, and sew it together row by row. MAKE SURE TO LABEL YOUR ROWS. I label mine top to bottom, as well as left to right( bottom left corner, row 1. left edge row 2 etc.) This pattern isn’t one you want to sew backwards. You want it to stay true to your layout!
It finishes at 118x 110 and I love every square inch of it.
QUICK TIP! When I am making quilts for beds that are seemingly square, I always long arm a star into one corner. No more fighting over which way is up, or down, that corner goes in the same place every time! Aka, the corner by my head so I know if I’m right or not. 🙂