Saturday, August 17, 2013

Plus One

I have reached a point in my quilting journey where friends who have previously received a baby quilt have now gotten pregnant again and are receiving another one.  Time has flown by and I've learned so much since those early quilting days.

This soon-to-be-born baby boy has quite the parentage.  The mom is an AP calculus teacher who is staying home for a time to raise her family.   The dad is a chemist with a PhD.   We can only assume their children will find careers as rocket scientists, research doctors who find the cure for cancer, or environmental scientists who figure out how to reverse global warming.  There's no pressure...we don't want to set the expectations TOO high.  :-)  And to help this child along, I thought a plus quilt to ignite the infantile mathematical brain waves to start computing was only appropriate.

The plus quilt is fairly easy to piece together as long as you make sure to keep everything in order on your design wall and use liberal pinning to match your seams all the way through.  I chose bright colors to make this quilt pop.  I was really pleased with how this quilt turned out.




The back is a combination of a grey and white diamond pattern and scraps from the fabrics used in the top.  I used echo quilting to follow the seams on the top and diagonal lines to add a bit more interest to the pattern.  The binding is a chevron print that brings in all the colors of the quilt and truly ties is all together.




Do you think this baby has a chance at becoming a genius?  I do!

26 comments:

  1. Love those colors--what a fun quilt, especially for a new baby! I made a plus quilt for my son about a year ago and really enjoyed how it came together! Your pieced back is great, and I love the binding!

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  2. Lucky baby!
    I love the plus one. One day I'll make one too.

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  3. That chevron binding makes it all the more fabulous!

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  4. Those colours are ace, it looks so bright and fun. Plus one is definitely on my list of quilts to make.

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  5. love the plus one, and with such brilliant fabric choices, this child is sure to be a genius!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. I'm so glad you shared this one at NTT too!

      :) Kelly

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  6. Beautiful quilt and I am sure it will be received with much joy and delight. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  7. Every time I see these I want to make one. Love the bright colors. Front and back it's awesome!

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  8. it is gorgeous. I love Plus quilts, made one myself. Visiting from Anything goes link up

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  9. The plus signs make so much sense with the baby's parentage. I love your color choices and the binding was a fabulous choice.

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  10. This is gorgeous! Love love love your fabric selections!

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  11. I love your happy quilt and can't wait to try one someday. Great fabric choices!

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  12. Your quilt is so bright and cherry. Love those fabrics and colors.

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  13. I have seen a lot of Plus quilts around lately.... But I adore yours! Love those bright colours! Congrats on a fab finish!

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  14. I love your work...the colors...the pattern....even the back! (I think backs should be cute too!)

    Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  15. It is really gorgeous. Love the pattern and the colors... congrats!!! Came here from Quilt Story!

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  16. definitely the quilt will push him over to the genius part. And, I say set high expectations! I'm sure I have a nuclear physicist for a grandbaby.... and the other one... maybe a poet. who knows their 3 and 1. But we are getting them a cool toy that helps girls learn about engineering as a career with a fun set of games.

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  17. very nice. I love plus quits, and I love the strips on the back.

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  18. Great quilt! I love the design and the colors you chose. That is one lucky baby!

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  19. I really like this quilt. The pattern is great and your quilting is wonderful, very nice! And yes, I think that there is a very good chance this baby will be a genius because he's getting a quilt!!!

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  20. That is so pretty -- I love the quilting! And the idea behind it, special and just for that baby, but subtle. :-)

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  21. What a beautiful quilt! That is one lucky little baby! I've had a plus quilt on my to-do list for a long time and your fantastic quilt has just persuaded me to move it up to the top!

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  22. What a beautiful quilt and perfect for this baby! Thanks for sharing.
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  23. This is such a fun quilt! I love the colors and the design :-)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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