First of all i thought I would sneak in a few pics of my grandkids. Jarrod and Lindsey’s little angel, Imrie Reign Alexander.
and of course Nolan delivering a Valentine package to his cousin.
I am participating in the third annual American Patchwork & Quilting Quilt-Along.
This year the folks at Meredith have all kinds of projects to make as you Quilt-along. Two patterns in APQ, one in Quilts and More, and one online, all with one theme—this year it’s plus-sign quilts. They are calling the quilt-along “It All Adds Up.”
I have always loved the simplicity of the RED CROSS logo
and now to see all the popularity of Cross/Plus Sign quilts, I knew I
wanted needed a reason to quilt-along.
I had a hard time making up my mind on which one to make. I started out with Susan Ache’s version but then had an idea of who I wanted to make this quilt for. The end product needed to be a bigger quilt and I didn’t want to make more blocks, so I decided to morph Susan Ache and Pat Bravo together. They both live in Florida so they do have that in common. Makes sense to me!
My version is based on a 2″ finished grid.
I love love the little plus signs thrown through out. They just make me smile!
A positive – negative filler block thrown in.
Some of the plus signs got elongated into cross shapes.
The blocks are 16″ finished.
If you are quilting along, please include the same hashtag as the first two years, #APQQuiltalong. I love seeing the pictures of everyone’s projects.
I added one row of pieced squares in between the blocks and am
excited to send it off to let the quilter work her magic!!