marcelle plus quilt

marcelleplus

I must say, I’m in love with this quilt! I made it on a whim, after seeing so many people working on the Marcelle Medallion quilt from Alexia Abegg’s book, Liberty Love. As I mentioned before, I decided to use a portion of her pattern – the 7th border – and use those pluses to make up my entire quilt top.

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I enlarged the block just a bit to make the pluses stand out even more and raided both my stash of brightly colored prints for the pluses themselves, and my stash of low volume prints for the background fabrics.

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And how fun, right? Alexia has a great pattern here, and I love that I could find inspiration from her quilt to make up something I absolutely love!

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I thought I’d concentrate the quilting around the pluses, but a quick survey on Instagram said straight line quilting, so straight line quilting it was. I went with horizontal lines this time around and again did some random spacing about 1/4″ to 3/4″ apart.

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The backing is a print from Aneela Hoey’s Sew Stitchy line (great sale prices here, by the way!), and then I used the gray crosshatch from Carolyn Friedlander’s Architextures line for the binding. I decided to use one of the low volume prints for binding since I wanted it to blend in with the background, allowing the pluses to be the only bold bright spots.

spring

We lucked out with a really lovely day on Saturday and found ourselves down at the beach to throw stones in the lake (Max’s favorite pastime!). It’s so nice to start to see signs of Spring again – I do love quilt photos at the lake!

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