Oh Deer Plus Quilt // Finished Modern Quilt

Karolyn from My Fabric Friend contacted me in August to see if she could give a layer cake or jelly roll away as part of 100 Quilts for Kids. I thought it was a great idea, and was quite happy when she offered me a layer cake, too. My Fabric Friend offers a wide variety of Moda and Riley Blake pre-cuts, so check it out!  Plus, Karolyn has offered a coupon code. Use SBQ20 for 20% off your entire order. :)
Oh Deer! Cross Quilt

I made this quilt in August when I was at my parents’ house–I can’t believe I’m just sharing it today! I must love this design, as I just finished quilting another plus quilt, this time out of Laura Gunn’s Cosmos line.

Fun quilting--oh Deer! Cross Quilt

I used my walking foot (and bright blue thread on the front and brown on the back) to quilt (mostly) straight vertical lines. I eyeballed it, quilting lines approximately every 3/4”. I thought it would be fun to do cross hatch quilting on just one of the plus blocks. A straight line quilting tip: reduce your stitch length at the beginning and end of each row. That way, your stitches are less likely to come unravelled around the edges.

The back! Oh Deer! Cross Quilt
I used some of the remaining charms on the back with a brown Kona solid I bought at Joann’s. It’s bound in the same brown solid. I used my machine binding tutorial to make a quick and easy finish!
Binding!

I didn’t realize it at the time, but Jeni has a Plus Quilt tutorial and pattern in case you want to make your own.

Note: If you use a layer cake for a plus quilt and want your squares to measure 5”, you will have to be creative in some of the plus blocks, as you will only have 4 charms instead of the required 5. I knew this going in, but just wanted to make sure you do, too!

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3 Comments

  1. Posted October 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt and I love the Oh Deer fabric! Those deer are so cute and the birds are adorable too. Thanks for introducing My Fabric Friend and for the coupon code. I’ve already used it to get some Oh Deer fabric and some Grow With Me – that I’ve been searching for everywhere.

  2. Posted October 13, 2012 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous plus quilt. I’ve only ever done a plus mugrug

  3. Posted October 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip on straight line quilting your positively fun quilt. I’m going to attempt this type of quilting for the first time this week and will take your advice to heart.

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