I whipped up the quilt top in June when I decided to use the fabric you can see in the plus signs, in a quick finish. I won those whimsical fat quarters in the Rainbow Rose Quilt Along which was hosted by Modern Quilters Ireland back in 2016. I chose the Coral background fabric because it went nicely with all the other fabrics. Who would know I would be on trend with the Pantone colour of the year for 2019.
The pattern is the Celestial Plus Quilt from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander. I made the quilt in what I call Toddler Size. It's 48" square.
I managed to find a co ordinating fabric to put on the back, which worked really well for the binding as well.
I quilted the background of the quilt with an all over pattern call bear claws. The claws radiate out in all directions from the dark grey larger plus sign. I used my Janome 8900 for the quilting and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. Not perfect by any means but quite a bit better than any fmq I have done so far. I used Mettler 50 weight Coral Thread in the top and the bobbin. I will be taking a course with Christina Camelli and Quilt Con so I need to be practicing all over designs. I got pretty comfortable with this one as I worked on the quilting and I was able to relax and enjoy the process. Quilting Zoe's quilt was my OMG for December so I will be linking my post to the December OMG linkup. It's also my 2nd finish for the 2018 Finish Along 4th quarter so I'll be linking up there as well. You can see my list of proposed finishes here. I'm also sharing this finish with the Let's Bee Social linkup and with the Brag About Your Beauties linkup.