Friday, October 16, 2015

Finish It Up Friday :: Jeli Quilts Plus Quilt

Happy Friday everyone! In typical style I made this quilt this week after having the fabric since April of 2014. I bought a small FQ bundle from Anna Maria Horner when I was in Nashville for Sewdown and I was in LOVE with the colors but I had no idea what I wanted to do with them. So they sat on my shelf and I loved looking at them until I saw the QAL that @chelengeorge was co-hosting on Instagram using the free Plus Quilt Pattern from Kelly at Jeli Quilts. It was like lightening had struck and I knew instantly that this was what my precious bundle was meant for. You know I have a million other things I should have been working on right? But I had to make this quilt. So I pulled a few more fabrics that meshed well with the original bundle and off I went. I cut Tuesday night, sewed the top Wednesday morning and quilted/bound it last night. I'm pretty sure it's the fastest quilt I've ever made and it's gorgeous to boot. I am completely thrilled with every part of this and I know how rare and wonderful that feeling is, so I'm savoring it!

Michele shared measurements on IG that make this quilt slightly larger than Kelly's original version - if you can't find them on IG I'll be happy to share them here, just let me know. I used black yarn-dyed Essex Linen for the background and added one extra strip along the bottom. Some yummy Robert Kaufman flannel on the back and a binding of Kona Curry to finish it off. Just some simple straight line quilting kept the focus on the fabrics. This finished at 51"x65" and just in time for the cooler weather reported to be arriving tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. This is so beautiful - love the AMH prints and the yellow binding is a great pop of colour ! I have been making a Plus quilt too - so quick and easy to do:)

  2. so gorgeous!!! i am glad you cut up those fabrics.

  3. You did a great job on your quilt! Thanks for the link to the free pattern:)

  4. Beautiful! Can't go wrong with AMH!

  5. I love it and have just the fabrics to use, but can't find (don't know how to) the slightly larger measurements. If you can please provide them I'd be very grateful! Thanks I Love this quilt..


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