25 May, 2014

Think Positive!

I've seen blocks that look like this around the blogs and on Pinterest boards lately, I find it very appealing.  I went ahead and designed a version of my own in EQ7, one that looks more like a plus sign and am calling mine "Think Positive!" It's an easy block, here are the rotary cutting directions for a 5" (finished) block and a diagram for a finshed quilt layout, (below) set block to block, that could be either a lap robe/throw or a baby quilt. The size could always be increased by adding sashing strips between the blocks, if desired of making the block larger. I calculated the finished dimensions for mine based on a 2.5" border on all sides.
I gathered up a stack of charm squares and some 2.5" strips in happy colors.
I will combine them with some soft, low volume background prints;
I was eager to stitch up a test block... cute!

Think Positive! ~ 45" X 55"

It's almost summer... and the livin' is easy; right? Why not take it easy and stitch up a cute little quilt for yourself or for future gift giving? You'll have this one done in no time... think positive!
Life is Good!   


KaHolly said...

I like the way you think! You are always....positive! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...


Kay said...

Love it!! Thank you.

AnnieO said...

I too like the plus sign quilts. Yours is a great addition to the designs out there. ;)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great little block (thanks for sharing!).

Checked on the sidebar photos of your grands -- they're growing up SO much!

julieQ said...

First of all, I love your positivity! I really like that pattern too, and have seen it with all red crosses... A Red Cross quilt! I will enjoy seeing your progress.

Quilt Hollow said...

Funny as I spent time scoring Pinterest on this very design. I enjoyed seeing it in so many versions to include low volume text prints. You've named yours perfectly.

Laura Davies said...

I like it!

Janet O. said...

Fun design!
I have Kathie Holland's Charming Addition quilt all cut out, waiting for me to finish some UFOs. It is all interlocking plus signs. Similar idea, but even more positivity!! : )